Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ganga of famous Ganga-Jamuna twins dies

One of Ganga-Jamuna twins who were born with conjoined heads and separated through an extremely complex surgery in Singapore eight years ago has died in the capital Tuesday.

Seven-year-old Ganga KC breathed her last at Kathmandu Model Hospital on Tuesday at around 11 am while undergoing treatment for a severe chest infection, Kantipur Daily reported.

Dr Basanta Panta, neurosurgeon at the hospital, said that Ganga, who was suffering from a serious bout of pneumonia and meningitis, had been admitted at the Intensive Care Unit (IC) of the hospital on Monday after she had breathing problems. The doctors at the hospital had put her on a ventilator as she was unconscious and had difficulty in breathing due to pneumonia.

Dr Pant had been treating the twins since they were brought to Kathmandu from Singapore after undergoing a successful surgery to separate their fused heads.

A team of 16 doctors led by neurosurgeon Kith Goh of Singapore General Hospital had conducted a marathon 90-hours surgery to separate the twins in 2001. They were aged 11 months at the time of the surgery.

As the separation surgery was extremely complex, the case hit international headlines during that time.

Ganga and Jamuna were living with their parents in Kathmandu since their return from Singapore। ag July 30 08

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Cricket Info

Nepal enters semis:

Nepali team celebrating their victory over Singapore, in the quarter-finals of ACC Trophy Elite Cup Cricket, on Monday, July 28 08. Nepal continued its winning spree Monday thrashing Singapore by 6 wickets to confirm the semis berth in the ACC Trophy Elite Cup Cricket Tournament being held in Malaysia.
Again with same improved batting and disciplined bowling, Nepali players tamed Singaporeans for the way to semifinal of the tournament.
Batting first after winning the toss at the Kinara Oval, Singapore struggled to 155-9 in 50 overs. Mehmboob alam had a spell of 10-3-25-3, Shakti Gauchan took 2-17 off 10 overs. Paras Khadka, Raj Kumar Pradhan and Basanta Regmi claimed one wicket each.
Chasing the victory target of 156 runs, Nepal were in reeling pressure when they lost 3 wickets when the score was just 39 at board. But, Solid partnership between Paras Khadka and Shakti Gauchan saw Nepal securing the place in semis. Paras scored not out 71 runs while Shakti contributed not out 30. Paras was named the man of the match.
Nepal will play its last league match against Kuwait.