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Nepal Prez Bhandari welcomes Pranab Mukherjee, top reasons the visit is a lookout for

President Pranab Mukherjee received a heart warming welcome by his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the VVIP lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Mukherjee who was bided farewell by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the neighbouring nation.

Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi ChaturvediBy Sakshi Chaturvedi

Published on 2 Nov 2016 10:22 AM GMT

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Kathmandu: President Pranab Mukherjee received a heart warming welcome by his Nepali counterpart Bidya Devi Bhandari at the VVIP lounge at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu on Wednesday. Mukherjee who was bided farewell by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on a three-day visit to the neighbouring nation.

It would be a historic visit considering that an Indian head of states would be visiting the neighbouring country after a gap of 18 years. KR Narayanan was the last Indian President to visit Nepal in 1997.

The Indian President wold hold a bilateral meeting with his Nepali counterpart today and President Bhandari will also host a state banquet this evening in honour of the state guest.

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Here are the top points that would make the visit a look out for:

  • India and Nepal have decided to start three new railway projects.
  • The nations have also decided to expedite two ongoing cross-border railway projects.
  • Biratnagar-Jogbani and Bardibas-Bijalpura-Jaynagar are the two ongoing railway projects that are to be put on a fast track.
  • The Nepal government has announced November 2 as a holiday in honour of Mukherjee.
  • The anti-India feelings in Nepal, triggered by several months of economic blockade have now settled down.
  • India’s efforts will be to ensure that the Constitutional amendments come through.
  • Mukherjee will visit the Pashupatinath Temple for a puja.
  • He would also be attending a function hosted by the Kathmandu University to honour him with an honorary degree on November 3.
  • The President would deliver a speech at a seminar of Niti Anusandhan Pratisthan Nepal and India Foundation.
  • Mukherjee would visit Janakpur and Pokhara and perform a puja at the Janakpur-based Janaki Temple.
  • The Indian President would return to Kathmandu on the same day from where he will leave for India on November 5.

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Sakshi Chaturvedi

Sakshi Chaturvedi

A journalist, presently working as a Sub-Editor at newstrack.com.

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