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Two Indian container trucks set ablaze in Dhading

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DHADING — An unidentified group has set ablaze two stalled container trucks at Chalise of Dhunibeshi municipality–6 of Dhading along the Prithvi highway on Sunday morning.

The two 22–wheel trucks with Indian registration number plates — R J 42 GA 5021 and R J 42 GA 0756 — were set ablaze, said Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ram Bahadur KC of District Police Office.

The arson attack took place at around 3 am. Four dozers were used to pile mud around the trucks to contain the fire from spreading elsewhere.

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The fire was doused after fire engines from Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) arrived two hours later. There were no human casualties in the attack.

The arson attack on two trucks parked at the roadside near a settlement, petrol station and a gas industry spread fear among the local residents.

The fire also snapped an electric wire causing a blackout. Authorities have suspected the Biplav-led CPN to be behind the arson attack. The incident has caused a traffic snarl in the area.

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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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