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Govt decides to revise public holidays

Raghu Kshitiz

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KATHMANDU  — The government has decided to revise the official annual public holidays after facing criticism from several quarters for not announcing a public holiday on Prithivi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah, who unified modern Nepal.

Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday at the Sinha Durbar decided to review public holidays and assigned the Ministry of Home Affairs
for the same.

The Ministry has been asked to do the same within a month, according to Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Karki and the government spokesperson Surendra Karki.

Similarly, the meeting has also decided to resume the reconstruction of the quake-hit schools on a contract basis, informed Minister Karki.

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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