Stories By 'PRADEEP MENYANGBO'
The Poet Bimal Gurung Memorial Library has announced a literary award to be conferred for the best book published in the year. The award will carry a purse of Rs 51,000 and will be handed over on May 7, 2018 marking the death anniversary of poet Gurung.
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The flood-displaced families of Dharan Sub-metropolis in Sunsari district have been surviving on food donated by Nepal Red Cross Society and other social organisations for the last 13 days.
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Singer/musician Raiman Rai, who championed and helped popularise a unique flavour of folk-adhunik music in the east, was found dead in Dharan on Tuesday. Rai, 38, killed himself by hanging in his aunt’s home in Srijana Chowk-11, in Dharan, the police said. He was suffering from a mental debaliation since long, his friends said.
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Cabbage farmers and traders based in Dhankuta, Tehrathum and Dharan are likely to suffer losses to the tune Rs100 million this year, as the vegetable has been decaying within a day of being harvested.
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An interaction programme on author Shyam Singak’s book Remitland, which explores the various dimensions of life of migrant workers and their relationship with family, was held in Dharan recently.
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A pack of wild elephants from the Charkoshe forest has been wreaking destruction at Panbari area in Dharan Sub-metropolis-6 of Sunsari district.
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