Protesters demanding probe into CJ’s citizenship arrested

    Post Report, Feb 20 2018
    Around a dozen protesters demanding investigation into the citizenship of Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli have been arrested from Kathmandu District Administration Office.
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    NA defuses suspicious object found in Tinkune

      Post Report, Feb 20 2018
      A suspicious object was found in front of Metropolitan Police Circle Tinkune on the bridge over Bagmati River on Tuesday.
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      Cabinet recommends three names as NA members

        Post Report, Feb 20 2018
        A Cabinet meeting on Tuesday morning recommended three names as the National Assembly members
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        Constable, journalist injured as IED goes off in Pokhara

        Post Report, POKHARA, Feb 20 2018
        Two persons were injured when an improvised explosive device (IED) went off near Bijaypur River in Pokhara, Kaski on Tuesday.

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        3 Indian men held with firearms

        Post Report, RAUTAHAT, Feb 20 2018
        Three Indian men have been arrested in possession of firearms from Rautahat on Tuesday.

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        Main News

        Under construction Bailey bridge over Bhotekoshi River collapses

        Post Report, Feb 20 2018
        An under construction Bailey bridge over Bhotekoshi River at Larcha in Sindhupalchok collapsed on Tuesday.
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        Cabinet will get full shape by Wednesday

        Post Report, Feb 20 2018
        CPN-UML Secretary Pradeep Gyawali has said that the Cabinet will get full shape by Wednesday.
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        NC accuses Prez of violating constitution

        Post Report, Feb 20 2018
        The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) has raised objection to President Bidya Devi Bhandari’s role in recommending three names for nomination to National Assembly (NA).
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        Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) registered second consecutive wins in the Kwiks Basketball League easing to an 88-50 success over fellow title contenders Golden Gate International College (GGIC) on Monday.

        In their home match at TAC headquarters in Bhadrakali, Army rode on 17 points and six assists from Rabin Khatri to register an important victory. They have six points from two games at the top of the table. In the early match of the day, South Siders Basketball Club blew away a 16-point lead in the third quarter to lose away to Team Budhanilkantha Municipality (TBM) 59-56 in Golfutaar.

        In Bhadrakali, it was Golden Gate who took 22-19 lead in the game before the Armymen bounced back in the second. The departmental team scored 13 in the second period and stopped GGIC on six to go into the second half with a narrow four-point cushion. The momentum completely shifted towards TAC after scored a whooping 27 points in the third quarter when GGIC could only add 12. 

        The final quarter ended 19-10 with TAC also ending up as the leaders. Bikram Joshi, who scored 11 points, was awarded the player of the game for his good defence. Sadish Pradhan also tossed in 16 points for TAC, while Ayush Singh had 10 rebounds and nine points. Binod Maharjan, the only man with a triple double so far in the tournament, has nine rebounds. 

        Earlier in a morning game in Golfutaar, South Siders were in the driving seat when they began the day with a 22-6 lead in the first quarter. TBM managed to reduce the deficit by just two points leading the second quarter 16-14. However, the hosts were still trailing by 14 points at one stage in the third quarter which they ultimately managed to dominate. 

        South Siders scored just two points in the third quarter and TBM sunk in 17. They went on to lead with eight points with two minutes left and in an eventful final moments South Siders trimmed down TBM’s lead to one point. But South Siders missed four free shots to hand over the game to an inexperienced TBM side. 

        Bijay Rana and player of the match Tejendra Gurung scored 16 each for TBM. Rana had seven assists and seven rebounds. Nirav Chand had nine rebounds and four blocks. Sanjay Byanjankar tossed in 17 points and had three assists for South Siders. Rabin Gautam scored 15 points, while Avi Rajkarnikar rolled in three three-pointers in his 12 points. He also had four rebounds. In the only match on Tuesday, Bishal Milan Kendra will play away to Himalayan Hounds.

        Tribhuvan Army Club edged Farwest XI 5-3 on penalties to enter the semi-finals of the Hetauda Gold Cup football tournament at the Institute of Forestry grounds in Hetauda on Monday. 

        The match was pushed to tiebreaker after Binod KC netted three minutes from time for Farwest to cancel out Army’s second half lead as the match finished in 1-1 deadlock. Army, fresh from their Simara Gold Cup title on Saturday, converted all five shots from the spots. Nawayug Shrestha, Bharat Khawas, Deep Lama, Bimal Basnet and Bikesh Kuthu hit the target for the departmental giants. 

        Binod KC, Bhogendra Chaudhary and Chetan Tharu were the only successful penalty-takers for Farwest. Rakesh Hamal’s shot drew controversy in the match after referee disallowed him the goal. Hamal’s strike from the spot smashed the upright before getting a deflection from Kuthu. Farwest coach Suresh Hamal claimed the ball has crossed the goalline. 

        Hamal argued that his player had converted from the spot and such error would cost dearer for teams outside of the Valley. “It was a valid goal and we have even submitted the video footage of the goal to organisers and the referee. The players gave their best and were neck-to-neck against fit team like Army. But we became a victim of referee’s poor decision,” he said. 

        Nawayug made the breakthrough in the 69th when he unleashed a powerful shot from outside the zone leaving goalie Gahatraj hardly any time to react. KC restored the parity three minutes from time. Army coach Nabin Neupane said his side came under pressure due to exhaustion caused by hectic schedule. Three Star Club will take on Sankata Club in another quarter-final on Tuesday. 

        Kirtipur Basketball Team (KBT) rode on a 21-point and equal contribution with assists and rebounds from Suraj Khadgi to edge Himalayan Hounds in a one-point thriller in their home match of the Basketball League on Sunday.

        Khadgi scored two three-pointers and provided five assists as Kirtipur upstaged a 29-point contribution from Bijay Burja to beat Hounds 84-83. KBT opened up the game with a 21-15 lead but Hounds reduced it to two points scoring 22 against the 18 of the hosts. KBT sunk in 23 to stretch the lead to five points and Hounds netted 20. 

        With the teams heading into the final quarter in equal terms with the hosts just managing a five-point lead, it was Hounds who controlled the entire last 10 minutes but still fell short. Hounds scored 26 but the 22 points KBT netted proved crucial for victory.

        Anil Khadgi had 15 points and nine rebounds for KBT, while Abhishek Singh had 15 points with three assists. Suman Bogati also contributed eight rebounds. Sonam Maharjan sunk in 13 points with six rebounds. Burja rolled in four three-pointers and had five assists. The narrow, however, is still a graceful loss for Hounds in an away game. Saurav Shrestha was the next best performer for Hounds scoring 23 points with 10 rebounds. Manish KC had 12 points.

        South Siders Basketball Team will kick off their campaign with an away match against Team Budanilkantha Municipality in Golfutaar, while Tribhuvan Army Club will welcome Golden Gate International College. A total of eight teams are participating in the tournament.

        Nepal Police Club (NPC) made light work of Bijay Youth Club of Hetauda in their 3-0 win to storm into the semi-finals of the Hetauda Gold Cup football tournament on Sunday. 

        Abhishek Rijal netted two first half goals and Rabi Paswan added the third after the break against home team, who played with a man down for the last 10 minutes. NPC, chasing their third title of the season after lifting NSC Championships Football and Aaha-Rara Gold Cup, will vie play against either Sankata Club or Three Star Club.

        Rijal gave 11th minute lead to the departmental team capitalising on a pass from Paswan. Paswan doubled the advantage five minutes before the interval after he unleashed a left-footed scorcher to dash home teams’ faint hopes of comeback. Paswan made it 3-0 in the 59th heading home a cross from. 

        Bijay Youth were reduced to 10-man in the 81st minute after defender Manoj Bista was sent off for manhandling Prelen Tamang. NPC coach Ananta Raj Tamang credited the victory for their team work. 

        Bijay Youth coach Subin Ghimire singled out defensive lapse as the cause of their defeat. Tribhuvan Army Club will take on Farwest XI on Monday in the tournament organised by Suman Bhomjan Sports Foundation. The tournament offers cash Rs 500,000 to winners and Rs 300,000 to runners-up. 

        Health & Style

        Escalate

        Keep an eye on the competition, but don’t let it drive you

        Post Report, Feb 19 2018
        Amir K Pradhananga was drawn towards the hospitality industry early on. While growing up, Pradhananga often visited hotels in the Valley with his family and says was drawn to the business without even registering it at first.
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        Saturday Features

        A carnival of devotion

        KESHAV THAPA
        It was during the lunar month of Falgun, say the Hindu Puranas, that the Hindu god Shiva drank the poisonous negativity of the cosmos to allow for regeneration to triumph over complete annihilation.

        Road to nowhere

        Sandesh Ghimire
        20 years ago, there were less than 20 houses in Anamnagar,” my mother told me of the time she moved into our neighbourhood, “It was possible to know everybody in the area, along with their extended families.”

        Rethinking settlement

        MOHAN GURAGAIN
        Let’s imagine Kathmandu Valley as a vast agricultural land with a few clustered towns like the days of yore. How much would this Valley that is blessed with enviably fertile soil have produced if it were not the concrete jungle that it is today? Enough, you would think, to easily feed itself and even those beyond.

        It’s Oli time!

        Guffadi
        First of all, let us congratulate our uncle KP Oli for getting to Baluwatar for the second time. Let us hope that he will do what’s right for the country instead of only taking care of his near and dear ones.

        New wine in an old, hackneyed bottle

        Timothy Aryal
        How often is it that we get to see films, novels or plays set in the Himalayas? Instantly a couple come to mind—the 1999 film Caravan or the more recent Everest (2015).

        AN INADVERTENT REBEL

        Rahul Dhakal
        I first met Kapil Dixit while reporting on his recent exhibition of nudes. The fact that the exhibit was collaborative meant the burden of the senseless flak it received was also shared, he says with some relief.

        A summit in the plains

        Subas Tamang was born in Amardaha, a town in Morang. His mother, a Bhojpur native, had moved to the district to set up house with a stone-carver. But the elder Tamang frequently travelled through the eastern hills and plains, turning rocks into roofs to make ends meet. He led an itinerant life; he was familiar with strife.

        Playing with fire

        Rajesh Khanal
        On December 20, a massive fire engulfed Super Gas Udyog, a Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) bottling plant in Sukhasaina, Birgunj. It took almost nine hours to quell the inferno which claimed the lives of three firefighters, severely injured one more, destroyed a fire engine and posed a severe threat to people living in the vicinity of the bottling plant.

        A Day in Malikarjun

        Malikarjun is a small village, with barely 300 houses, in Darchula. Tucked away in Far Western Nepal, this hill top village is approximately 28 km away from Khalanga, the headquarters.