Philippines hits 10-man Nepal for four
Bikram Lama's handball inside the penalty box cost dear as 10-man Nepal suffered a humiliating 4-1 defeat in the AFC Cup qualifier against Philippines at the Rizal Memorial Stadium in Manila on Tuesday.
Kiran Chemjong saved the resulting spot-kick in the 15th minute but Philippines made the numerical advantage count and went 3-0 up inside 28 minutes. Philip Younghusband scored the opener with another penalty in the 21st minute and added the second two minutes later before Iain Ramsay made it 3-0 in the 28th minute.
Bishal Rai pulled one back for Nepal in the first minute of first-half injury time but Nepal never threatened to catch the hosts and J Patino scored in the 73rd minute to seal a comfortable win for Philippines.
Nepal had got the opportunity to play the qualifiers despite losing to India for winning the AFC Solidarity Cup held last year. Bharat Khawas captained Nepal instead of Biraj Maharjan who was dropped for the match while Nepal was also without star striker Nawayug Shrestha.
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Why should we save the ethos of 2015 Nepali constitution?
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One Belt One Road: Prospects & Challenges
Nepal thus has to debate, discuss, analyze and then conclude the cost and benefits of the OBOR for its populace. The benefits of OBOR for Nepali economy are easy to understand, but the short, medium and long-term consequences are not simple, and thus require careful examination.
Dreams and drains
A water-filled ditch looks quite benign until someone lands into it. It was a case of extreme apathy on the part of the perpetrators as the girl paid up with her life for their neglect.
Govt apathy toward flood control
While some opine that, relief can be an option for providing an instant solution, the majority believes that Nepal needs a permanent solution to the problem. And the solution could be construction of dams and water reservoirs, which are the best instruments for flood control.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.