Phase II local level polls: EC puts turnout at 70.5 percent

    Post Report, Jun 28 2017
    The Election Commission (EC) has estimated that 70.5 per cent voters cast their ballots in the second phase of local polls held in three provinces—1, 5 and 7.
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    Enroll students on merit basis: SC tells medical colleges

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 28 2017
    The Supreme Court (SC) on Wednesday ordered the medical colleges to admit students under the post graduate programme on merit basis.

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    Improvised Explosive Device goes off in Tulsipur

    DURGA LAL KC, Tulsipur (Dang), Jun 28 2017
    An explosive device went off near a polling station in Tulsipur Sub-Metropolitan City.

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    Phase II Local Polls: Voting conducted in three provinces (In photos)

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 28 2017
    The second phase of local level elections passed off peacefully in 35 districts of Provinces 1, 5 and 7 on Wednesday.

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    Voting begins in Provinces 1, 5, 7

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 28 2017
    The second phase of local level elections began in Provinces 1, 5 and 7 on Wednesday.

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    Five dead in course of voting

    Post Report, Palpa, Jun 28 2017
    Five persons died in course of casting their ballots in the second phase local level elections on Wednesday.

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    Main News

    Voter falls unconscious, dies in hospital

    Jun 28 2017
    A man, who was found unconscious near the Kolbung polling station in Rong of Ilam district, died while undergoing treatment at the B &B Hospital in Birtamod, Jhapa.
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    Former SSP convicted in Sudan scam sent to jail

    Jun 28 2017
    Former Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ravi Pratap Rana, who was found guilty on the high-profile Sudan Scam, has been sent to jail on Wednesday.
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    Only two votes cast at a polling centre in Nawalparasi

    Narayan Sharma, Jun 28 2017
    Only two votes were cast at a voting centre of Sarawal Village Council-6 in Nawalparasi district. There are 502 registered voters in the ward.
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    Money

    World

    At least 20 people died and more than 50 others were injured when a car bomb exploded outside a bank in Lashkar Gah, capital of the southern Afghan province of Helmand on Thursday, according to Reuters.

    Those, who were killed and injured in the incident, are civilians and members of the security forces waiting to collect their pay, officials said.

    There was no immediate claim of responsibility but insurgent groups, including the Taliban and Islamic State have in the past targeted banks where police, soldiers and other government employees collect their pay.

    Last month, at least three people were killed and many wounded in an attack on a bank in the eastern city of Gardez.

     

    Entertainment

    Sports

    Nepal Sports Federation is organising the sixth Pushpa Lal Memorial Open National Badminton Championship from July 28. 

    The tournament, which was previously played only between the shuttlers with rankings, is held as an open tournament after non-ranking players requested to include them. 
    The four-day event includes men’s and women’s singles and doubles, U-17 and U-15 boys’ and girls’ singles along with veterans (above-45 years) categories. Top three finishers in the men’s and women’s singles will get Rs 50,000, Rs 25,000 and Rs 10,000. Except for the veterans’ top three finishers in rest of the categories will get Rs 10,000, Rs 7,000 and Rs 5,000 respectively. 

    Weightlifting chief coach Sunil Lal Joshi on Sunday passed away due to heart attack. Joshi, 53, was pronounced dead early 0n Sunday morning.

    Joshi is survived by a wife and son. Joshi represented Nepali seven consecutive South Asian Games (SAG) since its inception in 1984.

    He has won 17 medals in the regional meet including six silver and 11 bronze. He also represented Nepal during the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.

    He was the president of Nepal Olympian Association and vice president of Nepal Weightlifting Association.

    He turned to coaching after competing in the seventh SA Games in Madras in 1995.

    He was promoted to senior coach in January 2007 before being named chief coach recently.

     Joshi’s body was kept at the National Sports Council in Tripureswor on Sunday. He was cremated at the Pashupati Aryaghat later in the day.

     

    Nepal U-23 football team line up a friendly against U-23 Bangladesh on July 11 at the Anfa Complex in Satdobato.

    The match is part of both teams’ preparations for the AFC U-23 Championshp Qualifiers set to begin from July 15.

    Nepal are pitted in Group ‘D’ with hosts UAE, Uzbekistan and Lebanon in the Qualifierw.

    Nepal open their campaign with a match against UAE on July 15 followed by Uzbekistan on July 17 and Lebanon on July 19.

    Bangladesh are drawn in Group ‘E’ with hosts Palestine, Tajikistan and Jordan. (PR)

    Chitwan Tigers, Kaustuv College, Rising Star and Neplo Mart entered the semi-finals of the AEC Super Cup Knockout Indoor cricket tournament on Thursday. 

    In the quarter-finals, Tigers defeated Triton College by 44 runs and Kaustuv hammered Yours Technology by 164 runs. The 18-over-a-side game saw Tigers making 142 runs with Krishna Negi (37) and Aawaj Ghimire (31) scoring a bulk of runs. Triton were restricted to 98 with only Somesh Yadav (22) and Amit Shrestha (21) contributing. 

    Man-of-the-match Ghimire also starred with the ball picking up four wickets. In the another match, Kaustuv amassed 150 runs on the back of Prakash Bista (36) and Dipendra Mainali (31) before Yours Technology innings ended with 14 negative runs. Each dismissal will see five runs deducted in the team total. Man-of-the-match Mainali also took four wickets.

    In other semi-finals, Rising Star eased past KTM Stars by 74 runs and Nepalo Mart overcame Kiran Warriors by 34 runs. Rising Star made 169 with 45 runs from man-of-the-match Saurav Pela and KTM Stars’ innings was closed at 95 runs. Nepalo Mart scored 165 runs against Warriors who were restricted to 131.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    Rain

    Dipesh Risal, Jun 25 2017
    It starts yonder, over the slopes of Chandragiri. Yonder to the West where Chandragiri with its majestic elephant head guards over our valley like a sentinel. Pluffywite clouds, scattered about but only yesterday, collude over the elephant head of Chandragiri, doing kanekhusi in a language we do not understand.
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    Saturday Features

    ‘Nature is my muse’

    Singer Ganga Bardaan is a man of more than just a few eccentricities. In the middle of a conversation, he suddenly remembers a certain song, looks for affirmation from his possible audience, clears his throat and then bellows out the notes.

    Dolpo A day in Tso

    The sun spills out into the morning, unveiling the arid landscape that flanks Ringmo, known to locals as just Tso. The village, which has 45 households, is slowly stirring to its morning chores, smoke billowing away from the roofs to join the clouds.

    Yoga for all!

    Guffadi
    Let us all congratulate our King Deuba for finally moving to Baluwatar at five in the morning. Maybe this is the first time His Majesty has woken up this early in his life.

    Changing perceptions in South Asia

    ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
    Despite having close cultural, social and economic ties spanning millennia, countries in South Asia seem to be embroiled in a never-ending display of confusion, suspicion, misconception and a lack of understanding about each other and specially about India.

    Mummy issues

    OBIE SHRESTHA
    Army reconnaissance sergeant and secret pilferer of ancient antiquities, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and his buddy Chris (Jake Johnson) have just stumbled upon something huge.

    Talking to my block

    Prateebha Tuladhar
    You are so familiar. We suffer a mutual block. It is inside our minds somewhere. You say it is because we are too wired. I want to ask what you mean. But I don’t. I just type: Haha.

    Silence descends

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
    By the time I huff and haul my way up Swoyambhu, the Gyanmala Bhajan Khaala is just about wrapping up their morning session.

    Dying of diarrhea

    Manish Gautam
    Each year, during wet monsoons or the cold, dry winter, parents flock to the emergency and OPD units at the Kanti Children’s Hospital, infants afflicted with severe diarrhea in tow.

    Saurav’s second coming

    Adarsha Dhakal
    On a sunny day at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium, cricketer Saurav Khanal is surrounded by a herd of fans. Well-built and muscular, Khanal, who represented the Western Development Region team in the recently-concluded Prime Minister Cup, is getting used to all the attention by now.