Charting future for sports

December 21, 2019 08:45 am

With the South Asian Games (SAG) over, it is high time we reflected on the achievements of Nepal and started a conversation to chart a roadmap for the future of sports in the country. It is an exciting time for the sports in the country as athletes with zero or very little support from the government won the highest number of gold medals ever in South Asian level.  Throughout the games, you could see sheer joy and excitement in the streets, something so contagious that also got hold of those folks that are normally dismissive or simply uninterested of anything related to sports.

Playing games on your mobile is one of the best options to beat the boredom. And once you become an android user, sometimes it’s hard to install big (size) games because of low disk space.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The second Nepal Ice AAN Futsal Tournament is taking place here from Monday. The event going to be organised by Advertising Association of Nepal (AAN) will be participated by 32 teams including Nepal’s corporate orgaisations, media houses and advertisement agencies.

POKHARA, April 25: Gandaki Province is set to host the Ninth National Games after a hiatus of 37 years. It had hosted the second edition of the games back in 1982. National games will complete its 40 years during the event in Gandaki.

BANKE, April 23: Province 5 has advanced into the semifinals of men’s football finishing at the top of its group at the Eighth National Games in men’s football in Khajura, Banke on Monday.

How PUBG ruins children

April 20, 2019 00:05 am

Responsible parenting often feels like endless series of saying ‘no’. No, you can’t have junk food before lunch. No, you can’t ride bi-cycle in main road.  And now no, you can’t sit around playing PUBG all day. Our childhood has given us some first-hand knowledge regarding digital world of games, thanks to that old mercantile machine.

The games we played

April 5, 2019 08:32 am

As a child, life was all about anticipating the next episode of Moomin, counting the number of toys we had and the smell of chicken curry wafting around the house. But among all these nostalgia-inducing moments, the games we played are particularly memorable. Looking back, it is rather admirable how we could make a game out of anything. You only needed a bottle cap to come up with the cleverest of games.

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Two games are taking place today under the ‘A’ Division league football tournament.

Currently, Bikash Shahi is in the process of recovering from an appendectomy. However, he is eager to get back to the basketball court to mentor his players. Shahi took up the national duty in 2011 when he was appointed the coach of the Nepali women's basketball team. Under his mentorship, the national women’s team has redefined success, clinching numerous international accolades.

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Nepal is set to make its third appearance in the international sports climbing, a gradually rising sports in Nepal, in the upcoming Asian Games to be hosted by Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Nepal national football team has aimed at winning the SAFF Championship, also known as the SAFF Suzuki Cup, which will be held in Bangladesh from September 4 to 15 after the Asian Games, in which it targets to at least reach to the second round from a group which consists of Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan.

SAFF games fixtures published

August 1, 2018 13:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The fixtures of 12th SAFF Championship games have been published. The games will be held from September 4-15 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Bhutan will be competing in the games.

JAKARTA, July 31: Indonesia has invited North Korean leader Kim Jong Un to attend the opening ceremony of the Asian Games in Jakarta in August following a similar invitation to South Korean President Moon Jae-in, officials said. North and South Korea are likely to be a focal point of the Games, particularly amid recent doubts over Kim’s promise to work towards denuclearisation made during a summit with U.S. President Donald Trump in Singapore in June.

KATHMANDU, July 28: Agility Health and Wellness Corporation of China has sponsored the Nepali team, who are taking part in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia from August 18-September 2.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Nepal’s preparations for the 18th Asian Games, which is just around the corner, are on a rapid track. However, a major sport authority of the country sees the games more as a warm up for the next year’s South Asian Games (SAG) than an opportunity to win medals.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The South Asian Olympic Council (SAOC) members have unanimously voted to include cricket and paragliding as disciplines in the South Asian Games (SAG) 2019 to be held in Nepal from March 9 to 18 next year.

Sacred Games row: Sartaj Singh aka Saif Ali Khan also ended his long kept silence over the controversy and claimed that the freedom of speech seems to have been killed as one might end up losing his life for expressing his opinions over a topic or an issue.

July 7: Vikram Chandra’s novel Sacred Games tackles all the big themes: crime, friendship, betrayal, love. Most of all, though, the 900-page book is a story about Mumbai. Sprawling yet focused, there is something cinematic in the writing.

KATHMANDU, July 6:  Nepal has been pitted with Japan, Vietnam and Pakistan in Group D for the upcoming men’s football of the 2018 Asian Games to be held in Jakarta, Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Two days national games conducted by Special Olympics Nepal at APF on June 29 has concluded.

RUSSIA, June 26: A total of four football games are being played today under the 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup football tournament.

SINGAPORE, June 12: President Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un concluded an extraordinary nuclear summit Tuesday with the U.S. president pledging unspecified “security guarantees” to the North and Kim recommitting to the “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.”

KATHMANDU, June 7: Nepal Sports Council (NSC), Nepal Olympic Committee, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports have been requested to look into the selection of tennis squad for the forthcoming Asian Games to be hosted in Indonesia from August 18 to September 2.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has allocated Rs 2.4 billion for organizing the 18th Asian Games, the 13th South Asian Games and the eighth National Games to be held later this year.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Finance Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada has allocated Rs 2.4 billion for organizing the 18th Asian Games, the 13th South Asian Games and the eighth National Games to be held later this year.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The All Nepal Table Tennis Association (ANTTA) on Monday finalized the players to participate in the 18th Asian Games to be held in Indonesia from August 18.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The selection committee has selected Karate players for the 18th Asian Games which will be held in August this year.

BANKE,  Feb 21: The National Sports Council (NSC) has unveiled a logo mascot, official song and slogan for the eighth National Games scheduled to be held late this year (November-December) in Nepalgunj.

GANGNEUNG, Feb 19: Russian athletes and sports officials voiced disbelief on Monday that one of their Winter Games medallists was being investigated for suspected doping, a scandal that could imperil Russia’s efforts to regain full Olympic status.

PYEONGCHANG, Feb 10: Pyeongchang Olympics organizers were looking into a disruption of non-critical systems on the day of the opening ceremony but could not yet confirm if it was a cyberattack, Games spokesman Sung Baik-you said on Saturday.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 1: Nepal Olympic Committee (NOC)’s vice-president Jyoti Rana and executive secretary Sujanlal Shrestha will be representing Nepal in the Chef-de-Mission meeting for the 18th Asian Games-2018 to be held in Indonesia.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: On a Republica Twitter poll, 45% of the voters agreed that Nepal’s U-19 team’s performance in the Youth Asia Cup to be progressive while 36 percent opined it to be satisfactory and 7 percent opined it to be poor. Follow us @RepublicaNepal and participate on our daily Twitter poll. #republicapoll

LIMA, September 6: When the International Olympic Committee’s 100-plus members sit down next week in Lima to vote on the hosts of the 2024 and the 2028 Olympics, it will be a rare case of the result long known.

Nepali cricket umpires in SEA Games

August 15, 2017 10:33 am

KATHMANDU, August 15: Nepali Cricket umpires Durga Nath Subedi and Buddhi Bahadur Pradhan are leaving for Malaysian capital Kuala Lumpur to officiate the matches in the 29th South East Asian (SEA) Games to be held from September 17-29.

BARCELONA, August 14: Cristiano Ronaldo has been banned for five games after shoving a referee following his red card during Real Madrid’s 3-1 victory over Barcelona in the Spanish Super Cup on Sunday.

Let the games begin

August 11, 2017 14:17 pm

Nepal’s first board game

LOS ANGELES, Aug 1: Los Angeles reached an agreement Monday with international Olympic leaders that will open the way for the city to host the 2028 Summer Games, while ceding the 2024 Games to rival Paris, officials announced Monday.

LOS ANGELES, july 19: Calling all superheroes, sci-fi fans and genre lovers of all kinds: Comic-Con is here.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Nepal National and International Players Association (NNIPA) submitted a letter to draw attention of National Sports Council (NSC) over various issues on Sunday.

MORANG, April 2: The Seventh National Games concluded in December last year. However, the construction of infrastructures that begun prior to the national event is yet to be completed in Baijanathpur of Morang.

ZURICH, March 28: Lionel Messi has been banned from Argentina's next four World Cup qualifiers, starting with Tuesday's game in Bolivia.

The world of games

March 24, 2017 11:48 am

All those of you who enjoy a hot cup of tea or coffee or a chilled mug of beer while playing some scrabble or monopoly with your friends and family when you have some time off during the week or on the weekends, it’s time to consider doing something different. There are many gaming options to choose from in Kathmandu that you don’t have to stay cooped up inside the four walls of your living room anymore. Board games don’t just cut it when you can actually be out playing in real time yourself.

DHARAN, Jan 2:The biggest sports festival of the country, National Games, is three and a half decades old. The event that began in 1981 and supposed to be organized on biennial basis should have seen 17 editions of the games in 35 years.

Curtain falls on Seventh Nation Games

December 30, 2016 21:25 pm

DHARAN, Dec 30: With promises to hold the next edition of the National Games in Mid Western Region after two years, the week-long Seventh National Games concluded on Friday in Dharan amidst poor management, weak infrastructure, political clash and serious issue of discipline violation.

ITAHARI, Dec 28: In his maiden appearance in the National Games, Tribhuvan Army Club athlete Som Bahadur Kumal not only surpassed his own ambition but played a vital role in the departmental team’s dominance in track and field during the ongoing Games.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 28: Expressing dissatisfaction over referee decision, a volleyball player of Western Region manhandled the referee on Tuesday.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 27: Karateka Mukunda Maharjan made a hat-trick of gold medals in the National Games on Monday as his team Armed Police Force (APF) maintained its domination in the martial arts games.

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 24: The seventh edition of National Games formally kicked off on Friday after President Bidyadevi Bhandari announced the opening of the games from Shahid Stadium of Biratnagar.

7th National Games officially begins

December 23, 2016 11:56 am

BIRATNAGAR, Dec 23: The 7th National Games is officially beginning amidst a grand ceremony in the eastern region from today.