KATHMANDU — An aftershock of the April 25 Gorkha earthquake, measuring 4.7 on the Richter scale and with epicenter in Dolakha, was recorded at 10.16 this morning, the National Seismological Center stated.
Before this, an aftershock of 4.0 on the Richter scale with epicenter in Sindhupalchok was recorded on March 31.
So far 444 aftershocks measuring 4 or above on the Richter scale have been recorded after the April 25 Gorkha Earthquake, Chief at the National Seismological Centre, Lok Bijaya Adhikari, said.
Bakar-Eid being celebrated
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.Follow @gorkhapost