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VP Puna leaves for China

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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has left for China leading 11-member delegation on Friday morning to participate in the 4th China-South Asia Expo and the 24th Kunming Import and Export Commodities Fair to be held in Kunming from June 12.

While in China, the VP is scheduled to address the inauguration ceremony of CSA Expo and eleventh China – South Asia Business Forum in Kunming on June 12.

He is also scheduled to pay a courtesy call on his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao.

VP Pun is accompanied with his wife Hastamali Pun, Secretary at the Vice-President’s Office Rajendra Kishore Kshatri, Pun’s personal secretary Suk Bahadur Roka, his press coordinator Manoj Gharti, his ADC Lieutenant Colonel Manoj Kumar Silwal, among others.

Deputy Prime Minister Chitra Bahadur KC, ministers, heads of diplomatic missions in Kathmandu, Chief Secretary, Chief of Army Staff, and chiefs of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force and National Investigation Department saw off Vice President Pun at the Tribhuvan International Airport this morning.

This is the maiden foreign visit of Pun after he was elected the Vice President. He is scheduled to return home on June 16.

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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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