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Curfew imposed again at local level in Kanchanpur

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KANCHANPUR — Curfew order has been imposed again at Bhimdatta municipality of Kanchanpur. Tensions have run high here since the murder of 13-year-old Nirmala Pant of Kholti of Bhimdatta municipality-2.

Her body was retrieved from a sugarcane field on July 27.

The municipality has been under the curfew order for few days, following the death of a 14-year-old boy in police firing in course of the public protest against the murder of Nirmala.

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The curfew imposed at various places of ward nos 4, 6 and 18 was earlier lifted for five hours and the new order has come into force from 10:00 am today.

As stated by Deputy Superintendent of Police, Krishna Ojha, the curfew shall remain into effect until the next order.

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Mahanawami being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country.

Since early morning, a large number of devotees visit the temples of goddesses Mahakali, Shri Mahalaxmi and Durga Bhagawati.

On this day, prayers are offered and Durga Saptasati recited at the Shaktipeeths.

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Chicken, ducks, goats, sheep and buffaloes are sacrificed and vegetarians offer coconuts, radish, bottle-gourds, etc in the place of animals.

Thousands of people worship at the Taleju Bhawani temple at Hanumandhoka which is opened once a year on the day of Mahanawami.

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