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Published On: November 5, 2017 05:55 PM NPT

Aasif’s 90 leads Nepal consolation win

A spirited performance from Aasif Sheikh gave Nepal U-19 a consolation win by six wickets in the third and final practice match of the Bangladesh tour at BKSP ground, Savar. Aasif Sheikh scored 90 runs opening the batting for Nepal facing 88 deliveries including nine fours and three sixes chasing a target of 226 runs set by Bangladesh U-19. Aasif was supported by new opener Jitendra Singh's patient 45 runs with a strike rate of 42. Rohit Paudel also chipped in with a quick cameo of 25 runs that included three fours. Skipper Dipendra remained not out on 27 runs to take Nepal home in 47th over.

NTC's mobile phone service disrupted for a month

Nepal Telecom's mobile phone service has been disrupted in southern and northern parts of Khotang for the past one month. The malfunctioning of a battery installed in a repeater at Chisapani in Jantedhunga rural municipality has caused disruption in the service. Service has been affected Kahule, Chipring, Likuwapokhari, Indranipokhari, Baplukha, Simpani, Lichkiramche, Khotang Bazaar, Sawakatahare, Badakadiyale, Dambukhurshivalaya, Chisapani, Bopung, Diplung, Mauwabote, Devisthan, Pauwashera, Phaktang, Barahapokhari and Suntale and some parts of neighbouring districts like Udayapur and Bhojpur. 

Left alliance promises self-sufficiency of food grains in 2 years

The CPN (UML) and CPN (Maoist Centre) have expressed the commitment of making the country self-dependent on basic food grains, fish, meat and milk within two years.  The joint manifesto of the leftist alliance for promises investment in food production, industrialization of agro-production, and development of modern industrial cities.

NC to support Mahantha Thakur in Mahottari-3

Nepali Congress has decided to support Rastriya Janata Party Nepal candidate Mahantha Thakur in Mahottari-3. The party has decided to withdraw the candidacy of Bajranga Nepali to support the candidacy of Thakur.

Baitadi locals reluctant to turn in arms to administration

Registered gun holders of Baitadi district have shown a disinclination to the appeal of the District Administration Office to turn in the legal firearms in view of the House of Representatives and State Assembly elections taking place in the district on November 26.  Of the 1,129 licensed gun holders, only 19 have turned in their arms. CDO of Baitadi said that those disobeying the administration's orders would be liable for legal action, as it is against the election code of conduct.

Yemen's Asasbeen Square hit by airstrike

A Saudi Arabia led coalition struck Asasbeen Square of Sana’a, capital of Yemen early morning today. Casualties are yet to be reported. The Square is common among Yemeni people and government officials to celebrate national days and anniversaries.  See exclusive airstrike pictures here. The airstrike follows a Yemen’s Ballistic missile that was interrupted at the Saudi Arabian capital yesterday.  



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