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  Minister Paudel Ready For Talks With Lama For Asiad Participation
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    KATHMANDU, July 29: Minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Paudel on Tuesday said that he was ready to hold talks with National Sports Council (NSC) Member Secretary Yuvaraj Lama for ensuring Nepal"s participation in the 17th Asian Game“.

´I could hold a meeting (with Lama) if necessary. The most important thing is to ensure participation of Nepali players in the Asian Games,´ Paudel said during a function organized in the capital to bid farewell to participants of the 41st Olympaid of Chess scheduled to begin in Norway from August 1.

 
  England Limits India To 323-8 At Close In 3rd Test
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    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 30: England´s bowling attack reduced India to 323-8 in ideal batting conditions on Tuesday to leave the home side with a commanding lead of 246 runs at the end of day three of the third test at the Rose Bowl.

India lost three wickets in the final session, with Stuart Broad removing Bhuvneshwar Kumar (19) shortly before the close, while Ravindra Jadeja was out lbw for 31 to James Anderson and Ajinkya Rahane fell for 54 in reply to England´s first innings total of 569-7 declared.

 
  Karate Players Have High Hopes For Asiad
       SANJEEV KUMAR SHAH  
 
    KATHMANDU, July 29: With less than two months to go for the start of the 17th Asian Games, karate players are busy perfecting their skills in the hopes of earning a chance to represent the country at Asia’s biggest sporting event and bringing home medals.

They are optimistic about putting up a good performance as they have been training regularly for the last two years. Frequent participation in various tournaments has also instilled in them the belief that they can achieve success at the Asian Games, scheduled to take place in Incheon, South Korea, from September 19 to October 4.

 
  Cricketer Moeen Banned From Wearing "Free Palestine" Message
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    SOUTHAMPTON, England, July 29: England allrounder Moeen Ali has been banned from displaying political messages on the field by the International Cricket Council, after wearing wristbands supporting Palestinians during the third test.

Ali wore wristbands with "Save Gaza" and "Free Palestine" while batting against India on Monday at the Rose Bowl.

 
  ANFA Prez Ganesh Thapa Meets Minister Over PAC Directive
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    KATHMANDU, July 28: A team of All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) led by its president Ganesh Thapa on Monday met Minister for Youth and Sports Purushottam Paudel a day after the parliament´s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) directed the football governing body to suspend all its activities for the time being.

During the meeting held at the Ministry of Youth and Sports, ANFA President Thapa and Minister Paudel discussed the PAC directive.

 
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