Here’s a quick summary of important, ignored and interesting reports from the weekend to kick-start your day:
PM undergoes another round of dialysis
Prime Minister KP Oli underwent another round of kidney dialysis, for the third time in the past few weeks, on Saturday at Grande International Hospital. The statement issued by the prime minister’s personal doctor Dr. Dibya Singh Shah, Medical Director Dr. Chakraraj Pandey and Chairman of Division of Urology & Kidney Transplant Surgery Dr. Premraj Gyawali stated that the prime minister was discharged on the same day. There are talks of taking PM Oli to the US for further treatment.
Alam sent to judicial custody, brought to Kathmandu
Rautahat District Court on Friday sent former minister and suspended lawmaker Mohammad Aftab Alam into judicial custody. A single bench of Judge Deepak Dhakal made the order following the conclusion of the bail hearing.
The District Attorney Office, Rautahat on November 4 had filed the case against Alam demanding life imprisonment in three counts of crime. Alam has been charged with a crime for the production of explosives and offences related to the murder, which he has been denying. While pleading not guilty before the court, Alam had claimed that no explosion took place.
With the court’s decision, Alam was sent to Gaur Jail until the court delivers a final verdict on the case.
However, police have brought him to Kathmandu on Friday citing security issues. He is being kept at Nakhu jail.
ACC Emerging Teams Asia Cup: Nepal record first win
Emerging Team Nepal have beaten Emerging Team Hong Kong by 40 runs in the ongoing Emerging Teams Asia Cup taking place in Bangladesh. Batting first, Nepal scored a modest total of 217 in their allotted 50 overs. Sharad Vesawkar top-scored with 89 while Aarif Sheikh scored 42 runs. Captain and opener Gyanendra Malla failed again with the bat as he was out for a second-ball duck for the second game running.
In reply, Hong Kong never looked to reach the target. They kept losing wickets in regular intervals and were bowled out for 177 runs. Karan KC and Abinash Bohora both were impressive with the ball, picking up three wickets each.
NSC announces cash prize for Nepali women volleyballers
The National Sports Council has announced a cash award of Rs 300,000 each to players of the Nepali woman’s volleyball squad who won the AVC Asian Central Zone Senior Women’s Volleyball Championship in Mirpur, Bangladesh on Thursday. The decision to this effect was taken by the government to encourage the players, Ramesh Silwal, Member Secretary of the National Sports Council, said. The team, which returned home on Friday, was given a red-carpet welcome at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).
Deputy prime minister and defence minister leaves for UAE
Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Ishwar Pokharel, left has left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Saturday. He is in the UAE after being invited by UAE’s Prime Minister and Defence Minister, Mohammed bin Rashid. While in Dubai of the UAE, the DPM Pokharel will hold high-level discussions and meetings. He will also be holding formal discussions with the Nepali community and foreign investors as per the Government of Nepal’s policy of attracting foreign investment for economic prosperity.
Second phase of Occupy Tundikhel held
A celtis australis tree, locally known as Khari, has been planted at Tundikhel on Saturday afternoon as a part of the second phase of the Occupy Tundikhel Campaign. The campaign aims to promote open space in the Kathmandu valley.
The coordinators of the campaign said that the tree was planted at the same place at which Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher announced Nepal free from slavery nearly 100 years ago. The tree was chopped down while constructing the Army Pavilion.
Tendulkar plays cricket at TU Cricket Ground
Former Indian cricket player Sachin Tendulkar played alongside school children in a friendly cricket match at TU Stadium on Saturday. Tendulkar, widely regarded as one of the greatest batsmen in the history of cricket, came to Kathmandu to take part in the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) programme as its goodwill ambassador.
Tendulkar’s team faced former Nepali national team captain Binod Das’ team. The event was organised on the occasion of 30 years of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Published on November 17th, Sunday, 2019 10:22 AM