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PM Oli extends greetings on Chhath

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended greetings to all Nepalis on the occasion of Chhath, expressing hope that the festival would promote brotherhood, unity and spiritual bond among all Nepalis.

“Religious tolerance, social unity and lasting mutual relations are Nepal’s traditional culture,” PM said in his greeting, adding, “Nepal is a common place of multi-religion, multi-culture and multi-ethnicity.”

The PM said all the festivals celebrated by all the ethnic groups and communities have their own specialty. “Festivals of various communities and ethnic groups are important component of Nepal’s cultural identity,” PM Oli shared.

In his message, PM Oli said each community celebrating other communities’ traditions and culture would enhance mutual reconciliation and brotherhood among various ethnic groups, religions and communities.

The Chhath festival which is celebrated mostly in Tarai-Madhes by worshipping the Sun is gradually becoming popular in the hilly region too.

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World Cup: Belgium defeats Tunisia 5-2

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MOSCOW — Belgium have defeated Tunisia 5-2 to move one step closer to the next round of the World Cup on Saturday.

Two goals each from Eden Hazard and Romelu Lukaku eased Belgium to a 5-2 win over Tunisia at Moscow’s Spartak Stadium.

Michy Batshuayi, on loan at Dortmund from Chelsea, added the fifth in the game’s dying minutes, only for Tunisia captain Wahbi Khazri to claim a consolation goal in added time.

Eden Hazard opened the scoring for Belgium with a goal from the penalty spot before Lukaku extended the Belgium lead, Tunisia pulled a goal back to make it 2-1 before Lukaku restored the two goal cushion with a deftly chipped finish over the goalkeeper.

Second half goals from Hazard and Batshuayi finished the game as a contest before a consolation from Khazri with the last kick of the game.

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