FIFA slaps four-match international ban on Messi
FIFA has slapped a four-match international ban on Lionel Messi on Tuesday dealing a body blow to Argentina’s hopes to qualify for the FIFA World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia.
FIFA ruled that the Argentina forward verbally abused a match official in a World Cup qualifying game against Chile that Argenitina won 1-0 with his penalty strike.
Messi was dealt the ban and a fine by FIFA's disciplinary panel. He will miss four of the Albiceleste's remaining five World Cup qualifiers, including the match against Bolivia later on Tuesday. He can only return for Argentina's final qualifier, away to Ecuador on October 10.
Messi and the Argentine football federation can appeal against the ban to FIFA.
The Barcelona superstar is accused of saying “f*** off, your mother’s a c***” to a match official.
Football's governing body picked up on his alleged use of foul language aimed at two assistant referees.
Province 1 level Badminton Competition kicks off today
The province no 1 level badminton competition has started at Myanglung in Tehrathum district from Thursday. The Tehrathum Badminton Association organized the event with an objective to promote the sports in the district considering its growing charm among the youths.
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'Futsal must contribute toward Nepal's popularity in the world'
Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC Wednesday said futsal must contribute in the growth of Nepal's popularity in the international community.
Former CAN President Shah dies at 89
Former President of the Cricket Association of Nepal (CAN) Jaya Kumar Nath Shah passed away Wednesday. He was 89. Shah, who was suffering from a heart ailment for long, died in the course of treatment at Norvic International Hospital, said the family.
Church Boys United Kathmandu clinches Pathivara Gold Cup
The Church Boys United Kathmandu has clinched the second Pathivara Gold Cup Football Championship title. Church Boys defeated Sagarmatha Youth Club Biratchowk Morang, 3-0, in the final of the championship held at the Bhanujan Secondary School playground at Phungling of Taplejung district on Monday.
The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
Effect of monetary policy on risk, stability and financial crises
The crisis of 2008–09 has reignited a new interest in understanding money and credit fluctuations in the macro economy, and the crucial roles they could play in the amplification, propagation, and generation of shocks both in normal times and, even more so, in times of financial distress. This may reopen a number of fundamental fault lines in modern macroeconomic thinking between theories that treat the financial system as irrelevant, or, at least, not central to the understanding of economic outcomes, and those that reserve a central role for financial intermediation.
My Journey to Maiti Nepal
I was scared before I started volunteering, not so much because of the work I would be doing, but of the fact that I would be living alone in a new city where I wouldn’t know anyone except a handful of relatives, with everyone who I was close to on the other side of the world.
Be an example, not teacher to your kids
I don’t intend to draw comparisons, but I can’t help notice a vast difference in the way kids these days are, and I only have the parents to blame. Because let's face it, just at the quote, I mentioned above goes, kids only become what they see.
Prekshya Lamichhane Kunwar
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.