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Junior Chess C’ship

KATHMANDU: Shreeram Tandukar, Roshan Kumar Jaiswal, Rup Singh Jaiswal, Madan Krishna Kayastha and Ratish Shrestha led the standing with two points each on the opening day of the National Junior Chess Championship organised by Nepal Chess Association. Likewise, Uttara Gautam and Monalisa Khumbu were on the lead in girls’ section. The winner

in both the sections will represent Nepal in the Asian Junior Chess Championship in New Delhi from November 7-15. — HNS

I am with NSJF: Raut

KATHMANDU: Kumar Raut, a member of Nepal Sports Journalists’ Forum (NSJF), on Saturday clarified he was still with the NSJF. “I am a NSJF member and not what Nepal Democratic Sports Journalists’ Association claimed of,” he said in a release. — HNS

Sankata get new prez

Kathmandu: A special general assembly of Sankata Club nominated Indra Man Tuladhar as a new president. The committee comprises Ramesh Dhoj Basnet (general secr-etary), Juju Kaji Dangol (treasurer) and Ravi Harsha Bajracharya (football manager), the club said. — HNS