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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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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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