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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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Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk

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DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.

Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.

The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.

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