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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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Six of same family injured in lightning

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MUSIKOT— Six persons of a same family were injured after being struck by lightning here this morning. The lightning struck the house of Jeet Bahadur Oli at Macchimi of Musikot Municipality-3, Rukum (West) leaving the six including four children injured, the District Police Office confirmed.

According to Police Inspector Pramod Kumar Chhetri, Jeet Bahadur’s spouse Kamala Khadka Oli, 28, his two sons – Chintan, 11 and Manan, 7 were also injured in the incident. Others injured are his brother’s wife Samiti Oli, 25, and her daughter Durga, 9, and son Dipesh, 7.

All the injured are undergoing treatment at the District Hospital, Salleri. The lightning has almost destroyed the one-storey house of Jeet Bahadur.

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