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Old idols found in Jumla

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JUMLA — Idols that claimed to be of the thirteenth century have been found close-by Kanakasundari VDC-7, Dhobighat of Jumla district.

Five old idols were detected while digging out for the foundation of rest house beign constructed to provide shelter to internal and external tourists coming to observe Kanakasundari Goddess Temple.

The idols found during excavation seem to be linked with Malla-era civilization of 13th century, said culture expert and history informant Ram Chandra Acharya of Karnali.

The idols detected are of Lord Shiva, Goddess Parbati, Lord Buddha and bull, said Chairperson of Temple Management Committee Nar Bahadur Rawat. One of the idols found is beyond recognition so it is difficult to identify what the idol is about, he added.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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