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Sindur Jatra observed in Thimi

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BHAKTAPUR — Locals of Thimi, an ancient city situated in the outskirts of Khatmandu, spread themselves with Sindur (vermillion powder) and celebrated the Sindoor Jatra Festival on Thursday.

The festival is celebrated each year on second day of Nepali month Baishakh as part of Bisket Jatra observed by people from Newar community in Bhaktapur district.

The festival welcomes the Nepali New Year and imprints the landing of spring season.

During the festival chariots containing the images of various gods and goddesses are carried across the city by dancing devotees.

Sindur Jatra observed in Thimi

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Call to revoke Citizenship Bill-2075

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BHARATPUR- Stakeholders have called upon the government to revoke the Citizenship Bill-2075 arguing that it is against the national interest. At an interaction programme organized in Chitwan on Thursday, they said that the bill brought to amend the Citizenship Act, 2063 should be postponed cautioning that it could be counterproductive.

On the occasion, Coordinator of National Awakening Council Sadhya Bahadur Bhandari said that the proposed bill serves the anti-national interests. He instead asked the government to constitute a high-powered citizenships probe commission.

“This bill is too loose than that of 2063. It should be immediately postponed and a new high-powered commission should be formed to probe the issues on citizenship,” Bhandari added.

Likewise, Chairman of Nepal Bar Association Chitwan district chapter Kamalraj Pathak, foreign affairs expert Hiranyalal Shrestha, border experts Hemanta Sedhain and Buddhi Narayan Shrestha and other speakers also shared their opinions to revoke the proposed citizenship bill and also suggested that the government should regulate the Nepal-India open border.

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