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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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2 Nepalis in Lhasa jail for smuggling gold

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RASUWA — Two Nepali youths are reported to be in a jail in Lhasa of China, on the charge of their involvement in gold smuggling.

Gyal Dorje Tamang of Gosaikunda Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa and Bikash Waiba of Hakubesi of Aamachhodongmo Rural Municipality were detained in Chinese territory by the customs department informers of the Tibet government around a month ago as they were about to enter Nepal on a truck bearing the Nepali number plate.

The Chinese side confiscated nine pieces of precious yellow metal from the two, Rasuwa District Police Office quoted the Nepal Consulate General Office in Lhasa as saying.

According to Rasuwa DPO’s Inspector of Police Dhruba Silwal, further details regarding the case are awaited.

It may be noted that the Chinese side has already started implementing the proposal floated by the Nepali side during the past border-security meetings to increase its surveillance in such illegal affairs bearing in mind increasing smuggling of gold into Nepali territory via China, as Silwal said.

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