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Don’t shy away from challenges

June 19, 2019 19:05 pm

Honesty is always the best policy.

KATHMANDU, May 24: As Narendra Modi secures another five-year term after a landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections in India, there are high hopes in Nepal that relations between the two countries will further strengthen even as there were some hiccups during his previous stint as prime minister.

NEW DELHI/KOLKATA, May 23: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s party is set for a historic victory as India began counting on Thursday hundreds of millions of votes from its general election, according to data from the Election Commission.

HARARE, July 31: Zimbabwean opposition leader and presidential hopeful Nelson Chamisa announced his victory in the country's presidential election on Monday.

IRELAND, July 12: Ireland becomes the first country to ban trade with Israel's illegal settlements. Ireland is on its way to becoming the first country to prohibit "the import and sales of goods, services and natural resources originating in illegal settlements in occupied territories."

KAZAN, June 25: Colombia’s World Cup campaign roared back into life with a thumping 3-0 victory over Poland on Sunday which delivered a warning to their rivals and sent the disappointing Poles tumbling out of the tournament.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Goal from the teenage star Mbappe sealed the victory for France against Peru.

FIFA has opened disciplinary proceedings against Mexico after their fans used an anti-gay slur during the team's 1-0 win over Germany.

SAMARA, June 17: Aleksandar Kolarov curled in a spectacular free-kick to give Serbia a deserved victory in their opening World Cup Group E match against Costa Rica.

LONDON, June 3: England beat Nigeria 2-1 in a friendly on Saturday that provided some clues as to how coach Gareth Southgate will line up his still experimental side when the World Cup gets underway in two weeks’ time.

DAMASCUS, April 17: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government claims that “tens of thousands of Syrians” took to the streets in Damascus to celebrate Syrian Independence Day and mark the regime’s “victory” over this weekend’s airstrikes launched by the U.S. and its allies, suggesting the attack failed to dent the country’s chemical weapons program.

DHANGADHI, April 5: Kathmandu Goldens has continued its winning streak in the second Dhangadhi Premier League with an 11-run win over CYC Attariya taking its tally to three games, and Biratnagar Kings recorded its first win in the tournament with a 42-run victory over struggling Rupandehi Challengers on Wednesday.

KAILALI, April 4: In the ongoing league on Wednesday's first match of Dhangadhi Premier League (DPL), Biratnagar Kings has registered its first victory against Rupandehi Challengers by 42 runs.

MOSCOW, March 19: Vladimir Putin rolled to a crushing re-election victory Sunday for six more years as Russia’s president, and he told cheering supporters in a triumphant but brief speech that “we are bound for success.”

ZURICH, March 9: Arsenal turned the form book upside down and gave manager Arsene Wenger much-needed respite with a shock 2-0 win away to AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday.

South Siders register first victory

March 5, 2018 09:57 am

KATHMANDU, Mar 5: South Siders has registered its first win of the ongoing first Kwiks Men’s Basketball League with a 73-67 victory over Xavier International College on Sunday.

Feb 12: After the agonies of last week, Liverpool closed to within two points of second-placed Manchester United with a comfortable 2-0 victory at relegation-haunted Southampton on Sunday.

LONDON, Jan 2: Liverpool defender Ragnar Klavan’s 94th-minute header snatched a 2-1 victory at Burnley on Monday as the visitors coped without the injured Mohamed Salah and Philippe Coutinho and made up ground on their rivals near the top of the Premier League.

LONDON, Dec 31: Mohamed Salah took his goal tally to 23 in all competitions with a second-half double to help Liverpool come from behind to beat Leicester City 2-1 at Anfield in the Premier League on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: Bhairahawa Gladiators has secured its berth in the play-off of the Everest Premier League (EPL) Twenty20 Cricket Tournament, with a seven wickets win over Pokhara Rhinos on Monday.

BARA, Dec 13: Police resorted to open four-round of bullets in air after a clash ensued in victory rally of Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) at Pacharauta municipality-2 of Bara constituency-2 on Wednesday.

KANCHANPUR, Dec 12: CPN-UML candidate Deepak Prakash Bhatta has secured victory defeating  Nepali Congress prominent leader Ramesh Lekhak by 258 votes in Kanchanpur-3.

LALITPUR, Dec 11: After sweeping Lalitpur elections, the Left Alliance organized a victory rally in Lalitpur, today. The rally started from Jawlakhel at 9 am and ended at Lagankhel via Mangalbazaar - Patan (Sundhara).

KANCHANPUR, Dec 10: CPN-Maoist center Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Daughter-in-Law, Bina Magar has made a victory for the House of Representatives with more than double votes in Kanchanpur.

Left alliance grabs victory in Ilam

December 11, 2017 01:18 am

ILAM, Dec 10: Candidates of the left alliance comprising CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) have emerged victorious over their opponents with huge margin of votes in Ilam. Despite claiming several victories in the past elections, Nepali Congress (NC)'s influential leaders have failed to repeat the feat this time.

KAILALI, Dec 10: Both wives of Narad Muni Rana, who defeated Arzoo Deuba in Kailali-5 wanted to be the first to put a garland on Rana’s neck and mark a victory.

JHAPA, Dec 10: Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) candidate Rajendra Prasad Lingden, who won the elections with the backing of the left-aligned parties, has taken out a victory rally.

JHAPA, Dec 10: CPN-UML candidate for Jhapa-4 Lal Bahadur Sawa has won in the constituency.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 10: CPN-UML candidate for Bhaktapur-2 Mahesh Basnet has won in the constituency.

GORKHA, Dec 10: CPN (Maoist Center) candidate for Gorkha-1 Hari Raj Adhikari has won in the constituency.

DHANUSHA, Dec 10: Rastriya Janata Party-Nepal candidate for Dhanusha-3 Rajendra Mahato has been elected in the constituency.

RJP-N secures first victory

December 9, 2017 20:51 pm

RAUTAHAT, Dec 9: Rastriya Janata Party has secured its first victory in Federal Parliament. Anil Kumar Jha of RJP-N has won in Rautahat-1.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Gokarna Bista of CPN-UML has secured victory in Gulmi-2.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Ram Bir Manadhar of CPN-UML has secured victory in Kathmandu-7.

KATHMANDU, Dec 9: Surendra Hamal from Nepali Congress has won the Provincial Assembly election from Banke’s constituency 2 (B). Hamal defeated his opponent, Durgesh Gupta from FSFN. Hamal received 9,211 votes while Gupta received 8,432

NEW DELHI, Nov 26: At a jammed intersection in New Delhi, a passing parade of people announced their mission with a single word in Hindi, dicing it into short, snappy syllables.

BRISBANE, Nov 27: Australia sealed a dominant 10-wicket victory before lunch on day five of the series-opening Ashes test on Monday, having chased 170 runs without loss in a blow to England’s pride.

BRISBANE, Nov 26: A pulsating Ashes opener that had promised a grandstand finish will more than likely end early with a handsome win to Australia after Steve Smith’s side pushed within 56 runs of victory at the close of day four on Sunday.

RAJBIRAJ, Nov 13: Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal, Upendra Yadav, has begun election campaigning. He has fielded candidacy for the member of the House of Representatives from constituency no 2 of Saptari district.

DANG, Nov 10: Reinforced with the backing of CPN-UML, Krishna Bahadur Mahara of CPN (Maoist Center) registered his candidacy for the parliamentary polls from constituency 2 of Dang district on Thursday.

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KATHMANDU: Rastriya Janta Party- Nepal’s Manish Kumar Suman has argued that the 'ego' of Nepali Congress was hurting the coalition. Suman opined that the democratic alliance was crucial to oppose national crisis that was being created by the Left Alliance. “The Alliance plans to start a communist regime in the country. This is why it is important that parties like NC, RJP-N, FSFN come together to protect democracy,” Suman, in an interview with Radio Nagarik said.

CHITWAN, Nov 2: Maoist chairperson, Pushpa Kamal Dahal said that the Left Alliance would bring stability to 70 years of unstable governments in Nepal. A common representative of UML and Maoist from Chitwan -3, Dahal said “For 70 years, not a single government has fully completed its five year tenure. We are confident that our Left Alliance will win to govern the country for five years.”

BHOJPUR, Nov 2: Bhojpur district has historically been a fort of the country’s communist parties. While the left alliance gears up to defend their traditional stronghold, the democratic alliance led by the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) is determined to lead a successful assault in the upcoming electoral battle slated for November 26.

NICOSIA, Sept 27: A Harry Kane hat-trick saw Spurs notch their second win in as many games in Group H of the Champions League, beating Cypriot champions APOEL Nicosia 3-0 in Cyprus on Tuesday.

Vesawkar stars in Nepal's victory

September 24, 2017 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Sharad Vesawkar struck a century in Nepal's 147-run win over Tamil Nadu 'A' in its third practice match during India tour on Saturday.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 24: Four Nepali Congress activists were injured in Rautahat after the main opposition CPN-UML cadres attacked them when they were celebrating election victory in Bindaban Municipality of the district.

Incomplete victory

September 4, 2017 00:58 am

After widespread criticism, the Tribhuvan University has put the decision of granting affiliation to Kathmandu National Medical College on hold. Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba reportedly had to threaten TU Vice-chancellor Tirtha Raj Khaniya with immediate dismissal if he failed to cancel the college license.

Euphoria of victory

August 31, 2017 09:30 am

We, the worldly beings, are quite ridiculous. We're proud of our lives but we don't even know the gist of ourselves. How much of our body do we really know? How much of our ability have we realized?