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Nepalese celebrate Vijaya Dashami today Tuesday, October 11th, 2016

KATHMANDU: The biggest cultural and religious festival of Nepalese, Vijaya Dashami, is being celebrated across the country on Tuesday, on the 10th day of the waxing moon in the month of Ashwin as per the lunar calendar. On Vijaya Dashami, the most significant day of the 15-day Bada Dashain..

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Ghatasthapana today Saturday, October 1st, 2016

KATHMANDU: Ghatasthapana, the first day of the Dashain festival, is formally beginning on Saturday with pujas being offered to Goddess Nava Durga and sowing of the jamara – seeds of wheat, maize, rice and barley grains grown for ten days until they reach a few inches long - in an earthen pot half..

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Women celebrate Teej festival with fasting, fun Sunday, September 4th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Teej, a festival of Hindu women, is being observed with fasting and fun across the country on Sunday. The women pray for good health, longevity and happiness of their husbands. Clad in red saris and glittering ornaments, women folks throng Shiva temples from early in the morning. They..

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Woman taken hostage by husband rescued Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

KATHMANDU: A woman held hostage by her husband over dowry issues has been finally rescued by the police. She was freed Tuesday. Police was reported that Anil Kumar Yadav of Udaypurghurmi of Birgunj Sub Metropolis-30 had taken her wife hostage for the past ten days for not bringing dowry as per his..

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Yarcha picking season begins Wednesday, May 18th, 2016

KANCHANPUR: The season of Yarchagumba (Cordyceps synensis) harvesting begins here and Darchula and Bajhang folks, as every year, have started hitting the road in horde to collect the precious local herb available in highlands. The Yarchagumba picking season generally begins from the end of May and..

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Nepal quake significantly upped poverty, finds study Saturday, May 7th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Three districts – Rasuwa, Sindhupalchok and Sindhuli – hit by the devastating earthquake last year have witnessed a significant increase in poverty as a result of the disaster, a study carried out by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) said. The quake that killed nearly 9000 people,..

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Nepal to mobilise over 1,300 engineers to rebuild houses Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

KATHMANDU: Nepal is set to mobilise over 1,300 engineers this week as part of the post-quake reconstruction campaign, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli said on Wednesday. "We are entering into reconstruction but the nation cannot be rebuilt until people and leaders are fully determined. I am hopeful..

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Nepal’s quake-hit Tibetan nuns rebuild homes – and faith Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

BY JANE QUI, CHAKHAM, (REUTERS): It is the first time Nawang Tsultrim has harbored any sense of hope in a year. "They will begin to build my house tomorrow," she says cheerfully, picking through a pile of rubble that was once her home: a modest one-room building in the Bakhang Buddhist Nunnery in..

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Local teen spearheading relief effort in Nepal Friday, January 29th, 2016

By BETH DE BONA, HENDERSONVILLE, N.C. (AP): As Kristian Gaylord's gap year continues to unfold in unforeseen ways, his sense of mission is increasing. The 18-year-old Hendersonville native has taken up a personal drive to aid Nepalese villagers left homeless by a devastating earthquake in April...

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Madhesi agitation turns violent in Nepal Friday, November 20th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Violence returned to Nepal on Friday following the failure of talks between the Madhesi Morcha, an alliance of four political parties of Nepal, and the government on the issue of amending the country's new constitution promulgated barely two months ago. Madhesi Morcha cadres on Friday..

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Gai Puja, Goru Puja, Mha Puja and Nepal Sambat today  Thursday, November 12th, 2015

KATHMANDU: Gai Puja or worship of cow, Goru Puja or ox worship and Mha Puja or worship of the self is being observed throughout the country today, the fourth day of the five-day-long Tihar festival celebrated by the Hindu people in the country. The Gai Puja and Govardhan Puja rituals are observed..

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Laxmi Puja being observed throughout the country today Wednesday, November 11th, 2015

KATHMANDU: On the third day of the Yamapanchak, Laxmi Puja or worship to the Goddess of wealth is being celebrated with jubilation and various religious rituals throughout the country in the evening in accordance with time honoured tradition. Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth, is being worshipped in..

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