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Kathmandu Valley witnesses cold Sunday, October 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Valley has witnessed cold following the Dashain festival. The Valley recorded 8 degree Celsius temperature as to its lowest point today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said, projecting the highest temperate at around 25 degree Celsius. The temperature in most..

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Seven rhinos died of natural causes in three months Thursday, October 25th, 2018

CHITWAN: Altogether seven rhinos died in Chitwan National Park (CNP) due to natural causes in the first three months of the current fiscal year, officials confirmed. Chief Conservation Officer of CNP Bed Kumar Dhakal said that the rhinos died due to old age, infighting and languishing in the..

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Kojagrat Poornima being observed today Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) today as part of the final day of the 15-day Bada Dashain festival by worshipping and paying homage to Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity. The Bada Dashain festival formally ends today with the marking of the..

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Life expectancy to be increased to 73 years Tuesday, October 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The mid-term expenditure report published by the National Planning Commission envisions increasing the life expectancy of Nepalis to 73 years in two years’ time. The life expectancy is 72 years. The report states that the life expectancy of a Nepali was 69 two years back. It is..

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CNP begins study to find out carrying capacity of Bengal tiger Monday, October 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU:The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has begun a study about the carrying capacity of rare Royal Bengal tiger. The CNP felt the necessity to carry out study about this wildlife's carrying capacity following a decrease in its population in the recent finding. According to ecologist Laxman..

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living goddess offers Tika to public Friday, October 19th, 2018

BHAKTAPUR: Ekanta Kumari, the living goddess of Bhaktapur, gave tika to the public on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival Friday. People thronged the Taleju Temple in the district to receive the tika and blessings from the living goddess on the auspicious occasion of the Dashain..

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Devotees throng historic Taleju temple to observe Mahanawami Thursday, October 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Devotees today thronged the Taleju Bhawani Temple to observe the Mahanawami, the ninth day of the Dashain festival. This historic temple of a Hindu goddess located at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square is opened once in a year to the public on this day or the Mahanawami. The temple which was..

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Over 2.1 million people leave Valley for Dashain Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: More than 2.1 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley for various destinations for celebrating the Dashan festival. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division stated that 2.2 million people left Kathmandu via the land route alone within a period of four days till Tuesday. Senior..

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Maha Astami Festival today

KATHMANDU: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival as the Maha Astami festival today by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani. On this day, people offer special worships to the goddesses Mahakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. This day of the..

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Fulpati sent to Hanumandhoka Durbar Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

GORKHA: A decorated palanquin with ‘fulpati’ has been dispatched to Hanumandhoka of Kathmandu from the Gorkha Durbar Dashain Ghar. The helpers at the Gorkha Durbar send off the palanquin with the fulpati to Kathmandu at the auspicious hour on Tuesday morning after performing the due..

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Fulpati, seventh day of Bada Dashain, being observed today Monday, October 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today. Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the Bada..

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A US student banned Thursday, October 11th, 2018

TEL AVIV, (AFP) - A US student banned from entering Israel for allegedly having supported a pro-Palestinian boycott of the country appeared in court on Thursday to challenge the decision. It is the latest in a series of cases drawing criticism of an Israeli law barring boycott supporters that..

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This Dashain not so exciting for the flood displaced Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

Ram Bahadur Thapa, BAGLUNG: Dashain, the biggest festival of the Nepali people, has arrived bringing with it the usual joy and excitement among the folks. But for Basimaya Pariyar this Dashain is not going to be so exciting like in the previous years. The 52-year-old Pariyar was displaced like..

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The Latest: Nordhaus, Romer share Nobel for economics Monday, October 8th, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel prize in economics (all times local): 11:55 a.m. Two researchers at American universities have been awarded the Nobel Prize for economics. Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic..

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Foodie destination Peru combats malnutrition in children Sunday, October 7th, 2018

LIMA, (AFP) - Peru, a shining star in Latin America's culinary firmament, is battling alarming rates of malnutrition in children and pregnant women. More than two in every five children under the age of three -- 43.6 percent of the total -- suffer from anemia in the Andean country due to a poor..

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2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry Thursday, October 4th, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AFP) - American scientists Frances Arnold and George Smith and British researcher Gregory Winter won the Nobel Chemistry Prize on Wednesday for harnessing the principles of evolution to develop proteins used to make everything from biofuels to pharmaceuticals, the jury said. Arnold won..

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Laser pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

STOCKHOLM, (AFP) - Three scientists on Tuesday won the Nobel Physics Prize, including the first woman to receive the prestigious award in 55 years, for inventing optical lasers that have paved the way for advanced precision instruments used in corrective eye surgery. Arthur Ashkin of the United..

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