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Eid being celebrated across the country

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KATHMANDU — Muslims across the country are observing Eid-ul-Fitr with zest and zeal on Thursday.

The festival marks the culmination of the holy month of Ramadan during which Muslims observe a stringent dawn-to-dusk fast.

The great festival of the Islamic community is being observed with great gaiety and gusto by reciting special Namaz, offering prayers in mosque, receiving blessings from elders and giving blessings to juniors.

On this day, Muslims gathered mainly in the mosque or any outdoor location in the early morning for prayer and break their fast feasting on delicacies.

The government has declared a public holiday today on the occasion.

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First Roland Macaulay Cup to start on November 21

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BIRATNAGAR— The First Roland Macaulay Cup is being held in the capital on November 21-24.

To be organized by the Cricket Association of the Blind, Nepal, cricket clubs–Myagdi, Jhapa, Bardiya and Tribhuvan Army–will participate in the First Roland Macaulay Cup twenty20 cricket tournament, said Pawan Ghimire, the Central President of the Association at a press conference here.

The estimated budget is approximately Rs 750,000. The opening match will be held between Jhapa and Bardiya, said the organizer.

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