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Nepal out of WC qualifiers with goalless draw against India

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KATHMANDU —

Nepal’s hopes of reaching the second round of the qualifying match for the World Cup 2018 and Asia Cup in 2019 ended after the team played a goalless draw against India today.

With today’s draw taking after the March 12 2-0 loss with India, Nepal lost their opportunities to go to Russia in 2018 and to the UAE the next year.

Although Nepal got several chances at scoring, the team missed the chances regarding in the completing front.

India has entered the second round of the qualifiers.

In front of the huge crowd, the Nepali players made some great moves in both the halves and succeeded in holding the India under pressure but failed to score and keep Nepal’s hope alive.

The match started at 3:30 NST at the Dasarath Stadium in Kathmandu.

India has defeated Nepal 2-0 in the first match between the neighboring countries that was hosted by India at the Indira Gandhi Athletic Stadium on March 12.

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Warm clothes provided to elderly, disabled people of Gorkha

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GORKHA- Warm clothes have been distributed to elderly and disabled people at Bhimsen Thapa Rural Municipality-7 in the district.

The rural municipality provided clothes including blankets to 217 elderly people and 23 people with disabilities within the ward. The clothes distribution aims to help the people overcome chilling cold, said the ward chairperson Narayan Shrestha.

“Many people affected by the earthquake of April, 2015 have been living in temporary shelters. Mostly elderly and disabled people have been affected by cold. So the clothes we have provided will give a relief to them,” he said.

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