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Traffic rule violation reduced by three times

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KATHMANDU — The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has recorded more than three-fold decreases in the number of traffic rule violation incidents in the capital in the past 10 days, thanks to the increase in the fine for traffic rule violators.

The MTPD said that the number of traffic rule violation incidents has decreased to an average of around 400 to 700 a day from an average of 1600 to 2300 a day recorded before May 14, the day when the government decided to increase the fine for traffic rule violators.

The MTPD deputy spokesperson Rajendra Prasad Bhatta attributed the decrease to the increment in fine for traffic rule violators.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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