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Where does Nepal’s climate budget go? Saturday, August 19th, 2017

Krishna Sapkota, KATHMANDU: A least developed, mountainous and land-locked country – is globally ranked as one of the most vulnerable countries due to adverse impact of climate change. This ranking is also justified in the fact that in recent years, the country has witnessed recurring climate..

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Large number of devotees throng to Pashupatinath temple today Monday, August 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU: A large number of devotees has thronged to Pashupatinath temple from early morning today, the last Monday of Saun month. The month of Saun and especially the last Monday of this month are considered a special occasions for paying homage to Lord Shiva.  According to the Pashupati Area..

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Gaijatra festival today Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the 'cow festival' is being observed from today in the three cities of Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amidst fun, gaiety, humor, satire and entertainment. The festival, beginning on the first day of the waning moon in the..

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Spiritualist Khemraj Keshabsharan passes away Thursday, August 3rd, 2017

CHITWAN: Khemraj Keshabsharan, a noted spiritualist, passed away last night. He was 81. He had been suffering from multiple health problems including pneumonia. He had survived a fatal brain hemorrhage a month ago. He had been residing in Devghat Dham in Chitwan since over the three decades and..

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Bhutanese refugees press for relocation of the rest of refugees Tuesday, August 1st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Bhutanese Refugee Camp Management Committee Jhapa – Morang has advanced a five – point demand to the government seeking to internationalize the refugee problem. At a press conference held today at Reporters' Club, CPN (Maoist Centre) lawmaker, Aman Lal Modi, stressed that the..

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South Asian artists engrossed in creation at Gokarna jungle Friday, July 28th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The seventh edition of 'SAARC artists camp and exhibition of paintings 2017' has started in Gokarna here from today under the theme of Sacred Sites and the Beauty of Nature.  Altogether 29 artists from SAARC six member countries are engrossed in their creative best at a resort in the..

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JANAI PURNIMA, NAG PANCHAMI FESTIVAL TODAY Thursday, July 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'.  This year, Nagpanchami and Janai Purnima are..

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Two trek routes leading to Gosaikunda ready to greet travellers Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

NUWAKOT: Two trek routes are being brought into full operation with necessary preparations for the pilgrims and tourists heading to the Gosaikunda alpine lake on the occasion of Janai Purnima – a religious festival of the Hindus. The two routes – one leading from Kathmandu's Sundarijal and..

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Saudi woman wearing miniskirt in video released without charge Thursday, July 20th, 2017

DUBAI, UAE, (AP): Saudi Arabia announced Wednesday that a woman who was detained after wearing a miniskirt in a video that went viral has been released without charge. Police in Saudi Arabia had arrested the young woman for wearing "immodest clothes" after an outcry from people who say she..

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Devotees throng Pashupati temple on first Monday of Shrawan Monday, July 17th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since dawn today to observe the first Monday in the holy month of Shrawan in Nepali calendar.  The entire month is considered to be the auspicious period to worship Lord Shiva with the belief that one's wishes will get fulfilled by..

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Guru Purnima today Sunday, July 9th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Guru Purnima festival is being observed throughout the country today by paying reverence to all teachers.  The festival, also marked as Teacher's Day, is observed on the full moon day in the Nepali month Ashadh as per the lunar calendar. The day is dedicated to the gurus or one's..

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18th Pigeon Flying Competition held

BHAKTAPUR: The 18th edition of Pigeon Flying Competition was held in Bhaktapur on Saturday.  Altogether 37 pigeon keepers from Kathmandu, Lalitpur, Bhaktapur and Kavre had participated in the event organized by Nepal Pigeon Flying Sports Association. Kathmandu's pigeon keeper Gorakh Shumsher..

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Harishayani Ekadashi being observed today Monday, July 3rd, 2017

KATHMANDU: Devotees of Hindu faith are observing Harishayani Ekadashi in the country today. They also observe one of the most significant fasts on this Day dedicated to Lord Vishnu, regarded as the creator of the universe. Ekadashi or the eleventh lunar day of shukla paksha or the bright..

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Ropain mahotsav to promote tourism, preserve culture Thursday, June 29th, 2017

POKHARA: The ropain mahotsav (paddy plantation festival) has been organized in a bid to promote tourism and preserve culture in the touristy city Pokhara on the occasion of the Ashar 15 and the 14th Rice Day today.  The ropain mahotsav is being marked for 13 years here. The 14 mahotsav was..

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Exploiting Nepal’s Children Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

The deadly earthquake that tore through Nepal on April 25, 2015 killed over 9,000 people and destroyed more than 700,000 homes. Devastating images of villagers standing amid a sea of rubble that was once their homes quickly prompted the international community to respond and donors pledged..

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Cases of child marriage recorded highest in Haanku VDC in Jumla Sunday, April 2nd, 2017

JUMLA: Of the total then 26 VDCs in Humla district, Haanku has recorded the highest number of child marriages in the last fiscal year. At a two-day orientation organised by the District Coordination Committee, Jumla to declare Tatopani and Dillicharu VDC child-friendly VDCs, Committee's senior..

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Prime Minister Deuba meets his Indian counterpart Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Yekraj Pathak, New Delhi: Prime Minister Sher BahadurDeuba, who arrived here today on a five-day state visit, had a meeting with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi this..