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ANFA reinstates suspended officials

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KATHMANDU — The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) on Wednesday reinsted four suspended officials after the world football governing body FIFA directed it to do so and hold fresh elections at the earliest.

ANFA reinstated VPs Karma Chhiring Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai and Member Pankaj Nembang who were suspended on September 28 last year accusing them of acting against the organisation’s leadership from the executive committee led by Ganesh Thapa.

The ANFA Executive Committee would now hold another meeting soon incorporating the reinstated officials and it would decide a date for the elections to elect the new Executive Committee as per FIFA’s May 10 directive.

The national football governing body is in crisis after FIFA’s ethics committee imposed a 10-year ban on ANFA President Ganesh Thapa on corruption charges. The ban was effective from April 16 last  year.

Meanwhile, Mani Kunwar, Bir Bahadur,Santosh Baniya and Khadka, who were promoted to the positions of Vice-President on the same day resigned Wednesday itself.

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4 held with illegal pharmaceutical drugs

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SUNSARI — Police have arrested four people in possession of illegal pharmaceutical drugs at Dharan on Sunday.

Albert Gurung and Anish Tamang of Munal Chowk in Dharan-10, Nawaraj Gurung of Dharan-15 and Arun Chaudhary of Khanar in Itahari-11 were arrested on charge of smuggling and selling the illegal pharmaceutical drugs, according to the police.

The police arrested the accused during a routine check at Dharan-based Tinkune checkpost. The police have also recovered 630 ampules of nitrazepam, 140 ampules of nitrasone and seven bottles of dilex from the detainees.

The arrestees have been kept under the police custody for further investigation.

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