Garbage disposal halted

Kathmandu: Truckloads of garbage from the capital could not be disposed of today as well with Okharpauwa locals obstructing the garbage trucks. The problem of garbage disposal continues to bug Kathmandu Metropolitan City ever since the Sisdole landfill site came into operation in 2005. “If the locals continue to obstruct garbage disposal on one pretext or the other, the problem may persist for ever. It is impossible to meet the demands of each individuals,” said Dr Sumitra Amatya, General Manager of the Solid Waste Management and Resource Mobilisation Centre.

Pak regains Swat

Islamabad: Pakistan’s military said today troops had regained control of the main town in a key northwestern district from the Taliban, in what would be a significant milestone in a month-long offensive. The announcement came three days after the military vowed to wipe out the Taliban from Mingora, the administrative and commercial hub of the mountainous Swat valley, a region that has been torn apart by a two-year Taliban uprising.

Pun wins Gokarna Open

Kathmandu: Niraj Pun won the 10th Gokarna Open amateur golf tournament here at the Gokarna Golf Club today. Played under stable ford 3/4 handicap format, the former Nepal Police DIG accumulated whopping 40 points to win the championship, organised by Gokarna Golf Club to mark its 10th anniversary. Pun received the round ticket to London from Qatar Airways. Kanchan Basnet was runner up with 39 stable ford points and earned the round ticket to Sharjah from Air Arabia, while Prem Sachdev finished third with 37 count back points.

Chelsea snatch FA Cup

Wembley: Chelsea recovered from conceding the fastest goal in FA Cup final history to beat Everton 2-1 on Saturday and win the trophy for the fifth time. Louis Saha had put Everton 1-0 ahead after just 25 seconds at Wembley, but Didier Drogba equalised in the 21st minute and Frank Lampard struck the winner 18 minutes from the end. The comeback clinched Chelsea’s first trophy in two years and gave Guus Hiddink the perfect farewell in his final match before stepping down as manager.