Update: Marpak accident victims brought to Kathmandu for treatment (with photos)

  • Death toll rises to 19
Post Report, Sep 27 2016
The death toll in the bus accident at Marpak of Dhading district has climbed to 19, after an injured passenger succumbed to injuries during treatment at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Kathmandu.
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PM assures Morcha on registering constitution amendment proposal before Dashain

Post Report, Kathmandu, Sep 27 2016
Leaders affiliated to Madhesi Morcha called on Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to talk about the constitution amendment at his official residence in Baluwatar on Tuesday.

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20 Nepalis in UK jail

Nabin Pokhrel, Kathmandu, Sep 27 2016
At least 20 Nepalis are currently serving jail term in England and Wales, according to a data provided by the United Kingdom Foreign & Commonwealth Office.

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Main News

17 killed, 20 injured in Dhading bus accident (Update)

Harihar Singh Rathour, Sep 27 2016
At least 17 people have died and 20 others injured in a bus accident at Lapang in Marpak-6 of Dhading district on Tuesday, local police said.
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Jagadamba Rhinos defeat Kantipur Gurkhas for first EPL win

Post Report, Sep 27 2016
Jagadamba Rhinos defeated Kantipur Gurkhas by 11 runs to register their first win in the ongoing Everest Premier League T20 on Tuesday.
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Home Minister Nidhi visits Ghimire’s accident site in Chitwan

Post Report, Sep 27 2016
Deputy Prime Minister and Home Minister Bimelandra Nidhi on Tuesday visited the accident site in Chitwan where former Home Minister and Finance Minister Madhav Ghimire went missing in the Trishuli river along with his two brothers since Sunday.
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Money

Sports

Jagadamba Rhinos defeated Kantipur Gurkhas by 11 runs to register their first win in the ongoing Everest Premier League T20 on Tuesday.

Winning the toss and fielding first, Gurkhas completed on 113 for 8 chasing Rhinos 125 runs target.

Gurkhas batsmen Sandip Jhora (42) and Anil Sah (28) were the only notable performer during the run chase.

Rhinos Sompal Kami was the most successful batsman with 44 runs. Subendu Panday also contributed 21 for the total.

Chaur Recreational Centre of Bansbari opened the highest cash-prized Red Bull Futsal League with a thrilling 3-2 win over Dhuku Futsal Hub of Maharajgunj on Monday.

Playing at their own turf, Ranjit Shrestha scored a brace and Ramesh Gurung added another for Chaur, while Sabin KC and Suraj Raut converted for Dhuku. Shrestha opened the scoring for Chaur only for KC to equalise for Dhuku. Dhuku then went ahead through a second half goal from Raut but Gurung brought Chaur back in the back with an equaliser. Man-of-the-match Shrestha had a last say as he struck again in the dying moments of the game to hand Chaur the victory.

Earlier in the inaugural game, Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) hammered hosts AMA Events 11-3. Basu Awale scored four goals, while Ayush Khadka and Prajit Shakya added three goals each for NSJF. Nishal Rai also hit the target for NSJF.

Former national team skippers Bal Gopal Maharjan, Upendra Man Singh and Rakesh Shrestha inaugurated the final round of the 16-team tournament. The final 16 teams were confirmed following the selection round held at different venues. The teams have been divided into two groups of eight with Adarsha Futsal, Baneshwor Recreation Centre, Busy Brother, Chaur Recreation Centre, Dhuku Futsal Hub, Harisiddhi Futsal, Highway Futsal and Emporial Futsal drawn in Group ‘A’.

Group ‘B’ consists of Kirtipur, Kumari, Rajani, Samkhushi, Sankhamul, Tahachal and White Horse. Each team will play the other at home and away format with the winners from each group to play for the title. The champions will earn one million rupees and runners-up will take home Rs 500,000. Each team consists of 12 players, one coach and a manager.

The best player of the tournament and the best goalkeeper will be presented with Rs 50,000 each. The tournament is the biggest futsal event of the country in terms of cash prize offered to the champions and runners-up.

Health & Style

Fiction Park

The wind in his hair

Sajana Acharya, Sep 25 2016
Science believes that the more similar the two worlds are the people get stuck with each other. Maybe we two are more than similar, which is why I am drawn to his world
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Saturday Features

Bodhisattvas and Bodhichittas of Timal (photo feature)

Kathmandu’s urban sprawl and congestion is frustrating at its Saturday best and downright soul-crushing during a Monday ‘office-time’ traffic jam. You may love this chaotic city, you may hate it, or you may love-to-hate it, but one thing is for certain, any prolonged stay in the Capital gets

Many cooks sweeten the broth

ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
House of Snow presents a well-curated sliver of works that highlight the richness and variety of Nepal’s literary contribution

Fragments

Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
Again tonightThere is thunder and lightningA busy world is sound asleep.Screaming children and their crying mothers,Rebel sons and their silent fathers,Stoic daughters and their tired loversRocked to sleep by a quivering earthPerched on an axe blade.

Emperor strikes back!

Guffadi
Our politicians and civil servants are beggars. They beg for petty little things. Why not think big?

The lost decades

SHREYA PAUDEL
Bhupi Sherchan is perhaps the most beloved and widely read poet in Nepali literature. His mastery over the free verse—that broke away from the archaic slokas that had once dominated Nepali poetry—and his eagerness to explore themes that were seldom written about, made his poetry both readable and relatable for the masses. Bhupi’s peerless genius is further underscored by the fact that his poems continue to remain widely popular and ever relevant to every new generation of readers; his magnum opus, Ghumne Mech Mathi Andho Manche, has seen 10 different editions since it was first published in 1968. Having recently sat through the anthology (in one frenzied sitting), I was left with two conclusions: the first that Bhupi was a visionary whose ideas were well and truly ahead of his time, and secondly that because his poems are still so hauntingly relevant in this day and age, it begs the question of what progress we have really made in these lost decades.

Triple delight

Timothy Aryal
Jyanmaya, a dramatisation of Sarubhakta’s eponymous epic poem, presents a unique amalgamation of dance, poetry and music, all weaved into a tragic love affair

Forever Famished

RAJNEESH BHANDARI
Every year, Humla’s chronic food shortfall makes the headlines. Could new projects linking the district to China break the cycle?

The higher quest

CP ARYAL
Shortlisted for the Madan Puraskar, 2072, Ghanashyam Khadka’s Nirvana revisits the question of if spiritual healing could indeed be the ultimate therapy

Emperor’s vacation!

Guffadi
Our Emperor is in India with his jumbo entourage. As usual, our corrupt government is good at wasting our taxpayers’ money on such visits.