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Shrestha off to Beijing

KATHMANDU: The National Sports Council (NSC) member secretary Jeevan Ram Shrestha on Sunday left for Beijing to take part in preparation meeting for the 2008 Beijing Olympics slated for August 6-10. Shrestha will take part in the meeting as a Chef-de-mission of Nepal. — HNS

Kailali emerge victorious

KATHMANDU: Kailali finished first in the eighth Far-western Regional Taekwondo Tournament with six gold medals on Sunday. Hosts Kanchanpur District Taekwondo Association came second with five golds. Ramesh Khumal of Kanchanpur and Saraswoti Chaudhary of Darchula were named the best male and female players respectively. In all, 120 players from nine districts took part in the two-day event, the NSC said. — HNS