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One held for torching Ncell tower in Chitwan

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CHITWAN — Police have arrested a man for his alleged involvement in torching an Ncell tower.

Police identified the suspect as Puran Rai (34) of Khotang district, Chitwan district member-secretary of Biplav-led CPN Maoist, currently living in Bharatpur, Chitwan.

Rai was arrested on June 12 for his alleged involvement in torching the Ncell tower at Dharma Chwok of Bharatpur Sub-Metropolitan City-6, police said.

The tower sustained minor damages in the fire.

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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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