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Nepal lacks preventive measures despite rise in suicide rates Tuesday, October 28th, 2014

By Bibbi Abruzzini, KATHMANDU: The World Health Organization ( WHO) has underscored the need to develop suicide preventive measures in countries like Nepal where a national response to reduce suicide rates is still largely non-existent. "Suicides are preventable. For national responses to be..

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Bhai Tika today, 11:35am auspicious hour for Bhaitika Saturday, October 25th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The last day of Tihar Festival, Bhai Tika, is being observed across the country on Saturday. The auspicious hour for this year's Bhai Tika is set for 11:35am. Professor Dr Ram Chandra Gautam , Chairman of Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Committee, said that the auspicious hour for this year's..

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Nepal celebrates Tihar festival

KATHMANDU: Celebrations in Nepal for the Tihar festival, dedicated to animals, were under way yesterday as Hindus as well as some Buddhists joined the five-day festival. The first day is dedicated to worshipping of the crow, considered the messenger of death or Yamaraj, by the Hindus. The dog is..

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Deepawali observed; Deusi Bhailo continues Thursday, October 23rd, 2014

KATHMANDU: Laxmi Puja, the third day of Tihar, is being celebrated on Thursday evening by worshipping Lord Laxmi, the Goddess of wealth. Houses, offices, corporations and other buildings are illuminated with candles and fancy lights. Likewise, revellers are playing Deusi Bhailo at houses singing..

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Nepal Annapurna: Search ends for surviving trekkers Sunday, October 19th, 2014

KATHMANDU (BBC): Rescue teams in Nepal say that there are now no trekkers left stranded after completing their search for survivors of a devastating Himalayan storm. The focus now is on recovering bodies buried in the snow, a government spokesman told the BBC. It is unclear how many people may..

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Late Nanda Prasad wife Ganga Maya ends hunger strike

KATHMANDU: Late Nanda Prasad Adhikari wife Ganga Maya Adhikari , who had been staging indefinite hunger strike demanding action against the murderers of her son Krishna Prasad Adhikari , ended her hunger strike on Saturday. Ganga Maya had been staging indefinite hunger strike with her husband Late..

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Dhaniram new chair of tharu kalyankari sabha Saturday, October 18th, 2014

JHAPA: Dhaniram Chaudhary of Rupandehi has been elected the central president of the Tharu Kalyankari Sabha. In the voting held on Friday, Dhaniram was elected to the post with 122 votes leaving his competitors way behind. Other contestants Chandra Kumar Chaudhary of Sunsari bagged 20 votes while..

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Ganga Maya’s health deteriorating: Bir Hospital Thursday, October 16th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The health condition of Ganga Maya Adhikari, who has been staging a hunger strike for continuous 363 days, is deteriorating day by day, according to medical professionals involved in her treatment. Adhikari's health condition is deteriorating due to lack of food intake, Bir Hospital..

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Monsoon back in Nepal, courtesy Hudhud Tuesday, October 14th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Days after the end of this year's monsoon in Nepal, a sudden change in local weather due to the influence of cyclonic storm Hudhud, which wreaked havoc in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh Sunday, has hugely affected life across Nepal. Heavy rainfall has been reported across..

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Veteran folk singer Dharma Raj Thapa no more

KATHMANDU: Veteran poet, musician and singer Dharma Raj Thapa passed away at the age of 91 on Tuesday morning. The singer of evergreen folk songs including Hariyo Danda Mathi, Hamro Tenzing Sherpa Le, Aaja Madal Bajeko Kina breathed his last at his Swayambhu-based residencel in the Capital. Thapa..

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Tika till Tuesday Saturday, October 4th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Dashain Tika will continue for five days till Tuesday as lunar eclipse befalls on the full moon day on Wednesday. The rituals of Kojagrata Poornima, including worship of Goddess Laxmi, to wrap up Bada Dashain shall be carried out on Tuesday, according to scholars. As per the Hindu..

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Fulpati sent to Hanumandhoka from Gorkha Durbar Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

GORKHA: The palanquin carrying fulpati for the Bada Dashain festival this year has been sent to Hanuman Dhoka in Kathmandu with special religious grandeur from Gorkha Durbar to mark the Bada Dashain festival. The fulpati, offerings consisting of flowers and fruits were sent in a vehicle from the..

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Former monarch unable to offer tika this Dashain Sunday, September 28th, 2014

KATHMANDU: Former monarch Gyanendra Shah will not be offering Tika to the commoners on the occasion of Dashain (Bijaya Dashami) festival, unlike the ritual in the past when monarch had been offering commoners tika on this auspicious day of Tika. According to a press release, Shah, who recently..

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Dashain begins with Ghatasthapana today Thursday, September 25th, 2014

KATHMANDU: The biggest festival of the Nepalis, Dashain, has formally commenced from Thursday with the performing of Ghatasthapana. On the first day of Badadasain festival, known as the “Ghatasthapana” today, people initiate the auspicious “Jamara” at their houses across the nation. The..

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Bouncing Back: Nepal’s Tigers Survive Civil Turmoil Monday, September 22nd, 2014

By Joseph Allchin, Dhaka, Bangladesh: For years the Himalayan nation of Nepal lacked a functional government. Years of war and subsequent reorientation of the state, left vulnerable the nation’s rich fauna and in particular its tigers to the rampant poaching that has decimated wildlife..

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Lightning claims one, 13 injured Saturday, September 20th, 2014

NUWAKOT: A person died in a lightning strike and 13 others were injured in Ralukadevi VDC-2 last night. Local Masarni Tamang, 30, died after the lightning struck her while returning home from the farm work, said Rewat Sah, a local. Sah said that preparations are on to rush the injured to the..

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Migrant group: 500 feared dead after boat rammed Monday, September 15th, 2014

GENEVA (AP): About 500 Syrians, Palestinians, Egyptians and Sudanese are feared to have died after their boat was rammed and sank off the Malta coast last week, the International Organization for Migration said Monday. The group of migrant workers was undertaking a perilous journey from the..

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