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Published On: June 20, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Sanskriti Acharya

Drug-related crimes rising by 11.36% every year in Nepal

The rate of drug-related crimes has been rising by 11.36 percent every year in Nepal, data from the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) suggested. Out of the total crimes, seven percent is related to the drug, the data suggested. According to NCB, a total of 2382 drug users were held in the last five months. India is a key destination of hashish and it has been illegally produced in Nepal for several years. The smuggling of psychotropic substance and pharmaceutical drugs has become quite common along the Nepal-India border.

Police arrest five members of outlawed Biplab group

Police have arrested five members of the outlawed Biplab group from Bhaktapur and Kathmandu districts, on Thursday. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police from Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) detained Ramechhap district in-charge Kuldeep Tamang, Dolakha district in-charge Yadav Dahal, Dolakha district secretary Nishan Jirel and Mukunda Shrestha, the central committee member of the All Nepal National Independent Students Union-Revolutionary (ANNISU-R) of the Biplab group from Bhaktapur.

Lawmakers draw govt's attention on contemporary issues

During the zero hours of today's meeting of House of Representatives, Bharat Kumar Shah of the Nepali Congress demanded the government to withdraw bills related to media council, security council, information technology and human rights, brought against sentiments of the constitution. Saying all the people traveling in the jeep that was plunged into Karnali river at Kharpunath rural municipality of Humla district, are still missing, Rangamati Shahi demanded to provide means and resources to carry out the search for the missing.

NGOs restricted to organize program at local level sans government permission

The government has decided to ban the non-governmental organizations (NGO) to conduct any kind of programs at the local level. Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Lal Babu Pandit said that without the permission of the government, any non-governmental organizations are banned to conduct any sorts of programs. 

Property worth millions gutted in Janakpur fire

Property worth millions gutted in a massive fire that broke out at Govinda Sweet Shop in Janakpur sub-metropolitan city on Thursday morning. An electric short circuit sparked the fire at around 3 am and destroyed the sweet shop and quickly spread to two other shops, according to Superintendent of Police at Dhanusha District Police, Sekhar Khanal.

Saudi crown prince linked to Khashoggi murder in U.N. report

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and other senior officials should be investigated over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi given credible evidence against them, a U.N. rights investigator said on Wednesday. Khashoggi’s death stirred widespread disgust and hurt the image of the prince, previously admired in the West for pushing to end the kingdom’s oil dependence and easing social restrictions including by allowing women to drive.



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