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.

Brazil's mission to rectify their disappointing 2014 FIFA World Cup campaign is still on course after they navigated their way to the summit of Group E at Russia 2018. Brazil's journey to the Round of 16 has been anything but smooth: After drawing 1-1 with Switzerland in their opener and leaving it late to claim a 2-0 win over Costa Rica, they beat Serbia 2-0 to ultimately move on as expected group winners.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Yet another World Cup, yet another fascinating story. The World Cup hoodoo has often griped the champions of the world, but the continuation of the same tradition is starting to raise questions.

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

KATHMANDU, June 23: A national convention of Nepali Congress (NC) district presidents that ended with a 21-point Hetauda Declaration on Friday concluded that the controversial remarks by ruling party leaders about introducing a directly elected executive presidential system were aimed at pushing the country toward a fresh round of instability.

NIZHNY NOVGOROD, June 22: Croatia marched into the World Cup knockout stage by handing Argentina a 3-0 drubbing with goals from Ante Rebic, Luka Modric and Ivan Rakitic in their Group D match on Thursday to leave the hopes of the twice world champions hanging by a thread.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The defending champion Shivaram Shrestha and Bhuwan Nagarkoti shared the lead after the third round of the Surya Nepal Premier Golf Championship at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Wednesday.

DAMAK, May 3: Madan Bhandari Sports Academy has advanced into the second round of the ongoing first Damak Gold Cup football tournament defeating Jhapa XI 4-0 in the curtain raiser on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 21: A 20-man national football squad has been announced for the final Asian Football Confederations (AFC) Asian Qualifiers match against Yemen in Doha, Qatar on March 27. Nepal’s qualifications chances are over reeling at the bottom of the table with two points whereas Yemen, on seven points, is vying for top spot finish in the Group F.

NDA starts second round with two wins

January 31, 2018 09:41 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Shivam New Diamond Academy (NDA) has started the second round of the 13th Red Bull Dhorpatan UM Women’s Double League Volleyball Tournament on Tuesday with two wins on the same day. The second round of the league saw NDA defeating the departmental team Nepal Police Club (NPC) and Meghauli Sports Foundation.

MELBOURNE, Jan 20: Maria Sharapova’s hopes of a title-winning return to the Australian Open were unceremoniously crushed by Angelique Kerber as the battle of the former champions ended 6-1 6-3 in the German’s favor on Saturday.

Talent round concludes

January 7, 2018 09:44 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: With the aim to flaunt their skills, as many as 31 and 17 contestants took part in the talent round of Misses Nepal Tourism and Miss Teen Tourism 2018, respectively.

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: The preliminary 28 members squad for upcoming ICC World Cricket League Championship (WCLC) Round 7 matches against UAE has been announced.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Nepali Congress (NC), the major ruling party, has intensified the discussions for selection of the candidates to contest the second round of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

NEW YORK, Oct 23: New York City police wrangled a cow on the loose in a Brooklyn Park on Tuesday after the animal became a spectacle for tourists and New Yorkers alike when it was spotted roaming the streets and enjoying the park facilities.

Rana siblings advance to third round

October 12, 2017 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Rana siblings- Mayanka and Mahika - have advanced to the third round of the ongoing 2nd Lalitpur District National Open Lawn Tennis Tournament on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Round Table Nepal (RTN) recently organized its 18th National Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Pokhara. Issuing a statement, the RTN said that the AGM elected Jayant Agarwal as the president.

NEW YORK, September 3: After two marathons, Roger Federer had the afterburners on, sprinting past Spaniard Feliciano Lopez 6-3 6-3 7-5 and into the fourth round of the U.S. Open on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, August 31: The major ruling party Nepali Congress (NC) has finalized the names of its candidates (for all posts) for the third phase of local level elections taking place at 136 levels of eight districts of the Province no. 2.

NEW YORK, August 31: Rafa Nadal and Karolina Pliskova will look to remain on cruise control as the two world number ones chase a place in the third round of the U.S. Open at Arthur Ashe Stadium on Thursday.

LAS VEGAS, August 28: A ruthless Floyd Mayweather scored a 10th round technical knockout over mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor on Saturday, the American cementing his legacy as an all-time boxing great with his 50th win in as many fights.

KATHMANDU, July 29: The second phase of talks between the government side and Dr Govinda KC's side ended inconclusively on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, June  29:  Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba has thanked all the Nepali people for taking part in the second round of local level elections in an enthusiastic manner.

KATHMANDU, June 27: The Election Commission (EC) has said that all the preparations for the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28 have been completed.  The second round of local-level election is taking place at 334 local-levels in 35 districts of province no 1, 5 and 7.

CHITWAN, June 26: The under construction Narayangadh – Muglin route will remain open round the clock to facilitate the voters heading to their respective destinations.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has said that it would not take part in the second round of elections scheduled for June 28.

LAHAN, June 12: Preparation for the second round of local-level election scheduled for June 28 is in final stage in Siraha district, according to the District Election Office, Siraha.

Three former champions lost at home at the start of the final round of qualifying for the 2019 African Cup of Nations on Saturday, with Ivory Coast, Nigeria and Zambia all slipping up.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Election Commission (EC) has spent Rs 4.73 billion so far in elections management.  According to the details compiled by the election body, nearly half of the total funds allotted by the government has already been spent. The expenditure, however, includes some of costs incurred for logistical arrangement for the second round of elections scheduled for June 28.

KATHMANDU, May 31: CPN (Maoist Center) parliamentary party leader and Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has called on party lawmakers to get united and gear up for the success of the upcoming second-round of local election.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been demanded to reconsider the rescheduled date of second round of the local level elections reasoning that Muslim's festival Eid ul Fitr falls on the election day of June 23.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) will be concluding the ongoing district level cadres' assemblies and training programmes within June 4 with the target set on second phase of local level elections.

BIRATNAGAR, May 22: With the second round of the local elections now just 23 days away, major political parties in Province-1 are almost done finalizing their candidates to compete in various positions of their local units.

BHARATPUR, May 19: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has said the first round of local election was held with the demonstration of government's fortitude and determination facing the odd time.

KATHMANDU, May 18: In view of the second round of local elections scheduled for June 14, the Election Commission (EC) has deployed chief returning officers and returning officers to the 41 districts that will be going to the polls.

KATHMANDU, May 14: The voting of the first round of the much – awaited local level elections taking place for the first time after Nepal became a federal democratic republic commenced at 7 am.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Philly, so of course they booed.

KATHMANDU, APRIL 15: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has said that the agitating Madhes-based parties are ready to take part in the polls if their remaining concerns are addressed.

KATHMANDU, March 30: Rame Magar extended lead to six strokes after the penultimate round of Surya Nepal Kathmandu Open on Thursday at the par-68 Royal Nepal Golf Club in Kathmandu.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), March 3: A youth who had been on the run after attacking Prof Dr Harish Chandra Neupane, Chairperson and Managing Director of the Chitwan Medical College, was arrested on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The 13th Kathmandu College of Management Inter College Music Competition’s (KCM  ICMC) preliminary round concluded on Saturday.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), Feb 13: A taskforce of armed security personnel has been mobilized round the clock to provide security cover to banking and financial institutes (BFIs) and gold and silver dealers in Narayangadh and Bharatpur of Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Chief of Metropolitan Police Circle in Kathmandu SSP Chhabilal Joshi has said that police are able to provide security for a certain area within the Capital round the clock if the government directs them by building infrastructures.

MELBOURNE, Australia, Jan 21: Serena Williams made the net seem much higher and the court much smaller for Nicole Gibbs, a first-timer on Rod Laver Arena.

LONDON, Jan 7: Manchester City swept aside West Ham 5-0 to reach the fourth round of the FA Cup on Friday, bringing an upbeat end to a testing week for coach Pep Guardiola.

All round fitness

January 6, 2017 00:25 am

You might not be able to do extensive workout on all the days you plan to exercise, but that shouldn’t curtail your activity level as well. Remain active and try and squeeze in some form of exercise at least.

BIRGUNJ, Dec 20: The number of tigers in Parsa Wildlife Reserve is found to be increasing. The Parsa Wildlife Protection Office has concluded the first round of tiger count which put the population of big cats at 16. This number is six more than that of final revelation of the tiger census conducted in 2014-15.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: KAF 2016 ‘We Collaborate team’ conducted its first round of stock picking competition held on Sunday in the KUSOM premises.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Nepali bodybuilders Anil Lal Shrestha and Bimal Lal Shrestha crashed out from the first round of the Eighth WBF World Bodybuilding Championship held in Pattaya, Thailand on Friday.

Sujan, Rajan into third round

October 21, 2016 21:40 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Sujan Jwarchan and Rajan Lama made it to the third round of the Nepal Open Snooker Tournament at the covered hall of Dasharath Stadium, Tripureshwar on Tuesday.