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Mastermind of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya’s murder held

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JANAKPUR – Police on Tuesday arrested the alleged mastermind of media entrepreneur Arun Singhaniya’s murder, six years after the incident.

Singhaniya, who was shot dead on 1 March 2010, was publisher of Janakpur-based newspaper Janakpur Today and owner of Radio Today.

Police arrested Chandra Pradeep Yadav alongside his girlfriend from Dhanusha district last night.

Yadav had been operating criminal activities in Nepal from India since long time, according to police.

Gunmen had shot Singhaniya three times at point-blank range close to his residence in Janakpur in 2010.

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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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