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Pathak elected Chair of African, Asian and Latin American Writers

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KATHMANDU— Nepal’s writer Yug Pathak was elected the chair of African, Asian and Latin American Writers Association.

Pathak was elected the chair unopposed from the Association’s ninth convention held in Morocco. Prior to this, Pathak was the organization’s assistant general secretary.

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After his election to the chairperson, Pathak said that leading the world’s one of the prestigious and grand old organizations was a prideful challenge for Nepal. He also committed to raise the voices of the war-torn and poor peoples from the third world countries through the medium of literature and cultural movements.

Issuing the declaration, the convention has also expressed its displeasure to the rising intolerance taking place across in the world.

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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.

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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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