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Humla witnesses season’s first snow

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SIMKOT — The Himali district,Humla has been witnessing heavy snowfall since Monday morning plummeting the temperature to minus and affecting normal life.

The district headquarters Simikot has been covered by a feet of snow, according to Chief District Officer Laxmi Prasad Baskota. Likewise, Heavy snowfall has also affected the flights to and from the region.

Neighbouring district Mugu has also witnessed heavy rainfall with areas including Murma, Dolfu, Rara, among other high altitude areas, covered in thick layer of snow.

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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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