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PM Oli highlights cultural bond shared with India

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JANAKPUR — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted the cultural ties shared between the nepal and India.

Addressing the gathering at the Ram Janaki temple on the visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, PM Oli welcomed Prime Minister Modi to Nepal as he highlighted the cultural significance of the temple.

“Nepal’s government and the Janaki temple authorities welcome respected PM Modi to this temple which is the birthplace of Janaki,” PM Oli said, adding further that temple is a historic place as it witnessed various events mentioned in Ramayana including the Swayamvar of Sita, her wedding to Lord Ram and her departure to Ayodhya.

“PM Modi has followed the religious traditions of the two countries. He has given a lot of respect to this place and the country”, Prime Minister Oli added.

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Prime Minister Oli further reiterated the significance of the Ram Janki temple as he said, ” This temple portrays the history of Sita, Her wedding, the event of Parshuram’ bow.”

This place is known for spreading the value of literature across the country, including the knowledge of birth, death and rebirth.

He mentioned of the Ramayan circuit. He said, “This would bring the two countries more closely as the bus service would connect the two countries.”

While announcing the launch of the bus transit service Prime Minister Oli said, “Today we will launch the Friendly bus service between India and Janakpur named Nepal-India Friendly Bus Service.”

All the preparations are done for its launch. It will help in progress and development between the two countries, he added.

He then invited Prime Minister Modi to help in launching the bus service as he said, “It is an auspicious day and place to do so.”

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At least 5 killed in California wildfires

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LOS ANGELES — At least five people have been found dead in their burned-out vehicles when an explosive wildfire swept through the Northern California town of Paradise, sheriff’s officials said Friday.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Office said officials located five bodies inside a vehicle overcome by the Camp Fire.

The fire also injured three firefighters but the total casualty was not yet clear.

Evacuation orders included the entire city of Malibu, which is home to 13,000, among them some of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

The fire, which sparked Thursday, burnt 70,000 acres with 5 percent containment as of 10:30 am Friday local time, according to media reports.

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Only a day after it began, the fire near the town of Paradise had almost quadrupled in size to nearly 285 square kilometres.

Celebrity website TMZ reported the Malibu Ridge home of Caitlyn Jenner, America’s best-known transgender person, was destroyed by the flames on Friday.

Kim Kardashian, Alyssa Milano and Melissa Etheridge were among thousands fleeing from their homes in and around Malibu from a separate fire burning north of Los Angeles.

TMZ also reported the blaze had reached the grounds of the mansion in nearby Calabasas owned by Kardashian and husband rapper Kanye West.

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