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Footballer Chand renews contract with Persija Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Indonesian club Persija Jakarta is renewing its conrtact with Nepal's national football player Rohit Chand. Chand has confirmed his induction with Persija Jakarta. "I have decided to play from for the club after it offered me lucrative salary and facilities," he said. The club has..

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Hero Gold Cup: Nepal finish runner-up Saturday, February 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal has finished runner-up in the first Hero Gold cup women's football tournament held in Odisha state of India. In the final match held earlier this evening at the Kalinga stadium in Bhubhaneswar of the State, Nepal went down to Myanmar 1-3, ending up as runners-up in the..

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National Cricket Team announced Friday, February 15th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A 14-member national women's cricket team has been announced to play in Asian qualifying tournament for the ICC women's Twenty20 Cricket Word Cup. The qualifying tournament is being held in Thailand from February 16 to 27. The team is led by Rubeena Chettri and including Sita Ranamagar,..

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Cabinet decision: Fifteen million in prize money for athletes Thursday, February 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Government has decided to honour athletes, coaches and officials winning laurels for the nation in various competitions with cash prize worth Rs 15.6 million. The prize recipients include those from cricket, football, bodybuilding and South Asian Games. The meeting of the Council of..

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Hero Gold Cup 2019: Nepal into final Wednesday, February 13th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal will face Myanmar in the final of Women's football Hero Gold Cup 2019 underway in Bhubhaneswar in the State of Odisha of India. Myanmar defeated host India 2-0 in the last match of the league this evening, to remain undefeated and enter the finals to face Nepal. The final is..

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Nepali cricketers climb up in ICC rankings Tuesday, February 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: National team captain Paras Khadka, Sompal Kami and Basant Regmi have improved their position in the latest T20 ranking released by the International Cricket Council today. Riding on the success of the recent T20 series win against the United Arab Emirates recently, Paras Khadka has..

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ICC releases two years’ remuneration of 21 Nepali cricketers Sunday, February 10th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The International Cricket Council (ICC) has sent the remuneration of Nepali cricket players of the past two years in lump sum. The allocation was stopped for the past two years, following the ICC decision to suspend the Cricket Association of Nepal. The National Sports Council (NSC) has..

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Nepal maintains previous position in FIFA rankings Thursday, February 7th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal has retained its preceding position of 161st in the FIFA rankings made public on Thursday. This time no South Asian countries have made it to the top 100th position. India has climbed down sixth position to 103rd. Likewise, Maldives has been ranked 152nd, while Bhutan 168th,..

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Nepal wins bronze in World Para Taekwondo Championship Wednesday, February 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal’s Bikram Shrestha has won the bronze medal in the eighth World Para Taekwondo Championship- 2019 in Turkey. In the competition held this morning, Shrestha beat a Morocco rival to win the medal towards one Poomsae under the P-32 male genre, said coach Kabiraj Negi Lama. Russia won..

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s move from Real Madrid Tuesday, February 5th, 2019

SHANGHAI, (AFP) - Cristiano Ronaldo's move from Real Madrid has seen Juventus's popularity rocket in China, up nearly 70 percent by one measure, as top European clubs vie for supremacy in the Asian country. The Portuguese forward has made his presence felt on the pitch, netting 17 goals in 22..

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Cabinet to honour Nepali cricketers with cash prize

KATHMANDU: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Monday decided to honour the Nepali cricket team who returned home with the series victory in the recent one day international and the T-20 international against the UAE with a cash prize of Rs 500,000 each. Minister for Youth and Sports Jagat..

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Nepal secures International Women’s Blind Cricket Series Sunday, February 3rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal has managed to win the ongoing International Women's Blind Cricket Series by points even before the final match. Nepal scored 3-0 in the Series wherein five matches will be played between Nepal and hosts Pakistan. Nepal registered three consecutive wins out of four matches. One..

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Nepal wins International T20 Series

KATHMANDU: Nepal won the International T20 Series by defeating hosts United Arab Emirates by 2-1 points. In the final match at the ICC Academy Ground in Dubai on Sunday, Nepal beat UAE by 14 runs. It made 104 runs in 10 overs losing eight wickets. In chasing the target of 105 runs, UAE was..

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The Candidate Rides Again: The Bernie Sanders Re-Run Friday, February 22nd, 2019

He could not stay away, and few could blame him. Such political tendencies are nerves, conditions, diseases: eventually, we have to succumb to them. Bernie Sanders has..