3 dead as truck plunges off bridge in Dhading

Post Report, DHADING, Jun 23 2017
Photo courtesy: Facebook via Sarita Shrestha
Three people were killed when a truck plunged off the Hugdikhola Bridge at Jogimara in Dhading on Friday.

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Electric structures to be laid underground in Capital

Kathmandu, Jun 23 2017
Stranded wires at Anamnagar, Kathmandu. Photo captured on April 11, 2017.Milan Adhikari
The government is planning to lay electric devices and structures including the cables underground as such unplanned infrastructures are worsening the beauty of the metropolis.

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Main News

Economic prosperity essential to challenge India: Bhattarai

Post Report, Jun 23 2017
Former Prime Minister and coordinator of Naya Shakti Nepal Baburam Bhattarai has remarked that economic prosperity is crucial to challenge the discriminatory behaviour of India.
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RJP-N to withdraw support to govt: Hridayesh Tripathi

Narayan Sharma, Jun 23 2017
Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal (RJP-N) on Friday announced to withdraw its support to the government.
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4 held in connection to Mahottari gang-rape

Post Report, Jun 23 2017
Police have arrested four individuals in connection to a gang-rape incident that took place at Aurahi in Mahottari district on June 11.
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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

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.

Local boy Bhupendra Thapa struck an unbeaten half century as Nepal Storms defeated Bangladesh Tigers by seven wickets in the Asian Club Premier League (ACPL) Twenty20 cricket tournament on Wednesday. 

Batting first, Tigers were skittled out for just 148 runs in 19.1 overs before Storms reached 150-4 in 16.4 overs. Thapa, who was sold for INR 100,000 in the auction was unbeaten on 51 from 37 deliveries. Dishant Yadav also chipped in an invaluable 46 from 35 balls, while Pawan Chandel contributed 23 runs. Pawan Kumar picked up 2-19, while Sanket Sahu was the only other Tigers bowler to have success with the ball. 

Earlier, Panchal top scored for Tigers with an 18-ball 30, while Sanjog Binkar (27) and Sagir Ul Hasan (18) were other notable contributors. Malwinder picked up 3-20 for Storms with skipper Haseeb Amjad (2-5) and Yadav (2-24) also taking two wickets each. 

In another match, Dubai Warriors brushed aside Sri Lankan Lions by 21 runs. Warriors amassed a tournament-high 189-9 with half centuries from Abdul Shakoor and Dawood Ejaz before Lions were shut down for 168-3 as aggressive knocks from Nishan Samarakkody and Dinesh Nakrani going in vain. 

Nakrani made 72 from 41 balls and Samarakkody contributed 63 off 43 before retiring hurt. Sandeep Singh took two wickets for Warriors. Subhanshu Sahu was unbeaten on 17 runs. Warriors had a strong start after their openers Shakoor struck a 31-ball 56 and Ravi Verma made 27-ball 30. Ejaz did the rest smashing a 19-ball 56. Samarakkody and Mohammed Nizamuddin picked up two wickets each.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

Down the yellow road

Swati Shrestha, Jun 18 2017
It was raining outside when Kanchhi started drawing with the wind outside her window. The soft pellets of rain melting on her skin, the wind playing with her hair. The others on the bus were fast asleep as stars glittered across the night sky, Kanchhi was the only one awake and the child inside her wanted her to play in the rain.
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Saturday Features

Lest we forget

Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
Last week, following a characteristically long, and occasionally barbed, tirade by KP Sharma Oli and a conspicuously short cameo by Sher Bahadur Deuba in the Parliament, Pushpa Kamal Dahal walked up to the pulpit and began his speech by admitting he was unsure about how long his own address should be, given the two starkly different precedents.

You reap what you sow

MOHAN GURAGAIN
Last month the Newars of the Valley paid homage to the Rato Matsyendranath with a month long jatra inviting bountiful harvest. Amid the din of the jhyali, and pomp and fanfare, revellers followed the Rain God’s chariot as it made its way from one tole to another in Patan’s urban core.

Oh boy, women bleed!

Shradha Giri Bohora
Menstruation is a taboo. No one talks about it. Women do not openly purchase sanitary napkins. We pretend we don’t menstruate. We refrain from talking about our period at homes and at work places.

Mountain medicine

Prakash Chandra Timilsena
When they said a hospital in Lukla, I’d imagined a bereft, ill-equipped, shanty characteristic of government health posts outside major urban centres in the country.

The award conundrum

Timothy Aryal
In December last year, at the Nepal Film Technicians’ Awards, the film Pashupati Prasad was awarded the Best Film Award; the director of the film, Dipendra K Khanal,

An Artist Redefined

Saransika Pandey
I always like to keep an eye out for path-breaking Nepali music videos, and Jazz Productions has been able to continually surprise viewers with their quality and execution.

Spring on Everest

SANGAM PRASAIN
Sixty odd years since it was first scaled by Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay Sherpa in 1953, Mount Everest continues to occupy a prominent space in the human imagination.

What matters when hiring a great team?

Pranjal Ghimire
Hiring a winning team is no small feat. If you do it right you gain employees that treat the company as their own, and will work hard to overcome all the hurdles that come their way

Home is not a place, it’s a feeling

I was born and raised in Patan, but Bungamati, where I spent most of my school holidays as a child, has always felt like home.