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Drugs smuggling flourishes along Nepal-India border

SANTOSH SINGH
SARLAHI, July 28: Despite years of ongoing efforts to curb illegal smuggling of drugs, security forces deployed along the Nepal-India border are far from being able to stop the activities. The open and porous border between the two neighboring countries has been providing an ideal passage for smugglers since decades, the police officials say.

The districts located mostly in the mid-Tarai region of the country have turned into a major transit points for peddling narcotics. The checkposts along the road connecting Sarlahi, Rautahat and Mahotari districts to the Indian villages and towns have earned a reputation of smuggling hub. [More]

  REVIEW A treasure chest of eleven gems  
  BY NITYA PANDEY  
 
There are a few books that are like your childhood mates. You spend the most memorable of moments with them. Then slowly, with time and age, you fall apart. And one fine evening, while you are busy dusting your bookshelf, you stumble onto them. You flip through the pages and read a few titles. And just like that, within a snap of your fingers, you reconnect.

‘Naso’ is one such book that remains unscathed by the blows of time. It is equally alluring to all generations of readers, regardless of whether you are a first timer or a repeater. This collection of eleven short stories by Guru Prasad Mainali tugs at your heart and touches your soul with its originality, honesty and simplicity. These pages bring to life Nepal’s historical past with its bittersweet moments of joys and sorrows.

 
PAC head to be elected Friday
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KATHMANDU, July 28: Six months after the first meeting of the Constituent Assembly was held, preparations have started for picking the heads of eleven parliamentary committees. The parliament secretariat on Monday has published a schedule, according to which the chairperson of the Public Accounts Committee is set to be elected through a vote on Friday morning.

According to sources at parliament secretariat, Speaker Subas Nembang is working to publish the dates for the election of the heads of the remaining committees on Wednesday. The speaker has reportedly asked the leaders of the major political parties to decided among themselves as to who will head which committees. Nembang had held a meeting with chief whips of major political parties on Monday morning and told them to be ready for the election.   [More]
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