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4 retired DIGs promoted to AIG

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KATHMANDU – The meeting of the Council of Ministers has promoted four retired Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) to the post of Additional Inspector General of Police (AIG) on Friday.

Those promoted are DIG Bishworaj Shahi, Yadav Adhikari, Parshuram Khatri and Sushilwar Singh Thapa and they had retired one and a half year back.

The Supreme Court on September 24, 2014, a a week earlier to their retirement, had ordered the government to promote them to the post of AIG.

Though the SC order was challenged by the government, on December 18, 2015, Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha had upheld the apex court’s earlier decision and quashed the government’s review petition.

Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) was yet to comply with the Supreme Court directive, which had come in response to a writ petition filed by the four DIGs.

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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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