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PM Oli receives Dashain tika Friday, October 19th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received tika, jamara and tilak from his father Mohan Prasad Oli at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today. Oli senior also offered tika, jamara and tilak to his daughter-in-law Radhika Shakya, the Prime Minister’s spouse,..

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President receives Dashain tika

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received the tika of Shree Nawadurga Bhawani (the Goddess Nawadurga) at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am as per the Vedic rituals on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami festival today. The Head-of-the-State received the tika and Prasad, tilak, jamara and the..

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living goddess offers Tika to public

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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Bijaya Dashami Today

KATHMANDU: The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders. The auspicious hour for receiving Prasad of Devi has been fixed 09.51 am today, according to the Calendar Determination Committee...

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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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Mahanawami today

KATHMANDU: The Mahanawami festival is being observed today with fervor worshiping goddess Durga Bhawani and making offerings. This festival is observed on the ninth day of the waxing moon in the month of Asoj as per the lunar calendar. It is also marked as part of the 10-day Bada Dashain..

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Prez Bhandari visits various shrines to observe Maha Astami Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday visited various shrines in the Kathmandu Valley to pay homage to goddess Durga Bhawani to mark the Maha Astami, eighth day of the 10-day-long Bada Dashain festival. President Bhandari visited Guiheshwori, Maitidevi, Kalikaisthan, Bhadrakali,..

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Devotees throng to goddess temples

KATHMANDU: Devotees have been thronging the goddess temples and shrines throughout the country on the occasion of the Mahaastami today, the eighth day of the 10 days long Bada Dashain festival, the biggest festival of Nepalis. Reports have been coming in from various districts of the country of..

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Over 2.1 million people leave Valley for Dashain

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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Fulpati taken to homes on seventh day of Bada Dashain Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

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

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Nepal-India border security meeting

BIRATNAGAR: The Nepal-India border security meeting concluded at Araria of India. The meeting focused on the minimisation of problems in regard with peace and security issues, combating of criminal activities and the transport sector. The meeting agreed to take measures to minimize a pressure of..

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Royal crown on display for public view Monday, October 15th, 2018

KATHMANDU: The Royal Crown symbolizing the 240-year-old existence of monarchy in the country has been put on display at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum. Now, the common people can observe this special and precious jewel-studded crown at the museum-turned Narayanhiti Palace. The Palace was converted..

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Trump says family separations deter illegal immigration Sunday, October 14th, 2018

David Shepardson, WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday that separating migrant families at the border could deter illegal immigration and that he was considering several options to tighten border security. In June, Trump abandoned his policy of separating immigrant..

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Bodies of all nine killed in violent snowstorm retrieved

MYAGDI: All the nine people gone missing from the base camp of Mount Gurja of Dhawalagiri rural municipality-1 in Myagdi following a violent snowstorm have been confirmed dead. The bodies were retrieved this morning. A team of security personnel and rescuers who landed at the base camp via a..

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Probe body on Kanchanpur rape and murder case continues works Saturday, October 13th, 2018

KANCHANPUR: A committee formed to investigate the role and work execution of the then police officers and employees of the District Police Office, Kanchanpur assigned to handle the case relating to the rape and murder of Nirmala Panta of Kholti of Bhimdattanagar-2 continues its works. The..

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Bus plunges into Sunkoshi: one dead, seven rescued alive Friday, October 12th, 2018

SINDHULI: A passenger bus skidded off the road and plunged into the Sunkoshi River today at Sunkoshi rural municipality-5 in Sindhuli along the BP Highway. One has been killed in the accident while seven have been rescued alive. Further details are awaited. The dead has been identified as Rabi..

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3 killed, 55 injured in road mishap

NUWAKOT: Three persons were killed and 55 others got injury in a road accident at Suryagadhi rural municipality-5 of Nuwakot district on Friday. The deceased have been identified as Minu Tamang, 28, and Bhagawan Kandel, 59, of Panchakanya rural municipality-4 and Balram Tiwari, 56, of..

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Anti-constitutional elements are being monitored: COAS Thursday, October 11th, 2018

KATHMANDU: Chief of the Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa has said that Nepali Army has been monitoring the separatist and anti-constitution elements in the country. The NA is executing its duties with national unity, territorial integrity and promotion of national interests in the centre. Speaking..

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