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First hunting season begins at Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve Friday, September 28th, 2018

Taranath Acharya, BAGLUNG: Hunting season has begun in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the main wildlife hunting hub of Nepal to allow tourists to hunt animals. A total of 10 Himalayan blue sheep (Naur) and six Himalayan Tahr (Jharal) will be allowed to be hunted during the first season beginning..

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KTM Valley folks to get Melamchi drinking water within 60 days Thursday, September 27th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The long wait of Kathmandu Valley folks of getting drinking water from the Melamchi Drinking Water Project will be over within the next two months. The Kathmandu Valley folks will get drinking water of Melamchi Drinking Water Project, the project of national pride, at their door steps..

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Ticket booking opens in advance for Dashain holidays Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Bus ticket booking has opened from today in advance for the convenience of passengers going home for the Dashain holidays. Although a joint meeting of the Department of Transport Management and the transport entrepreneurs had on September 16 decided to open the ticket booking from..

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Indrajatra being observed today Monday, September 24th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The traditional festival, Indrajatra, is being observed today by worshipping the Devraj Indra, the God of rains and good harvest. This festival is celebrated especially in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, and Dhulikhel and Dolakha. The annual traditional festival begins on..

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Tiger population increases in Nepal Sunday, September 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Forest and Environment has informed that the tiger population has increased in the country as per the latest census. The Ministry, while making public the result of the national tiger census 2018 on the occasion of the National Conservation Day today, informed that with..

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Demand to declare Buddha the Light of the Universe Saturday, September 22nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: A demand has been made to name Lord Buddha as the ‘Light of the Universe’.  At a programme organized on the International Day of Peace in the capital on Saturday, the speakers said that Lord Buddha should be declared the Light of the Universe by recalling the Buddha’s message for..

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Indra Jatra begins in Bhaktapur Friday, September 21st, 2018

BHAKTAPUR: The festival with religious and cultural importance, Indra Jatra has kicked off in Bhaktapur from today. Indra Jatra festival falls on the fourth day of the waxing moon in the month of Bhadra as per the lunar calendar. It is celebrated in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley and..

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Janakpurdham-Patna direct bus service starts from Sunday Monday, September 17th, 2018

Ajay Kumar Sah, DHANUSHA: The direct bus service from Janakpur, the provincial capital of Province No 2 to Patna of Bihar State of India has kicked off from Sunday. Province No. 2 Chief Minister Lal Babu Raut flagged off the Janakpur-Patna Bus Service and sent the bus ferrying passengers going to..

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Three years on, earthquake survivors still under tent Thursday, September 13th, 2018

DOLAKHA: Three years have elapsed since the 2015 earthquake left devastation manifold but the rebuilding of historical Dolakha bazaar based in Bhimeswor municipality-2 has not taken any momentum. Only 15 percent of the reconstruction works has been completed, which is quite disappointing for the..

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President George Weah makes football comeback aged 51

JOHANNESBURG, (AFP) - Liberia president and former world footballer of the year George Weah made a surprise return to international football Tuesday at the age of 51 in a 2-1 friendly defeat by Nigeria. The international match in Monrovia was organised to 'retire' the number 14 shirt worn by Weah,..

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Teej festival being observed across the country Wednesday, September 12th, 2018

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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Fujel Case: 13 get clean chit from court Monday, September 10th, 2018

CHITWAN: The Chitwan District Court has given a clean chit to a total of 13 persons accused on the murder Krishna Prasad Adhikari of Fujel, Gorkha. A single bench of Judge Kul Prasad Sharma on Sunday gave clean chit to Sita Adhikari, Chhabilal Poudel, Ram Prasad Adhikari, Parashuram Poudel, Himlal..

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Devotees throng Gokarneshwor Temple to observe Kushe Aunshi Sunday, September 9th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Devotees have crowded Gokarneshwor Temple in Kathmandu early today morning on the occasion of Kushe Aunshi, a festival celebrated by Hindu. Hundreds of devotees from various parts of the country have reached the temple early morning to observe the festival, the priest Jagadish Bhatta..

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LGBTI possesses same rights as enjoyed by others: SC Thursday, September 6th, 2018

NEW DELHI: Homosexuality is not a crime in India anymore, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a historic decision. The verdict overturns a 2013 judgement, which had upheld the 157-year-old colonial-era law, known as Section 377, under which certain sexual activities were categorised as..

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‘World Peace Puja’ to be performed in Thailand Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The 'World Peace Puja' is scheduled to take place in Thailand on September 8-9 with the objective of building a peaceful and prosperous world society. The Puja to be conducted wishing for world peace by minimising increasing chaos, greed, violence, violation of human rights and enmity..

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Parliamentary Friendship network forms betn Nepal and Australia Sunday, September 2nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Federal Parliament in Nepal has initiated the process to form the Parliamentary Friendship Group in those countries having Nepalese embassy and those foreign diplomatic missions having resident embassies in Nepal. Speaker at the federal parliament, Krishna Bahadur Mahara here today..

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Trump, Bolton and the Syrian Confusion Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

It’s a messy, though typical picture. US President Donald Trump wants to pull out forces in Syria. When announced in December, jaws drooped and sharp intakes of breath..