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Regmi leaving to take part in UNGA; Indian Ambassador meets CPN-UML Chair Khanal

KATHMANDU: Chairperson of the Interim Election Government Khil Raj Regmi met President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav and gave a preview of his week-long visit to New York to attend the United Nations General Assembly.

During the meeting the duo discussed about the latest political situation of the country and ongoing preparations for November 19 election among others. During his stay in New York Regmi is scheduled to meet Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki Moon apart from taking part in the regular proceeding of the 68th session of the UN General Assembly.

Minister for Foreign and Home Affairs, Madhav Prasad Ghimire, will be the acting Interim Council Chairman in the absence of Regmi. In a statement, the President’s Office, on Thursday, said that according to the cabinet’s recommendation, Minister Ghimire will be the Acting Interim Council Chairman in the absence Regmi as per the provision of interim constitution 2007.

Chairman Regmi is scheduled to leave for New York this evening to participate in the 68th General Assembly of the United Nations. According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regmi is scheduled to return home on October 1.

Meanwhile, Indian ambassador to Nepal, Ranjit Rae, on Thursday called on CPN-UML Chairman of Jhala Nath Khanal at his residence in Dallu and discussed the issue of upcoming election of the constituent assembly.

In the meeting, Chairman Khanal said that the country has now entered into the preparation for the elections adding that his party is fully prepared to file the nominations of its candidates as per schedule. On the occasion, India envoy Rae, who has been criticized for breaching the diplomatic norm, wished for a successful election in Nepal. He also vowed to make efforts for high level visits from India in due course. It is believed that India is playing major role to influence political affairs of the country.

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

For Indian tourists travelling by land:- 72 hours (-ve) C-19 report, CCMC form and Antigen Test at entry point

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