10 petrol tankers, 70 containers enter after blockade lifted

  • More awaiting clearance
Post Report, Oct 04 2015
A truck enters into the Nepali border from Panitanki entry point.
Goods carrying trucks and containers have started to enter the Nepali border following the Indian directive to lift the unofficial blockade to Nepal.
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India decides to lift restrictions

    Devendra Bhattarai, Oct 04 2015
    Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has instructed its agencies to lift the unofficial blockade against Nepal, ending 11-day restrictions on Nepal-bound cargo trucks and freights.
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    Nepse up on bonus shares issuance

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 04 2015
    Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) rose 18.65 points to close at 1,178.74 points last week.

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    Main News

    Nepal has lots of opportunities to grow

    Oct 04 2015
    Benyamin Ismail is the CEO of AirAsia X, a Malaysian low-cost airline which entered the Nepali market in June 2012.
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    Demystifying Deepa

    Oct 04 2015
    When Deepashree Niraula started her career as an actress back in 1992, the TV industry was still in its infancy
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    The Not So Great Storywriter

    Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
    He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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    Already hit by division and widespread criticism over poor governance, the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) hit a new low after the National Sports Council (NSC) on Friday sought categorical clarification over 15 different issues.

    Indicating that the dissatisfaction shown by international cricket governing bodies and cricketers was not helping in the development of the game, the country’s supreme sports governing body has deemed the current committee of CAN ineligible to run cricket in the country.
    “The development of cricket is not possible without solving the long standing dispute within CAN. Instead of correcting its mistakes it has repeatedly committed more of them,” an NSC letter submitted to CAN read.
    Among the issues that NSC sought clarification include CAN’s inability to fetch the grant of over Rs 40 million from the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), not recruiting coaching staffs for the national cricket team, losing the hosting rights of ICC U-19 Global Qualifier, poor handling of its Chief Executive Officer and coach Pubudu Dassanayake.
    The cricket governing body is asked to report to NSC with clarification in the next five days beginning from Friday or else prepare punishment according to the Sports Development Act and Regulation 1991-92 which includes the reformation of any sport’s governing body or to the extent of dissolution of the body.
    It was another blow for CAN whose 10 office bearers, including President Tanka Aangbuhang and General Secretary Ashok Nath Pyakurel, from the 31-member central committee are fighting corruption charges
    with two members already resigning from the committee and two pulled out by
    the NSC.

    Issues raised by Sports council


    •     CAN’s inability to acquire over Rs 40 million grant from ACC
    •     Failure to recruit coaching staffs for a long-term contract despite ICC directives
    •     Reasons behind losing hosting rights of ICC U-19 Global Qualifiers; Improper handling of its CEO and Finance Manager
    •     Reasons for delaying contract extention for coach Pubudu Dassanayake
    •     Inability to clear arrears of more than Rs 17 million
    •     Accountability for Rs 60 million ICC grant that CAN is about to be deprived of
    •     Reasons for not paying the lease amount for using Tribhuvan University ground
    •     Inability to organise national tournaments—men’s and women’s—for which NSC had released Rs 6 million. Reasons for organising only women’s event
    •     Inability to implement its board decisions
    •     Unable to provide scholarships to the members of the ACC U-16 Premier title winning team
    •     Unwillingness to review Nepal’s dismal showing in the ICC World Twenty20 Qualifiers
    •     Reluctance to come up with development plans despite repeated calls for proposal from sports ministry, government and NSC
    •     Reasons for not retrieving the Rs 8.4 million from the CAN office-bearers as directed by the Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority. The fine was imposed by the ICC
    •     Reasons for not informing NSC about an incident of team physiotherapist in Ireland during the World T20 Qualifiers.
    •     Clarification on media reports over sacking Paras Khadka as national team skipper


    Nepal got off to a worst possible start in the AFC U-19 Championship Qualifiers crashing to a humiliating 10-0 defeat in their opening match against hosts Iran on Friday.

    Riding high on their recent title triumph of the Saff U-19 Championship, Nepal went into the tournament in confidence but Iran virtually took the match away by the end of the first half racing to a 5-0 lead at the Samen Al-Aeme Stadium in Masshad, Tehran.
    The defeat was a huge blow to Nepal’s hopes of qualifying for next year’s Finals even as the runners-up from the group. Nepal will now take on Kuwait in their second match on Thursday. Ten Group winners and five best runners-up will qualify for the 2016 AFC U-19 Championship Finals. Bahrain are already assured of the Finals berths as hosts.
    Reza Chaab gave Iran the lead in the first minute of the game before Nima Mokhtari put them 2-0 up in the second. Chaab made it 3-0 in the 12th minute and Ali Shojaei netted the fourth in the 31st minute. Mokhatri brought up his second in the 44th minute to end the first half 5-0.
    Reza Shekari poured in sixth goal for the hosts with a 55th minute penalty after Tsering Gurung fouled an Iranian player inside the area. Out of sorts after the first half, Nepal conceded four more goals in the last 10 minutes of the game.

    Health & Style

    Fiction Park

    The Not So Great Storywriter

    Uttam Paudel, Oct 04 2015
    He yells with a mouth wide open enough for a swallow to nest in. Panting and gasping, he moves his hands and eyes all over his body, to check if he has transformed into a woman just as in one of his unfinished stories
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    Saturday Features

    The things left unsaid

    The things left unsaid
    take on strange powers,
    especially at night.

    Rage against the machine

    When the earthquake struck five months ago, it felt as though it had shaken the nation’s core for the better. The media, for the first time in ages, seemed to have been forced toinform people about things apart from what leaders said or did on a particular day.

    Bumbling Clowns

    We know that our incompetent government and our lazy civil servants really don’t know how to run this country. So let us not be surprised that our government has no clue how to resolve the crisis in Tarai and work with India to let the goods stranded in the border to enter our land.

    Let there be sight

    I’ve never seen anything like it. The transformations I’ve been witnessing, have stirred me for life, to say the least.A woman’s being able to see once again, after three years of blindness—imagine what that feels like.

    Chronicling a legend

    Timothy Aryal
    The first scene opens with motion pictures on the wall, accompanied by noises, narrating the Mahabharata as it appears in BP Koirala’s shortest novel, Modi Aayin. Excerpts from BP’s novels and short stories are staged inthe form of vignettes woven into the play.

    Clash of the worlds

    Preena Shrestha
    There are attempts at something resembling self-reflexivity in the newly released Highway to Dhampus. In what can be read as almost a personal disclaimer on the part of director Rick McFarland...

    No end in sight

    Rajesh Khanal
    Raj Kumar Kunwar, a taxi driver who hails from Sindhupalchok, has been waiting for a day and a half to fill up his cab’s tank. Kunwar, who is currently in queue at the Nepal Police-owned petrol pump in Naxal, just to receive about nine litres of petrol, says he has been operating his taxi only once in three days for the last week.

    Medical education in jeopardy

    Manish Gautam
    In the immediate aftermath of the earthquakes, which occurred earlier this year, the hospitals in the country struggled to cope with providing services.

    I will live on. Despite you

    Dipti Sherchan
    They say I have become a woman, a state-less woman, an invisible woman, a second class citizen, a third class existence, a blob of some sort gliding through public vehicles and busy streets. Thisparticular blob happens to also have two protruding blobs that constantly get grabbed and a gaping hole that is persistently abused. I do not know how I became this blob.