Phase III local polls: Election results of 123 local units declared so far

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    The results of third phase local level elections for 123 out of 136 local units have been declared so far.
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    PM Deuba addresses UNGA, says global challenges reinforce role and responsibility of UN

      Sep 24 2017
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      Results a precursor to season of alliance?

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      Leaving out experts’ suggestions will have consequences: Dr KC

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      More people picking BP Highway over Thankot

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      The BP Highway offers a shorter link between Kathmandu and the eastern Tarai.Post file photo
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      Upper Trishuli 3A Hydroelectric Project: Chinese bank renews loan grace period

      BIBEK SUBEDI, Kathmandu, Sep 24 2017
      The Export-Import (Exim) Bank of China has renewed the grace period of the loan provided to Upper Trishuli 3A Hydroelectric Project by four-and-a-half years.

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      Rautes in Dailekh get help for Dashain festival (With photos)

      Post Report, Dailekh, Sep 24 2017
      Rautes in Dailekh district have received help from the Home Ministry to celebrate this year's Dashain festival.

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      UML wins Jeetpur Simaraha Sub-metro, NC wins Mahagadimai municipality

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      UN Secretary-General Guteress lauds Nepal's elections

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      Nepal take on Palestine in their last Group ‘D’ match of the AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers on Sunday as the hosts eye an unlikely qualification to the finals at the APF grounds in Halchowk. 
       
      While the winners from each pool are guaranteed a spot in next year’s finals, the five best runners-up from 10 groups will also go through. Nepal are currently third in the four-team Group ‘D’ with just one point to their name and even a victory might not suffice in taking them through. Iraq lead the table with six points and will meet India in their final match on Sunday. Even a draw in Sunday’s early game will be enough for Iraq to go through, while India will finish runners-up and open up their chances instead. 
       
      Provided India — on four points — lose on Sunday, Nepal must beat Palestine by a margin that should be enough in leapfrogging their South Asian neighbours in the standings in terms of goal difference. Nepal have minus one goal difference and India, who played a 2-2 draw against Nepal, have plus three following their 3-0 victory over Palestine in the Qualifiers’ opener. If Nepal manage to finish as unlikely runners-up in Group ‘D’, their fate will still be determined by how other runners-up fare in remaining nine pools. 
       
      “To keep our faint hopes of qualification, we have no other option but to beat Palestine in the last game. But I am afraid that it may still be insufficient for us to finish the best runners-up,” Nepal’s coach Sunil Shrestha had said after the draw over India on Friday. Making their intent clear for the last match, India coach Bibiano Fernandes said: “We will go for all three points against Iraq to ensure we finish top of the standings and qualify for the finals.” 
       
      Iraqi coach Ali Hadi Mohsin is also adamant of returning home with hundred percent winning record and didn’t care much on their status as table toppers. “We are not yet qualified and will take next match the same way we have been taking everything so far. We take all opponents as a tough ones and our next game against India will be no exception,” said Mohsin.
       
      Group D Points Table
      Team P W D L GF GA Pts
      Iraq 2 2 0 0 5 0 6
      India 2 1 1 0 5 2 4
      Nepal 2 0 1 1 2 3 1
      Palestine 2 0 0 2 0 7 0

      Nepal defeated Maldives 2-0 in the Saff U-18 Championship football tournament at the Changlimithang Stadium in Thimpu, Bhutan on Friday. The win was first for Nepal after crashing to a shock 1-0 defeat to hosts Bhutan in their tournament opener.

      Nepal are currently at the third spot of the five-team round robin league tournament with three points. Bangladesh, who had beaten India and Maldives, are tied on six points from two consecutive victories with Bhutan but lead the table on goal difference. Winless Maldives, who suffered their third consecutive defeat, are out of title contention.

      Nepal went ahead in the game with an early seventh minute goal from Roman Limbu after the defender took full advantage of communication lapse between Maldivian defenders and goalkeeper. Nepal continued to dominate the game and went 2-0 up with Rajin Subba heading home in the 57th minute.

      The win margin could have been even bigger for Nepal had Abhishek Rijal not hit the bar in a penalty, awarded in the dying moments of the game.

      Nepal created numerous goal scoring chances in the game but failed to add to their tally. “We wanted to score more goals and in the rush our boys wasted other chances that came our way,” Nepal coach Chhiring Lopsang Gurung told the Bhutanese FA.

      Nepal will now meet leaders Bangladesh in their next match on Sunday where only a win can keep them alive in contention for title. (PR)

      Hosts Nepal take on familiar foes India in their crucial AFC U-16 Championship Qualifiers Group ‘D’ match at the APF grounds in Halchowk, Kathmandu, on Friday.

      Having lost their opening match 1-0 to holders Iraq on Wednesday, the match will be a do-or-die for the home team. A win over India will ignite the home team’s qualification hopes while a draw or defeat almost certainly end their hopes of making it to the finals in Malaysia next year. Only the pool winners and five best runners-up from the 10 groups are assured of qualification to the finals. 

      Unlike Nepal, India made a winning start to their campaign seeing off Palestine 3-0 on Wednesday at the same venue. A win over the hosts will put them close to qualification depending on the results of other fixtures. “We have not other option but to win on Friday,” Nepal coach Sunil Shrestha said. “We will give our best and our boys are motivated as they know victory in the two remaining games will keep them very much in the race to qualification,” said Shrestha, who suffered two defeats against the same team a month earlier in Kathmandu during the Saff U-15 Championship. 

      Nepal lost both the matches 2-1, first in the group stage and in the final of Saff Championship held on August 23-27. Shrestha was not worried about the past results. “Despite the recent defeats against the same squad, our boys believe that the tight nature of those games put them in good stead.” Shrestha said he was considering to field the same starting XI that played against Iraq. “Some of our players sustained minor injuries and so we will finalise our squad after assessing their status.” 

      As India had to come from behind to beat Nepal in the Saff U-15 Championship final, they are not taking the home team lightly. With India set to play holders Iraq in their last match, coach Bibiano Fernandes had said on Wednesday: “The Qualifiers is completely different from Saff Championship and I think Iraq will be the tough opponent.” India are on top of the four-team standing with three points, ahead of Iraq only on goal difference. Iraq take on Palestine in the first match at the same venue.   

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      The Art of Tenderising Meat

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      Saturday Features

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      Marching to the tune of history

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