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Modi pitches for Saarc satellite

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday asked the country's space scientists to develop a South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (Saarc) satellite to benefit the neighbouring countries. "We have done a lot (in space science) but the heart wants more. I have proposed to our scientists that they develop a Saarc satellite. This will help all our neighbours," Modi said while congratulating the scientists of Indian Space Research Organisation on the launch of a rocket carrying five satellites at Sriharikota...

What undersize Bangladesh can do with excess population

Bangladesh is an oddity. Roughly the size of Nepal and the US state of Iowa (56,980 square miles), Bangladesh packs over 160 million people. Nepal's population is 26.5 million, Iowa's only 3 million. The population densities of adjacent India and Myanmar are a fraction of Bangladesh's. From Pakistan westward to North Africa, the whole region is Muslim. Bangladesh, Malaysia and Indonesia are Muslim majority nations embedded within non-Muslim neighbours. During his negotiations with Lord Mountbatten, leading to the partition of India...

12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

12 Nepali guides killed in Everest avalanche

An avalanche swept down a slope of Mount Everest on Friday killing 12 Nepali mountaineering guides at the beginning of the main climbing season, a Tourism Ministry official said. The avalanche, the deadliest in eight years, hit the most popular route to the mountain's peak. Three Nepali guides were injured and up to five...

'Tigers not doing justice to fans'

Forrmer India captain Anil Kumble believes that Bangladesh have not done justice to the level of support they receive at home. The World Twenty20 hosts lost to two Associate nations this month, first to Afghanistan in the Asia Cup and then to Hong Kong in the first round of the World T20 last weekend. On Tuesday, they begin their Super 10s campaign with a game against defending champions West Indies. "They've played at the highest level for a good number...

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Nepal beat Afghans by 9 runs

Nepal beat Afghans by 9 runs

Nepal 141/5 Afghanistan 132/8 Nepal won by 9 runs Nepal clinched a nine-runs victory over Afganistan in their third match of the World T20 qualifying round at Chiitagong today. Afghans were off to an insipid start as they lost six wickets within 83 runs, before some late hitting from Asghar Stanikzai resurrected their chase of 141. However, he...

Tigers closer to next level

Tigers closer to next level

On a foggy evening under lights, amidst thousands of supporters screaming at the top of their voices, Bangladesh took one more step towards eliminating the pre-tournament fears of an early exit in the ICC World Twenty20 by securing a comfortable eight-wicket win over Nepal at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium yesterday. The win has...

Mushy eyes clinical show

Mushy eyes clinical show

Bangladesh will want to take a step closer to the Super 10s when they meet Nepal at the Zohur Ahmed Chowdhury Stadium in Chittagong today. Having overcome the Afghanistan threat, the Tigers will now need to see off a high-flying Nepal who thumped Hong Kong by 80 runs in their first game. That Bangladesh...

Nepal not overawed by hosts

What cricket means to Nepal can perhaps easily be understood by a mere glance at a photo that has gone viral on twitter ever since Nepal's thrashing 80-run win over Hong Kong in the World Twenty20 on Sunday. The powerful image, which displayed thousands of Nepalese sitting on the streets of Basanthpur's Durbar Square to watch their nation's opening encounter, in a way showed how cricket was more than just a game to the Himalayan nation and the immense influence...

Tigers beat Nepal by 8 wkts

Tigers beat Nepal by 8 wkts

Bangladesh 132/2 (15.3/20ov) Nepal 126/5 (20/20 ov) Tigers win by 8 wickets Bangladesh beat Nepal by 8 wicket in their second match of the qualifying rounds of the World T20 at Chittagong today to move one step closer to the next round. Bangladesh batsmen Anamul Haque and Shakib Al Hasan contributed with 42 and 37 in a...

Nepal to slash fees to climb Everest

Nepal will slash climbing fees for Everest and other Himalayan peaks to attract more mountaineers, despite existing concerns of overcrowding during the climbing season, a tourism ministry official said yesterday. The government will cut licence fees for foreign individuals trying to scale the world's highest peak from $25,000 to $11,000 from next year, Dipendra Paudel said. However fees for group expeditions to Everest will go up, in a bid to discourage large numbers climbing together and to reduce tensions on...

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