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Parties agree to provide relief for quake victims in two installments

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KATHMANDU — The ruling CPN-UML and the main opposition Nepali Congress on Wednesday have reached an agreement to provide relief amount for earthquake victims in two installments.

With this agreement, the earthquake victims would receive Rs 150,000 in first installment and Rs 50,000 in second.

Earlier, an approach of government permits dissemination of Rs 50,000 in the principal portion and the remaining Rs 150,000 is to be conveyed in second and third portions.

Nepali Congress, the largest political force in the in the legislative body, has been obstructing the House business since Friday demanding that the government provide a lump sum of Rs 200, 000 to earthquake survivors to rebuild their houses.

Leaders from the ruling parties, however, have been contending that they have just implemented the agreement reached by the previous NC-led government with international agencies including the World Bank.

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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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