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Govt forms 6-member committee to probe US-Bangla plane crash

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KATHMANDU — The government has formed a six-member committee on Monday to probe the crash-landing of US-Bangla Airlines at Tribhuvan International Airport.

The committee is led by former director general at the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal Yagya Prasad Gautam. Joint secretary at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Buddhi Sagar Lamichhane has been designated as the member secretary of the panel.

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The committee has been assigned to initiate investigation as early as possible, according to Minister Lal Babu Pandit.

The government has also paid tribute to all the victims killed in the accident and wished quick recovery of those who survived and receiving treatment at different hospitals.

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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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