Divergent views appear ahead of Oli’s Delhi trip

  • PM’s visit to India
  • Foreign Ministry makes a strong pitch for improving bilateral relations
  • Other line ministries present list of goodies that can be brought home
ANIL GIRI, Feb 12 2016
As the date for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s India visit draws near, there is a divergence of views over the overall framing of the visit, which is taking place after four-month-long strained bilateral ties.
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Baggage claim still a nightmare at TIA

    SANGAM PRASAIN, Feb 12 2016
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    Nepal’s sole international airport Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has undergone massive changes after the government started conducting regular inspections amid scathing media reports about bad service, but retrieving one’s luggage at the arrival lounge remains a nightmare.
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    Nepal miss out on automatic U-19 WC berth

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    Nepal wasted an automatic berth to the next ICC U-19 World Cup after losing their seventh place playoff match to Namibia by 15 runs in the ongoing cricket showpiece in Bangladesh on Thursday.

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    Poaching still a major threat to tigers

    PRAGATI SHAHI, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    Arrests of poachers and seizures of tiger parts in the past one year have again put a spotlight on poaching in Nepal.

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    Main News

    Suspected docs on the run

    Manish Gautam, Feb 12 2016
    The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police has said it has collected evidence against around a dozen more doctors who had produced fake school leaving and higher secondary level certificates to acquire their MBBS degrees.
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    Did not have time to take Koirala to hospital: Koirala's personal doctor

    Feb 11 2016
    Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala’s personal doctor Dr Kabirnath Yogi on Thursday said he did not have time to take the ailing leader to hospital even though he wanted to.
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    Petroleum products supply to normalise from Friday, quota system scrapped

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    Supply Ministry is normalising distribution of petroleum products from Friday. The ministry said it would also be scrapping the quota system that the government has been imposing on the fuel supply.
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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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