KATHMANDU — President Bidhya Devi Bhandari’s maiden foreign visit to India has been cancelled.
President Bhandari was scheduled to leave Kathmandu for the southern neighbor at the invitation of her Indian counterpart Pranab Mukherjee on May 9.
Foreign Ministry and President Office had been coordinating the president’s India visit.
It has been learned that the visit was cancelled due to the recent political developments in the nation and speculations about the government change. Nonetheless, the visit has been canceled stating that it was not endorsed by the cabinet.
The president was scheduled to hold bilateral meetings with Mukherjee, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Indian Minister for External Affairs Sushma Swaraj, among other ministers, as well as other top political leaders during her stay in the Indian capital.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
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”.