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Dahal, Modi discuss producing mineral water from Everest

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU-Co-chair of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is in Delhi on a three day visit and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi discussed cooperation between Nepal and India in producing mineral water from Mount Everest and exporting to the World.

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They discussed collaboration for harnessing Nepal’s hydropower potential, development of waterways from Nepal to India, railway connectivity from different points of the border, establishment of agro-based industries in Nepal and development of tourism.

They also discussed development of broader religious circuit between both countries to promote religious tourism. Both the leaders also forged understanding on upgrading customs offices on the border and resolving border issues.

Dahal had left for New Delhi on Thursday and is returning to Kathmandu tomorrow.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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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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