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BHAITIKA TODAY Saturday, October 21st, 2017

KATHMANDU: The most important day of Tihar, the festival of lights, is being marked today by offering tika from sisters to their brothers. Sisters throughout the country offer 'tika' to their brothers wishing them happiness, long life and prosperity on the occasion of Bhaitika. The auspicious hour..

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Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 and Mha Puja today Friday, October 20th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Sambat New Year 1138 is being celebrated across the country today amidst various programmes. The people of the Newar community have been celebrating the Nepal Sambat as New Year's Day at present. The Nepal Sambat is an indigenous calendar of Nepal. It is believed the Nepal..

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Laxmi Puja being observed across the nation Thursday, October 19th, 2017

KATHMANDU: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time honoured tradition. Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped in..

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Kukur Tihar and Narake Chaturdashi being observed today Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus. Dog, which is an animal well known for being the trustworthy sentry as well as..

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Yampanchak begins: Kaag Tihar today Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Tihar, the second largest festival of the Nepali Hindus and alike begins from today. Also known as Yampanchak, the festival is observed for five days. Tihar is also a festival where the bonding between brothers and sisters is respected and recognized through Bhai Tika. On the occasion..

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Kojagrat Purnima being observed today  Thursday, October 5th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) today as part of the final day of the 15-day Bada Dashain festival by worshipping and paying homage to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.  The Bada Dashain festival formally ends today with the marking of..

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Mahanawami festival today Friday, September 29th, 2017

KATHMANDU: The Mahanawami festival is being observed today with fervour worshipping goddess Durga Bhawani and making offerings.  This festivalis observed on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar. It is also marked as part of the 10-day Bada Dashain..

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Devotees throng goddess shrines to observe Maha Astami Thursday, September 28th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Hindus throughout the country thronged the various goddess shrines from early morning today to observe the Maha Astami, the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival. Goddess Durga Bhawani is worshipped on this day.  People offered special worships to the goddesses Mahakali,..

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Maha Astami Festival today

KATHMANDU: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival as the Maha Astami festival today by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani. On this day, people offer special worships to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. This day of the..

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Fulpati feu-de-joie at Tundikhel Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

KATHMANDU: A Fulpati celebration was organized at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel today on the occasion of the great festival of Nepalis, the Bada Dashain festival. The Fulpati feu-de-joie was performed in the presence of President Bidya Devi Bhandari. The Nepalese Army soldiers opened celebratory..

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1.9 million people leave Kathmandu Valley in 20 days for Dashain Tuesday, September 26th, 2017

Kiran Bhattarai, KATHMANDU: So far 190 thousand people have left for their homes for the Dashain celebrations. According to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division spokesperson Umesh Ranjit, this data includes the number of passengers leaving the Kathmandu Valley since September 5. The number of..

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Melamchi water will reach Kathmandu Valley in six months Sunday, September 24th, 2017

Ram KC, CHAUTARA: The Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee has stated that it will be able to supply drinking water to the consumers in the Kathmandu Valley within six months.  As the digging of tunnel for supply of the water remains for 1.7 kilo metres of length, it is expected that the..

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Over 46 thousand passengers make advance booking for tickets Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

KATHMANDU: A total of 46,465 passengers have booked the tickets online in advance for short and long route to travel out of Kathmandu Valley during the Dashain.  It has been a week since the online booking of bus tickets was opened by the transport entrepreneurs in the initiative of the..

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6,000 public vehicles to provide transport service in Dashain Thursday, September 14th, 2017

KATHMANDU: Daily 6,000 public vehicles will provide transport services to the passengers to the safe destination during Dashain festival.  With huge exodus of people moving out from the Kathmandu valley for Dashain celebrations, more than 6,000 public vehicles are set to provide smooth transport..

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Jitiya festival commences in Mithilanchal region Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

MAHOTTARI: The Jitiya festival, a religio-cultural festival, has commenced in the Mithila region, including in Mahottari, with the observance of the 'naha kha' ritual today. Naha kha means to take food after taking the ritualistic bath. On the first day of the festival today, women observing a..

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PRESIDENT XI JINPING’S CONFUSION AND DILEMMA Monday, October 23rd, 2017

In his marathon opening address during the conference of the Communist Party of China (CPC), Chinese President Xi Jinping has spoken about “principal contradiction”..