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2 held with 70 tola gold from Siraha

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LAHAN — Two persons were arrested with 70 tola undeclared gold from Siraha Municipality of Siraha district on Wednesday night.

Following up on a tip-off, a  patrol team deployed from the Siraha District Police Office arrested Tamanna Daphali (21) and Mohammad Israel Daphali (22), permanent residents of Saraswar, Siraha-10.

They were caught from the local Bhaluwahi Chok of Siraha-11 while traveling on a motorcycle (Sa 6 Pa 6324), had possessed seven gold bars weighing 10 tola each, police said.

The seized yellow metal is worth around Rs 3.85 million in the Nepali market.

The DPO spokesperson DSP Ek Narayan Koirala said police also seized Rs 34,800 cash and two Samsung mobile sets from them.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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