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SEE results published

    Post Report, Jun 23 2018
    The National Examination Board (NEB) published the result of Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) on Saturday.
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    Central govt likely to foot 30-60pc of project costs

    POST REPORT, Kathmandu, Jun 23 2018
    The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration (MoFAGA) is considering suggesting the Finance Ministry to keep the share of complementary grant from the centre to the provincial or local government at 30-60 percent based on the nature and scale of infrastructure projects.

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    Govt making totalitarian moves: NC district chiefs

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 23 2018
    A jamboree of district presidents of the Nepali Congress concluded on Friday declaring that the government was headed for a totalitarian rule.

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    17 arrested with body being taken for final rites

    Post Report, Kathmandu, Jun 23 2018
    Police has arrested 17 persons from Nibel ghat in Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality, Gorkha, with a body of a woman being taken for final rites.

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    Water shortage hits life at Yasok in Panchthar

    Jun 23 2018
    A shortage of drinking water at Yasok Bazar, the center of Kummayak Rural Municipality, has thrown the normal life of the locals out of gear.
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    No room for complacency with leadership: NC leader Mahat

    Post Report, Jun 23 2018
    Nepali Congress (NC) leader and former Finance Minister Ram Sharan Mahat has remarked that there is no room to be complacent with the current party leadership.
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    Two injured in Dang ambush

    DURGA LAL KC, Jun 23 2018
    Two people were injured after being hit by bullets supposedly placed for wild animal in Kanariya community forest of DangiSharan Rural Municipality-1 in Dang late on Friday.
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    Switzerland hit back with a thunderous strike by Granit Xhaka and a last-minute breakaway goal by Xherdan Shaqiri to claim a famous 2-1 win over Serbia on Friday in a swashbuckling World Cup Group E match tinged with Balkan rivalry.

    The Swiss looked in danger of being over-run when Serbia went ahead with an Aleksandar Mitrovic header after five minutes to the delight of their fervent supporters at the Kaliningrad stadium.

    Xhaka silenced the Serbian contingent in the 52nd minute, however, when he rifled home a loose ball in spectacular style from 25 meters before Shaqiri ran onto a through ball and finished with aplomb to win the game at the death.

    Xhaka and Shaqiri are among several members of the Swiss squad who are of Kosovar heritage, which added an extra dimension to the match.

    Serbia refuses to recognize the independence of its former province Kosovo which broke away 10 years ago.

    “It’s clear that emotions were displayed up and I think we all need to steer away from politics and focus on this sport as a beautiful game that brings people together,” Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic told reporters.

    There was also controversy in the 65th minute when Mitrovic appeared to be held down as he went for a cross but the referee waved play on and there was no video review.

    The result left Brazil, 2-0 winners over Costa Rica, top with four points, ahead of Switzerland on goal difference with Serbia on three.

    Serbia must beat Brazil in their final game to qualify without relying on the result of the Swiss game against Costa Rica, who are eliminated after losing their first two games.

    “This is football, we did not convert some of our chances,” Serbia coach Mladen Krstajic said. “Whether this was a penalty or not, I will not comment on that.

    “We’re in a situation where we need a win against Brazil on and we will focus and do whatever we can to try and win. Nothing is impossible in life.”

    Flying start
    Serbia made a flying start and Mitrovic forced Swiss goalkeeper Yann Sommer into an early save with a close-range header.

    Sommer was powerless, however, in the fifth minute when Nemanja Matic won the ball and found Dusan Tadic, whose cross was met with a soaring header from Mitrovic.

    With Mitrovic proving a handful for the Swiss defence, Serbia threatened to over-run their opponents and missed another chance when a corner flew across the face of goal and Dusko Tosic just failed to make contact.

    Switzerland came right back into the game seven minutes after halftime thanks to Xhaka’s fulminating strike after a rebound fell nicely into his path.

    Xhaka was almost upstaged by Shaqiri who clipped the crossbar with a curling, dipping shot from the unlikeliest of angles and the match turned into a pulsating end-to-end affair which was brilliantly settled by Shaqiri.

    Switzerland cleared a Serbia attack and a through pass sent the diminutive forward scuttling away before he slotted the ball neatly into the far corner.

    “What is important is that we have developed this winning mentality even when we are down,” said Petkovic, whose side have lost only one of their last 24 games.

    “We always find a reaction. This is an important characteristic of my team.”

    Lumbini FC joined Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) in the quarter-finals of the Lalit Memorial U-18 Football Championship as Group ‘A’ runners-up after defeating Saraswati Youth Club 2-0 at Anfa Complex on Thursday.


    Holders TAC, who were already assured of their place in the knockouts, stormed into quarter-finals maintaining their 100 percent winning record with 8-2 drubbing of Machhindra Club. The outcome meant TAC finished top of the table with maximum 12 points, five ahead of Lumbini.


    New Road Team (NRT), who could have made it to last eight provided Lumbini had lost or played a draw, crashed out finishing third with six points. Saraswati (3 points) ended up at the fourth spot and Machhindra (one point) finished fifth.


    TAC captain Dinesh Henjan and Dipesh Ale starred for departmental team scoring a treble each. Dipesh netted in the seventh, 25th and 30th minutes while Dinesh struck in the 39th, 60th and 90th minute. Sunil Shrestha was also on scoresheet for the departmental giants, who were also gifted an own goal. Sharad Rai netted in the 33rd minute for Machhindra and Pukar Khadka in the 52nd.


    In another match, Prince Gurung fired Lumbini ahead early in the fourth minute against Saraswati before Amrit Gurung sealed the victory in the 69th minute.

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    Fiction Park

    A clenched fist

    AADESH SUBEDI, Jun 17 2018
    Even the creator is biased. Not everyone is bequeathed with equal beginnings into this world. Some, it seems, are naturally blessed as victors while some are their preordained victims.
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    Saturday Features

    Coming full circle

    Abha Dhital
    Kathmandu’s newest theatre, Kausi, is housed on the terrace of a family home. Here is how the novel project came to be

    A plastic world

    rabik upadhyay
    We have all seen the inanimate dolls of different shapes and sizes in a streetside shop or in a fancy mall outlet. Derived from the French word which means “an artist’s joined model,” mannequins are used more for commercial than artistic purposes these days. Some see them as symbols of capitalism, some as overtly sexist idealisation of human bodies.

    GUFFADI: Baluwatar to Beijing

    Guffadi
    There are three countries our Prime Monsters must visit before they move out of Baluwatar. You have to drink milk tea and eat samosa with the Desis, try some dim sum with the Chinese and get yourself a hotdog in New York during the UN General Assembly nataks and manage a photo with the Amriki President then.

    Quality in education

    Niranjan Kunwar
    Every citizen strives for a good education but the criteria are elusive. Residents of big cities do not think twice before enrolling children into a private school (easily equating high fees with high standards) but the majority of Nepalis in rural areas do not even have that choice.

    The endangered Ramadan tradition

    Maria Abi-Habib & Hari Kumar
    For nearly 60 years, Mohammed Shafiq has braved New Delhi’s hot temperatures, a bad knee and evil spirits to wake up his neighbours for morning prayers and a final meal before sunrise during the holy month of Ramadan.

    Write despite the odds, without excuses

    When Anita Tuladhar published her first story ‘Mero Manko Dhoko’ in 1967, she hadn’t imagined that it would have an impact on a renowned poet of the time.

    Underdog days

    OBIE SHRESTHA
    It’s 20 years from the present day, and an epidemic of “snout fever” has hit almost all local dogs in the Japanese city of Megasaki, a disease now threatening to spill out onto the human population.

    Too big for their boots!

    Guffadi
    Our man in Baluwatar will be visiting China next week. The leader of the greatest communist party on earth will meet leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. Oli went to India and then Modi did his ‘religious’ trek in our land. Let’s hope Chinese President Xi Jinping will also come to Nepal soon and enjoy our local vyar vyar momos.

    Before the rain sets in

    Mohan Guragain
    Imagine people’s hardships in Tarai districts—from Jhapa in the east to Kanchanpur in the west—during this hot and humid summer. Residents of central Madhes say that even wearing clothes can be unbearable in the searing heat.