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Caravan Actor Thinley dies falling off cliff

Gorkha Post

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KATHMANDU — Popular actor of Caravan film Thinley Lhondup died in his home district Dolpa on Sunday. He was 72.

Thinley had fallen off the cliff at Chhepka in Phoksundo VDC, on his way back home from Dunai, the district headquarters.

According to Ram Krishna Regmi, Thinley’s landlord in Dunai, Thinley fell along with the horse he was riding as it was pushed by mule passing through the narrow track. The horse died on the spot while Thinley succumbed to his injuries soon afterwards.

Thinley played the lead character in the 1999 adventure film, Caravan, directed by Eric Valli. The film was nominated for Best Foreign Film Award at the Oscars in 1999.

Thinley also made a mark in the Nepali music video industry. Nepathya’s Sa Karnali was a popular number he was cast in.

The Caravan actor had stomach malignancy. He lived in Dunai and every now and again flew out to Kathmandu for treatment.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju

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Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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