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Rara Gold Cup Football Championship prize amount increased

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POKHARA — Prize amount of the 16th Rara Gold Cup Football Championship has been increased.

The championship to be organised the Sahara Club Pokhara and sponsored by Himshree Foods Pvt Ltd will take place in Pokhara from January 23 to February 3.

A team winning the match will go home with Rs 700 thousand, a trophy and a certificate while the first runner up will bag Rs 300 thousands. Last year, the winner received Rs 501 thousands while the first runner up team Rs 251 thousands.

Speaking at a press meet organised by Sahara Club here today, Club president Keshab Thapa said a total of 12 teams from home and India and Bangladesh are taking part in the tournament.

They are Manang Marsyangdi, APF Club, Sankata Club, United Sikkim Football Club India, Rumpum Jhapa 11, Uttar Barindhara Club Bangladesh, Tribhuvan Army, Nepal Police, Dharan Football Club, Sudurpaschim-11, Three Star and the host Sahara Club.

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NC leader Regmi passes away

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KATHMANDU— Nepali Congress leader Keshab Regmi, who contributed to restoring democracy in 1990, has passed away on Thursday night.

Regmi, who was suffering from respiratory problems for long, died at his residence in Gongabu in Kathmandu. Regmi, who also served as secretary of NC, Kaski, played an important role in establishing Nepal Students’ Union, the student wing of the NC.

He was also sent to jail five times for fighting to restore democracy. He is survived by two wives.

His last rites were conducted at Pashupati Aryaghat today itself. People from various walks of life and NC leaders attended his funeral rite.

On the occasion, NC President and former Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, senior leader Ram Chandra Paudel and General Secretary Dr Shashanka Koirala paid tribute to Regmi by draping his body in the party flag.

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