KATHMANDU: The government has decided to declare public holiday on November 2, the day when Indian President Pranab Mukherjee is arriving in Nepal on a three-day state visit. A meeting held on Thursday morning made the decision to that effect, according to the government spokesperson and Minister for Information and Communications Surendra Kumar Karki. According to a statement issued by the PM's Secretariat also informed that there would be a public holiday on the day Chinese President Xi Jingping would arrive in Nepal for a visit. The date for Xi's visit, however, has not fixed yet.

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Meanwhile, the Cabinet has also decided to appoint Urgendra Acharya from Jhangajholi of Sindhuli district in the Cottage and Small Industry Development Committee.