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Choreographer Raymajhi passes away

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KATHMANDU — Renowned Nepali film choreographer Basanta Jung Rayamajhi passed away on Wednesday morning. He was 81.

His last rites were performed at Pashupati Aryaghat. Before this, his mortal body was put in the premises of Nepal Academy.

Minister for Information and Communications Sher Dhan Rai was at the Academy to pay his heartfelt condolences to the late Raymajhi. He draped his body with the national flag as a state honor.

Raymajhi who choreographed melodies for more than 100 motion pictures including ‘Kanchhi’, ‘Kasam’, ‘Jwala’, ‘Prithvi’, ‘Yug Dekhi Yug Samma’ and ‘Trishna’, breathed his last in course of treatment at Thapathali-based Norvic International Hospital.

He is survived by his spouse, a daughter and two sons.

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Tenure of NA members determined though lucky draw

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KATHMANDU — Tenure of members of the National Assembly has been determined through a lucky draw method on Monday.

As per the lucky draw conducted at the Federal Parliament in New Baneshwor today, the term of opposition party Nepali Congress lawmaker Surendra Pandey has fixed for two years, while the term of Nepal Communist Party lawmaker Dinanath Sharma has been fixed for four years.

Similarly, Nainkala Ojha, Shashikala Dahal, Udaya Sharma Poudel, Shanti Kumari Adhikari, Komal Oli and Taradevi Bhatta would serve as NA members for four years.

Likewise, the tenure of members — Bina Pokharel, Pramila Kumari, Dil Kumari Rawal, Deepa Gurung, Anita Devkota, Nanda Chhapai and Indu Kadariya — was determined for six years.

The term of Sarita Prasain, Mukta Kumari Yadav, Dhan Kumari Khatiwada, Binda Devi Ale, Mina Budha, Yutal Tamang and Kamala Kumari Oli has been determined for two years.

Of the 59 NA members, 56 were elected from seven provinces—eight from each province, with three others being nominated by the President on the recommendation by the government.

All the clusters have been divided into three categories of two years, four years and six years and the lawmakers should pick one of the three categories.

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