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New Year 2073 being celebrated today

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KATHMANDU — The nation is saying goodbye to the year 2072 BS and welcoming the New Year 2073 today.

The Nepali New Year is celebrated on each Baisakh 1 according to the Bikram Sambat, which is the national calendar and almanac of Nepal and India, and based on Hindu Panchangam.

Panchangam based on traditional Hindu and Vedic astrological tabulation forecasts celestial phenomena such as solar eclipses. The Bikram Sambat is 57 years 8 month and 15 days ahead of the Gregorian Calendar.

As per the mythology, Bikram Sambat is believed to have been started by King Bikramaditya.

People visit various temples, start new works, make new resolutions and exchange greetings on the New Year’s Day.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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