Narayangadh-Muglin road section blocked again, to take 16-17 hrs to clear landslide debris

    Post Report, Jun 25 2017
    Vehicular movement along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been obstructed following a landslide at Sadhey Dui Kilo on Sunday afternoon.
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    Explosion at CPN (MC) election rally in Nawalparasi injures 7

    • 2 critical
    Post Report, Jun 25 2017
    An explosion at CPN (Maoist Center) election publicity rally at Sunwal Municipality in Nawalparasi district injured seven people on Sunday.
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    NHRC urges security agencies to make polls peaceful, safe & human rights friendly

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 25 2017
    National Human Rights Commission has urged the security agencies to make the second phase of local level elections slated for June 28 peaceful, safe and human rights friendly.

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    Second phase polls: Silence period to set in from Sunday midnight

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 25 2017
    The Election Commission (EC) has informed that a silence period for the second phase of local level polls in 35 districts will come into effect from Sunday midnight.

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    Body of police personnel missing in Kalikhola landslide recovered

    Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Jun 25 2017
    The dead body of a police personnel among those disappeared in the landslide that occurred at Kalikhola of Chitwan on Friday was found on Sunday.

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    Main News

    One killed, 9 injured in Kulekhani jeep accident

    Jun 25 2017
    A person was killed on the spot and nine others sustained injuries in a road accident at Kulekhani along Hetauda-Kulekhani road section on Sunday.
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    Lord Jagannath's annual chariot procession (In photos)

    Post Report, Jun 25 2017
    Hindu devotees took out the annual rath yatra (chariot procession) of Lord Jagannath in the Capital on Sunday.
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    EC distributing voter ID card in 3 provinces from Sunday

    Post Report, Jun 25 2017
    The Election Commission has begun distributing voter identity cards from Sunday in 35 districts of province 1, 5 and 7 where the second phase of local level election is slated to be held on June 28.
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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

    Rain

    Dipesh Risal, Jun 25 2017
    It starts yonder, over the slopes of Chandragiri. Yonder to the West where Chandragiri with its majestic elephant head guards over our valley like a sentinel. Pluffywite clouds, scattered about but only yesterday, collude over the elephant head of Chandragiri, doing kanekhusi in a language we do not understand.
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    Saturday Features

    ‘Nature is my muse’

    Singer Ganga Bardaan is a man of more than just a few eccentricities. In the middle of a conversation, he suddenly remembers a certain song, looks for affirmation from his possible audience, clears his throat and then bellows out the notes.

    Dolpo A day in Tso

    The sun spills out into the morning, unveiling the arid landscape that flanks Ringmo, known to locals as just Tso. The village, which has 45 households, is slowly stirring to its morning chores, smoke billowing away from the roofs to join the clouds.

    Yoga for all!

    Guffadi
    Let us all congratulate our King Deuba for finally moving to Baluwatar at five in the morning. Maybe this is the first time His Majesty has woken up this early in his life.

    Changing perceptions in South Asia

    ABHINAWA DEVKOTA
    Despite having close cultural, social and economic ties spanning millennia, countries in South Asia seem to be embroiled in a never-ending display of confusion, suspicion, misconception and a lack of understanding about each other and specially about India.

    Mummy issues

    OBIE SHRESTHA
    Army reconnaissance sergeant and secret pilferer of ancient antiquities, Nick Morton (Tom Cruise) and his buddy Chris (Jake Johnson) have just stumbled upon something huge.

    Talking to my block

    Prateebha Tuladhar
    You are so familiar. We suffer a mutual block. It is inside our minds somewhere. You say it is because we are too wired. I want to ask what you mean. But I don’t. I just type: Haha.

    Silence descends

    Sanjit Bhakta Pradhananga
    By the time I huff and haul my way up Swoyambhu, the Gyanmala Bhajan Khaala is just about wrapping up their morning session.

    Dying of diarrhea

    Manish Gautam
    Each year, during wet monsoons or the cold, dry winter, parents flock to the emergency and OPD units at the Kanti Children’s Hospital, infants afflicted with severe diarrhea in tow.

    Saurav’s second coming

    Adarsha Dhakal
    On a sunny day at the Tribhuvan University Cricket Stadium, cricketer Saurav Khanal is surrounded by a herd of fans. Well-built and muscular, Khanal, who represented the Western Development Region team in the recently-concluded Prime Minister Cup, is getting used to all the attention by now.