Local Briefs

NSJF member feted

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal felicitated Nepal Sports Journalists Forum (NSJF) Central Committee Member and Spokesperson Ajay Phuyal on Saturday. Phuyal, who is also the central committee member of the Federation of Nepali Journalists, was honoured along with other 37 individuals including doctors, phd holders, engineers, advocates and journalists from Mulpani VDC. — HNS

No end to deadlock

KATHMANDU: The temporary employees of National Sports Council (NSC) said they would continue the padlocking of the council unless their contracts were extended. Coordinator of the temporary employees struggle committee, Gopal Mali threatened the Youth and Sports Ministry to be ready to face severe consequences if their demands were not addressed. “We are ready for a table talk regarding other demands but the ministry should first agree on the extension of our contract period,” said Mali. The temporary employees shut down the NSC on Tuesday demanding the extension of contract, increment of the contract period, paycheck and allowances parallel to the permanent employees and provision of working conditions according to the International Labour Act. — HNS

TIA beat Awareness

KATHMANDU: Trungram International Academy (TIA) and Kathmandu Valley registered victories in the fourth Kwiks Greenland Inter-school Basketball Tournament here on Saturday. In the senior boys’ category, Santosh Shrestha and Prashant Tamang contributed 12 points each to give TIA a comfortable 45-17 win over Awareness International Academy (AIA). Kathmandu Valley defeated Buddha Jyoti 30-10 with Ang Tshering Sherpa scoring six points for the winners. Golden Peak crushed Neric school 22-13 and Newton edged past North Point 15-13 in the same category. In junior boys’ section, AIA, Neric, Deep Jyoti and hosts Greenland won their matches. — HNS

Hosts triumph

KATHMANDU: Hosts Shreediwa International defeated Shubha Tara School 45-34 in the inaugural amtch of the fifth Monsoon Meet Basketball Tournament. Krishna Gurung scored 13 points to give Shreediwa a win in senior boys’ category. In senior girls’ section, Kantipur School outplayed Ullens 32-3 riding on Ronahi Limbu’s 10 points while Santosh Paudel contributed 11 points to give Arunodaya a 30-11 win over NOBS. A total of 16 teams are participating in the nine-day tournament. — HNS

Active College win

KATHMANDU: Tri Jyoti, Rato Bangla and Active College won their respective matches at the third NK Memorial Inter-college Football Tournament. Tri Jyoti defeated Kshitiz College 2-1 while Rato Bangla beat Malpi Institute 2-0. Also, Active registered a 2-1 win over Herald International. — HNS


KATHMANDU: Graded English Medium School (GEMS) and Learning Realm International (LRI) School won their matches at the eighth Kirtipur Cup Valleywide Inter School Basketball Tournament. GEMS thrashed Rara Hill 56-34 with Rohan alone collecting 24 points. In a high scoring match, LRI defeated New Zenith 71-55 riding on Bishal Tamang’s 31 points. Rara Hill, Mangal and Sunstar School also won their three-on-three matches. — HNS