Bhaitika observed across the nation (in photos)

    Post Report, Oct 21 2017
    Photo: PM Deuba twitter
    The five-day-long Tihar festival came to an end after the observance of Bhaitika on Saturday.
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    NC finalises its candidates in all 32 districts

      Post Report, Oct 21 2017
      The major ruling party, Nepali Congress (NC), has finalised its candidates to contest in the House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections taking place in 32 districts on November 26.
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      President, PM observe Bhai Tika

        Oct 21 2017
        Photo courtesy: RSS
        President Bidya Devi Bhandari today offered Bhaitika to her younger brother (Degendra Pandey) at 11:51 am, the auspicious time for Bhaitika this year.
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        Merger to address demands of Madhesis: Gachchhadar

          Oct 21 2017
          Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar said that the unification of the Nepali Congress and Nepal Democratic Forum (NDF) was aimed at addressing the demands of Madhesi, Tharu and Janajatis.
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          Ex-King Gyanedra says time has come for his leadership

          Post Report, Kathmandu, Oct 21 2017
          Former King Gyanendra Shah has said that he is ready to take the leadership and responsibility of the country.

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          Thai Princess Sirindhorn visits Lumbini (With photos)

          Butwal, Oct 21 2017
          Thai Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhron visited Lumbini in Rupandehi district on Friday to mark cultural and religious connection between Nepal and Thailand with the birthplace of Lord Buddha.

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          Elephant observes Bhai Tika

          JANAK NEPAL, Kathmandu, Oct 20 2017
          Shantikali, a 72-year-old elephant, shifted to Banke National Park a year ago, celebrated Bhai Tika on Thursday. Bhai Tika is the last day of Tihar festival where sisters worship their brothers. Though this year the Bhai Tika falls on Saturday, the event was celebrated yesterday on the occasion of Laxmi Puja.

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          Nominations to be filed in 32 districts on Sunday

          Kathmandu, Oct 21 2017
          The registration of nomination papers of candidates for the election to the members of the House of Representatives and State Assemblies to be held on November 26 is scheduled to take place tomorrow or October 22.

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          Main News

          UML finalises name list of candidates for 25 districts

          Oct 21 2017
          The Standing Committee meeting of the CPN-UML on Friday finalised the name list of candidates in 25 districts for the first round of the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies taking place in 32 districts on November 26.
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          Fire catches Ghalemdi Hydro office in Myagdi

          Post Report, Oct 21 2017
          A fire broke out at the office of Ghalemdi Hydropower in Myagdi headquarters Beni.
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          Janardan Sharma recounts his mission to end loadshedding in country

          Post Report, Oct 20 2017
          The country that used to bear the brunt of loadshedding up to 18 hours daily until a year ago suddenly saw a drastic change under the leadership of then Energy Minister Janardan Sharma and incumbent Nepal Electricity Authority Chief Kul Man Ghising.
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          Sports

          Nepal are all but out of AFC Futsal Championship finals contention after succumbing to a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Kyrgyzstan in the Qualifiers in Tabriz, Iran, on Monday.

          Nepal, who had slumped to a humiliating 14-1 defeat against Uzbekistan in their tournament opener on Sunday, are yet to open the account in Group ‘A’ that also consists of Turkmenistan. Only the top two teams from the group qualify for the finals to be played next year in Chinese Taipei.

          Kyrgyzstan lead the standings with six points from two matches while Uzbekistan are second with three points but have played only one game. Nepal and Tajikistan, who will clash in their last match on Tuesday, are yet to open account in the points table.

          Nepal conceded goal in the very first minute of the match and were 3-0 down by the interval. Alimov Maksat put Kyrgyz ahead and Tashtanov Aktai doubled the tally in the fifth minute before Baigazy Uulu Ulanbek made it 3-0 in the 13th. Skipper Kanetov Emil added another in the 21st and Aktai sealed the victory with his second goal three minutes from time in the 40-minute match. Uzbekistan and Tajikistan are playing in the late fixture of the day.

          The tropical storm Khanun on Sunday pushed the ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) match between Nepal-Hong Kong match for the reserve day on Monday.

          The rescheduled match also looks to be hit by a heavy rainfall, according to the local weather forecast. Nepal, who suffered a 83-run defeat in their first match at the Tin Kwong Road Recreation ground on Friday, were scheduled to play the second match on Sunday. In case of washout on Monday, both teams will share a point and Nepal’s slim hopes of earning tickets to the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers will end abruptly even before their final round fixtures.

          The top four teams of the eight-team contest will earn entry to the ICC 2019 World Cup Qualifiers. Netherlands have all but sealed a place in the Qualifiers with 18 points after six rounds and are followed by Papua New Guinea (16), Scotland (15), Hong Kong (13) and Kenya (12). Sixth place Nepal (8) now not only need to win their remaining three matches but also hope Hong Kong lose to Papua New Guinea and Kenya go down against Scotland in both of their last round games. 

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          Gifts

          Tushar Subedi, Oct 15 2017
          White clouds had blanketed the mountain peaks spread across the horizon when they reached the top. I heard them complaining, “Where are the damn mountains? Did we just climb all the way up here for nothing?”
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