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9th Women’s and 18th Men’s National Handball Championship kicks off in Pokhara

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POKHARA — The 9th Women’s and 18th Men’s National Handball Championship has kicked off here at Pokhara Stadium from today.

Seven teams each from the male and female groups of five development regions, the Armed Police Force and Nepal Army have participated in the championship organised by the District Handball Association, Kaski with support from Nepal Handball Association.

The Hong Kong Beauty Institute is the main sponsor of the championship.

Teams coming out first, second and third in the championship will get Rs 30,000, Rs 20,000 and Rs 10,000, trophy, medal and certificates, respectively.

Central Chairman of Nepal Handball Association, Tej Gurung, said that the best players would be selected from the championship for 13th South Asian Games scheduled to be held in Nepal in 2019. The Championship will run till January 6.

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Rape cases rising in Tulsipur High Court’s desk

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DANG — The High Court Tulsipur in Dang last fiscal year settled 602 cases. As stated by court registrar Shreelal Poudel, in the period, the court registered 413 new cases and the number of cases in pending case (previous years) were 373. Of the total 786 cases, the court gave its final hearings on 602 cases.

The records show that among the cases filed in the period, the highest number is about rape which is figured at 88 and 70 have been already sorted out legally while 18 are under sub-judice.

Similarly, the cases registered seeking divorce were 21 and among them the court finished its proceedings on 19 cases.

The court has set up the civic help desk and arranged for free application writing facility, making the service system technology-friendly.

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