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Published On: November 16, 2019 06:00 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

Nepal is all committed to safeguarding its land: Minister Gyawali

Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the government is all committed to safeguarding every inch of Nepali territory. 

Addressing a program in Tansen on Saturday, Minister Gyawali informed that the government has already made diplomatic initiatives to settle a border dispute with India. 

New mountains to be opened for climbing: Minister Bhattarai

Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Yogesh Bhattarai has announced that new mountains would be opened for climbing targeting the Visit Nepal Year 2020. 

The preparation for the Visit Nepal Year has been expedited, he said, adding that publicity for it has been made in the country and abroad. 

‘Occupy Tundhikhel’ continues for second Saturday

Tendulkar plays friendly cricket against team Das in Kathmandu 

ormer Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar-led Team Blue has defeated former Nepali captain Binod Das-led Team Red by six wickets. 

In a friendly 8-over match between two teams at Tribhuwan University Cricket Ground on Saturday, Team Sachin reached the target of 45 runs set by Team Das losing only four wickets. Sachin scored seven runs for his team. 

Sri Lankans vote for a new president to heal divisions after Easter attack

ri Lankans trickled into polling centres early on Saturday to choose a new president for the island-nation still struggling to recover from Easter Sunday attacks on hotels and churches that have heavily weighed on its tourism-dependent economy.

Former defence secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa, who oversaw the military defeat of Tamil separatists 10 years ago, and government minister Sajith Premadasa are locked in a close fight, politicians and analysts say.

Shami leads rout, India pummel Bangladesh inside three days


India crushed Bangladesh by an innings and 130 runs inside three days after Mohammed Shami led the hosts’ superb display of hostile seam bowling in the opening test in Indore on Saturday.

After India declared their first innings on their overnight score of 493-6, their pace attack, led by Shami, claimed four wickets in the morning session to effectively seal the fate of the match.

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