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Monsoon gradually becoming active Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

KATHMANDU: This year's monsoon is getting active gradually, according to the Weather Forecasting Division of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The country has not witnessed sufficient rainfall despite beginning of the monsoon two weeks ago. Generally, monsoon begins around the second..

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Greenery promotion through ‘one house, one tree’ campaign Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Forest and Environment has begun the execution of 'Nepal Clean Environment Mega Campaign-2075' with a policy for pollution control, waste management and greenery promotion. At a function organized here today on the occasion of World Environment Day, Prime Minister KP..

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Women journalists honoured for successfully climbing Mt Everest Saturday, June 2nd, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has honoured the members of the First Women Journalists Everest Expedition -2018. PM Oli hounored the women journalists for successfully scaling the highest peak in the world amidst a programme held at the PM's official residence on Friday evening. On the..

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Barpark – an epicentre of quake poems’ anthology Monday, May 28th, 2018

KATHMANDU: 'Barpak' an anthology of quake poems named after the epicentre of the massive Gorkha Earthquake is a reminder of the 7.8 Richter scale earthquake and its numerous aftershocks continuing for more than a year. The death and devastation that came along with the earthquake by taking the..

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Greatest female Everest climber wants to inspire other women Saturday, May 26th, 2018

By BINAJ GURUBACHARYA, KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — The most successful female Everest climber said after finishing her ninth ascent of the world’s highest mountain that she wants to inspire all women so they too can achieve their dreams. Lhakpa Sherpa was guiding some 50 climbers with her brother..

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Chure degradation risks desertification in Madhes Thursday, May 24th, 2018

RAJBIRAJ: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) Chairperson Upendra Yadav has accused the state of being insusceptible to the development of Madhes. Addressing a programme organized by the FSFN Saptari district chapter to welcome the new entrants at Rajbirah today, he said the Chure degradation has..

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890 die, 1771 injured every year in natural disasters: ADPC Friday, May 18th, 2018

JHAPA: At least 890 people die and 1,771 are injured every year in Nepal due to natural disasters, said data with the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC). Property equivalent to Rs 1.31 billion is destroyed every year and 132,161 houses get affected. "Twelve types of natural calamities occur..

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Ramadan begins today Thursday, May 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Ramadan, a very important festival of the Muslims began today. During this festival, the faithful observe a month-long fasting from sunrise to sunset. The Muslims have seri in the morning before the sighting of the sun and then have iftahar after sunset, according to former..

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Rato Machchhendranath’s Bhoto exhibited in Jawalakhel Monday, May 14th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Bhoto of Rato Machchhindranath, the god of rain and harvest, was exhibited in Jawalakhel today. President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, Speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara, Acting Chief Justice Dipak Raj Joshi and Home Minister Ram..

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Tiji festival excitement in Lo Manthang Sunday, May 13th, 2018

MUSTANG: Historic Tiji festival fever has gripped Lo Manthang in Upper Mustang. Celebrated by the local Gurung and Bista communities of upper Mustang since the 15th century, the three days festival is observed by exchanging love and greetings among the communities, wishing for world peace and no..

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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..