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Trump, Kim begin historic US-North Korea meeting

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SINGAPORE — US President Donald Trump and North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un marked the beginning of their first one-on-one historic meeting, with a handshake in Singapore on Tuesday, after months of negotiations over narrowing their differences on how to end a nuclear standoff.

Both the leaders have arrived at the summit venue Singapore. Trump was the first to arrive at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa, a resort island off Singapore’s port with luxury hotels, a Universal Studios theme park and man-made beaches. island, a resort.

Television images showed Kim’s motorcade arriving later. Kim arrived first at the Capella Resort, on Singapore’s Sentosa Island, shortly before 9 am local time. He ignored the cameras, walking into the hotel with eyeglasses in hand.

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The historic first meeting of the two leaders will discuss a peace treaty and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The two men strode toward each other and shared a handshake beneath the white-washed walls of an upscale hotel in neutral Singapore, before sitting down for a half-day of meetings with ramifications for the world.

Although the outcome of the summit is uncertain, Trump and Kim could agree on a declaration to end the 1950-53 Korean War, the fire in which his grandfather, Kim Il Sung, forged the North Korean state.

The war was concluded with a truce, not a peace treaty, but a treaty will also have to include China, which was party to the armistice.

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Maha Astami being observed today

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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.

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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.

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