HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE
KATHMANDU: Two farmers and a student released Pralaya Prarambha, a novel, in Kathmandu on Saturday. While the farmers — Kaji Narshing Kaudi and Krishna Man Awal — were chosen to highlight the plight of the farming community resulting from global warming, the student — Pratigya Tiwari, 11th grader of Rato Bangala School — was chosen to signify hopes for a better future. Prof Birendra Mishra and critic Mohan Raj Sharma shed light on the work of journalist Dev Prakash Tripathi. This is Tripathi’s first novel.
UML leader no more
Kathmandu: Member of the CPN-UML’s Central Advisory Council, Keshav Gyawali, died of heart attack at the Bansbari-based Ganga Lal Hospital on Friday night. He was 70. In a message on Saturday, the CPN-UML expressed sadness over the demise of the veteran and dedicated leader. Gyawali’s last rites were performed at Pashupati Aryaghat on Saturday. CPN-UML Chairman Jhala Nath Khanal lauded the communist crusader for his four-decade-long contribution to the leftist movement and social transformation. Gyawali had received the membership of the communist party at the age of 23 and worked for the party at different places and positions. Before joining politics, he used to teach at different schools in Gulmi and Baglung.