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US official William E Todd calls on PM Oli

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KATHMANDU — The United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs, William E Todd, called on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli at Singha Durbar on Thursday.

During the meeting, issues relating to the Constitution and its implementation, reconstruction after the earthquake, bilateral relationship between the two countries and the American assistance in the economic development of Nepal were discussed, according to Pramod Dahal, press advisor to the PM.

Todd also told the Prime Minister that he would encourage the US investors to come to Nepal as Nepal was safe for investment, said Dahal.

He also emphasised on the need to establish a healthy trade relation between the two nations, lauding the US government’s decision to grant duty-free access to 66 Nepali products.

In response, PM Oli had informed the US official about the ongoing issues in Nepal including the implementation of Constitution.

Oli also said he was for finding consensus on the disputed issues among political parties through peaceful talks, rather than indulging in protests.

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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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