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Parliamentary team in Bajura to study ‘Chhau’ practice

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BAJURA— A team of parliamentarians has arrived here to take stock of the Chhaupadi practice, an evil practice of banishing menstruating women from home and family to a separate shed that is prevalent in the district. The six-member team is led by lawmaker Ganesh Thagunna.

The parliamentary team has come to Bajura after the death of a woman and her two children in a ‘menstruating shed’ at Aangaupani of Budhinanda Municipality-9 on January 9 in the district drew scathing criticism from all sides.

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Legislator Lal Bahadur Thapa who represents the district in the parliament is also on the team.

The team is holding an interaction at the district headquarters in Martadi today on the issue of this evil practice. It is stated that open discussions would be held on the initiatives to be made for rooting out this harmful social practice, Chief District Officer Chet Raj Baral said.

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Province-3 announces public holiday on Lhosar

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HETAUDA— The Province-3 government has decided to grant public holiday on the occasion of Sonam Lhosar.

Issuing a release on Sunday, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law announced public holiday in the Province-3 on the occasion of 2855th Sonam Lhosar on February 5 (Tuesday).

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The Cabinet meeting on January 23 took the decision to announce public holiday on Lhosar. A grant Lhosar celebration is also to be organised in Province-3 which has the majority of Tamang community people.

The celebration is taking place in province headquarters, Herauda, on February 4 and 5.

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