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SAFF U-19 Championship: Nepal, Bangladesh enter into semi

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Nepal and Bangladesh have secured their semi-final spot of the U-19 Saff Championship.

Bangladesh sent Bhutan packing with a 2-0 victory in the Group A match of the first SAFF U-19 Championship here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Saturday to secure their spot in the semis.

The Bangladeshi team scored both their goals in the first half of the match played at Anfa complex in Satdobato. Rohit Sarkar and Manaf Rabbi scored for the team.

Bangladesh’s victory means Nepal made it to the semi-finals and the two teams will now play on Monday to decide the group winner.

Bhutan, who lost 3-1 against Nepal on Wednesday, slammed out of the group stage without a win in the three-team pool. Nepal and Bangladesh are tied on three points with both teams having in addition to two goal difference.

In Group B, Afghanistan — who registered a 3-1 win over Maldives on Friday, lead the remaining with three points. One goal each from Masoud Habibi, Al Ahamad Mansory and Mohammad Ahmadi gave Afghanistan three points from their first match.

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Advance booking open for Dashin

Pratigya Waiju



Kathmandu—Finally, Federation of Nepalese National transportation Entrepreneurs Association agrees to open pre-booking for Dashin after the government decided to increase public transport fares by 10 percent.

The federation was demanding to unfreeze their bank accounts and adjust the fares in view of rising fuel prices.

On Saturday after the agreement between the government and federation, the transportation entrepreneurs opened advance booking.  Most of the counters set up banners announcing pre-booking for Dashin and many people were in que to book the ticket in advance.

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