On the record
BY THE WEEK BUREAU
Kalikot is open defecation free
Remote Kalikot has been declared the first open defecation free district in Karnali. With active participation of the local residents, toilets have been constructed in each household of all the 30 VDCs of the district. It took four years of campaign to achieve this after the first initiation was taken in Jimjedi of Badalkot VDC in 2009. Reports said that the local villagers danced Deuda and Hudke, different dance forms, during a ceremony to declare the title.
Nepal to vie in Asian U-16 Basketball qualifiers
KATHMANDU, June 19: Nepal Basketball Association (NeBA) has decided to send an 18-member Nepali boys´ team comprising 12 players and six officials to participate in the South Asian qualifying tournament for the Third Asian U-16 Basketball Championship. South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) has scheduled the qualifying tournament for July 3 to 5 in Dhaka, Bangladesh.
According to NeBA President Lama Tendi Sherpa, the association has already selected players for the qualifying tournament. Ajay Kunwar, Kesang Thokya Thakuri, Saugat Singh Baniya, Amish Magar, Shoharat Shah, Suraj Lama and Sujan Senchuri are included in the U-16 national team. The other players in the squad are Denjo Gurung, Prayush Shrestha, Chhewang Jhankri, Sandesh Tamang and Sudip Acharya.
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