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Karnali Development Commission to study Hilsa border point

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KARNALI — The Karnali Development Commission is preparing for a study about the Hilsa border point along the Nepal-China border in Humla.

Hilsa is a gateway to the Mansarovar Lake in China and the study aims to systematize the activities taking place in the area.

The Commission has selected Dr Hari Roka as an expert for the study.

The objective of the study is also to develop Hilsa, a naturally beautiful place, into a tourist destination by conserving local resources and heritages.

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Hilsa is a part of Karnali Corridor and the Commission plans to establish a customs office at this point to bring trade activities under the system of law and the study will give feedbacks to the authority concerned to that end.

The study that is estimated to cost Rs 700,000 is expected to be completed within the current fiscal, Commission’s information officer Mohan Prasad Neupane said.

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All programmes of Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 cancelled

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KATHMANDU— All the programmes to be organised on the occasion of the Nepal Sambat New Year 1139 have been cancelled due to the demise of pioneer of the Nepal Sambat movement, and leader of the Indigenous Nationalities movement and human rights movement, Padma Ratna Tuladhar.

All the programmes have been cancelled in honour of late Tuladhar. A meeting of Nepal Sambat Nhudah National Celebration Committee held today took the decision to this effect.

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A Main Celebration Programme had already been scheduled at Basantapur, Kathmandu, on November 8 on the occasion of Nepal Sambat 1139 New Year this year too as in the previous years. All programmes to be organised at different places on the same day have also been cancelled.

Coordinator of Newa Jagaran Manch, Sujib Bajracharya, said that the meeting also decided to organise all the cancelled programmes at suitable time after the 13th day of the demise of Tuladhar.

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