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Yarsa picker shot dead in Mugu

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MUGU — A Yarsa picker was killed in an indiscriminate shooting by an unidentified armed group in course of collecting the prized herb in the alpine meadow in Mugu district on Tuesday night.

The deceased has been identified as Karma Nakhyal, 24, of Mangri, police said. The incident site is three days’ walk from the district headquarters.

Detailed report of the injured has yet to come as the incident site is in far-flung area where communication is also not accessible.

A group of at least a dozen armed people had indiscriminately opened fire when the Yarsa pickers were asleep in the night.

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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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