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KATHMANDU — Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has returned home today after wrapping up six-day official visit to China.

Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, National Assembly Chairperson Ganesh Prasad Timilsina and Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa welcomed Vice-President Pun at the VVIP lounge of the Tribhuvan International Airport.

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On the occasion, a contingent of the Nepal Army presented a guard of honour. Similarly, high-ranking officials of the government and chiefs of security bodies were also present at TIA to welcome VP Pun.

The Vice President had participated in the ’17th Western China International Fair’ and an event related to ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ during the China visit.

Likewise, VP Pun paid courtesy call on Vice-Premier of China, Secretary of Sichuan province of Communist Party of China and government representatives during the visit.

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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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