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President, Vice President and PM extend best wishes on Chhath




KATHMANDU — President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba have extended best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters living at home and abroad on the occasion of Chhath festival.

In a message today, President Bhandari has expressed best wishes for national unity, indivisibility, reconciliation and mutual goodwill among Nepalis on the occasion of Chhath festival that is observed by offering puja of Sun God and Chhathi Mata.

She wished for happiness, peace, prosperity, mutual goodwill, unity and progress.

Likewise, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has said that mutual goodwill, tolerance, fraternity, and unity among Nepalis would be strengthened with the holy Chhath festival.

In a message given on the occasion of Chhath festival today, Vice President Pun said that naturally beautiful Nepal has become more beautiful due to diverse custom and cultures.

Multi-ethnic, multilingual, multicultural and geographically diverse and secular state Nepal is very rich in terms of religions and cultures too, Vice-President added.

Similarly, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has extended best wishes to all Nepali sisters and brothers in the country and abroad on the occasion of the Chhath festival. He wished all peace, prosperity and good health.

Giving a message of best wishes today, PM Deuba said the Chhath is the festival of love, compassion and social harmony. It is the festival not only of Tarai region, as it has evolved as the festival of entire Nepal rich in cultural diversity.

“I’ve taken the Chhath as the festival giving a positive message of emotional unity and cooperation among all Nepalis,” the PM said, wishing that it would help strengthen national prosperity and unity.

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Attorney General Kharel directs police to file a case to seek life imprisonment to rapists





DHANUSA— Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel has directed the police department to file a case seeking life imprisonment to the men arrested for raping and murdering 10-year-old girl Manika Yadav along with confiscation of all property.

He made this direction to Superintendent of Police Gobinda Thapaliya during an inspection of the office of district government advocate and high government advocate office in Janakpur.

Kharel also met Manika’s family at Aaurahi Rural Municipality.

During the meeting, he assured the bereaved family of action against the rapists and economic help to them.

The Dhanusa police have arrested Binod Mukhiya and Nathuni Pandit from the locality on the charge of raping Manika.

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