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YCL seize illegally imported fuel in Chitwan

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CHITWAN —YCL,  the UCPN- Maoist affiliated Young Communist League cadres in Chitwan district, has seized a min-truck truck illegally carrying 11,000 liters of diesel to the Kathmandu on Monday morning.

According to Nirmal Thapa, Inspector of District Police Office, Chitwan, YCL has seized the mini truck (Na 4 Kha 5594) with 47 drums of diesel from a jungle between Aaptar and Ramnagar in Bharatpur-1 along the Narayanghat-Mugling road section.

The seized diesel was handed over to District Police Office, Chitwan for the further investigation, informed Thapa.

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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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