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Japanese delegation calls on President Bhandari

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KATHMANDU — A Japanese delegation led by Nashida Kazuya, the Director General of the Southeast and Southwest Asian Affairs Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan has called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari at the latter’s office in Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday.

The Japanese officials were on a two-day official visit to Nepal to participate in the Nepal-Japan political consultation mechanism.

During the meeting the visitors discussed diplomatic relations between Nepal and Japan, Japan’s support to Nepal’s developmental works and the post-earthquake reconstruction work, among other issues, according to a statement issued by the President’s Office.

The Japanese Ambassador to Japan, Masashi Ogawa, had accompanied the Japanese delegation.

The Japanese officials have also called on Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Kamal Thapa.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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