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Six Nepalis died in Malaysia alcohol poisoning

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KATHMANDU — Six Nepalis have died of alcohol poisoning in Malaysia,the Nepali Embassy in the Southeast Asian country has confirmed.

Six Nepalis, who fell sick after consuming alcohol in Malaysia, died during their treatment at Sungai Buloh Hospital and Kajang Hospital based in Selangor.

The deceased are identified as Ram Kumar Yadav, of Masina-6, Rupandehi; Mim Bahadur Ghale, of Baseri-3, Dhading; Sanjay Urao, of Paschin Kisaha-9, Sunsari; Bishal Budathoki, of Amargadi-5, Dadeldhura; Bal Bahadur Kulung, and Aita Singh Gole, of Siddhithumka-9, Ilam died after consuming toxic alcohol, according to a press statement issued by Kuala Lumpur-based Nepal Embassy on Wednesday.

Total 17 Nepalis were admitted at Kajang Hospital, Banting Hospital, Ampang Hospital and Klang Hospital in Malaysia. Five of the 14 persons admitted at Sungai Buloh Hospital breathed their last while undergoing treatment while one of the six persons admitted at Kajang Hospital had also died.

 

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The statement said Ghale died during treatment at Kajang Hospital while the other died at Sungai Buloh Hospital in Malaysia.

Foreign Ministry officials said that the dead bodies of the Nepali nationals will be brought back home once the post-mortem is over in Malaysia.

Malaysian newspaper The Star on Tuesday,reported quoting the local police authorities that the dead men comprised Malaysians as well as foreign nationals in the incident that took place Monday night.

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Seventh day of Bada Dashin, Fulpati being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today on the occasion of the Dashain festival, Fulpati is being observed as per tradition throughout the country.

Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar on the seventh day of the Dashain festival.

The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rituals to be anointed at the Dashainghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

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The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police Force and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands and decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.

The auspicious hour to bring the Fulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to the ritual.

Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.

All government as well as private offices remain closed from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.

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