UML’s woman candidate wins mayor’s post in Kawasoti

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Nawalparasi, May 19: A woman candidate from the CPN (UML) has won the mayor’s post in Kawasoti Municipality in Nawalparasi. Chandra Pun received 13, 041 votes to win the mayor’s post while her closest rival from Nepali Congress, Mahendra Pokharel, garnered 12,594 votes. In the deputy mayor’s post of the municipality, UML’s Prem Shankar Mardaniya has won with a total of 13,814 votes. His closest rival, Khagisara Gurung, of Nepali Congress garnered 11, 613 votes. RSS (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle...

Prime Minister Cup Cricket Tournament from May 23

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Kathmandu, May 11: Prime Minister Cup One Day Cricket Tournament is to be held here from coming May 23 – June 7. The tournament to be jointly organised by National Sports Council and Kathmandu Cricket Training Centre will see the eight teams competing for the title carrying a purse of two million rupees. Five teams from the five development regions and each from the Nepal Police, Nepal Army and the Armed Police Force will vie for the title, according to NSC member secretary Keshab Kumar Bista. The team winning the title of first-runner...

International Skating Centre in Pokhara

Pokhara, April 30: Nepal’s first international Skating Training Centre has been built within the premises of the Pokhara Stadium. The Centre was built at a cost of Rs 3 million at the initiative of Western Regional Sport Development Committee, said Khagaraj Poudel, Committee’s Regional Chair. The construction was completed in three weeks. It is believed that the operation of the new skating training centre would produce skating athletes that will represent Nepal in the Olympic Games. Foreigners from the US, France, Belgium, Germany, Japan, South Korea, Norway, Canada and India gave...

Arsenal 2-1 Manchester City

Alexis Sanchez’s scrambled extra-time winner secured Arsenal an FA Cup final date with Chelsea – and ensured Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola will end a season without a trophy for the first time in his coaching career. Sanchez settled a contentious semi-final 11 minutes into the extra period after Manchester City failed to clear Mesut Ozil’s free-kick. Arsenal showed great resilience to come from behind – and eased the pressure on manager Arsene Wenger – after Sergio Aguero raced clear of Nacho Monreal to put City ahead in the 62nd minute. Monreal made amends...

‘Deals signed between Nepal-China on way to implementation’

Kathmandu, March 28: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal’s Foreign Affairs Advisor Dr Rishi Adhikari has said that PM Dahal’s China visit was successful. At an interaction programme organized by Reporters Club in the capital city on Thursday, Dr Adhikari said that PM Dahal’s 45 minutes long talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping was crucial. He also added that China’s pledge for financial assistance for the local level polls in Nepal and other issues made the visit completely successful. Dr Adhikari said that the deals agreed between Nepal-China by the last government are...

Election fervor in Nawalparasi; who are in race?

Parasi, March 24: Election fervor has increased in municipal and rural areas of Nawalparasi district with the preparation of local levels elections gaining momentum. Political parties have stepped up their preparation with the date announced by Election Commission for civic polls – which is taking place after 19 years – coming round the corner. Leaders and cadres of parties along with locals are seen talking about the potential candidates for municipalities and rural municipalities. The thoroughfares and intersections are visible with local leaders and cadres of the parties where major...

ICC world league cricket championship: Nepal beats Kenya by seven wickets

Kathmandu, March 13: Nepal has beaten Kenya by seven wickets at the ICC World League Cricket Championship that took place at the TU cricket ground at Kirtipur today. Nepal, in its second match against Kenya, hit the 156-run target with 118 balls to spare losing three wickets in 30.2 overs. The Nepali squad played under the captaincy of Gyanendra Malla and Deependra Singh Aiyar secured the win credited to their strong partnership despite the fear of concede after Sunil Dhamala and Sagar Pun were out of the match over one and 5 runs respectively. Nepal lost to Kenya by five wickets in the rain-spoiled...

ICC World Cricket League; Nepal taking on Kenya

Kathmandu, March 10: Nepal is taking on Kenya in a one day cricket match of fifth series under the ICC World Cricket League Championship. The match is taking place in Kirtipur-based Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground on Saturday morning. The tournament is considered very important for Nepal to keep chance for getting selected in coming ICC One Day World Cup. It is spectacular because four top scorers would get chance to be selected in the World Cup to be . held in Bangladesh in 2018. So, the matches would be highly competitive. Nepal would ascend to fifth position with 10 score on credit and keep...

Bista sets 2nd world record, third grader Surabhi attempts to get into Guinness Book

Dhangadhi, Feb 28: Bharat Bista of Kailali who has already registered his name in the ‘Guinness Book of World Records’ under the category of spontaneous recitation of names of 209 countries associated with the World Football Federation (FIFA) in 61 seconds has once again got into the book of world records under a new title. He just took a minute to eat up 42 pods of garlic and the Guinness rule is that one can eat up just a single pod at one time. The Guinness Book Committee, the body designated to look into any claims, and verify them has already recognised his talent and given him...

36 players selected for AFC Asian Cup-2019

Kathmandu, Feb 9: A total of 36 players have been selected to play in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Asian Cup-2019 to be held in Philippines on March this year. Nepal National Football Head Coach, Gyotoku Koji, shared that the squad comprises 23 players from the team who won the AFC Solidarity Cup held in Malaysia on last November. Nepal will play against the Philippines in the opening match of the AFC Asia Cup on March 28. The players chosen are Rabin Shrestha, Biraj Maharjan, Ananta Tamang, Deepak Gurung, Aditya Chaudhary, Bimal Gharti Magar, Bishal Rai, Rajan Bista, Anil Gurung,...

Blind Cricket World Cup T 20: South Africa loses to Nepal

Kathmandu, Feb 2: Nepal recorded the first winning in the 2nd Blind Cricket T20 World Cup ongoing in New Delhi, India, by defeating South Africa by 6 wickets in the match played Thursday. Earlier, Nepal lost two matches– the first match to Bangladesh by 59 runs and the second to Australia by 10 wickets. In the Thursday match, South Africa had posted a victory target of 147 runs in 20 overs at the loss of 5 wickets before Nepal. Nepal met this target in 17.3 overs at the loss of 4 wickets. Nepali cricketer Sunil Subedi Chhetri contributed the most-46 runs to his team while Sunil Ranamagar...

Constitution amendment proposal to address genuine demands of Madhes: Leader Singh

Kathmandu, Jan 28: Nepali Congress leader Prakashman Singh has said that the constitution amendment proposal was brought to address genuine demands of Madhes. At a programme organised by Nepali Congress Nagarjun Town Committee here today, leader Singh said that there was no alternative for all political parties to come together as the constitution amendment proposal was brought to address the demands of Madhes-based parties. He also stressed the need of moving ahead by announcing the date of three-tiers elections immediately as all achievement gained so far would be lost if the election was not...

Nepal improves in FIFA ranking

Kathmandu, : Nepal has ascended to third in the South Asia by advancing six positions in the new ranking list made public by FIFA on Thursday. With the new ranking, Nepal advanced to 175th position while it was on 181st in the list last month. India securing 129th position in the FIFA ranking has topped the list followed by Maldives (145th) in the South Asia region. Bhutan is in 176th position in global ranking of football. In the region, Bangladesh is in 190th position followed by Sri Lanka (196th) and Pakistan 197th). Afghanistan has dropped five position and reached 151st in the ranking. Argentina...

U-19 Asia Cup Cricket: Nepal defeats Malaysia by one wicket

Kathmandu, Dec 18: Nepal has defeated Malaysia by one wicket in the match held today under the U-19 Asia Cup Cricket tournament in Sri Lanka. Put into bat in the match held in Colombo, Malaysia had put up a victory target of 153 runs for Nepal loosing all its wickets in 44.4 overs. Birandip Singh top-scored with 75 runs for Malaysia. For Nepal, Adil Khan took three wickets while captain Sandip Lamichhane and Dipendra Singh Aiyer took two wickets apiece. In reply, Nepal had lost 6 wickets with 93 runs in 22 overs, requiring another 61 runs in 28 overs remaining, with only 4 wickets at hand. However,...

Date for 13th SAG declared

Kathmandu, Dec 3: The Olympic Council has announced the date for the 13th South Asian Games (SAG). The meeting of the Council held here today decided to organise the Games in Nepal from March 9-18, 2019. It was announced at the concluding function of the 12th SAG held in India this year that the 13th SAG would be held in Nepal. The regional Games that take place every two years was delayed due to the internal reasons of Nepal. Today’s meeting of the Council also decided to set up its head office in Kathmandu, President of Nepal Olympic Committee, Jeevan Ram Shrestha, said. Shrestha shared...

Chapecoense plane crash: Minute’s silence to be held before all games this weekend

A minute’s silence will be held before every football match this weekend in memory of the Chapecoense players and staff who died on Monday. Football’s world governing body Fifa also requested that all players wear black armbands in remembrance. Nineteen players and coaching staff were among the 71 who died when the Brazilian’s team plane crashed. The team was heading to Colombia for the final of the Copa Sudamericana, the biggest game in the club’s history. Periods of silence will also be held before next week’s Champions League and Europa League matches. Similar...

Air disasters in football history

MONTEVIDEO, Nov 29, 2016 (AFP) – The crash in Colombia of a plane carrying the Brazilian football club Chapecoense Real, killing 76 people, was among the deadliest air disasters in the sport’s history. Here are others on that list: – May 4, 1949: Eighteen players of the Torino football club, the best in the world at the time, are killed along with 13 other people when their plane crashes in the Basilica of Superga, near Turin, in the first such tragedy to strike the world of football. – February 6, 1958: A plane crash at the Munich airport kills 23 people, including...

Women cricketers head to Thailand to play Asia Cup Cricket tournament

Kathmandu, Nov 23: The national women’s cricket team left here Wednesday for Thailand to participate in the Asia Cup Cricket Championship to be held there. The Nepali team, under the captaincy of Bina Chhetri, was seen off by National Sports Council member secretary Keshav Kumar Bista. On the occasion, Bista wished the team every success. Nepal was selected in the Asia Cup qualifying tournament held in Hong Kong two months back. Nepal clinched the second position in this tournament. The championship is organised by the Asian Cricket Council and will begin from November 26. Nepal will take...

Women footballers for SAFF Championship selected

Kathmandu, Nov 22: The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has selected 42 women footballers in the preliminary phase to represent Nepal in the 4th women’s South Asian Football Federation (SAFF) championship to be held in India. Of the 42 footballers 30 will be selected for a closed camp training. The current selection was made from a pool of 72 players by a team including Chief trainer Kumar Lama, technical analyst Chiyaki Takeda, ANFA trainer Sunil Shrestha, Mrigendra Mishra and Asmita Khawas, according to a press statement issued by ANFA here Tuesday. The tournament is being held from...

Small is beautiful for ‘compact’ Qatar World Cup

DOHA, Nov 22, 2016 (AFP) – The longest distance between World Cup stadiums in Qatar will be just 55 kilometres (35 miles), equivalent to travelling from Manchester United’s Old Trafford to Liverpool’s Anfield, figures released Monday show. World Cup organisers in the Gulf have calculated the distances between the proposed eight venues for the 2022 tournament using a satellite mapping tool. As well as the distance between the Al-Bayt and Al-Khor stadiums, organisers said the shortest distance will be just 4.5 km (3 miles) from the Khalifa International to Qatar Foundation stadium. That...