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Laxmi puja being observed today

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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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Massive fire guts property worth millions in Itahari

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ITAHARI- Goods, raw materials and equipments worth over Rs 20 million were gutted when a fire broke out at the Laxmi Foam Industry at Khanar of Itahari Sub-metropolitan City-10 in Sunsari district this morning.

It is said the fire suddenly broke out from the warehouse area of the industry where the ready-made goods are stored. Police have speculated that the fire started at 4 am when the industry had already closed and there were no workers inside.

The industry is owned by Bhanu Tibadewala. According the Shankar Thakur, the manager at the industry, the raw materials of doormat and important machinery at the industry have also been damaged in the inferno.

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Nepal Army, the Armed Police Force and the Nepal Police personnel as well as the Itahari fire brigade made attempts to douse the fire after some time it started.

Fire trucks from Dharan, Inaruwa, Biratnagar, Duhabi and Sundarharaincha were immediately called into service thereby bringing the huge inferno under control and preventing further damage, said Shiva Kumar Shrestha, Deputy Superintendent of Police at the Area Police Office Itahari.

He said the cause of the fire is not yet ascertained and the extent of damage is being assessed.

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