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Woman killed in Bengal tiger attack in western Nepal Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: A Bengal tiger attacked and killed a woman in Basgadhi municipality-2 in Bardiya district on Wednesday. The woman identified as local resident Ganga Salami, 40, was collecting fodder in local Bhagawati community forest when the man-eater devoured her, said Chief District Officer Ram..

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Nepal’s biggest festival Badadashain Festival begins today Sunday, September 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: "Navaratri Parba" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, the great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced from today. The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called "Ghatasthapana" that falls on Aswin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in..

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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon to continue till Dashain festival Tuesday, September 24th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Monsoon in Nepal has prolonged this year. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said although the monsoon that normally lasts up to September 23, the monsoon is likely to remain active until the upcoming festival Dashain i.e. first week of October. The prolonged monsoon is..

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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon likely to stay more Saturday, September 21st, 2019

KATHMANDU: The duration of monsoon is likely to get extended in Nepal as axis of monsoon trough has slightly shifted towards south from the average location, the Meteorological Forecasting Division, Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said. Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said low pressure system..

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Jitiya festival celebrated by Tharu community begins today Friday, September 20th, 2019

MAHOTTARI: Jitiya, a main festival celebrated by Nepali married women of Tharu community, has begun today in the Mithila region including with the celebration of Naha Kha (eat after a ritualistic bath). The festival that falls on the eighth day of waning moon is observed for the longevity,..

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Nepal’s weather: Monsoon to remain active for three days Thursday, September 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Monsoon trough presently remains around its normal position causing rainfall in the country, the Meteorological Forecasting Division, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said. According to meteorologist Raju Pradhananga, monsoon trough has started shifting towards north,..

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Socialist leader BP Koirala’s diary unveiled Sunday, September 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The diary of the first democratically elected Prime Minister of Nepal as well as the founder of Nepali Congress (NC), Bishweshwar Prasad Koirala, popularly known as B.P. Koirala, has been made public amid a programme here on Sunday. The diary, which had been saved as a memorabilia of..

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Nepal’s Weather: Light to medium rainfall for three days Wednesday, September 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: There is possibility of light to medium rainfall in majority parts of the country in the next three days, according to the weather forecasting division. The low pressure system developing in the North-western region of the Bay of Bengal and impact of local winds is leading to a change..

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S. Korea lawmaker grills official nominee for not giving birth Monday, September 2nd, 2019

SEOUL, (AFP): A South Korean lawmaker provoked outrage Monday when he berated a female economics professor nominated as the country's antitrust chief for not "fulfilling her duty to the nation" by having a child. Despite its economic advances, South Korean society remains highly patriarchal and is..

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‘Haritalika’ Teej festival being observed across Nepal Sunday, September 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 'Teej' festival, also celebrated as the 'Haritalika', is being observed by Nepali Hindu women today throughout the country. Women fast and wish for a prosperous life of their spouse on this festival which falls on the third dark day of the lunar month according to Nepali month..

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Lightning kills 250 sheep in Jumla, Western Nepal Friday, August 30th, 2019

KHALNAGA: Lightning killed 250 sheep in Sudi village of Tila Rural Municipality-6 in Jumla district on Thursday night. Farmers in Sudi were in great sorrow following the incident. Lightning struck the sheep at Bhujawada pasture land following an incessant rainfall. Rearing sheep has been a major..

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Father’s Day marked across Nepal

KATHMANDU: Father's Day is the occasion to show respect and love to one's father. Those whose father is no more, they visit shrines and offer prayers, good wishes, believing in existence afterlife. Here is photo of Gokarana, the shrine along the Bagmati River in Kathmandu where people who have lost..

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Nepal’s Karnali Highway obstructed Tuesday, August 27th, 2019

KALIKOT: A flood from the Takura River at Tilagupha municipality 7 and 8 in Kalikot has damaged the Karnali Highway, ceasing the transport services since Monday late evening. The Road Division Office, Jumla said it has already sent a dozer to the site to facilitate the road restoration efforts...

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Europe on a Geopolitical Fault Line Tuesday, November 12th, 2019

Two months ago, in his address to the United Nations General Assembly, UN Secretary-General António Guterres expressed his fear that a “Great Fracture” could split..