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UCPN(Maoist) decides to field Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang for Vice President

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KATHMANDU — Ruling coalition UCPN (Maoist) has decided to field its standing committee member Nanda Kishor Pun Pasang for the post of Vice President.

A meeting of the UCPN (Maoist) standing committee (SC) held at UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s in Lazimpat on Friday morning decided to field Pun for the post.

Following the UCPN (M) SC meeting, a meeting of High Level Political Coordination Committee (HLPCC) is underway at the Prime Minister’s official residence in Baluwatar.

Today’s meet will finalise the name of the Vice President candidate from the ruling party coalition. The UCPN (M) held its SC meeting after Thursday’s HLPCC meeting where different pioneers requested that a Madhesi or Tharu competitor should be fielded for the post of Vice President.

Parties will file their candidates for the post of Vice President on Friday itself. The election is scheduled for Saturday at the Legislature-Parliament.

According to the election time table published by the Parliament, the vying candidates should file their nominations until today followed by the election on Saturday.

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Three arrested with tiger hides

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KATHMANDU- The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) on Tuesday arrested three persons in possession of tiger hides.

The CIB said that Man Bahadur Tamang of Shailung Rural Municipality in Dolakha; Lokmaya Gurung of Barpak Sulikot Rural Municipality in Gorkha district and Amar Singh of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district were arrested from Budhanilkantha in the capital city acting on a tip off about their involvement in smuggling of animals’ hides and skeleton.

All three have been sent to the Division Forests Office, Kathmandu for further actions. According to the Superintendent of Police Sudip Giri, the alleged would be booked as per the National Parks and Wildlife Conservation Act, 1973 and CITES Convention, 1975.

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