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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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Two died and eight injured in accident

Pratigya Waiju

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KATHMANDU—Today morning, Two died and eight injured when the microbus (Ba 3 Kha 4042) and minibus (Lu 1 Kha 4194)   collided each other in Myagade Rural Municipality-4 of Tanahu district.

Police has identified the deceased as Chija Kumari Batas of 50 and Saraswati Kunawar of 35.

The injured passengers of Microbus are identified as microbus driver Tul Bahadur BK, Sabila Khan Namuk Miya, Chandra Bhandari, Bindu Maya Thapa, Kamala Sura and Satyakala Neupane.

The cause of the accident is not identified yet.

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