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Panchpokhari Trail Race-2017 on 7 Aug

Kathmandu, July 31: A 24-kilometres Trail Race at high altitude starting from Panchpokhari to Thangpal Raithane in Sindhupalchowk district is going to be organized on 7th August. Bishwa Samabeshi Sanstha and Dukhang Panchpokhari Manam Youth Club are jointly organizing the event where the participants will run by the Simsar Kunda, 9th highest wetland pond in the world. Nepal tourism Board is the promotional partner of the event. Pachpokhari, which lies at the base of Jugal Himal and is situated at the altitude of 4,060 metres above the sea level, is a pilgrimage site comprising five religiously important lakes as Surya Kunda, Bhairav Kunda, Ganesh Kunda, Naag Kunda and Saraswati Kunda. The race is aimed at promoting Panchpokhari of Panch Pokhari Thangpal rural municipality in the

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Chairman Dahal stresses on capacity development of players

Kathmandu, July 30: Nepal Volleyball Association has honoured former Prime Minister and CPN (Maoist Centre) Chairman, Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' for giving recognition to volleyball as the national game of the country. The erstwhile government led-by Dahal had given recognition to volleyball as the national game at a time where there was no official national game of the country. At a programme organised at Dahal's residence, Lazimpat, today, office-bearers of the Association honoured chairman Dahal and presented him a letter of felicitation. Saying term of Dahal-led government was a golden age for volleyball, office-bearers of the Association including Chairperson Manoranjan Sharma and Vice-Chairperson Nirosi Maskey expressed the belief that there would be qualitative progress in

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PM Deuba pays tribute to ultra-runner Pandit

Kathmandu, July 25: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has today honoured ultra-runner late Sanjay Pandit by draping his body with the national flag. Pandit's body has been kept at Tripureshwar for last tribute. PM Deuba reached Tripureshwar-based National Sports Council and extended tribute to late Pandit. Pandit, 29, died from altitude sickness on June 16 in course of climbing Mt Denali of USA. Pandit's body was brought here on Monday night. On the occasion, PM Deuba said that the demise of Pandit has caused a huge loss to the nation. He said, "Pandit died in course of climbing Mt Denali of USA in order to recognize Nepal's identity across the globe. The demise of Pandit has hurt all the Nepalese. I wish may his soul rest in eternal peace." Similarly, Speaker Onsari Gharti, Deputy

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ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier: Nepal defeats Malaysia by five wickets

Kathmandu, July 24: Nepal defeated Malaysia by five wickets in its fifth match held under the ongoing ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier match in Singapore. In today's match held at the Indian Cricket Ground, Malaysia, which was put to bat first after losing the toss, was all out by securing 89 runs in 35.1 overs. Malaysia had posted a 90-run target to Nepal which the Nepali cricketers' team achieved in 22.2 overs at the loss of five wickets. Nepali team's Rohit Kumar Poudel contributed 36 unabated runs with hitting six fours in 37 balls to his team. Dipendra Singh Airee made 19 runs, Sandeep Sunar 15 and Anil Shah 12. Malaysian team captain Virandeep Singh and Hafizuddin each took two wickets. Aziz managed to score the highest runs 46 and Virandeep confided to scoring only 10 runs.

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ICC U- 19 qualifier- Nepal beats Singapore by 22 runs

Kathmandu, July 21: Nepal defeated Singapore by 22 runs in its fourth match played today under the ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier cricket championship underway in Singapore. In the match played in the Singapore-based Indian Association's cricket ground, Nepal opted to bat first after winning the toss and secured 168 runs in 46.5 overs at the loss of all wickets. In reply, the host country, losing all wickets, made 146 runs in 46.5 overs. Singapore's batsman Rohan Rangarajan made 23 runs while Sean Agarwal contributed 21 runs, Sidhant 25 runs while Yuvraj Singh played with 19 runs and Hanshul Deep scored 32 runs. Nepali team captain Sandeep Lamichhane alone took four wickets in course of limiting the competitor to 146 runs. Dipendra Singh Airee hit a half-century and took one wicket

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Nepal set 169-run target to Singapore

Kathmandu, July 21: Nepal has set a 169-run target before Singapore in the match played today under the ICC Asia U-19 World Cup Qualifier cricket championship underway in Singapore. Nepal, which opted to bat first after winning the toss, made 168 runs in 46.5 overs losing all its wickets. This is Nepal's fourth match under the qualifier. Dipendra Singh Airee hit a half-century for Nepal. He collected 54 runs with the help of two sixes and two fours in 83 balls. Similarly, opening batsman Sandip Sunar made 26 runs, including one six and two fours while Prakash KC made 23 runs. In the bowling side, Bir Bikram Biswasray took three wickets while Aryaman Sunil Uchil and Aahan Gopinath Achar two wickets each for Singapore. Bishwasray conceded 29 runs in 10 overs with two maidens, Aryaman

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