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Nepal's Home Secretary, Dr Govind Prasad Kusum, will head a four-member committee to review and systematize the declaration and duration of public holidays in Nepal.
This follows a recent spate of demands by minorities to have special public holidays and/or to have those already in place extended for a second or third day (see 2009-01-12, 2008-10-28 and 2008-03-07).
A recent meeting of government secretaries also discussed the re-adoption of a 2-day weekend, which was reduced to one day, in March 2005, by the government of former King Gyanendra.
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