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Fulpati, seventh day of Bada Dashain, being observed today Monday, October 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today. Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the Bada..

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A US student banned Thursday, October 11th, 2018

TEL AVIV, (AFP) - A US student banned from entering Israel for allegedly having supported a pro-Palestinian boycott of the country appeared in court on Thursday to challenge the decision. It is the latest in a series of cases drawing criticism of an Israeli law barring boycott supporters that..

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This Dashain not so exciting for the flood displaced Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Ram Bahadur Thapa, BAGLUNG: Dashain, the biggest festival of the Nepali people, has arrived bringing with it the usual joy and excitement among the folks. But for Basimaya Pariyar this Dashain is not going to be so exciting like in the previous years. The 52-year-old Pariyar was displaced like..

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The Latest: Nordhaus, Romer share Nobel for economics Monday, October 8th, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Two researchers at American universities have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic..

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Foodie destination Peru combats malnutrition in children Sunday, October 7th, 2018

LIMA, (AFP) - Peru, a shining star in Latin America's culinary firmament, is battling alarming rates of malnutrition in children and pregnant women. More than two in every five children under the age of three -- 43.6 percent of the total -- suffer from anemia in the Andean country due to a poor..

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2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry Thursday, October 4th, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AFP) - American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for harnessing the principles of evolution to develop proteins used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jury said. Arnold won..

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Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AFP) - Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin of the United..

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First hunting season begins at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Friday, September 28th, 2018

Taranath Acharya, BAGLUNG: Hunting season has begun in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the main wildlife hunting hub of Nepal to allow tourists to hunt animals. A total of 10 Himalayan blue sheep (Naur) and six Himalayan Tahr (Jharal) will be allowed to be hunted during the first season beginning..

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KTM Valley folks to get Melamchi drinking water within 60 days Thursday, September 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The long wait of Kathmandu Valley folks of getting drinking water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project will be over within the next two months. The Kathmandu Valley folks will get drinking water of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, the project of national pride, at their door steps..

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Ticket booking opens in advance for Dashain holidays Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bus ticket booking has opened from today in advance for the convenience of passengers going home for the Dashain holidays. Although a joint meeting of the Department of Transport Management and the transport entrepreneurs had on September 16 decided to open the ticket booking from..

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Indrajatra being observed today Monday, September 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The traditional festival, Indrajatra, is being observed today by worshipping the Devraj Indra, the God of rains and good harvest. This festival is celebrated especially in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, and Dhulikhel and Dolakha. The annual traditional festival begins on..

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Tiger population increases in Nepal Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Forest and Environment has informed that the tiger population has increased in the country as per the latest census. The Ministry, while making public the result of the national tiger census 2018 on the occasion of the National Conservation Day today, informed that with..

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Demand to declare Buddha the Light of the Universe Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: A demand has been made to name Lord Buddha as the ‘Light of the Universe’.  At a programme organized on the International Day of Peace in the capital on Saturday, the speakers said that Lord Buddha should be declared the Light of the Universe by recalling the Buddha’s message for..

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Indra Jatra begins in Bhaktapur Friday, September 21st, 2018

BHAKTAPUR: The festival with religious and cultural importance, Indra Jatra has kicked off in Bhaktapur from today. Indra Jatra festival falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar. It is celebrated in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley and..

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Janakpurdham-Patna direct bus service starts from Sunday Monday, September 17th, 2018

Ajay Kumar Sah, DHANUSHA: The direct bus service from Janakpur, the provincial capital of Province No 2 to Patna of Bihar State of India has kicked off from Sunday. Province No. 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut flagged off the Janakpur-Patna Bus Service and sent the bus ferrying passengers going to..

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The Tyranny of Fashion: Shredding Banksy Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

The modern art world is filled with pranks and pranksters, the clowns who have decided that play counts for art. Brattish artists foist a range of projects and..