Nepal draws India's attention to SSB firing incident

    Nov 26 2015

    The government has expressed grave concern over the entry of Indian Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) personnel into the Nepali territory and their use of firearms against unarmed Nepali citizens in an incident that took place on Tuesday at Poorbi Tole of Hariharpur VDC in Sunsari district.

    In a press release issued on Thursday, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that its serious attention has been drawn to the incident that occurred Tuesday at around 6:20 am, 100 meters inside Nepal from India-Nepal No Man's Land at Poorbi Tole of Hariharpur Village Development Committee Ward No. 7 of Sunsari District when four locals namely Ashok Yadav, Naresh Yadav, Manoj Yadav and Saroj Yadav were injured by the bullets fired by SSB personnel in a dispute between them and some individuals.

    "This matter has been brought to the attention of the Government of India through Embassy of India in Kathmandu yesterday expressing grave concern over the entry of the SSB personnel into the Nepalese territory and use of firearms against unarmed Nepalese civilians," reads the Foreign Ministry press release.

    While urging the Indian authorities to check such actions in future, the Ministry has requested for an early investigation into the incident and strong action against those involved. It has also requested for sharing the findings of the investigation. RSS

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    Man burnt alive for transporting petrol

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    Ballu Rajbanshi receives treatment for burn injuries at his leg and chest Photographer: Pradeep Meangbo
    A person was set on fire at Bhatigacha VDC of Morang district for allegedly transporting petrol on Thursday.

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    Indian leader Jolly meets PM Oli

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    Away fans have been banned from all football matches in France until mid-December following the Paris attacks.On 13 November, 130 people died in attacks across Paris, with three suicide bombs outside the Stade de France where France took on Germany.

    French league games went ahead the following weekend without away fans.
    The Interior Ministry has extended the ban due to a "lack of police forces available" during the ongoing state of emergency and upcoming Climate Summit.

    The National Sports Council (NSC) has decided to investigate the recent development in Nepali football following a 10-year suspension imposed on All Nepal Football Association (Anfa) President Ganesh Thapa by football’s world governing body Fifa.

    NSC Member Secretary Keshav Kumar Bista, in a meeting with AFC representative Purushottam Kattel, Minister for Youth and Sports Satya Narayan Mandal and Anfa General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan, had proposed to form a probe committee. All the participants in the meet had agreed to form the investigative body.
    The committee will probe on Thapa’s ban, match-fixing scandal, fielding over-aged player in AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers, claims of Anfa operating against its statute and nomination of Narendra Shrestha as Anfa Acting President.
    NSC Press Advisor Rohit Dahal said the committee will be formed in a day or two and will submit its report after one month. AFC representative Kattel, who is here to take stock of the current situation in Nepali football, also had a meeting with Nepal Olympic Committee President Jeevan Ram Shrestha on Monday.

    Skipper Neil Dexter gave an allround performance as Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) wrapped up their Nepal tour with an impressive 40-run win over Nepal XI in a Twenty20 match on Monday.

    At the TU Stadium grounds, Dexter’s explosive 51-ball 83 guided MCC to 169-3 in 20 overs. The MCC skipper then picked up four wickets as Nepal XI finished at 129-8 in 20 overs. The only positive for Nepal XI was a 53-run stand between Gyanendra Malla and Rajesh Pulami Magar.
    From 38-3 in 8.1 overs, Malla and Magar kept Nepal XI in the hunt with the stand before Dexter removed both batsmen in consecutive balls to halt the hosts’ innings. Magar made 26 off 22 and Malla contributed 23 off 15 balls with both batsmen hitting two boundaries and a six each.
    Sumit Maharjan was the next best run-scorer, making an unbeaten 19-ball 17. Opener Dilip Nath scored 17 off 18 with three fours, while Subash Khakurel (11) and Dipendra Airee (11) were other batsmen to make runs in double figures. Dexter returned the figures of 4-27 from four overs with Alex McQueen also taking 2-30 from four.
    Earlier, No 3 batsman Michael Coles made a 30-ball 27 with three fours before Dexter batted with aggression. He forged an 88-run unbroken partnership with Steve Clark (16) for the fourth wicket smashing nine fours and four sixes.
    He provided the lift in the final over from Karan KC hammering the fast bowler for 30 runs. The MCC team returned on Monday following the completion of their 10-day tour where they played six matches.
    Dexter said he was overwhelmed by the reception from Nepal. “The tour was really amazing. The reception that was given to us was something that is out of this world. We would be happy to revisit the country again,” said Dexter.

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