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ICC WCL Div II : Nepal defeat UAE by 4 wickets

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KATHMANDU — Nepal have defeated United Arab Emirates (UAE) by 4 wickets in their third match of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2 underway at Windhoek, Namibia on Sunday.

Skipper Paras Khadka’s whirlwind half-century and spearhead Sompal Kami’s four wicket scalps propelled Nepal to seal convincing victory over UAE during the ongoing ICC WCLD II. Nepal achieved the target in the 29th over.

With today’s emphatic victory over UAE, Nepal register two victories out of three matches of the ICC World Cricket League Division II played at Windhoek, Namibia, on Sunday.

Skipper Parash Khadka played a blistering innings of 51 runs off just 48 balls, studded with two cracking fours and five sixes.

After winning the toss, UAE was invited to take the first strike before folding them for a meagre 114 runs in 31 overs.

Shaiman Anwar top scored for UAE with 30 runs in 64 balls which included two hit to the fence.

Sompal Kami was pick of the bowlers with 7-0-30-4. Leg spin bowler Sandeep Lamichanne took three UAE scalps where as Khadka bagged two wickets.

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Nirmala Panta rape, murder case : Locals protest after wrong suspect paraded

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BHIMDUTTANAGAR — Locals who were protesting against the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kanchanpur’s Bhimdatta Municipality, have enforced shutdown in Bhimduttanagar Bazaar on Tuesday, protesting police’s failure to reveal facts behind the murder of 13-year-old girl and parading wrong suspect on Monday.

The District Police Office, organising a press conference on Monday,had made public Dilip Singh Bista (41), of Baghphanta, Bhimdatta Municipality-19 as Nirmala’s murderer.

Locals have shut down the market area stating that police were not being able to make public the true murderer(s) as they are not convinced by the findings of police citing that Bista was mentally unsound, according to the District Police Office.

Transportation has also been halted.

Bista, a resident of Khanna Chauraha area in Bhimdutta Municipality-19, was apprehended near the scene of crime on Sunday, according to police.

Police making public the wrong suspect has infuriated the locals and fueled the protest.

The agitators including various civil society organisations and human rights defenders have been picketing the District Administration Office and staging rally on the street mounting pressure on the police to reveal the facts behind the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, it had been learnt that police have fired rounds of teargas shells to contain the agitated mob.

Nirmala was found murdered in a sugarcane field on July 27, a day after she had gone to her friend’s home to get a notebook.

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