Govt decision to scrap Budhi Gandaki project will be overturned: Oli

    Post Report, Nov 20 2017
    CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli has claimed that the next government will overturn the government’s decision to scrap the deal to build Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project
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    Prime Minister directs for security arrangement

      Nov 20 2017
      Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has directed the security officials to provide full security to the people in view of upcoming elections.
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      Ramechhap’s Bethan declared riot zone from Tuesday

      TIKA PRASAD BHATTA, RAMECHHAP, Nov 20 2017
      Ramechhap administration has decided to declare Bethan area of the district as riot zone from Tuesday in view of possible confrontation as election rallies of left alliance and Nepali Congress are set to coincide.

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      US calls for peaceful elections in Nepal

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Nov 20 2017
      The United States (US) has said it is alarmed by recent attacks on political candidates and condemned any attempt to impede the electoral process through the use of violence.

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      BoP surplus for 1st time this fiscal yr

      Post Report, Kathmandu, Nov 20 2017
      Nepal’s balance of payments finally reverted to a surplus in the third month of the current fiscal year, although the current account deficit widened sharply from the previous year due to deceleration in remittance inflow and rising imports, the latest report of the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) says.

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      NA team defuse IED near poll candidate’s house in Rasuwa

      Post Report, RASUWA, Nov 20 2017
      A team of Nepal Army defused a bomb that was found at Lahare, Uttargaya Rural Municipality-5 in Rasuwa district on Monday. The bomb was found at 7 am this morning near the house of federal election candidate Mohan Acharya.

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      PM Deuba, UML Chairman Oli console bereaved Dahal

      Post Report, Nov 20 2017
      Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and CPN-UML Chairman KP Sharma Oli extended condolences to CPN (Maoist Chairman) Pushpa Kamal Dahal who is bereaved following the untimely demise of his son Prakash Dahal.
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      Candidate’s son held for anti-poll activities in Rolpa

      KASHIRAM DANGI, Nov 20 2017
      The son of CPN (Maoist Centre) Kathmandu-6 electoral candidate, Jhakku Subedi, has been arrested by Rolpa police on the suspicion of carrying out anti-election activities.
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      Will vote if our concerns are addressed: Landslide survivors

      LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Nov 20 2017
      The landslide victims in Dundephant of Kaski say they shall vote for the candidate who would help them resettle and take initiative to control water-induced disasters in the area.
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      A private television station in the Afghan capital came under attack on Tuesday by a number of gunmen who broke into the building after an explosion, Reuters reported quoting officials.

      A tweet from the station’s Twitter account said staffers reported several casualties inside the building and staff members reached by telephone said between two and five people appeared to have been killed.

      Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid said casualties were feared but he said the number was still unclear.

      He said the attack began with an explosion at the gate of the station followed by gunmen who stormed in. One of the attackers was killed immediately but others fought off security forces with hand grenades.

      As the attack unfolded, Shamshad TV, a Pashto language broadcaster, stopped normal programing, transmitting only a still image.

      There was no immediate indication of the identity of the attackers but Taliban insurgents issued an immediate denial that they were involved.

      The attack is the latest in a series of assaults on Afghan journalists and media workers. Last year seven members of Afghanistan’s largest private television station, Tolo, were killed by a Taliban suicide bomber.

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      Sports

      A nine-member Nepali football team was announced on Sunday for 2018 Street Child World Cup slated for May 19-27 in Moscow, Russia. 

      Shelter Ashraya Nepal, a non-government organisation, has initiated Nepal’s participation in the World Cup to be organised before the Fifa World Cup scheduled for June 14 to July 15 same year. The tournament will feature 24 teams—12 each in boys’ and girls’ categories—of U-17 age category from 22 countries. But Nepal will field only boys’ team for the event. The seven-a-side tournament will be played over 40 minutes. 
      The Nepali players were picked after organising a three-day selection tournament in September in Kathmandu. The selection tournament was held between 14 teams of 15 institutions who have been giving shelter to street children and orphans. According to Khusbu Oli, the president of Shelter Ashraya, head coach Rajan Neupane and Anfa coach Nabin Maharjan facilitated them is selecting the squad. “The selected players are undergoing training with Anfa assistance. We believe the players will represent whole Nepal in the World Cup rather than specific institutions,” said Oli. 
      Besides the nine players, Shelter Ashraya also selected five reserved players. Aron Karki is the goalkeeper of the team while Manbir Lama and Bikash Timsina are 
      the defenders. 
      Rohan Bhusal, Ramesh Shah, Sachin BK and Santosh Khatri are the midfielders. Harsha Thakuri and Pawan Shahi are the strikers. The five reserved players include Bishal Badi, Raju, Rosan Kami, Raju Badi and Jiwit Kumar Tharu. 

      Nepal take on hosts Thailand on the inaugural day of the Asian zone ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in Bangkok on Monday. 

      The top two teams after the round robin league, in the six-nation event, will meet in the final and qualify for 2018 ICC Women's World T20 Global Qualifiers in the Netherlands. Apart from Nepal and hosts Thailand, others in the fray include Hong Kong, China, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Malaysia. Nepal next play Hong Kong the following day before tackling the UAE on Thursday, Malaysia on Friday and China on Sunday. Top two teams from the round robin league will play for the title on November 27. (PR)

      Himalayan Sherpa Club advanced to the semi-finals of the first Chandragiri Gold Cup football tournament with a 3-0 rout of Nepal Armed Police Force (APF) Club in Naikap on Friday. Heman Gurung scored a brace and Piyus Henry added the third goal for the Sherpas. 

      Sherpas will now take on Tribhuvan Army Club on Sunday for a place in the final. The other semi-final pits Friends Club against Sankata on Saturday.

      Gurung gave Sherpas an early 14th minute lead, converting a fierce shot from the edge of the box. Man-of-the-match Gurung doubled his team’s tally in the 74the minute as the forward cut past three APF defenders before firing home the goal. Henry rubbed more salts to the APF would scoring the third in the 87th minute.

      The champions will walk away with Rs 500,000 and the runners-up will receive Rs 250,000. The best player and top scorer of the tournament are assured of Rs 30,000 cash rewards. (PR)

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      Saturday Features

      Federal express

      MOHAN GURAGAIN
      When the results of my grade 10 national examinations, then known as the SLC, were announced 22 years ago, my elder brother was in Tehrathum’s headquarters Myanglung—a small isolated town in the remote eastern hills.

      Follow the money!

      Guffadi
      Our Election Commission (EC) wallahs tell our political parties to follow the election code of conduct but as always, our chors know only how to break the rules and not worry because they can get away with it.

      There is no self-plagiarism

      Pratyoush Onta
      Plagiarism in intellectual work is stealing someone else’s ideas and/or words and passing them on as one’s own. For academics in many parts of the world, it is a career-ending moral crime because our enterprise of knowledge production relies fundamentally on trust between member practitioners.

      Janakpur 10 years later

      Ten years is a long time. People change, places change, even your perspective changes. What then struck me as refreshing is that when I recently revisited Janakpur, after 10 years, I felt that much of this vibrant city had stayed the same.

      Beyond what meets the eye

      Abha Dhital
      Kathmandu’s stock as an artistic city that hosts art exhibitions throughout the year is burgeoning. But it is not often that one gets to visit the studio of an artist and see what goes behind bringing the final product available for public viewing.

      The root of conflict

      Nhooja Tuladhar
      A visit to Siddhartha Art Gallery in Babermahal in the next few weeks will set you up for an encounter with some large-scale paintings depicting, mostly centrally composed, nude human figures painted using a palette dominated by hues of ochre, umber and sienna.

      From the margins

      KAMAL DEV BHATTARAI
      While many voters across the nation have a premonition that political candidates will become indifferent to their needs once elected into office, Muslims voters living in the Far-Western hills of Province 7 lament that the candidates vying for electoral seats have not even stopped to listen to their plights.

      Nepal as a Dharma destination

      Sandesh Ghimire
      Near the foothills of Chandragiri, in a spacious front yard, German national Hannah Wiggenhauser is busy memorising mantras for a shamanic ritual.

      Reflections in a single mirror

      Atul K Thakur
      Given the ongoing political turmoil in Pakistan, it is a daunting task to come to terms with the reality of the situation by finding the right expressions.