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Laxmi puja being observed today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU— The third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped throughout the country by the Hindus in the evening

On this day Nepali Hindus worship Goddess Laxmi and their wealth wishing for prosperity.

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On the belief that the Goddesss Laxmi does not visit the house that are not properly illuminated, all the nooks and corners of the house including the courtyard  and rooms are illuminated with colourful and decorative lights this evening.

At night time cultural programmes as ‘Deusi’ and ‘Bhailo’ are also held.


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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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