Gachhadar-led MJF Loktantrik withdraws support to Oli govt

    Post Report, Jul 23 2016
    Bijay Kumar Gachhadar-led Madhesi Janadhikar Forum Loktantrik has withdrawn support to KP Sharma Oli-led incumbent government.
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    More than 2500 homes inundated in Saptari

      Abdesh Kumar Jha, Jul 23 2016
      More than 2500 houses in Saptari district have been submerged in flood water due to swelling river triggered by incessant rain. Authorities have issued warnings to the residents of Shankarapur and Tilathika in the district to migrate to safer destination.
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      Parliament meet begins, deliberations continue on no-confidence motion

        Post Report, Jul 23 2016
        The Legislature-Parliament has started discussions on the no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, registered by CPN (Maoist Centre) and Nepali Congress, for the second consecutive day on Saturday.
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        Kathmandu Post Career Edufair kicks off

          Post Report, Jul 23 2016
          The fourth edition of The Kathmandu Post Career Edufair kicked off in Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Friday.
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          Dahal fires salvo at Oli as discussion on no-confidence motion starts

          Binod Ghimire, Kathmandu, Jul 23 2016
          Parliament on Friday began discussions on a no-confidence motion against Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli registered by the CPN (Maoist Centre) and the Nepali Congress following a deal between the parties to let House first table the three bills related to the budget.

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          Parliamentary discussion with CIAA chief postponed by two days

          Post Report, Kathmandu, Jul 23 2016
          Parliamentary discussion with Commission of Investigation of Abuse of Authority Chief Commissioner Lok Man Singh Karki to discuss the allegations that anti-graft body had interfered in exams of Kathmandu University has been postponed by two days.

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          Main News

          Youths take out rally in support of fasting Dr KC

          Post Report, Jul 23 2016
          Supporters of Dr Govinda KC have taken out a mass rally in Kathmandu on Saturday to express their support to the fasting doctor and pressurise concerned authorities to adhere to his demands.
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          Munich gunman was obsessed with mass shootings - police

          BBC, Jul 23 2016
          The gunman who killed nine people in Munich was a student obsessed with mass shootings and had no known links to the Islamic State group, German police say.
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          Thousands affected by floods, landslides

          POST DISTRICT BUREAU, Jul 23 2016
          Incessant rains have triggered more floods and landslides affecting thousands of people across the country. Continuous rainfall since Thursday night inundated around 500 homes at Ganeshpur, Gharbari Tole, Belaspur, Bhrikutinagar, Siddhartha Tole, Surkhet road and Karkado in Nepalgunj of Banke district.
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          Sports

          Sandeep Lamichhane, the mainstay of the Nepali national cricket team of late, has been a wonderful find by the former coach Pubudu Dassanayake.

          Impressed by his potential while on his visit to Chitwan, Dassanayake brought the kid to Kathmandu and nurtured him. The leg spinner did not disappoint the coach as he immediately broke into the U-19 squad. In January-February last year, the 16-year old played a key role in leading Nepal to their first ever quarter-finals in the ICC U-19 World Cup in Bangladesh. Lamichhane ended up as tournament’s second highest wicket-taker with 14 scalps.

          He also took a hat-trick in his five-wicket haul against Ireland. It was also fifth hat-trick in U-19 World Cup history. Lamichhane was likened to Australian legendary leg spinner Shane Warne and his videos of sharp-turning deliveries during the World Cup went viral in social media. The U-19 World Cup was his first international tournament before he impressed agains in Nepal’s ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) matches against Namibia in Kathmandu in April. The match against Namibia was his debut for senior team.

          He also had an opportunity to play alongside former Australia skipper Michael Clarke in the Hong Kong Blitz Twenty20 for Kowloon Cantons, a three-day event held on May 27-29. Impressed with his bowling skills, Clarke has offered Lamichhane a chance to play for his academy team—Michael Clarke Cricket Academy—in Sydney. He also represented Nepal in their historical game at Lord’s against Marylebone Cricket Club on Tuesday. 

          To add to his meteoric rise, Lamichhane has been nominated as one of the five nominees for the prestigious Pulsar Sports Award slated for Thursday. Lamichhane will contest for the People’s Choice award with women national team spiker Prativa Mali, table tennis player Nabita Shrestha, weightlifter Tara Devi Pun and footballer Nawayug Shrestha. The award is decided through SMS voting and Facebook likes.

          NSJF annually recognizes the sports personalities with awards in eight categories, evaluating on their achievements over the past one year. It had also announced five nominees each in the male, female, youth and coach of the year awards. The winners of lifetime achievement, special and para-athlete of the year award will be declared directly during the award function on Thursday.

          The 15-year-old national team volleyball player Prativa Mali has established herself as shining star in the Nepali sporting arena.

          Her rise in the national team belies her tender age as he was instrumental in Nepal’s runner-up finish during the South Asian Women’s Volleyball Championship held in Kathmandu two years ago. She was just 13 then.

          Since then she has matured a lot despite her age and also helped Nepal claim bronze medal in the 12th South Asian Games in India. Since star player Ramila Tandukar left New Diamond Academy, Mali has been the star player for the club. New Diamond participated in five national-level tournaments over the past one year and the club made it to the finals in four of them. Mali played a pivotal role in the club’s run to those finals. She was named the best player as New Diamond won the Open Volleyball Champion-ship in Pokhara. She also walked away with the best player award in two other events while also winning the best spiker honour in two others meaning she never returned empty handed in any of the five tournaments.

          She was rewarded for the sparkling performance with a nomination in the prestigious Pulsar Sports Award this year. Mali is one of the five nominees in the People’s Choice Award. She is contesting for the honour with table tennis player Nabita Shrestha, weightlifter Tara Devi Pun, cricketer Sandeep Lamichhane and footballer Nawayug Shrestha.  The award function is on Thursday.

          NSJF annually honours the sports personalities in eight categories, evaluating on their achievements over the past one year. It had also announced five nominees each in the male, female, youth and coach of the year awards. The winners of lifetime achievement, special and para-athlete of the year award will be declared directly during the award function on July 21.

           

           

           

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          Fiction Park

          The One Who Made a Difference

          Jomon Jose, Jul 17 2016
          It was on this trail that I first met Prem. Half way up the green mile, unable to go further I was sitting on a chuatara—a resting place made of stones—when I first saw her
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          Saturday Features

          One dog at a time

          Laxmi Prasad Ngakhusi
          The streets of Kathmandu—the city millions call home—are almost always full of life. Around every corner, amid every galli, you will find people from all walks of life. But these gallis are not just home to puny humans. These gallis are also home to a pack of a different kind—your ever-present friendly neighbourhood dogs. You will see at least one in each of these winding lanes, without fail.

          Life on the edge

          MOHAN GURAGAIN
          In his debut venture, Mitra Prasad Uprety maintains a delicate balance between spiritual meditation and humanitarian thought

          Border connections

          Atul K Thakur
          The old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’ is not yet totally irrelevant. It makes sense to you when you negotiate through the Nepal-India borders, which are open but not really friendly. Having lived and travelled across most the prominent borders entry points between these two countries, I have experienced over the years the sheer hollowness of oft-repeated claims of ‘friendly ties’.

          All hail the number game

          SARIN GHIMIRE
          At a time when the country is struggling with implementing the new constitution, the present political vacuum is highly unfortunate

          Let it go!

          Guffadi
          It seems that politicians in our Shark region want to hang on to power until they drop dead. Our netas never retire until the day they leave Earth for hell. Our national top comedian, Konfused Pampered Oli does not want to resign even when he knows that he does not have the numbers to continue to lead the government. After all, a week more and you can dole out millions of rupees from the state treasury to you near and dear ones with utter disregard for the law. And you can transfer your chamchas to lucrative postings before the other guys show up and do their thing.

          Guilty pleasures

          Mark Harris
          If you’ve seen this video before, the title of this article alone may leave you groaning. But if it triggers nothing, allow yourself to take a stroll down low brow meme memory lane. Sunday Morning Love You was released way back in 2013 (ancient by YouTube standards), but it has become a classic in its right.

          A frolic through Giant Country

          Preena Shrestha
          Along with pitch-perfect performances from the cast, Steven Spielberg and his team of digital magicians have served up an extravagant, whimsical and thoroughly satisfying rendition of Roald Dahl’s The BFG

          Last women first

          Pratichya Dulal
          Widowed by the war, rendered homeless by the earthquakes, Nepal’s conflict widows have drawn the shortest straws and are grappling to stay afloat

          Antibioticonomics

          Manish Gautam
          The successful administration and commercialisation of antibiotics has proved to be a boon for mankind. But can we remain complacent about it?