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IGP Kharel leaves for USA

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KATHMANDU — Inspector General of Nepal Police, Sarbendra Khanal, has left for the United States on Sunday night to attend the 2nd Conference of UN Police Chiefs in UN Headquarters, New York.

The conference, which is going to be held for two days from June 20, will focus on coping with challenges with regard to world peace and security, fostering cooperation among police forces of the UN members, and coordinating among the UN and law implementing agencies on security challenges.

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The Police Headquarters has further said, discussions would ensue on the establishment of a common forum for interstate information network, capacity enhancement of police personnel for effective performance, and knowledge sharing on the best practices by those mobilised in the UN missions.

Superintendent of Police, Dan Bahadur Karki, has accompanied the IGP.

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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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