Phase III local polls: Election results of 105 local units declared so far

    Post Report, Sep 23 2017
    The results of third phase local level elections for 105 out of 136 local units have been declared so far.
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    Bhattarai to contest elections from Gorkha-2

      Post Report, Sep 23 2017
      Naya Shakti Nepal Coordinator Baburam Bhattarai has said he will contest upcoming election from Gorkha region number 2.
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      2 killed as landslide buries truck, car in Palpa

        Post Report, Sep 23 2017
        Two persons died when a landslide buried a car and a truck at Siddhababa in Palpa district along the Siddhartha Highway in the wee hours of Saturday.
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        Dr KC warns of making public the names of lawmakers protecting ‘medical mafias’

        Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 23 2017
        Dr Govinda KC has warned of making public the names of lawmakers protecting ‘medical mafias’.

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        PM: Nepal’s foreign policy dictated by geopolitical realities

        Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 23 2017
        Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that Nepal’s foreign policy is dictated by its geopolitical realities.

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        Nepal’s constitution accommodates aspirations of all Nepali people: PM

        Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 23 2017
        Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has said that the Constitution of Nepal accommodates aspirations of all Nepali people and lays the foundation for inclusive development and economic prosperity.

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        Main News

        Goat sales in Ktm likely to go up by 10 percent

        ABHISHEK CHITRAKAR, YAMINI BANTAWA, Sep 23 2017
        Sales of goats in the Kathmandu Valley are likely to increase by 8 to 10 percent this Dashain, the biggest festival of Hindus in the country. The Valley saw sales of around 50,000 goats during the last festive season, which lasts for 15 days.
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        Experts raise concern over declining Mahseer numbers

        Post Report, Sep 23 2017
        Conservationists have expressed serious concern about degrading aquatic ecosystem that is directly affecting the population of Golden Mahseer, an iconic fish found in the Himalayan rivers.
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        Deuba meets Saarc leaders in New York

        Post Report, Sep 23 2017
        Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who leads the Nepali delegation to the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, held separate meetings with the heads of state/government of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Sri Lanka on the sidelines of the UNGA in New York on Thursday.
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        Nepal defeated Maldives 2-0 in the Saff U-18 Championship football tournament at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Friday. The win was first for Nepal after crashing to a shock 1-0 defeat to hosts Bhutan in their tournament opener.

        Nepal are currently at the third spot of the five-team round robin league tournament with three points. Bangladesh, who had beaten India and Maldives, are tied on six points from two consecutive victories with Bhutan but lead the table on goal difference. Winless Maldives, who suffered their third consecutive defeat, are out of title contention.

        Nepal went ahead in the game with an early seventh minute goal from Roman Limbu after the defender took full advantage of communication lapse between Maldivian defenders and goalkeeper. Nepal continued to dominate the game and went 2-0 up with Rajin Subba heading home in the 57th minute.

        The win margin could have been even bigger for Nepal had Abhishek Rijal not hit the bar in a penalty, awarded in the dying moments of the game.

        Nepal created numerous goal scoring chances in the game but failed to add to their tally. “We wanted to score more goals and in the rush our boys wasted other chances that came our way,” Nepal coach Chhiring Lopsang Gurung told the Bhutanese FA.

        Nepal will now meet leaders Bangladesh in their next match on Sunday where only a win can keep them alive in contention for title. (PR)

        Hosts Nepal take on familiar foes India in their crucial AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers Group ‘D’ match at the APF grounds in Halchowk, Kathmandu, on Friday.

        Having lost their opening match 1-0 to holders Iraq on Wednesday, the match will be a do-or-die for the home team. A win over India will ignite the home team’s qualification hopes while a draw or defeat almost certainly end their hopes of making it to the finals in Malaysia next year. Only the pool winners and five best runners-up from the 10 groups are assured of qualification to the finals. 

        Unlike Nepal, India made a winning start to their campaign seeing off Palestine 3-0 on Wednesday at the same venue. A win over the hosts will put them close to qualification depending on the results of other fixtures. “We have not other option but to win on Friday,” Nepal coach Sunil Shrestha said. “We will give our best and our boys are motivated as they know victory in the two remaining games will keep them very much in the race to qualification,” said Shrestha, who suffered two defeats against the same team a month earlier in Kathmandu during the Saff U-15 Championship. 

        Nepal lost both the matches 2-1, first in the group stage and in the final of Saff Championship held on August 23-27. Shrestha was not worried about the past results. “Despite the recent defeats against the same squad, our boys believe that the tight nature of those games put them in good stead.” Shrestha said he was considering to field the same starting XI that played against Iraq. “Some of our players sustained minor injuries and so we will finalise our squad after assessing their status.” 

        As India had to come from behind to beat Nepal in the Saff U-15 Championship final, they are not taking the home team lightly. With India set to play holders Iraq in their last match, coach Bibiano Fernandes had said on Wednesday: “The Qualifiers is completely different from Saff Championship and I think Iraq will be the tough opponent.” India are on top of the four-team standing with three points, ahead of Iraq only on goal difference. Iraq take on Palestine in the first match at the same venue.   

        Health & Style

        Fiction Park

        Love lost

        Abha Dhital, Sep 17 2017
        When they first met, Kali was unsure about the friendship. She was scared and, probably, also scarred. She jumped on her feet to sneak away with her tail between her legs, when a scooter parked right in front of her.
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        Saturday Features

        Faceless

        Post Report
        People are better at remembering other people through their faces than their names. We come across so many faces every day, and they in turn sometimes shape who we are.

        Decoding the teenage mind

        Tirtha Gurung recently published his first novel, Pathshala. Pathshala is one of the few books in Nepali literature written from the perspective of a teenager for teenagers.

        Rocket Man vs Dotard!

        Guffadi
        King Deuba is in New York City and so is our Foreign Minister Mahara but they seem to be lost in the crowd. How come our netas don’t make any news when they attend the UN picnic every year?

        Form without substance

        Sandesh Ghimire
        Curious theatre goers: there is good news and there is bad news. The good news is that there is an ongoing stage production whose production value will fill you with awe, excitement, and wonder. The bad news is the production does not have the depth that one expects out of a theatre production.

        As luck would have it

        OBIE SHRESTHA
        Just call Steven Soderbergh the Boy Who Cried Retirement. Back in 2013, the director had announced he would no longer be making films.

        Alone in the crowd

        Prateebha Tuladhar
        I can feel her breath against my cheek. She blows every time she talks to her friend, hot air that speaks of the residue of a hundred things.

        The Tragedy at Tundikhel

        Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
        There are those that describe Tundikhel as Kathmandu’s lungs. In a city that is swallowing itself whole, Tundikhel is one of the last surviving large public spaces in its inner core.

        Marching to the tune of history

        ALISHA SIJAPATI
        On Wednesday, a day before Ghatasthapana kicked off the annual festive season, members of the Shardul Jung Gulma—the 165-member company of the Nepali Army garrisoned at the Kathmandu Durbar Square—were busy scrubbing and polishing the Dashain Ghar at the palace.

        Flood recovery plan set to exclude tenant farmers

        Peter Gill, BHOLA PASWAN
        In Pipara, a predominantly Dalit settlement in Kanchanpur Municpality of Saptari District, floods hit mid-day on August 12.