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Rajamama Kusunda, lone speaker of Kusunda language, no more Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

TANAHUN: Rajamama Kusunda, who was the only surviving speaker of the Kusunda language, has passed away today at the age of 65. The Kusunda is a tribal community on the verge of extinction. With Rajamama's death has come the end of the spoken Kusunda language and it has raised concern who will..

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Rato Machhindranath ascended on chariot Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

LALITPUR: The Rato Machhindranath, the God of rain and good harvest, has been ascended on the chariot. Main priest at the Machhindranath Temple took the God on the chariot on the auspicious hour this evening. Although the god is placed on the chariot, the pulling of the chariot begins on..

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Buddha Krishna gets his tongue pierced Sunday, April 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Buddha Krishna Baag Shrestha, 48, of Bode, Thimi, today pierced his tongue in the Bisket Jatra (a religious function) for the sixth consecutive year. This tongue piercing festival is observed on Baishakh 2 every year. He got his tongue pierced amid a huge crowd at Pancho Ganesh temple..

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Bisket Jatra begins in Tokha Saturday, April 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bisket Jatra, an annual festival celebrated by the residents of Tokha, has begun today. The four-day event that starts on the first four days of the Nepali New Year (Baisakh 1 to 4) sees a cart with god and goddess (Ganesha and Kumari) on top being pulled through the town. A wooden pole..

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Shrinkhala Khatiwada crowned Miss Nepal 2018 Thursday, April 12th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Shrinkhala Khatiwada has been crowned Miss Nepal World 2018 at the Hidden Treasure Miss Nepal 2017 pageant in the Capital on Wednesday evening. Manita Devkota won the title of Miss Nepal-Universe 2018 while Priya Sigdel bagged the title of Miss Nepal-Earth 2018 and Ronali Amatya was..

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Bisket Jatra begins Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

BHAKTAPUR The Bisket Jatra celebrated for a week on the arrival of the New Year began here by towing the chariot of Bhairavnath from local Taumadhi. The towing of the chariot began Tuesday evening. The locals from the upper and lower belt of Taumadhi area pull the chariot to their respective..

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Where girls forced to miss schools during menstruation Friday, April 6th, 2018

Prem Raule, BAJURA: The Kirtichaur Secondary School based in Manakot of Gaumul Rural Municipality-5 in Bajura has presently 250 girl students. But those who have already entered monthly cycle miss schools at least five days in a month. False beliefs associated with this natural cycle of female..

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Seto Machhindranath chariot procession reaches Hanumandhoka Monday, March 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The annual chariot procession of Seto Machhindranath – the god of rain and good harvest – has reached Kalbhairav in Hanumandhoka from Asan this evening. The procession that started on Sunday (Chaitra Shuklaastami) was pulled up to Asan in the first day. After worships from the..

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Sparrows begin feeling the heat of climate change and pollution Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

KANCHANPUR: Sparrows that used to be seen around in large numbers around the house and farm are now not much seen. Their population has diminished over the years. The commonest of birds, the sparrow, has started feeling the heat of the climate change and is on the verge of disappearance from..

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485 thousand 586 students to sit for SEE this year Monday, March 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A total of 485,586 students are sitting for the Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) scheduled to be held from March 22. The examinations taking place first time as per a new curriculum will take place at 1,956 centers set up across the country, the National Examinations Board..

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‘Sacred Love’ hits bookshops Saturday, March 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The book entitled 'Sacred Love' by Singapore-based writer Shivaji Das that features history and significance of woodcarving and Tundal of various Kathmandu's temples was launched amid a programme in the Capital on Saturday. It also contains erotic pictures. Sharing his experiences in..

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Ban on 20-year-old public vehicles from Thursday Wednesday, March 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The government has enforced a policy banning public vehicles crossing 20 years of operation throughout the country from tomorrow. The public vehicles that are over 20 years would be seized and put in auction if found operated from March 15 onwards, said the Ministry of Physical..

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Artist Shova Chand begins hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Artist Shova Chand, an freelancer journalist based on Paris, who has been fighting for the racial and gender discrimination in Nepal's film industry has begun her fast-unto-death from last week. This strike is Artist Shova Chand's first one. She has been carrying out the hunger strike..

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Nepal’s Marathon Monks Trade Robes for Running Shoes Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

SINDHUKOT, (AFP): Swapping their maroon robes for running shoes, seven Buddhist monks take off at a sprint across the hills surrounding their remote village in the foothills of Nepal's Himalayas. They are aspiring ultra-marathon runners, hoping the sport will put their remote village on the map..

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Salman Khan’s Da-Bangg tour to Nepal cancelled Saturday, March 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bollywood Superstar Salman Khan's 'the Da-Bangg Tour to Nepal', which was scheduled to take place in Kathmandu on March 10, has been called off citing threat from a section led by Netra Bikram Chand 'Biplav', according to the organizers. Other Bollywood stars such as Sonakshi Sinha,..

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Ecuador Endangered Thursday, March 1st, 2018

The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants. Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and more diversity than the entire USA. In the..

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