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FIFA asks ANFA to reinstate 4 suspended officials

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KATHMANDU — World football governing body FIFA has asked the All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) to reinstate its four suspended officials and hold fresh election.

Addressing ANFA General Secretary Dhirendra Pradhan in a letter, Markus Kattner, an acting general secretary of FIFA,  has asked that the association to reinstate the suspended officials before May 23.

After FIFA Ethics Committee suspended disgraced ANFA President Ganesh Thapa for 10 years on November 16 last year, the Nepali football governing body has seen no change in its leadership with Narendra Shrestha, who is not an executive member, leading as the acting president.

ANFA Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Indraman Tuladhar has confirmed the receiving of letter from the FIFA on Tuesday and said that FIFA has asked ANFA to reinstate the three vice presidents — Karma Tshering Sherpa, Bijay Narayan Manandhar and Kishor Rai — along with member Pankaj Bikram Nembang.

FIFA has also asked the association to hold the presidential election as soon as possible to fill the post that has remained vacant since Thapa was banned by FIFA for 10 years on November 16 last year.

ANFA had sacked Sherpa, Manandhar, Rai and Nembang on September 28 a year ago after the dissident group had filed complaints against disgraced former ANFA chief Ganesh Thapa at the Public Accounts Committee of the legislature-parliament.

They had also filed case at the Patan Appellate Court against the annual general assembly called by ANFA, forcing the football governing body to cancel the meeting on the eve of the scheduled date.

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NC consults experts on govt’s policies and programs

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KATHMANDU — The main opposition party, Nepali Congress, has taken suggestions from experts regarding the government’s policies and programs.

A meeting of the Nepali Congress parliamentary party convened at the parliamentary party’s office in Singha Durbar today consulted with the economists and former bureaucrats on the policies and programs of the government.

The government presented its policies and programs for the fiscal year 2018/19 in the Federal Parliament on Monday.

Deliberations will be held on the policies and programs in the House of Representatives and the National Assembly from Wednesday.

NC leader Dilendra Prasad Badoo, talking to the National News Agency, RSS, said that the meeting reviewed the government’s policies and programs and also discussed on issues the party would speak on in parliament.

Before this, the Nepali Congress had decided to put its views in parliament by forming thematic committees.

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