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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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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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