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Ministry seeks clarifications over disfigured national flag with 4 officials

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KATHMANDU — The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has sought clarification from four government officials over the use of a disfigured national flag at Janaki Temple premises during the visit of Indian Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi on Friday.

Minister Lal Babu Pandit taking after minister-level decision on Monday has sought clarification as to how the shape of national flag was deformed and who were responsible for that, according to Spokesperson at the ministry Suresh Adhikari.

Province 2 acting Chief Secretary Hari Phuyal, Province 2 Internal Affairs and Law Ministry Secretary Deviram Bhandari, Dhanusha Chief District Officer Gopal Parajuli and Janakpur sub-metropolis executive officer Madan Bhandari are asked to furnish written clarification within three days on how the disfigured national flag ended up at the temple premises.

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The disfugured national flag was put at the place where PM KP Sharma Oli and Modi had jointly inaugurated the Ramayan Circuit and flagged off Janakpur-Ayodhyay bus service.

The flag was not triangular, almost rectangular, and the border was also too thick.

According to the constitution, the national flag of Nepal consists of two juxtaposed triangular figures with a crimson-colored base with deep blue borders, there being a white emblem of the crescent moon with eight rays visible out of sixteen in the upper part and a white emblem of a twelve-ray sun in the lower part

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Govt to present its policies and programmes Monday

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KATHMANDU — The government is preparing to present its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 at the Federal Parliament on Monday.

According to Joint Spokesperson at the Federal Parliament Secretariat Keshav Aryal, all preparations are over for the release of the government policies and programs to be made by the President Bidya Devi Bhandari from New Baneshwor-based Federal Parliament Building at 4:00 pm Monday.

President Bhandari would unveil the government policies and programs for the first time in the joint meeting of the Federal Parliament after the promulgation of the new constitution.

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As per the constitution, the President can address any of the House meeting or the joint meeting of the Federal Parliaments and summon the lawmakers for their presence.

Vice President, top leaders of different political parties, high-ranking government officials, chiefs of the constitutional bodies, chiefs of the security bodies and chiefs of the diplomatic missions in Nepal are invited for the program.

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