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Father’s day being observed today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU-Kushe Aunshi, Father’s Day is being observed today across the country.

On the occasion, Children feed their father with delicious food items including sweets and show reverence.

The major marketplaces in the Capital have been busy since this morning with people shopping for their fathers.

As per the religious belief of ‘pitridevo bhava’ (respect to ancestors), the son and daughter receives a blessing from their fathers, and those whose fathers are already dead go to any pilgrimage site and perform shraddha (the holy ritual). Doing this, believed that their lineage will remain stable forever.

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Hindu will be celebrating Kushe Aunshi  by bringing Kush, a holy grass, into their houses. There is a religious belief that keeping Kush cut by priests and anointed with sacred verses or mantras in the house brings well-being to the household.

Similarly, the day is also being marked as the birth anniversary of Nepali litterateur Mottiram Bhatta. He had made a remarkable contribution to Nepali literature.


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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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