BAGLUNG, July 3: The government has made it mandatory for government and public officials to acquire a vehicle pass from the authority concerned to use government vehicles on public holidays. Accordingly, Mayor of Baglung Municipality, Basanta Kumar Shrestha used a vehicle of the municipality on Saturday after getting a permit from the Chief District Officer.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: A taskforce formed by the government has proposed adding 13 public holidays for the year 2076 BS on various religious and ethnic festivals. There are already 89 public holidays in a year.