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Deuba elected Congress PP leader

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KATHMANDU — Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has been elected the parliamentary party leader, defeating the party’s senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel.

Deuba garnered 139 votes while his rival Paudel received only 67 votes. The largest party in the Parliament has 207 members.

Total 206 votes were cast and none was declared invalid as the party had used electronic voting machine. Lawmaker from Kathmandu-5 Narahari Acharya could not cast his vote as he is bedridden for last two months.

Votes were cast through an electronic voting machine. The voting began from 11 am and ended at 2 pm today.

The post was vacant since February 9 when the then party President and PP leader Sushil Koirala died.

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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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