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Govt decides to revise public holidays

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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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Underground ‘Shaligram’ museum in the making

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BALEWA (BAGLUNG)- An underground museum is being built at Kundulephedi in Baglung at the estimated cost of Rs 60 million.

The museum that is being constructed through crowd funding aims to preserve (Shaligram) ammonite stone – an iconic symbol of Lord Vishnu.

Sage Prapannacharya took the initiative to construct the museum by raising funds from local people.

Preparation is on to showcase the entire Kaligandaki civilization in the 100-metre-long tunnel of the museum.

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