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Paragliding Pre-World Cup: Weather spoilsport Saturday’s competition

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POKHARA —

Due to the sudden change in climate in Pokhara, the event of the Paragliding Pre-World Cup planned for Saturday has been scratched off.

The paragliding Pre-World Cup was commenced on Friday for the first time in Nepal where as many as 150 paragliding pilots from 36 countries including Nepal are participating.

Hosted by Nepal Airsports Association (NAA), the competition will last for a week.

According to NAA technician, Rabin Gurung, the pilots have taken their flights over Sarangkot, Armala, Dhikidanda and Toripani of Kaski amid the practice on Friday.

Upwards of 30 pilots are participating from Nepal, according to NAA Chairperson Yogesh Bhattarai.

The winner of the event will get Rs 50,000 cash prize besides trophy, medal and certificate; while the first and second runner-ups will get Rs 40,000 and Rs 30,000 respectively.

The organiser will also honor best three contenders of Overall Women, Overall Nepali and Sports Class classifications.

NAA said the effective completion of the worldwide event will help to promote adventurous sports and tourism industry in the country.

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Girl raped in Mahottari

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GAUSHALA — A 13-year-old girl of Aurahi Municipality in Mahottari district has been raped on Sunday evening.

Police Inspector at Gaushala-based Area Police Office, Bhola Bhatta, said that two local youths — Rakesh Sada and Ritik Sada, both 15 years of age — allegedly raped the girl when she had gone to wash utensils at a nearby rivulet.

Police have arrested Ritik while Rakesh has been absconding after the incident.

Meanwhile, necessary investigation into the case is underway, said police.

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