DARCHULA, May 9: Chief Minister of Province 7, Trilochan Bhatta, has pledged to make initiation to open the Tinkar checkpoint based in Byas Rural Municipality in Darchula along the Nepal-China border.

DARCHULA, Aug 18: Smuggling of animal parts and precious herbs through Tinkar border draws headlines every year. Sparse human settlement and absence of government security agencies in the area give smugglers unrestrained opportunity to carry out illegal activities across the border with India.