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Eid al-Fitr: Festival that brings togetherness feeling

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KATHMANDU, July 28 : Sabir Alam of Godavari had a quarrel over money with one of his close friends two years ago, and they were no longer on speaking terms.

"We would be physically present together on many occasions but still apart. We turned our faces away whenever we saw each other," recounted the 23-year-old, who owns a meat shop, adding that with all the enstrangement between them, there was no prospect of any reconciliation. [More]

  Selective but sure Namrata  
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Actor Namrata Shrestha is super busy these days. The actress, who has always been selective about the films she chooses to do, has two films—‘Tandav’ and ‘Sambodhan’—both slated for August 22 release.

‘Tandav’ has been directed by Murray Kerr of the ‘Sick City’ fame while Hemraj BC, who shot to fame with ‘Hostel,’ is the director of ‘Sambodhan’.
And Namrata is definitely excited for both films.

 
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    The delegation requested Industry Minister Thapa to take necessary initiatives for early endorsement of pending bills related to the industrial sector from the parliament. “In the meeting, Shrestha told Minister Thapa that country´s trade deficit is increasing due to slowdown in production activities in the country,” a statement issued on Monday said. NCC officials also drew the attention of Minister Thapa toward labor problems, load-shedding, highest taxes and lack of infrastructures, among others. Minister Thapa assured the delegation that the government would announce different facilities to the industrial sector in the Industrial Enterprises Bill.   [More]
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