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Cabinet meet deferred till 6 pm today

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of Council of Ministers scheduled for Thursday morning has been postponed for six pm today after ministers from the UCPN (Maoist) did not appear at the meeting.

The meeting was supposed to discuss government’s activities as well as contemporary political situation of the country.

Prime Minister and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli had called the Cabinet meeting for this morning to hold discussion.

With the UCPN (Maoist) has officially taken initiatives to form new government under the leadership of its chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, the KP Oli government is likely to be toppled, losing its majority in Parliament.

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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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