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President, Vice President and PM extend best wishes on Chhath

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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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Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk

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DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.

Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.

The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.

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