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Millions in India gather for world’s largest religious event Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

ALLAHABAD, India, (AFP) - The largest religious gathering anywhere on earth gets underway Tuesday, with tens of millions of Hindu pilgrims congregating in India to bathe in sacred rivers for the Kumbh Mela. Organisers are expecting the enormous spiritual festival in Allahabad to attract more than..

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Maghe Sankranti being observed today

KATHMANDU: Maghe or Makar Sankranti is being observed throughout the country today. On the day, people of Hindu communities take holy dips into rivers and ponds, worship at various temples and relish delicacies like ghee, yam, Khichadi and sweets like Chaku and sweets made of sesame and..

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350 monkeys transferred to Chitwan from Mahashila Monday, January 14th, 2019

PARBAT: Mahashila rural municipality of Parbat district has brought around 350 monkeys under control and transferred them to Chitwan National Park. Spokesperson of the rural municipality, Jeevan Bikram Uchai, said that the rural municipality brought 330 monkeys under control till November 16 of..

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Shamsher Miya appointed Haj committee chair

KATHMANDU: Shamsher Miya has been appointed as the chair of Central Haj Committee, Nepal under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Miya is the permanent resident of Arghakhanchi district. The appointment was made following the Home Ministerial level decision. He was appointed for two-year term in line..

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World’s oceans are heating up at quickening pace: study Friday, January 11th, 2019

TAMPA, (AFP) - The world's oceans are heating up at an accelerating pace as global warming threatens a diverse range of marine life and a major food supply for the planet, researchers said. The findings in the US journal Science, led by the Chinese Academy of Sciences, debunk previous reports that..

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Social media affects teen girls more than boys: Study Monday, January 7th, 2019

WASHINGTON DC: Social media has a greater impact on teen girls than boys of the same age, a study has observed. Though social media acts as a helpful tool for teenagers to learn and connect with friends, experts have long warned that too much Snapchatting or Instagramming has its own..

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Clashes after women enter flashpoint Indian temple Thursday, January 3rd, 2019

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, India, (AFP) - Protests and violence erupted in southern India on Wednesday after two women defied traditionalists to enter one of Hinduism's holiest temples for the first time since a landmark court ruling. Police fired tear gas, stun grenades and water cannon as protests and..

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Kathmandu temperature plummets to 0 degree Tuesday, January 1st, 2019

KATHMANDU: The temperature of Kathmandu valley has dipped to zero degree Celsius. With the dip in temperature, Monday remained the coldest day of this winter. According to the Weather Forecasting Division, the temperature of Kathmandu valley was recorded at 0.5 degree Celsius. On Sunday, the..

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New Year of Gurung community ‘Tamu Lhosar’ starts on Sunday Sunday, December 30th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Gurung community is marking the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year from today by bidding adieu to the old one. In the Gurung language, 'Lho' means class and 'Sar' means change, and change in class is called as 'Tamu Lhosar'. The members of Gurung community jovially mark the festival by..

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Nepal to rebuild Kathmandu’s historic Dharahara tower Friday, December 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of the historic Dharahara tower situated in the heart of Kathmandu which was destroyed during the 2015 earthquake. A joint venture of Chinese company GIETC and a local firm has won the..

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Post-quake reconstruction: 337,319 houses rebuilt Wednesday, December 26th, 2018

Purna Prasad Mishra, KATHMANDU: A total of 337,319 houses damaged in the 2015 Gorkha Earthquake have been reconstructed, constituting 45 per cent of the total number of agreement signed with the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the officials said. The NRA said that 233,343 other houses are..

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US Blunders Have Made Russia The Global Trade Pivot – Analysis Friday, January 18th, 2019

The year 2019 had barely begun before news emerged that six Russian sailors were kidnapped by pirates off the coast of Benin. It was perhaps a foretaste of risks to..