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Tractor driver drowns in Mahakali River

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KANCHANPUR — A tractor driver drowned in the Mahakali River on Sunday when collecting stones.

The tractor (Se 1 Ta 7648) along with its driver, Bir Bahadur Dagaura, of Naukhari area of Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality of Kanchanpur, was swept away by high currents in the Mahakali River.

A search in the river recovered the driver’s body which was stuck in the tractor, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kedar Khanal, of District Police Office, Kanchanpur. His body has been sent to Mahakali Zonal Hospital for a post-mortem examination.

The police on Sunday arrested Bimal Chaudhary, 36, of Rajapur Municipality – 17 of Bardiya in accusation of raping a teenage girl. Chaudhary was arrested from Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality – 10.

Chaudhary is accused for raping a 17-year-old girl of Tapara area at Attariya in Kailai two days ago. He had allured the girl with a promise of marrying her.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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