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NA gifts Khukuri to Prince Harry

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KATHMANDU — Visiting UK Prince Henry Charles Albert David ‘Harry’ came back to the capital city Tuesday in the wake of completing his trip to Bardiya, Lamjung and Pokhara.

Head of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri, received the UK Prince at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). On the occasion, he gifted a ‘Khukuri’ on behalf of the Nepal Army to Prince Harry who arrived here last Saturday on his five-day visit coinciding with the bicentenary of the establishment of Nepal-Britain diplomatic relations.

Khukuri is taken as a weapon symbolizing bravery of the Gorkhalis. On the occasion, Prince Harry admired the NA for its performance and thanked for its support and cooperation during his Nepal visit.

The NA has said the meeting between the Britain’s Prince and its chief would help further consolidate the bilateral ties.

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Country marking today as Black Day

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KATHMANDU- The country is marking today (December 16) as Black Day to protest the disposition of the first democratically elected government by the late former king Mahendra Shah on December 15, 1960.

Mahendra took charge of the state with the help of the then Royal Nepali Army and formulated the Panchayat System by overthrowing the elected government led by B.P. Koirala and dissolving the parliament.

Various programmes are scheduled on the occasion.

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