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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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