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Jakhera Lake draws attention of tourists

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DANG- The Jakhera Lake based in Lamahi Municipality-5 of Dang, a district lying in the lap of Chure Mountain is gradually gaining popularity as a destination for tourists.

The mind-blowing scenic beauty of Jakhara Lake which is at the bottom of Chure mountain has attracted attention of domestic and foreign tourists.

Besides, the green forest along the east-west border has also added beauty to the touristic value of the lake.

Daily around 200 to 300 domestic and foreign tourists are turning up here to observe the lake and enjoy jungle safari as well as for the purpose of picnic, shared Om Bhagat Chaudhary, an employee of Jakhera Lake Conservation Committee.

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The lake stretched over 5.5 bighas of land is surrounded by forest. It is 6-feet deep. There is a temple of Lord Ganesh to its north and Siddeswor Mahadev Temple to the east of the lake.

The main attractions of the lake are picnic spots, water riding, natural trekking and observation of birds and other animals.

Tourists coming here are very much excited to enjoy boating in the lake. “Tourists have to wait long for boat riding with the availability of only one boat”, Chaudhary said.

Each individual has to pay Rs 50 for boat riding while s/he needs to pay Rs 20 to reach the temple for worships.

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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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