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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]

  THE MINORITY REPORT Freed from bonded labor but bonded to new problems  
  BY DIL BAHADUR CHHATYAL | DHANGADI  
 
The reality is very discouraging. The government’s lack of vision and genuine efforts to bring about change has landed the Kamaiyas in problem.

Chularam Chaudhari was very young when his fellow Kamaiyas were declared free and no more ‘bonded.’ That meant, unlike the older generations of Kamaiyas, he would not be forced to spend his whole life serving at somebody’s house. That let him dream of a beautiful and prosperous life ahead – that of a nice job, a pretty wife, a cozy house to call their own and happy kids.

Fourteen years down the line, Chularam is not an inch closer to his aspirations. He does have a family, of course, but the realization that he is not providing them a good life haunts him ever so often.

 
PAC head to be elected Friday
MYREPUBLICA
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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