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Over 120 Chinese arrested for illegally staying in Nepal

Kathmandu: Over 120 Chinese nationals were arrested from Kathmandu for staying in the country without proper working permit and visa.

Raids to apprehend Chinese nationals illegally staying in Nepal were launched by a joint team of Metropolitan Police Crime Division (MPCD) and Metropolitan Police Range apprehended 122 Chinese from various locations around the capital of Kathmandu. The raids were conducted over a period of three days from Saturday to Monday.

“We have arrested them from Gongabu, Thamel and other locations. They are found to be involved in various professions including hospitality, agriculture and ICT to name some. They do not have a working permit and have overstayed in the nation as their tourist visa has already expired,” Chief at MPCD Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sahakul Thapa confirmed.

The arrested Chinese are currently held inside Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, for further investigation. Apart from their illegal stay in the nation, they also are being probed for various criminal activities in recent days.

The crackdown over the illegal stay of Sino nationals started from Sunday afternoon at 1 pm as the police got into action over it working on the tip-off it received about it.

In the first raid, around 72 Chinese nationals were arrested.

Sino nationals were time and again detained in Nepal for carrying out various illegal activities. On September 2, Nepal Police rounded up six Chinese nationals in capital Kathmandu for allegedly system hacking and withdrawing millions of rupees from various ATM booths. (ANI)

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Kathmandu receives snowfall after 12 years

Denizens of Kathmandu valley today woke up to a rare snowfall after a period of 12 years. The last snowfall was recorded in the lowlands of the valley on 14 February 2007.

In addition to the surrounding hills — Phulchowki, Chandragiri, Nagarkot, Shivapuri and Tarebhir — of the valley, many parts of Bhaktapur, Kirtipur and Lalitpur witnessed snowfall. The snowfall also disrupted life and affected vehicular movement in Nagarkot, Sudal, Ranikot and Telkot of Bhaktapur, Som Sharma Bajgain, a local of Telkot, told THT.

But it was a rare winter treat for domestic tourists as they flocked to the areas painted white to watch and frolic in the snow. People were seen busy posing for selfies and wefies, while others were playing with snow.

Meanwhile, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted normal weather from Saturday. Some parts of eastern and western hilly regions are likely to receive thundershowers tonight, tomorrow and the day after tomorrow, with partly cloudy skies.

The weather will be mainly fair in rest of the country, MFD stated.

The present weather pattern has been attributed to the western disturbance, an extra-tropical storm originating in the Mediterranean region that brings sudden winter rain. According to MFD, many parts of the country received light to moderate rainfall last night and today.

A panoramic view of Chandragiri hills from Satdobato, Lalitpur, after an overnight snowfall, on Thursday, February 28, 2019. Photo: Naresh Shrestha/THT

Jumla station recorded the highest 30 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours, followed by Kathmandu (29 mm), Birendranagar (26 mm), Okhaldhunga (19 mm), Simara (18 mm), Dadeldhura (15 mm) and Pokhara (11 mm).