All-party meet begins at Baluwatar

    Post Report, Feb 12 2016

    An all-party meeting has begun at Prime Minister KP Oli's official residence in Baluwatar. 

    According to PM's press coordinator, Chetan Adhikari, 30 political parties represented in the Legislature-Parliament have been summoned to discuss the formation of  political mechanism to resolve the dispute over federal state borders. 

    Prior to this, Prime Minister KP Oli held a meeting of three major parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist)—at Baluwatar.

    The members of joint taskforce from three parties formed to hold talks with agitating Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) were also present at the meeting.

    A source privy to the development said that the meeting discussed PM Oli’s upcoming visit to India and formation of a political mechanism to settle the row over federal state demarcation raised by Madhesi Morcha.

    Earlier today, a meeting of taskforce comprising representatives from major parties and Madhesi Morcha decided to form the mechanism by Sunday. The mechanism is likely to forge understanding, before PM’s India visit, on settling the state demarcation row within three months.

    Present in the meeting are UML leaders Jhalanath Khanal, Madhav Nepal, NC leaders Ram Chandra Poudel, Sher Bahadur Deuba and UCPN (M) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal.

    Likewise taskforce members Mahesh Acharya from NC, Bhim Rawal from UML and Dinanath Sharma from UCPN (M) are also present at the meeting. Sharma is substituting Krishna Bahadur Mahara, who is the taskforce member.

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    Nepali Women Football team enter SAG finals

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    Post Report, Feb 12 2016
    The Nepal women’s national football team has reached the final of 12th South Asian games after playing a draw against India on Friday.
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    Joint task force agrees to form mechanism to settle state demarcation row

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    The major parties--Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist)--and Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha (SLMM) have agreed to form a mechanism to resolve the dispute over federal state border demarction.

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    Campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar kick-starts

    RSS, Kathmandu, Feb 12 2016
    In a bid to keep Singh Durbar greenery and tidy, ‘the campaign to tidy up Singha Durbar, make it greenery and manage garden’ has started.

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    Main News

    Govt preparing to hold local body elections: DPM Thapa

    LAL PRASAD SHARMA, Feb 12 2016
    Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Kamal Thapa has said that the government is making necessary preparations to hold local body elections and the major parties are inching closer to an agreement on the same.
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    Baggage claim still a nightmare at TIA

    SANGAM PRASAIN, Feb 12 2016
    Nepal’s sole international airport Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has undergone massive changes after the government started conducting regular inspections amid scathing media reports about bad service, but retrieving one’s luggage at the arrival lounge remains a nightmare.
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    Poaching still a major threat to tigers

    PRAGATI SHAHI, Feb 12 2016
    Arrests of poachers and seizures of tiger parts in the past one year have again put a spotlight on poaching in Nepal.
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    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. 

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