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Govt to provide state honors to Gurung; body carried to Academy Hall for final tributes

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KATHMANDU — The government has decided to provide state honors to a national anthem composer Amber Gurung at his funeral service.

The ‘father of modern Nepali music’ had passed away at 2:37 this morning in Kathmandu.

His body has been brought to Kamladi-based Academy Hall in Kathmandu for final tributes.

His body will be kept on the premises of Academy Hall until 3 pm today for his well-wishers to pay their final respects.  Gurung was the first Academician of Music and Drama Academy.

It has been learned that the final rites of Gurung would be performed according to Hindu and Buddhist rituals today itself, according to the family sources.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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