Nepal require 226 runs to qualify for 2018 U-19World Cup

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016

    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. 

    full story »

    NOC expects fuel supply to ease

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 11 2016
    The Nepal Oil Corporation on Wednesday said fuel supply constraints would ease in the Kathmandu Valley from next week.

    full story »

    Parliament passes condolence motion on demise of Koirala

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 11 2016
    A meeting of the Legislature-Parliament has unanimously passed a condolence motion on the demise of former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala on Thursday.

    full story »

    Main News

    Congress first family faces uncertain future

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    Age was not quite on his side. Nor was his health condition. But vigour certainly was. Till a few days ago Sushil Koirala was gearing up for the Nepali Congress’s 13th General Convention (GC) and running for a second term for the party presidency. But Koirala suddenly died on Tuesday.
    full story »

    Nepali woman languishing in Indian jail for eight months

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    A Nepali woman from Those-2 in Ramechhap district has been languishing in an Indian jail for the past eight months.
    full story »

    Koirala’s final rites performed with state honours

    Post Report, Feb 11 2016
    The last rites of former prime minister and Nepali Congress President Sushil Koirala were performed according to Hindu rituals at the Pashupati Aryaghat in Kathmandu on Wednesday.
    full story »

    Money

    Sports

    Nepal on Tuesday won one each silver and bronze medal in the ongoing South Asian Games (SAG), taking its medal tally to 15.

    Biswa Budha Magar won Silver in Wushu and Taradevi Pun won bronze in women’s 75 kg weight lifting. The tally soared to 15 with1 gold, 5 silver and 9 bronze medals.

    Thirteen-year-old Gaurika Singh, who has already won 2 bronze in swimming made another national record today by completing 50-metre backstroke in 31.78 seconds, beating her own record. She has made three national records in the ongoing games.

    Health & Style

    Saturday Features

    No party for young men

    SARIN GHIMIRE
    With the 13th General Convention of Nepali Congress around the bend, youth leaders are hoping to break the glass ceiling

    The tales we tell

    Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
    The annual Swasthani Brata Katha commenced on January 31. This festival, based on the holy Hindu book Skandapuran, attracts devotees from across the country to the Sali river—a hub for the festival—in Sankhu, 17km from the Capital.

    In exile

    Atul K Thakur
    Well argued, well attempted—Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights is among the most readable works of Salman Rushdie

    Desis know best

    Guffadi
    Let us congratulate our Madhesi netas for running across the border to seek blessings from Bihari politicians regarding their protest programmes. It’s not only the clowns from Madhes but almost everyone except Bijukche who get both moral and financial support from the Desis to enhance their political career.

    Nepali patience and heritage conservation

    Dipesh Risal
    What is being violated is the shared cultural heritage of Kathmandu. Every person that calls Kathmandu his or her home should be outraged

    Post-festival dispatch

    Pranaya SJB Rana
    The Nepal Literature Festival 2016 was an illuminating and ultimately humbling experience for this scribe

    The chaos of Ra Mailo

    Timothy Aryal
    Ra Mailo, a Nepali contexualisation of French playwright Jean Anouilh’s 1967 play, evokes the absurdities of life

    A stitch in time saves nine

    Lucia de Vries
    How is it possible for puppies to survive when they live in neighbourhoods that want to get rid of them?

    Congratulations!

    Guffadi
    Let’s hope that one day, we will learn to honour and respect honest folks instead of bowing down to corrupt clowns. Let’s hope tomorrow will be a better day