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Locals begin to renovate Lomanthang Palace

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MUSTANG — Lomanthang locals and German nationals have joined their hands to renovate the northern side of the Lomanthang Palace in Mustang which turned to be in decrepit condition after the last year’s devastating earthquake.

Locals put their efforts for the reconstruction of the palace by mobilizing their kind labour and local resources, said local leader Indra Dhara Bista.

The earthquake had caused big cracks in the palace which was constructed in 15th century with use of special type of mud.

The locals who awaited government budget for the renovation of the palace since long came together to renovate the deteriorating historical site themselves.

Though the government assurances have come many times but no action has been carried out to that end.

Some German friends came up with generous heart to extend cooperation to the bid.

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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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