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890 die, 1771 injured every year in natural disasters: ADPC Friday, May 18th, 2018

JHAPA: At least 890 people die and 1,771 are injured every year in Nepal due to natural disasters, said data with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC). Property equivalent to Rs 1.31 billion is destroyed every year and 132,161 houses get affected. "Twelve types of natural calamities occur..

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Ramadan begins today Thursday, May 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Ramadan, a very important festival of the Muslims began today. During this festival, the faithful observe a month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset. The Muslims have seri in the morning before the sighting of the sun and then have iftahar after sunset, according to former..

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Rato Machchhendranath’s Bhoto exhibited in Jawalakhel Monday, May 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Bhoto of Rato Machchhindranath, the god of rain and harvest, was exhibited in Jawalakhel today. President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Acting Chief Justice Dipak Raj Joshi and Home Minister Ram..

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Tiji festival excitement in Lo Manthang Sunday, May 13th, 2018

MUSTANG: Historic Tiji festival fever has gripped Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang. Celebrated by the local Gurung and Bista communities of upper Mustang since the 15th century, the three days festival is observed by exchanging love and greetings among the communities, wishing for world peace and no..

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Ex- British Gurkha soldiers’ demands being met Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Gurkha Satyagraha Joint Struggle Committee has submitted an 11-point charter of demands before the British government, saying the situation was congenial in which its logical demands would be met. The committee organised a news conference here today to inform about its demands...

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Myagdi women play Naumati musical instruments, break tradition Monday, May 7th, 2018

MYAGDI: Breaking the tradition of only males playing the naumati baja (an ensemble of nine traditional musical instruments), women from Myagdi and currently residing in Pokhara, Kaski have started a new culture of women's participation in the tradition. Naumati music is played on any special..

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Pre-monsoon active Thursday, May 3rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Monsoon activities remain active in the country since the past week since the pre-monsoon came into effect. Moisture-laden winds originating from the Bay of Bengal and Westerly winds have resulted in a change in the weather conditions causing rainfall, according to the Weather..

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Yarsagumba harvest season less than three weeks away Friday, April 27th, 2018

DOLPA: The annual Yarsagumba harvest season will officially start in Himalyan district of Dolpa from May 15. According to Shey Phoksundo National Park, the permit letters will be distributed for stipulated amount for entry inside the Yarsagumba Patan sector located within the park for picking the..

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Dhorpatan awaits decision on buffer zone status Monday, April 23rd, 2018

BAGLUNG: After six years of tireless efforts, the government is yet to declare Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve a buffer zone. The announcement could not go ahead three years ago even after reaching the final stage following protest from the local residents. The process which moved forward after an..

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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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