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Govt focused on peace and stability for prosperity , says Home Minister Thapa




HETAUDA — Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said the government has now focused its attention on economic prosperity of the country by maintaining law and order, and political stability.

Home Minister Thapa in a press conference organised in Hetauda on Tuesday, stressed the need of making the law enforcement more effective to control criminal activities and smuggling in the country.

He said that it was necessary to organise province-level security seminars for some revision in existing laws to strengthen peace and security management.

Responding to a query, Home Minister Thapa said that security has been tightened in view of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s upcoming visit and expressed the belief that Modi’s Nepal visit would further strengthen Nepal-India relations.

He further said that unification between CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) was mandatory for a sustainable development, political stability in the country and as to engage the people in economic prosperity because the people gave a majority votes to the left alliance in the election.

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Meanwhile, Home Minister Thapa inaugurated the province-level security seminar organised by the Home Ministry, Kathmandu, at Hetauda of Province No 3.

Chief District Officers, Chiefs of Nepal Police, Chiefs of National Investigation Department, Chiefs of Armed Police Force as well as high-ranking officials of security bodies of 13 districts under the Province No 3 have been participating in the seminar.

On the occasion, Home Secretary, Prem Kumar Rai, expressed the belief that the Ministry would prepare a strategy, to be adopted for peace and security, based on the suggestions collected in the seminar.

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Bijaya Dashami today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU- Today, Hindus across the country are observing Bijaya Dashami today.

The 10th day of Bada Dashain is celebrated all over the country with great enthusiasm by receiving ‘tika’ and ‘jamara’ and blessings from elders.

Although the auspicious hour or the Mul Sait for receiving ‘Devi Prasad’ has been fixed at 9:51 am, the entire day after the immersion of the Goddess is auspicious for that purpose.

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The worship of Durga Bhawani at Dashainghars over nine days concludes formally on the day of Bijaya Dashami after the Abhishek or sprinkling of holy water takes place marking the beginning of tika.

People receive tika and jamara till the full moon day. Tika and jamara are considered the auspicious blessings of the goddess Nava Durga and they signify prosperity.

It is believed that one need not seek an auspicious hour if one undertakes any new assignment, campaign or journey on the auspicious day of Bijaya Dashami.

The Vijaya Dashami festival is celebrated in commemoration of the victory of truth over evil and the victory of divine forces over demonic forces.


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