Nov 12: 6 things by 6 PM

Published On: November 12, 2017 06:01 PM NPT

Airee stars in Nepal's historic win

Nepal has seized a historic win against India after winning by 19 runs in ACC U-19 Asia Cup at Malaysia today. Dipendra Singh Airee shined with both bat and ball as Nepal defeated India for the first time in its cricketing history on Sunday. Airee scored 88 in 101 balls, including 6 fours and 2 sixes and returned to take four wickets for his side to secure the win. Nepal now faces host Malaysia in its final group match to be held on Tuesday. Earlier on Saturday, Nepal lost to Bangladesh by 2 wickets, in a match that was decided in Duckworth-Lewis method after it was interrupted by rain.

8 cadres of NCP (Biplov) arrested in Gorkha

Nepal Police have arrested eight cadres of Biplov-led Nepal Communist Party in Gorkha to maintain peace and security in the district, targeting the upcoming elections. Among them, five cadres were arrested on Saturday and three on Sunday, according to DSP Bhesh Raj Rijal. It has been learned that the arrests were made to avoid any untoward incident from the cadres of NCP during the upcoming elections of House of Representatives and provincial assemblies.The police have arrested Bharat Koirala, Bishal Gajurel, Gokul Kumal, Anil Kumal, Megh Raj Kumal, Bhola Bhujel, Rajan Bhatta and Kapila Bhatta. 

Unidentified group fires bullet at Pun, unhurt

An unidentified group has fired bullet targeting CPN (Maoist Center) candidate Barsha Man Pun during his poll campaign program on Sunday. Pun, who was heading to Iriwang from Rangse, was targeted with one round of bullet near Dui Kholi river. In response, security forces deployed in his security fired eight rounds of the bullet. Iriwang is the village of secretary general of Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Netra Bikram Chand. The group also pelted to the poll campaigning team. Pun is scheduled to address a poll campaign at Thawang on Monday. Despite the incident, Pun participated in the program in Iriwang. On Saturday, Pun’s vehicle was ambushed at Bhittabang Mardi rural municipality. Meanwhile, NCP has announced strike in Rolpa.

CNN Hero Koirala joins NC

CNN Hero award winner and social worker Anuradha Koirala have joined the Nepali Congress. She was welcomed to the party by Prime Minister and NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba amidst a function held here today. Active in the campaign against women and girls trafficking since three decades in the national and international arena, Koirala said that only NC could lead the economic growth and prosperity of the country for which she chose the party. After the party entry, Koirala said that only Democracy can ensure the right for everyone and development of the country.​

Re-survey of houses affected by return of engineers

Re-survey of homes destroyed after the earthquake in the district has been hampered after the engineers mobilized for the same returned without completing their work. A total of 28 engineers were recalled by the National Reconstruction Authority, district office. The engineers had been mobilized after 11,000 earthquake survivors in 11 local levels of Gorkha said they were deprived of the government housing grant. 

Cars burnt, police hurt after Morocco WC success

Celebrations in Brussels to mark Morocco’s return to soccer’s World Cup finals for the first time in two decades turned violent late on Saturday, when crowds clashed with police, setting cars on fire and injuring 22 police officers. Images on social media showed overturned, burning cars and broken shop windows in Brussels city center as well as police trucks firing water cannons at crowds gathered in front of the city’s stock exchange. Brussels police said that of some 1,500 people had come to celebrate Morocco’s 2-0 win over Ivory Coast, but that around 300 started to behave violently and attacked police officers and firemen called to put out burning cars and dustbins. More than 100,000 people of Moroccan origin living in Brussels. Belgium saw an influx of Moroccan workers in the 1960s and 1970s. Prosecutors said that by Sunday morning no arrests had been made, but Belgium’s interior minister vowed to hold those responsible to account, calling the events unacceptable. “The fundamental problem is that such events are used as an excuse for reckless behavior and doing unacceptable things,” Interior Minister Jan Jambon told Belgium’s Radio 1. “We have camera images - whoever did this will pay for this, there is no way around it,” Jambon added.


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