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Deliberations on govt policies and programs begin

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KATHMANDU — Deliberations on the government’s policies and programs presented by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on May 21 have started in the House of Representatives today.

Lawmaker Baburam Bhattarai, while taking part in the deliberations, commented that the policies and programs were positive as they aim to double the per capita income, end unemployment, generate 5,000 megawatt power among others in a period of five years.

He further shared that the policies and programs also mention infrastructure development, adding that clarity was of utmost importance to achieve these goals.

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He suggested the government to bring concrete plans rather than ambitious ones. Lawmaker Bhattarai, also the coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal party, opined to invite foreign investments by keeping national interest at the centre. He urged the government to concretise the programs to institutionalise federalism in the country.

Similarly, lawmaker Bishal Bhattarai stressed on preparing the concrete foundation for the implementation of the policy and program.

Lawmaker Yagya Raj Sunar said that the policy and programme was effective as it focused on various areas with concrete programs.

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Maha Astami being observed today

Pratigya Waiju



KATHMANDU- Today Maha Astami festival is being observed throughout the country by the Hindus.

On this day, people offer special worship to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. They also sacrifice goats and roosters.

People who do not sacrifice animals, offers sacrifices of various vegetables and fruits in place of animals.

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Special Durgapuja and prayer ceremonies are held at the Dasain Ghars. People also worship weapons, vehicles and machines.

On this day, a special Kalaratri worship is held at midnight at the Dashain Ghar of Hanumandhoka in the capital city.

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