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President’s message on Jitiya festival

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KATHMANDU—President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that the festivals of the country help maintain unity in diversity, religious tolerance and social goodwill, hence their originality needs to be preserved and continued.

In a message today on the occasion of jitiya festival, President Bhandari has said that the various festivals observed in our country diverse with various ethnicities, language and culture have helped protect and promote their own norms and values.

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She has also extended best wishes for happiness, peace and prosperity for all Nepali sisters living at home and broad, and observing this festival wishing for happiness of their family and long-life of their  loved ones.

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176 trafficked Nepalis rescued from Indo-Myanmar border

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KATHMANDU — At least 176 Nepali men and women, who were being trafficked into Myanmar, have been rescued by Manipur police and activists from different parts of Manipur, a northeastern state of India, in the last two days.

On their second day of rescue operation, the Tengnoupal police have rescued atleast 20 Nepalis including 5 women and 15 men, from a Hotel in Moreh town,Imphal Free Press, an English-language daily published from Manipur has reported.

The Moreh police have rescued as many as 60 nationals of Nepal including 45 women and 15 men.

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Earlier, over 105 Nepali women were rescued from Moreh and Imphal, the report stated.

The police team have also arrested the main suspect in the trafficking case identified as Madan Kumar Kharel, 52, Hailing from 07 Prithvinagar, Jhapa, Nepal.

The accused is reportedly responsible for bringing 20 of the 40 Nepali girls who were rescued from Moreh on Friday.

Meanwhile, Police also rescued 51 Nepalis from Imphal including 38 women and 13 men during Saturday rescue operations.

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