KHOTANG, Feb 18: Leaving behind family and friends, they had departed Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) with dreams of big fortunes. But they have returned barely alive and heavily in debt after paying huge ransoms to their kidnappers.

KATHMANDU, July 31: As Nepal’s national team is all set to fly to Japan to play friendly matches against Japanese teams, Nepal’s national football team head coach Gyotoku Koji has become quite optimistic about making this tour highly beneficial for the Nepali side.