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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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Research on modern Nepali fine arts stressed Friday, August 23rd, 2019

KATHMANDU: The question - when the modern Nepali fine arts began- is still a disputed one in Nepal. In this context, the artists have underscored the need to conduct thorough research on the history of Nepali modern fine arts. They also said that the artists had differing views on who had..

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Rs 1 million worth of sheep killed by lightning strike in Myagdi Saturday, August 17th, 2019

MYAGDI: Approximately Rs 1 million worth of sheep were killed after being struck by lightning at Khayar of Annapurna rural municipality-5 in Myagdi district, said the local people. The incident took place on Friday night when a flock of sheep took a shelter there, said ward member Rajesh Tilija..

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Nepal’s historical holy festivals Gai Jatra observed Friday, August 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Gai Jatra, cow festival, was observed on Friday by the Newar community in Nepal to commemorate the death of loved ones during the year. This festival is also used to express one's dissatisfaction with the way of life, society, political as well as economic system in a different form..

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No human loss in floods after early warning system Tuesday, August 13th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: With the early warning system in place, no human loss has been reported in floods in the district. The district emergency operation centre was set up with the initiative of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, which measured the water level in the major rivers and spread..

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Chitwan National Park to establish wildlife rearing centre Sunday, August 11th, 2019

CHITWAN: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) is establishing a model centre for rearing wildlife on its premises. The CNP has allocated a budget of Rs 8 million for the purpose. According to Bishnu Prasad Shrestha, Public Information Officer of the Department, they are engaging their efforts to..

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Nepal sees slight fall in suicide cases

KATHMANDU: Over 5,000 people committed suicides in the country last year. People apparently chose to take life themselves when their relations did not go as per expectations; when the exam results did not meet the expectation; and when the unwanted pressure mounted from the families and the..

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