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Nepal play 1 equal with Laos in friendly match

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KATHMANDU — Nepal played a 1-1 draw against Laos, in their international friendly football match at Vientiane of Laos on Sunday.

Bishal Rai scored first goal in the 78th minute leading Nepal ahead but could not protect it in the face of the hosts for more than one minute. The hosts made the equal in the 79th minute.

Anil Gurung had taken over the armband from Biraj Maharjan after missing out in couple of international tournaments this time. He, however, was not included in the Starting XI.

The match was Nepal’s first match under the coaching of Japan’s Koji Gyotoku.

Laos are at the 176th position in the FIFA world ranking, just four positions ahead of Nepal.

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Man divorces wife just 15 minutes after Islamic marriage in Dubai

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A man in Dubai divorced his bride just 15 minutes after their Islamic marriage as he felt ‘insulted’ by her father’s bride price demands.

The man agreed to pay his new father-in-law Dh100,000 for their wedding but the older man became impatient to get the cash, DailyMail reported.

According to Gulf News, family members and friends accompanied the couple to a Sharia judge’s office to witness the marriage contract being signed. The groom then gave Dh 50,000 on the spot as agreed, with the rest to come after the party left the court building, according to Gulf News.

But, the bride’s father demanded the remaining cash as soon as the signing was over, even though the groom didn’t have it on him.

He said it would only take five minutes to walk to his car, which was parked outside, and get the rest of the bride price.

Instead of letting him retrieve it, the father insisted him to pay either right then or send a friend or relative to get the money while he stayed inside.

The groom felt insulted and demeaned by the series of demands and called off the marriage immediately, a lawyer handling the case said.

‘He told the bride’s father that he did not want his daughter as his wife and divorced her in less than 15 minutes from signing the marriage contract,’ he said.

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