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PM for moving issues forward in two phases

  • Morcha leaders reject, saying ‘we can’t trust govt’
  • Constitution Amendment
TIKA R PRADHAN, Feb 28 2017
Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on the leaders of the agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) for a “political agreement” as per which the possible issues from among the amendment proposals registered on constitution amendment would be addressed now and the Morcha will participate in the local level elections set for May 14.
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Govt to withdraw two ambassadorial picks

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 28 2017
The government is likely to withdraw names of two individuals it had earlier picked for ambassadorial positions in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

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22 local units likely to be added in Province 2

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 28 2017
22 local units likely to be added in Province 2

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Veep Pun discharged

Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 28 2017
Photo: Manoj Gharti Magar
Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has been discharged from Norvic Hospital after his health improved.

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Main News

Students break norms as FSU election nears

Post Report, Feb 28 2017
Student unions close to different political parties are engaged in disruptive activities such as bombing, arson, clashes and padlocking on the premises of Tribhuvan University campuses as the Free Student Union election day inches closer.
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‘Old public vehicles will be banned from March 1’

Post Report, Feb 28 2017
Public transport vehicles that are more than 20 years old will be banned from the streets of Kathmandu from Wednesday, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) said.
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Cars gather dust at customs as sales fall

SHANKAR ACHARYA, Feb 28 2017
More than 3,000 brand new vehicles imported from India have gathered dust at parking yard of the Birgunj Customs Office, as sales of automobiles have dropped after banks and financial institutions started tightening disbursement of auto loans.
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Money

World

A man suspected of trying to advise the so-called Islamic State on missiles has been arrested in Australia.

The 42-year-old was arrested in the New South Wales town of Young on Tuesday, PM Malcolm Turnbull said.

"Police will allege that man arrested has sought to advise ISIL on... high-tech weapons capability," said Mr Turnbull, using an alternative name for the group.

There was no immediate threat to the community, he said.

Entertainment

Sports

Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) crashed out of the semi-finals of the Sheikh Kamal International Club Cup football tournament with a 1-0 loss against TC Sports Club of Maldives at the MA Aziz Stadium in Chittagong, Bangladesh, on Monday.

After squandering a number of goal scoring opportunities from both the sides, an unfortunate 83rd minute goal separated the two teams. MMC goalkeeper Dinesh Thapa Magar failed to grasp a long cross into the area from almost the midfield. The ball instead rebounded off Magar’s body onto the TC Sports skipper Nafiu Ali’s chest, which in turn rebounded onto the net.

Earlier, MMC striker Olawala Oladipo Afeez should have done better than to shoot inches wide of the target in the 18th minute. And two minutes later TC Sports’ Nepali international goalkeeper Kiran Chemjong denied Sujal Shrestha converting from a freekick.

MMC themselves got a great reprieve in the 22nd minute as Hasan Ibrahim Waheed missed a sitter after nicely set by TC Sports skipper Ali. MMC skipper Anil Gurung also wasted a chance after set up by Bikram Lama in the 28th minute. In a see-saw half, Waheed again came close to giving the Maldivian outfits lead one minute into injury time only to see his attempt sail wide.

Chemjong was key to TC Sports being in the match as he denied MMC on a number of occasions notably in the 55th minute when he punched out a superb Sujal Shrestha strike that appeared to crash onto the roof of the net. But despite getting better scoring chances, MMC suffered a telling blow in the 83rd minute that separated the two teams.

MMC coach Chirring Lopsang Gurung said a minor error from his goalkeeper cost them the match. “Further-more, we missed too many easy opportunities,” said Gurung. MMC had made it to the last four as the Group ‘B’ runners-up while TC Sports had finished on top of the Group ‘A’. TC Sports will play for the championship with either Chittagong Abahani or and Pocheon FC.

Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure has no doubts he will carry on playing next season but the 33-year-old is unsure whether he will still be at the Etihad Stadium.

Four-times African footballer of the year Toure has been in fine form since returning to Pep Guardiola's side, scoring six goals in 18 appearances in all competitions so far.

"In the past when you got to 33, you were done. Now with the science, players can go on much longer," said the Ivorian.

"I don't know about next season. I don't think about it. I am just about enjoying having my team mates around. You have guys like Leroy Sane and Raheem Sterling who sometimes pass me and say 'Ah, uncle is on the phone'," he told British media.

"When you see my career, it is one year, two years, three years maximum at one club. It is a long time. What the fans give to me, I want to give it back so I will do all I can until the last minute and if I am done, when I am done, I am done.

"It depends on the board because I don't have nothing to say. I just try to play positive and win trophies for the fans."

City, who are third in the Premier League and 11 points behind Chelsea, host second-tier side Huddersfield in an FA Cup fifth round replay on Wednesday.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

HER

Priscilla Prerna Rai, Feb 26 2017
He was a lean, tall man with a big black moustache, in his late twenties. He had a full head of black hair, almost a mullet but not quite. His skin was swarthy and you could not call him handsome. He was just a tall man.
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Saturday Features

What we do in the shadows

OBIE SHRESTHA
If you’ve been at all on the fence about whether the new Moonlight will be worth your while, I’m here to tell you to quit your wavering and dive right in.

Simple matters of the heart

Timothy Aryal
In Nepal’s burgeoning music video scene, videos that capture the realities that we face every day and tug at the deepest of our emotions, have proved successful—both as an authentic testament to reality and as lasting pieces of art.

Cast away

Leprosy has been feared in almost every culture for hundreds of years due to the deformities and disabilities it can bring along with the mystery surrounding its causes.

Vignettes: Snatches of my sanity

Subhaaya Shakya
The carpenter’s machine whirrs somewhere nearby. It sounds to me like the wailing of a broken person.

In Transit

Vidwata Mohta
When I came to New York last year, I came with two bags, my daughter and my husband. I had left much of my stuff behind when I was packing.

Go local!

Guffadi
Our incompetent government has already announced the date for local elections and we are all excited that we will finally have our own folks representing us in the villages, wards and municipalities.

Books by barter

Samikshya Bhattarai
I love to read, but when I go around town looking for books, they are often either unavailable or a little too expensive,” says Anisha Joshi, a 17-year old student and one of the founders of The Book Barter.

It takes a village

Manish Gautam
Ramesh Rajak was unknowingly acquainted with the night. The 33-year-old resident of Dhobighat would often wake up in the dead of the night and go out for ‘strolls’, disappearing for hours, or worse, days on end. When he was home, he would sit on his concrete terrace for hours, his eyes vacant and staring into the distance.

Man Utd's Rooney could miss League Cup final with muscle injury

Reuters
Manchester United skipper Wayne Rooney could miss Sunday's League Cup final against Southampton at Wembley after manager Jose Mourinho revealed that the striker was still struggling with a muscle injury.