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UDMF didn’t show up at all-party meet

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KATHMANDU — United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders did not attend an allparty meeting called by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday.

The Prime Minister has called the all-party meeting to find a negotiated settlement of all the current, as well as constitutional issues at the PM’s office in Singha Durbar.

The UDMF, however, didn’t appear the meeting that started at 10:30 am, stating that the government was not serious towards its demands, according to a leader of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Ashok Rai.

The PM had on Monday sent an invitation letter calling the agitating parties for talks.

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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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