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NSC scraps 7 sports associations’ registration

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KATHMANDU — The National Sports Council (NSC) has scrapped registration of seven different national sports associations affiliated with it.

NSC has scrapped the registration of Nepal Football Association, Nepal Genuine Martial Art Association, Nepal Fusion Martial Art Association, Nepal Sports Yoga Association, Nepal Arm Wrestling Association, Nepal Drug and AIDS Association and Nepal Corporate Sports Association.

Press Advisor of the NSC, Rohit Dahal, said that the associations were scrapped on the basis of a report by the National Associations Investigation Committee.

According to him, the associations were inactive and had not held their general conventions since their registration at the NSC.

A three-member probe committee under the coordination of NSC member, Shanti Singh, was formed on December 17, 2015 to review the status of the associations affiliated to the NSC.

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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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