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PM Oli urges Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development

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KATHMANDU — Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged the Chief Ministers to get down to competitive development for the country’s prosperity.

In a meeting with the Chief Ministers of all the seven provinces at his office today, the Prime Ministsr has pointed out the need of competition between the province governments for the country’s better development, progress and prosperity.

He had summoned the Chief Ministers to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers.

Stating that there was not much time for meeting the Sustainable Development Goals, he said the only option was to move ahead on the path to prosperity in the remaining 13 years.

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“We waged successful revolutions in various phases and now there is no alternative to the local, provincial and federal governments than to moving forward on the path of prosperity,” Prime Minister’s press coordinator Chetan Adhikari quoted the PM as saying in the meeting with the Chief Ministers.

The Prime Minister also gave directives for resolving the problem to do with giving complete shape to the laws needed by the province government through the facilitation committee formed under the coordination of the Attorney General.

“We should all work towards poverty eradication; now nobody will die due to cold in Tarai. What is required for the province government, please be clear and put your views,” PM Oli said.

On a separate topic, Prime Minister Oli said nobody would be allowed to interfere in the country’s internal affairs and that relations based on equality and goodwill would be maintained with all neighbouring countries.

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Seventh day of Bada Dashin, Fulpati being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today on the occasion of the Dashain festival, Fulpati is being observed as per tradition throughout the country.

Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar on the seventh day of the Dashain festival.

The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rituals to be anointed at the Dashainghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

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The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police Force and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands and decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.

The auspicious hour to bring the Fulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to the ritual.

Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.

All government as well as private offices remain closed from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.

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