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Indian PM Modi’s visit to be religious and cultural: Home Minister Thapa

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JANAKPURDHAM — Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa, has said that Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit on May 9 would be ‘religious and cultural’.

Minister Thapa revealed the visit’s status during a press conference which followed his onsite tours to Janaki temple today, where PM Modi will be holding religious worship rituals and prayers, and the public felicitation venue at the Bahra Bigaha area.

Elaborating further on the visit itinerary, Minister Thapa shared that PM Modi will also be visiting the Muktinath Temple.

He further added that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli will also be arriving in Janakpurdham during the visit by the Indian Prime Minister.

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The Home Minister also clarified that there will be no programmes for political agreements this time around during the Indian premier’s visit.

Answering a question from a journalist, Home Minister Thapa said that PM Modi’s security responsibility rested with the country and promised high security arrangement.

He also expressed confidence that the Indian PM’s visit would help strengthen the religious and cultural relations between the two countries.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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