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Two arrested with tiger skin, bone

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR —

Police arrested two people with a tiger skin and 20 kilograms of bones on a tip-off on Friday night from Punarbas Municipality-8 in Kanchanpur area.

Local people Ram Bahadur Rokaya and Khadak Khadka were arrested while carrying the skin and bone of the big cat from Nepal-India border area, Police Sub-Inspector Birendra Johari said.

Police said that the skin and bones were transported in from Sampurnanagar of India. Three Indian smugglers are learnt to have carried the things up to Nepal-India border from the Indian city.

The accused would be presented to the District Police Office today itself, Johari said.

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Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih wins presidency

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MALE — Maldives opposition legislator Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has beaten incumbent Abdulla Yameen according to provisional results, the country’s Elections Commission says.

Results released by the Elections Commission showed Mr Solih securing 133,808 votes (58.3 percent) compared to the 95,526 for incumbent Abdulla Yameen. The voter turnout was over 88 per cent out of the 262,000-strong electorate.

The Maldives government has acknowledged the opposition’s victory after the vote on Sunday, a surprise defeat for President Abdulla Yameen who was widely expected to win.

There were no other candidates.

Mr Solih had the backing of a united opposition trying to oust Mr Yameen, but struggled for visibility with the electorate, with local media fearful of falling afoul of heavy-handed decrees and reporting restrictions.

“I call on Yameen to respect the will of the people and bring about a peaceful, smooth transfer of power,” Solih said on television, shortly after interim results from the country’s election commission.

“We have won this election with a comfortable majority,” Solih said.

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