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Youth held with silver and gold worth Rs 2.4 million

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GAUSHALA — The Armed Police Force (APF) last night has arrested a youth trying to smuggle gold and silver worth Rs 2.4 million to India through Matihani municipality in Mahottari district.

Dipendra Thakur, 24, of Janakpur Sub Metropolitan City–4 was arrested during a checking, according to Superintendent of Police (SP) Murari Basnet of APF Border Security Office at Jalsagar, Mahottari.

The APF team led by Inspector Umesh Ale Magar waylaid a bike with Indian registration plate no B R 07 AB 4918 at Awarchowk of Matihani–3 under suspicion at 8 am and found the consignment of precious metal hidden in it. Thakur was smuggling the gold to Madhubani district in Bihar, India.

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Police confiscated Rs 2.4 million worth of 20 kilos of silver and 200 grams of gold, Basnet said. The police also seized the motorbike and a mobile set from the youth. Thakur has been sent to the Revenue Investigation Regional Office, Pathalaiya for legal action.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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