KASKI — A tourist trekking in the Annapurna area has gone missing after being swept away by a river.
Hui Ju,66, from Taiwan was returning from the Annapurna base camp when the incident took place. He was swept away by the Himku river in Annapurna rural municipality, according to Ghandruk police. He reportedly slipped while crossing the river.
A search was carried out but he was not found. Heavy rainfall is hampering the rescue work, according to assistant sub-inspector Tul Bahadur Gurung.Follow @gorkhapost
Maha Astami being observed today
KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.
On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.
People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.
Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.
On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.Follow @gorkhapost