Rival Madhesi fronts—SLMM & SSMG—unite

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
The Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) and Sanghiya Samabesi Madhesi Gathabandhan (SSMG)—two rival fronts leading separate protests in the Tarai for over the past five months have united on Friday to forge a ‘grand alliance’.

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Chairman Thakur reiterates two provinces in Madhes

RSS, Pathari (Morang), Feb 12 2016
Chairman of Tarai Madhes Loktantrik Party, Mahanta Thakur, has said the dispute on demarcation of province should be sorted out by devising two provinces in Madhes.

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PM Oli meets Raute Mukhiyas

Post Report, Feb 12 2016
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Friday met members of Raute community.
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CIAA files corruption lawsuit against former APF officials

Feb 12 2016
The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a lawsuit of corruption against seven former officials of Armed Police Force (APF) including Inspector General Basudev Oli at the Special Court.
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Campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar kick-starts

RSS, Feb 12 2016
In a bid to keep Singh Durbar greenery and tidy, ‘the campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar, make it greenery and manage garden’ has started.
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Sports

Namibia has set a target of 226 runs for Nepal  in a ‘winner takes it all’ seventh place playoff final of the ICC U-19 World Cup in Fatullah, Bangladesh on Thursday.

After losing the toss Nepal was called to field. Namibia lost the very first wicket of Niko Davin in the first ball of the game. Nepali bowlers kept the pressure on taking wickets in regular intervals dismissing Linde in 15.6 overs and Green in 25.5 overs who was followed by Louwrens 6 overs later and Brits was gone an over after.

The Namibian side bounced back with a 99 run partnership between Rautenbach and van Lingen. The duo scrapped the unstable Namibian side to take their side to 212 in the 43rd over.

Lohan Louwrens scored 59 runs from 107 deliveries and M van Lingen 58 off 45 deliveries. Followed by Rautenbach who put up 39 for Namibia.

However, Nepal U-19s bowling star Sandeep Lamichanne took the two wickets of Rautenbach and van Lingen in two deliveries giving Nepal a sense of relief.

Despite Lamichanne's last minute efforts to curb the Namibian batting attack secured to put of 225 runs on the score board. 

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Saturday Features

No party for young men

SARIN GHIMIRE
With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling

The tales we tell

Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.

In exile

Atul K Thakur
Well argued, well attempted—Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is among the most readable works of Salman Rushdie

Desis know best

Guffadi
Let us congratulate our Madhesi netas for running across the border to seek blessings from Bihari politicians regarding their protest programmes. It’s not only the clowns from Madhes but almost everyone except Bijukche who get both moral and financial support from the Desis to enhance their political career.

Nepali patience and heritage conservation

Dipesh Risal
What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged

Post-festival dispatch

Pranaya SJB Rana
The Nepal Literature Festival 2016 was an illuminating and ultimately humbling experience for this scribe

The chaos of Ra Mailo

Timothy Aryal
Ra Mailo, a Nepali contexualisation of French playwright Jean Anouilh’s 1967 play, evokes the absurdities of life

A stitch in time saves nine

Lucia de Vries
How is it possible for puppies to survive when they live in neighbourhoods that want to get rid of them?

Congratulations!

Guffadi
Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day