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Martyrs’ Day being observed, PM Oli pays tribute

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KATHMANDU — Martyrs’ Day is being observed across the country on Saturday by paying tributes to those who sacrificed their lives for the sake of people and country.

Different programs have been organised across the country to remember four most important martyrs of Nepal.

Shukraraj Shastri, Dasharath Chand, Dharma Bhakta Mathema and Gangalal Shrestha are the four martyrs who gave up their lives to free the country from the tyranny of Rana autocracy and start democratic tradition.

Shukraraj was hanged from a tree near Pachali of Teku on Magh 10, 1997 BS, while  Dharma Bhakta was hanged in Sifal on Magh 13 and Dashrath Chand and Gangalal were shot  at Shobha Bhagawati on Magh 15 by the then autocratic Rana rulers.

On the occasion, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli reached the Martyrs Memorial at Lainchaur today and offered floral tribute to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country.

Likewise, ministers, chiefs of constitutional bodies, chiefs of security forces and high-level government officials were present on the occasion. RSS

Every year, Magh 16 in the Nepali lunar calendar is marked as National Martyr’s Day.

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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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