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ICC World T20; Bangladesh thump Nepal by 8 wickets Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Hosts Bangladesh won their second group Group A match against Nepal in the ICC World Twenty20 Cup by eight wickets with 27 balls to spare at Chittagong this evening. They made 132 runs in 15.3 overs to meet the 127-run target at the cost of two wickets. With today's win,..

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World Twenty20: Nepal vs Bangladesh Live Score

Over 16 || Score 93/3 Now only four overs are left and Nepal would look to score runs quickly. Bangladeshi bowlers would be pleased with their efforts if they restrict Nepal under 120 runs, whereas, from here, Nepal would be eyeing for a score near 130 plus. Over 13 || Score..

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Nepal may install ladders on Everest’s Hillary Step Monday, March 17th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government said on Monday. Expedition organisers announced last week that extra ropes would be fixed on congested ice..

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Nepal lay their marker with 80-run win Sunday, March 16th, 2014

by Alan Gardner in Chittagong (ESPN): For the first time in five years, an Associate nation has won a game at the World T20. Okay, so that was a given, as Hong Kong and Nepal contested the maiden encounter between two second-tier sides in the tournament's history, but Nepal's achievement, on their..

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ICC World T20: Nepal post competitive 149/8 against HK

Shrikant Shankar, BANGLADESH: Nepal posted a competitive total of 149 for eight against Hong Kong in the second qualifying match in Group A of the ICC World T20 2014 at Chittagong on March 16, 2014. Gyanendra Malla top-scored with 48 runs and captain Paras Khadka scored 41. Four wickets fell in the..

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Khukuri :: By Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.

Nepal is known as the birthplace of the Buddha, the land of the Gurkhas, the land of the Sherpas and the land of Mt. Everest. Nepal also is home to many other things, such as exotic flora and fauna—and the Khukuri (figure 1). Gurkhas and Khukuris are intimately related. Even in modern days when..

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Why, Whom and What for Secularism? :: By DR Prasai Saturday, March 15th, 2014

Among all religions of the world Hindu religion is considered as the most liberal. According to renowned philosopher Voltaire, Hinduism is the best gift of the East to the West. Similarly, George Bernard Shaw, Irish litterateur also said 'Hindu religion is the most important and the most liberal..

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Why India Govt’s anti-Naxal response is a failure

By Dr. Bibhu Prasad Routray: There have been two attacks by the Communist Party of India-Maoist within a fortnight in Chhattisgarh, the worst left-wing extremism affected state in India. While five security force personnel were killed in the February 28 attack in Dantewada district, 16 people..

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Gocher’s Commitment To Nepal Via Charity And Equity Friday, March 14th, 2014

By Jon Springer Contributor: "Business and finance have not always taken society and the environment into account as stakeholders to manage from a risk perspective or to leverage from a competitive perspective… There is a cost to ignoring such stakeholders. This is as true in frontier markets..

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BHUTAN: THE REFUGEE ISSUE :: By S. Chandrasekharan

While attending the BIMSTEC Conference in Myanmar, Prime Minister Koirala took the opportunity to speak to his Bhutanese counterpart on the still “unresolved” issue of the Bhutanese refugees in Nepal. This happened when both leaders were participating in the Third Summit of Bay of Bengal..

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Nepal PM has three mobile phone sets as assets!

By Anil Giri, KATHMANDU (IANS): Probably the world's poorest head of the state, Nepalese Prime Minister Sushil Koirala lists just three ordinary mobile phones as his assets. This came to light when he furnished his property details Thursday but it is yet to be made public by the Prime Minister..

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Nepal’s Maoist parties join hands after poll defeat Thursday, March 13th, 2014

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal's former rebel Maoists said today they would join hands with a hardline splinter group, in a bid to bolster their strength after a humiliating loss in elections. The Maoists, who swept Nepal's first post-war polls in 2008, slumped to third place in last November's..

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CONGRESS AND UML SHOULD SHED MUTUAL DISTRUST Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

By Dr. S. Chandrasekharan: It does not need a rocket scientist to assess that a working and a sincere alliance between the two major parties- the Nepali Congress and the UML is a must for the promulgation of a new constitution and for ensuring suitable atmosphere for constitution writing. The..

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Don’t harass people : Prime Minister Koirala

GORKHA: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has directed the chiefs of the district based offices in Gorkha district to provide prompt and effective services to the service seekers and not to harass them. Giving directives to the office chiefs at the Hotel Bisauni in Gorkha today, the Prime Minioster..

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Nepal Tries Again to Write a Constitution :: by Ross Adkin Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

More than three months after a new Constituent Assembly was elected, Nepal’s second attempt to write a new constitution is only just beginning to take its first steps. Few had expected that the process would begin quickly and smoothly, and the general public is still by and large buoyant and..

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THE SNOWDEN TESTIMONY – OPED :: by Binoy Kampmark

“If you want to help me, help me by helping everyone: declare that the indiscriminate, bulk collection of private data by governments is a violation of our rights and must end.” — Edward Snowden, Testimony, Mar 7, 2014 The case of Edward Snowden is an object study about why whistleblowers..

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Dalai Lama meets the delegation of the EESC

Dharamsala: The President of the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), Henri Malosse, met with the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala (India) earlier today. He was accompanied by a delegation of EESC Members, whose official visit included attendance of the 55th anniversary ceremonies of the Tibetan..

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Nepal mulls leasing Himalayan peaks

KATHMANDU (AFP): Nepal is considering a plan to lease Himalayan peaks to private tourism companies, an official said Tuesday, in a bid to ease traffic on Mount Everest and help jumpstart the economy. The proposal would involve hiring out some of the 326 Himalayan peaks that are currently open,..

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10 Exiled Tibetans arrested in Kathmandu Monday, March 10th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Ten exiled Tibetans, including six women, were arrested in Kathmandu today for staging anti-China protests as Tibetan exiles marked the 55th anniversary of the failed uprising in their homeland. Five Tibetans, including four women, were arrested from Naxal area in Kathmandu as they..

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