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Nepal posts third consecutive win in ICC U-19 Qualifier

 Kathmandu, Oct 19: Nepal registered a six wicket win over the United States of America (USA) in a match played today under the ICC U-19 Qualifier. This is Nepal's third consecutive victory.             Nepal, who send USA to bat first after winning the toss at the Kinrara Oval ground in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, hit the victory target of 109 runs in 17.5 overs. This win keeps alive Nepal's hope of winning the qualifier.             Nepal had defeated Papua New Guinea by nine wickets in its first game of the qualifier round while posting a 171-run victory over Uganda in the second match. The third victory over US puts Nepal at the top of the league tally with six points.             Nepal made 114 runs in 17.5 overs at the loss of four wickets. Nepali batsman Saurabh Khanal hit a six taking the runs to 114 when Nepal needed just one run to..

Newly elected PM Oli’s home district in euphoric mood

            Kakadbhitta - Following the election of CPN (UML) Chairman Khadga Prasad Oli as the country's 38th Prime Minister on Sunday, his home district of Jhapa has been suffused with a sense of euphoria and hope.             The district's political figures, intellectual fraternity and entrepreneurs among the public are jubilant and have expressed confidence in Oli for delivering the country out of the prevailing turmoil.             "Jhapa has got an opportunity to hold the post of PM for the first time," said a senior journalist Madan Dhakal, adding, "He possess the ability to bring all on board when moving forward."             Jhapa Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Umesh Dalmia termed the election of Oli as the country's PM 'appropriate' while wishing him success to usher in an economic revolution and capability..

Nepali art exhibition by Chinese artist

Kathmandu, -An exhibition of Nepali art by Chinese artist Chao Zhen Chhyu has opened at the Nepal Art Council from today. The exhibition was organised coinciding with the 60th anniversary of the establishment of the diplomatic ties between Nepal and the People's Republic of China. Chinese ambassador Wu Chuntai inaugurated the 'Ink Wash' art exhibition that celebrates the trans-Himalayan friendship. On the occasion, ambassador Wu said the relations between China and Nepal were cordial since the time of their establishment which has been further deepened by the sanatana culture, Buddhism and the Himalayas. Culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi appreciated the artworks of the Chinese artist and his understanding of the Nepali art and culture. The exhibition contains 60 pieces of artwork by the Chinese artist. The exhibition will last till October 18. The ink art depicts temples,..

Man held for swindling women with fake marriage promises

  KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: Police have arrested a youth for cheating women with a promise of marriage, from the headquarters of Dhading district, on Friday. According to District Police Office (DPO), after an FIR was lodged by a woman of Koteshwor, Kathmandu accusing Santosh Karki (29) of swindling her of Rs 635,000, a police team nabbed him. The woman had filed the complaint at the Metropolitan Police Range and it had deployed a team led by Inspector Om Prakash Wagle in plain clothes to nab the suspect. Karki was a permanent resident of Lamumane in Tingla-6 of Solukhumbu district. Police further said that Karki, with a fake name, earlier had published an advertisement on Kantipur national daily claiming that he could “rescue” widowed and divorced women. Acting on a tip-off, police arrested the fraudulent man from a room of a..

Dhading earthquake victims hard put inside tents

Dhading,-Victims of the April 25 tremor, who have been sheltering under tents, are facing a hard time due to the soaring heat and incessant rainfall in Dhading. “It is very hard to stay inside the tent due to extreme heat and it is equally difficult to adjust outside for want of shade,” regretted Dil Maya Tamang, a victim who has been staying at a temporary camp in Sangkosh Dhansarbeshi of the district. Her house had collapsed in the earthquake. She said, “We can’t stay under the tent during day due to extreme heat and it is hard to stay inside during night as rain water leaks.” Dal Singh Tamang, 67, has no option but to shelter in the tent with seven members of his family. “We feel suffocated in the tent. It neither blocks the heat, nor the rain. The earthquake has ruined everything.” he said. The victims complained that the shelter provided by the district..

1, 050 households at high risk of landslide shifted to safer place

DHADING: As many as 1,050 households that were at high risk of landslides following the April 25 earthquake and recurring aftershocks have been shifted to a safer place, the District Disaster Rescue Committee (DDRC) informed. According to Basudev Ghimire, Chief District Officer (CDO) as well as coordinator of the DDRC, more other 1000 households have been relocated to the safer place till mid-August. According to a study team led by lawmakers of the district, more than 2,144 families are in dire need of shelter after the massive earthquake. People from remote VDCs like Tipling, Ri, Lapa, Darkha, and Jharlang of the district have been shifted to open place near the district headquarters. However, some of the families do not want to leave their forefather’s..

Irregularities found in weighing loads on trucks

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING, July 26 - It has come to light that Dharmakanta, authorised to check the load of heavy trucks, at Dharke of Naubishe VDC in the Prithvi Highway has been embezzling revenue worth millions on a daily basis. This came to light after a police team led by DSP Prakash Malla raided the place yesterday night. Dharmakanta has been operating for long time in the name of Truck Entrepreneurs’ Association Nepal, Balkhu, Kathmandu. DSP Prakash Malla of Dhading Police Office said police had launched investigation into Dharmakanta after it was found that it was not weighing the load of trucks in exchange for money. DSP Malla said police had raided Dharmakanta and seized the documents after it was found to have avoided weighing the load of trucks. Police have found receipts that showed that Dharmakanta had taken money illegally..

2 killed, 3 hurt in Dhading truck mishap

KESHAV ADHIKARI. DHADING: Two persons died while three others sustained injuries while a truck plunged into a stream in Dhading district in the wee hours of Saturday. The truck (Na 5 Kha 7717) en route to Hetaunda of Makawanpur from Kathmandu had fallen into the Maheshkhola stream from the Prithvi Highway in Bhumesthan of Dhading at around 3 am today. The ill-fated vehicle’s driver Manahar Dhital from Hetaunda and his assistant Abinash Ghimire were killed in the accident. Police said the three injured were sent to Kathmandu for further treatment. The vehicle skilled off the road as it was muddy following a rainfall, police..

Police raise awareness against violence, trafficking in Dhading

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: Police in Dhading district are organising cultural programmes to make people aware about violence and human trafficking in the wake of the devastating April 25 earthquake and its subsequent aftershocks. Earlier, people would perceive that police personnel with sticks and guns are only to arrest criminals and to maintain peace and order in the society. But entertaining awareness programmes organised by cultural teams of Nepal Police in coordination with the District Police Office of Dhading in different rural parts of the district to make people aware have changed people’s attitude to police Issues regarding violence against women and children, human trafficking and chances of being cheated while going for foreign employment are included in the awareness programmes. The programmes with the slogan of ‘Understand and Save’ has been organised in three..

17 kg hashish found in Dhading

Dhading: Police on Sunday recovered 17 kg hashish in discarded state from Simle of Bhumisthan-6 in Dhading. A police team deployed from the Bireni Police Post found the contraband drug in two bags. Police said that they are looking into the..

Absconding murderer nabbed from the valley

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: The absconding mastermind of CPN-UML leader Shiv Thapa Magar’s murder, Tek Bahadur Tamang, has been arrested and jailed after two years and two months of the Dhading District Court’s verdict. Thapa, a local leader, was hacked to death by a group led by Tamang in October 2010 when he had returned to his home village in Dhading to celebrate Dashain. His body was thrown off a cliff. Tamang was affiliated to the then CPN-Maoist. The party, however, said that their cadres were not involved in the murder. On April 29, 2013, the District Court had issued a verdict against the accused and imposed a life term of 15 years on Tamang. Metropolitan Police Crime Division, Kathmandu, had arrested the absconding murderer from the Capital on Saturday, and handed him over to the District Police Office Dhading the following day. When presented before the Court,..

4 Dhading villagers taken ill, food poisoning suspected

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: All four family members of Lal Bahadur Rumba’s family in Pida village of Dhading had gone to bed after a delicious dinner and good night wishes on Sunday evening. They, however, could not sleep well. Every one of them felt unwell after a couple of hours. They started vomiting. After the family members shared their health condition with neighbours, the villagers of Baluwadanda, Pida VDC-8, rushed them to a local health post on Sunday night. Suspecting food poisoning, the health post referred them to Kathmandu the very night. As usual, the Rumba family had prepared dhindo made of corn flour andgundruk for the Sunday dinner. The victims include Lal Bahadur (85), his son Som Bahadur (42), daughter-in-law Sanumaya (40) and granddaughter Nakkali (15). Police Inspector Hemanta Bhandari of Gajuri Area Police Post said locals had also reported..

Dhading boy kills self after failing SLC test

KESHAV ADHIKARI. DHADING: A boy in Maidi village of Dhading district committed suicide after he failed the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examinations held in March. Results of the tests were announced on Friday. Sunil Bharati (17) from Devisthan, Maidi-8 of the district killed self on Friday evening, police said. He had failed Optional Mathematics tests, according to Thulo Chaur Secondary School, where the boy studied. “He was not a weak student to fail the exams,” a teacher of the school said, “We were shocked from the results.” The student, however, could apply to recalculate the score, instead of taking the cruel decision, he suggested. -THT..

6 of Dhading family taken ill after consuming wild mushroom

KESHAV ADHIKARI DHADING: Six persons of a single family were taken ill after consuming poisonous mushroom in Tripureshwor village of Dhading district on Saturday. The eldest among them, Nanda Kumari Pokhrel (66), is critical. The Pokhrel family in Tripureshwor VDC-4 had brought mushroom from a nearby forest and cooked that for the lunch this morning. But, the elderly woman, her daughter-in-law Rita (20) and grandson duo Bijay (12) and Kamal (10) fell ill after the meals, the Tripureshwor Health Post said. The woman’s daughter Bishnumaya Gauli (40) and her son Binod (14) were also taken ill. All of them had fallen unconscious after the meals and neighbours had rushed them to the Health Post at around noon. Assistant Health Worker Sandip Sapkota said they were referred to Kathmandu for further treatment this afternoon. -THT..

More families than listed in CBS report 2011 come to claim relief in Dhading

DHADING: The number of households in Dhading district has increased by 20 per cent as compared to the population mentioned in the report of the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) 2011, according to the District Disaster Management Committee, Dhading. The Committee stated that around 60 per cent households have been found to be increased in Lapa VDC while the households were found decreased by 22 per cent in Sertung VDC as compared to the CBS report 2011. The relief distribution has been complicated after 1,368 families came to claim relief distributed to the earthquake victims. The CBS report shows only 853 households in Lapa. All the houses in the VDC are completely damaged in April 25 earthquake and aftershocks. The relief materials sent as per the CBS report could not cover around 40 per cent population. A team of the Committee reached to the northern belt of the District..

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