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Nepal withdraws public holiday for Prez's return from India

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Amid widespread criticism, the today decided to withdraw its decision to declare a public holiday on Friday, the day when President Bidya Devi Bhandari returns after concluding her state visit to

The Ministry of Home Affairs said it has revised the notice issued yesterday which had granted a public holiday on coming Friday, April 21.

MoHA statement made it clear that no holiday would be observed on the day of the arrival of President Bhandari from after completing her five-day state visit to

Yesterday, while granting the holiday for today to mark the departure of the President, the had announced that the holiday would be observed on Friday as well.

The decision, however, was widely criticised, Nepalease media reported.

Leading a 33-member delegation, President Bhandari arrived in today on her first overseas tour during which she will hold talks with top Indian leadership to strengthen bilateral ties.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 19:22 IST