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Ex-king Gyanendra Shah meets Yogi Adityanath

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LUCKNOW — Former King Gyanendra Shah has met with pro-Hindu BJP leader and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath on Monday morning at the latter’s official residence in Lucknow.

Former King Shah, who is in a tour of the western region, has reached Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.

During the meeting, CM Adityanath welcomed Shah and offered him scarf and memo of Kumbha Mela that is going to be held on 2019 in the state, CM Adityanath said in his Twitter post.

The former King had reached Nepalgunj on December 29 with family to open a newly built resort by Soltee Hotel. He then visited western part of the country.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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