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Published On: August 15, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Bipana Thapa

Significance of Janai Purnima

Brahmins, Chhetris and Vaishyas change their Janai worn across the chest on this occasion. Janai is given only to the males of Brahmins, Chhetris and Vaishyas during Bratabandha, a ritual of Hindu youths that should be performed before their marriage. Janai is the triple cord made of cotton. It is a symbol of body, speech, and mind. A doro (strand) is tied wrist on the occasion of Janai Purnima. People perceive that God will protect them if they use doro.

Senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit cremated

Veteran litterateur and winner of Madan Puraskar Madan Mani Dixit was admitted to Sumeru Hospital in Lalitpur last week due to pneumonia attack. He was discharged from the hospital on Wednesday. He was rushed to Himal Hospital in Putalisadak after he fainted at own residence. Senior litterateur Madan Mani Dixit was cremated at Pashupati Aryaghat in the capital on Thursday afternoon.

NCP secretariat meeting deferred till Friday citing PM’s health issues

The crucial secretariat meeting of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) has been postponed till Friday at 3 pm. Speaking with the media, party spokesperson Narayan Kaji Shrestha informed that the meeting that was scheduled for Thursday was postponed till Friday due to the health issue of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

Embassy organizes flag hoisting ceremony to mark 73rd Independence Day of India

Indian Embassy in Kathmandu organized a flag hoisting ceremony on the embassy premises on Thursday to mark the 73rd Independence Day of India. The celebrations began with the hoisting of the national flag by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri. He recited the message of the Indian President Ram Nath Kovind on the occasion.

Viral fever patients on the rise

The number of viral fever and typhoid patients has increased off late at the Damauli hospital. The onset of the summer season has led to a rush of patients, especially children, elderly and expecting mothers at the hospital.

India's Modi trumpets Kashmir, Muslim marriage moves in Independence Day speech

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivered an Independence Day speech on Thursday that spotlighted a decision to remove the special rights of the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir among the bold moves of his second term. Modi said special constitutional status for the state of Jammu and Kashmir had encouraged corruption and nepotism, while creating injustice for women, children and minority communities in India’s only majority-Muslim region.

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