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Judicial custody extended, curfew lifted Thursday, August 30th, 2018

BHIMDUTTANAGAR: The judicial custody of Roshani Bam and Babita Bam, taken into custody for investigation into the rape and murder of Nirmala Pant, has been extended by a week. District Court Kanchanpur extended the term by a week, according to Superintendent of Police at the District Police..

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Disaster hit Nalgad Municipality in Jajarkot in darkness Tuesday, August 28th, 2018

JAJARKOT: More than four thousand people in Nalgad Municipality in Jajarkot district are compelled to live in darkness after the flood and landslide swept away the canal supplying water to the reservoir of the local hydroelectricity project. The flood in Jhurme Khola flowing through the ward no 2,..

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Week-long unique Gaijatra starts in Bhaktapur Monday, August 27th, 2018

Laxmi Garu, BHAKTAPUR: The Gaijatra festival has started in Bhaktapur as in other places with predominantly Newar settlements across the country today. But the Gaijatra festival in Bhaktapur is unique in that it is celebrated for a week. This cultural festival starts in Bhaktapur with the..

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‘Rakshya Bandhan’ celebrated with fervor in Nepal Sunday, August 26th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Brothers and sisters in Nepal on Sunday celebrated the festival of Rakshya Bandhan (as it is called in the country), by tying 'rakhi' and praying for the longer lives of their respective brothers. "This day is special for all the brothers and sisters. The Bhaitika (of Tihar) and this..

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Janaipurnima festival today

KATHMANDU: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'. According to the time-honoured tradition, Hindu..

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Devotees throng Gosaikunda Friday, August 24th, 2018

RASUWA: The number of pilgrims visiting Gosaikunda to attend the fair on 26 August on the occasion of Janai Purnima is on the rise. Chairman of Gosaikunda Area Development Committee Sanjeev DM shared that 2,000 plus visitors have already arrived in Gosaikunda till Thursday evening. The Gosaikunda..

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Eight injured in Kanchanpur clash Thursday, August 23rd, 2018

BHIMDUTTANAGAR: Eight people, including two security personnel, were injured when a clash ensued between the demonstrators and the security forces at Traffic Chowk in Bhimduttanagar Municipality of Kanchanpur district today. The injured ones have been identified as Arjun Bhandari, Tej Bhatta,..

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Bakar-Eid being observed today

KATHMANDU: The Muslim community across the country is observing the Bakar-Eid with much fanfare on Wednesday. The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion. The festival falls on the 70th day of the Ramadan, the..

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‘Solti’ and ‘Mitini’ leave for China Saturday, August 18th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A pair of rhinos named ‘Solti’ and ‘Mitini’ that the government has gifted to China has been sent to China in a cargo plane on Friday. Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Bahadur Basnet, handed over the pair of one-horned rhinos to the Chinese government through Economic..

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Religious fair in Taudaha on Naag Panchami Friday, August 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: A religious fair has begun at Taudaha in Kirtipur Municipality on the occasion of the Naag Panchami festival today. Naag Panchami is the festival dedicated to Naag or the serpant deities. It is ovserved on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar..

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Nagpanchami today Thursday, August 16th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Hindus are observing the Nagapanchami festival today as per the time-honoured tradition. Nagapanchami is the festival dedicated to Naga or the serpent god. It is observed on the fifth day of the bright half of the Nepali month of Shrawan as per the lunar calendar. On this day, the head..

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13 students fall sick after consuming poison-contaminated water Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

MORANG: An unidentified group has mixed poison in the water in the water tank of Shree Secondary School at Letang Municipality-9 today. A total of 13 students have fallen sick after consuming the contaminated water. School Principal Khemraj Dulal said that poison—Cypermethrin was found mixed in..

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Rainfall likely for three more days: Division Monday, August 13th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Weather Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has forecasted heavy rainfall in central and western parts of the country for the next three days. Issuing a three-day weather forecast, the Division said most of the parts of the country would witness light..

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Alleged irregularities on money meant for freed Haliyas

BAITADI: As many as 16 previous bonded labourers from Dasharathchand municipality-9, Gwallek of Baitadi jointly lodged a complaint at the district administration office Sunday for alleged irregularities on the money meant for freed Haliyas. In an outrage, the Haliyas made the complaint against Bir..

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Man with own ‘death certificate’ struggles for justice Sunday, August 12th, 2018

Gopal Baral, BARDIBAS: "Sir, you know, I'm split! I'm a dead man." It is what a 59-year old-man from Khopi Bairiya of Aurahi Municipality-6 from Mahottari district is found repeating before the group of people and offices seeking justice. It sounds unbelievable. But, yes, he is the one- Ramsewak..

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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..