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All 6 missing bodies recovered of boat capsize

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KATHMANDU—Bodies of all six missing victims of Begnas boat capsize were recovered on Sunday, taking the death toll in Saturday’s tragic incident to eight. The bodies were taken to Pokhara Academy of Health Sciences and Western Regional Hospital.

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The tragic incident occurred when the victims were sailing towards the house of Kamal Raj Kandel who had organized a Dar programme, a feast enjoyed by Hindu women during the Teej festivals. Kandel, who was supposedly following the capsized vessel on a separate boat, collapsed while trying to rescue the victims. He is receiving treatment at Charak Memorial Hospital.

 

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Maha Astami being observed today

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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