Kathmandu, October 16
The government is deciding to observe a one-day public holiday to mourn historian and culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi’s death.
As a symbol of state honour, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has draped the national flag on Joshi’s body to offer the final tribute.
Culture and Tourism Minister Jeevan Ram Shrestha says the government will declare a public holiday to observe the mourning. The actual announcement, however, is still awaited.