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Modernisation of Nepal Army discussed

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KATHMANDU: A programme was held at the Nepal Army Headquarters on Wednesday to discuss modernisation of the army, to keep up with the times, and to make the institution more professional in the days to come.

The programme was attended by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwor Pokharel, Chair of the State Affairs and Good Governance Committee of the Parliament, Sashi Shrestha, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa and heads of respective departments of the army, among others.

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The attendants were apprised of the Army’s responsibility, its operational activities, organisational structure and policies and were also provided an update on Tarai-Madhes Fast Track at the programme.

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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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