Open Golf Championship-2017 to start from Saturday

Kathmandu, July 5: The Royal Golf Club (RGC) is going to organize Open Golf Championship-2017 from upcoming Saturday in the capital city. More than 100 amateur golfers will contest in the one-day event, according to the organizers. At a press conference organized here today, RGC Chairperson Rabindraman Shrestha said that the participants will compete in various categories as male, female, junior and senior among others. The winners will take home trophies as well as gift hampers. The match will...

NA organizes three international standard marathon

Malekhu (Dhading), July 3: The Nepalese Army has organized three international standard marathons among various adventure sports. These marathons were held from Baireni up to Jogimara in Dhading district on July 1. The three marathons comprise 6.1 kilometres running, 26 kilometres cycling and 11 kilometres rafting. These marathons come under the various adventure sports events that the Army has been organizing. A total of 48 athletes including those from the Tribhuvan Army Club, the American Army, the Bangladesh Army,...

Multi-purpose covered hall to be built at Bhandardhik in Pokhara

Pokhara, June 30: A multi-purpose covered hall is to be constructed at Bhandardhik of Lekhnath for promoting sports in the area. The covered hall of international standard is going to be built at a cost of Rs 5.5 million with the financial support of the Youth and Sports Ministry and the initiative of Western Regional Sports Development Committee. The covered hall is going to be built in view of South Asian Games scheduled in Nepal in 2019. The covered...

Weightlifting Chief Coach Joshi no more

Kathmandu, June 25: The Chief Coach of Nepal’s National Weightlifting Team, Sunil Lal Joshi, died during the treatment here today morning. He was 52. Joshi, who also chaired the Nepal Olympian Association under the Nepal Olympic Committee, breathed his last at the Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre at Bansbari in the capital city, according to the Nepal Weightlifting Association’s Secretary, Tilak Raut. Joshi is noted for bagging the highest number of medals for Nepal in the South Asian Games...

Former ANFA official arrested on charge of conning over Rs 7 m

Kathmandu, June 22: Police arrested the former General Secretary of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) from Tokha in the Capital today on the charge of swindling 25-30 individuals out of over Rs 7 million. Lokendra Bahadur Shahi, also former national football player, has been accused of taking the amount from around 30 people, promising them visa for Canada as footballer players. Victims have produced bank slips they received after what they claimed depositing the money in Sahi’s bank account...

18-member team chosen for U-19 ICC world cup qualification

Kathmandu, June 19: Nepal has selected an 18-member cricket team to play the Under-19 ICC world cup cricket qualifier to be held in Singapore. A three-member team comprising ICC- Asia Chief Development Officer Venkatapathi Raju, Nepali Cricket team main coach Jagat Tamata and U-19 national cricket team coach Binod Das finalised the players to play in the qualifying match. Sandip Lamichhane, Dipendra Singh Airee, Asif Sheikh, Sandip Sunar, Lalit Rajbanshi, Pawan Sarraf, Anil Kumar Saha, Kishor Mahato, Sushant Singh...

Rolpa girls playing volleyball against child marriage

Liwang (Rolpa), June 13: The District Coordination Committee (DCC), Rolpa, in partnership with the Women and Children Office (WCO) and the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is organizing a friendly volleyball tournament in Liwang tomorrow (14 June 2017) among adolescent girls to spread awareness about child marriage and the importance of educating girls. At a press meet organized today in the district headquarters, the organizers said the event aims to shine the light on adolescent girls from Rolpa district...

AFC Asian Cup Qualifier: Nepal facing Yemen tomorrow

Kathmandu, June 12: As Nepal takes on Yemen at the Halchok-based Armed PoliceForce (APF) ground for a match to be held under the 2019 AFC Asian Cup Qualification round tomorrow, Nepali team head coach Koji Gyotoku is hopeful that the team would give an ‘outstanding’ performance. The United Arab Emirates is hosting the 2019 AFC Asian Cup. Speaking at the press meet organised by the All Nepal Football Association on the eve of the match, he said the Nepali...

Badminton covered hall constructed in Parbat

Phalebas (Parbat), June 11: A well-equipped badminton covered hall has been constructed in the district. Initiated by Parbat Badminton Association, the project costs Rs 5.1 million and it took about six months to complete it. Money for the project was donated by people from various walks of life like athletes, lawmakers and various organisations including the District Coordination Committee, District Sports Development Committee, Kushma Municipality Office and Kaligandaki Corridor Transmission Line branch. The project aims to produce new badminton...

Prime Minister Cup Cricket Tournament from May 23

Kathmandu, May 11: Prime Minister Cup One Day Cricket Tournament is to be held here from coming May 23 – June 7. The tournament to be jointly organised by National Sports Council and Kathmandu Cricket Training Centre will see the eight teams competing for the title carrying a purse of two million rupees. Five teams from the five development regions and each from the Nepal Police, Nepal Army and the Armed Police Force will vie for the title, according...

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