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PM Oli holds meeting with UN Secretary-General

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NEW YORK—Today, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli held a bilateral meeting with Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres, in New York.

Currently the Prime Minister is leading the Nepali delegation at the 73rd United Nation General Assembly being held in New York.

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According to the statement issued by the Permenet Mission of Nepal to the UN, the two leaders discussed about various aspects of assistance between Nepal and UN. They also discussed about the campaign to establish peace and Nepal’s role in it.

On the occasion, Secretary-General Guterres reiterated the pledge to continue UN assistance to Nepal for achieving the sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). He also acknowledges Nepal’s exemplary work in establishing democracy in a peaceful way.

Likewise, PM Oli extended gratitude to the UN for its support and assistance in Nepal’s development.

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Seventh day of Bada Dashin, Fulpati being observed today

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KATHMANDU- Today on the occasion of the Dashain festival, Fulpati is being observed as per tradition throughout the country.

Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashainghar on the seventh day of the Dashain festival.

The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rituals to be anointed at the Dashainghar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar.

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The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army, Nepal Police, and high-ranking officials of Armed Police Force and civil service, the Asha Gurja team, band music, and panchebaja bands and decorated kalsyoulis, and a procession along with cultural pageantry leave Hanuman Dhoka for Jamal with the Fulpati.

During the monarchy, the King, as the Head of State, used to attend the Fulpati ritual at Dashainghar, but with the foundation of Republic, the Minister for Culture is attending, said the Durbar Museum Development Committee.

The auspicious hour to bring the Fulpati this year is fixed at 4:00pm. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, and local level representatives in Kathmandu have been invited to the ritual.

Though the Dashain festival begins from Ghatasthapana, the festival sees special fervor from the day of Fulpati.

All government as well as private offices remain closed from today encouraging people to go back to their respective ancestral homes and take blessings from Durga Bhawani as well as their elders.

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