Nepal Today

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

1.2 MILLION DOVOTEES EXPECTED TO HAVE DARSHAN OF PASHPATINATH ON SHIVATARTRI SUNDAY Kathmandu, 7 March: AN estimated 1.2 million devotees are expected to have a darshan of Pashupathibath on Shivaratri Sunday, Member-Secretary of Pashupatnath Development Sushil Naita said. Altogether 1200 sadhus and santhas have arrived until Wednesday after participating in Khumba Mela in Allahabad, he said. Gates for devotees with tickets will be opened from nine in the morning to 12 noon. .Nearly 2,800 security personnel are being deplyed this year. nnnn OFFICIAL AT TIA ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED IRREGULAR FINANCIAL ACTIVITIES Kathmandu, 7 March: Non-gazetted officer Laxnab Dulal at TIA was arrested Wednesday for alleged involvement in financial irregularities. He was handed over to CIAA by police. nnnn POLICE HOSPITAL BEING CONVERTED INTO MEDICAL COLLEGE Kathmandu, 7 March: Nepal Police is converting its hospital into a medical college. The idea was first mooed five years ago. The hospital is located at Maharajgunj. A decision was taken Wednesday. nnnn


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