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Security to be tightened in capital during festivals

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KATHMANDU— In the view of festivals-Tihar, Nepal Sambat and Chhath, security will be tightened across the Kathmandu Valley, said the police.

The security measures aim to control criminal and unwanted activities during festivals, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa Chheri at a programme with the theme of ‘community’s cooperation in reducing crime’ organised jointly by the Community Police Service Centre, Gongabu and the Metropolitan Police Circle (MPC), Maharajgunj.

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Likewise, Deputy Superintendent of Police Phanindra Prasain, also Chief of the MPC, Maharajgunj, stressed cooperation between the police and the society in controlling crime.

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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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