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Janai Purnima festival being observed across the country today Wednesday, August 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The twin festivals of 'Janai Purnima' and 'Rakshya Bandhan' are being observed across the country today. The festivals are basically observed by the majority Hindus in the country. On the occasion of Janai Purnima, also known as 'Rishi Tarpani', the tagadharis or those who wear the..

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Preparations for Gosainkunda fair over Saturday, August 3rd, 2019

RASUWA: Preparations for Gosainkunda fair have been over, said the organiser. Various subcommittees have been formed to manage the fair organised every year on the occasion of Janaipurnima, a Hindu festival. The trekking route from Dhunche to Gosainkunda has been cleaned up, said chair of the..

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Devotees throng Shiva shrines on special Monday Sunday, July 21st, 2019

KATHMANDU: Devotees have thronged the shrines dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva across the country, including the Pashupatinath, Gokarneshwar and Nageshwar temples here, from early morning today in observance of the first Monday of the Nepali month Saun. The month of Saun is dedicated to lord Shiva..

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Home Minister Thapa sees off Haj pilgrims Thursday, July 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has bid farewell to the people heading for the Haj pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina of Saudi Arabia. He saw off 156 Haj pilgrims at Tribhuvan International Airport today. They comprise the first batch of the pilgrims leaving for Mecca and Medina..

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Protect Bouddha monastery: President Bhandari

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has urged all concerned to protect the Bouddha monasteries and maintain cleanliness and greenery in the surrounding. At a meeting with the officials of Nepal Bajrayan Mahabihar management committee and Kathmandu Valley Mahasthabir and Sthabir in her..

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Unidentified group smashed by Buddha statues in Nepal

BUTWAL: An unidentified group has broken and damaged the Buddha statues installed at various spots along the highway here last night. The unruly group damaged five statues from Nayamill to Shankarnagar section of the highway, Tilottama Municipality stated. The municipality had installed the..

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Nepal-India Gaura festival celebrated in Kanchanpur Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: Nepal-India Gaura festival has been celebrated with much fanfare in the district headquarters of Kanchanpur, Manendranagar, today. Dedicated to Gauri, the spouse of Lord Shiva, the festival is celebrated by women in mid and far western regions of the country for their spouse's long..

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1,200 Nepal’s Muslims setting out for Hajj pilgrimage Friday, June 28th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Hajj Committee is preparing to increase facilities for Hajj pilgrims this time in a qualitative approach. The Muslims are required to make the Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca and Medina of Saudi Arabia once in their life. At a press meet here today, the Committee said the Hajj for..

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Nepal Ex vice president Jha reiterates for Hindu State Saturday, June 22nd, 2019

KATHMANDU: Former Vice President Paramananda Jha has said the Hindu state could not be established due to financial gluttony during the draft of the constitution despite overwhelming majority of Hindu population in the country. Addressing a religious programme organized by the Guru Gorakshanatah..

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Buddhist religious tourism promoted in three emerging countries Monday, June 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU:Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has put in place promotional campaign in different countries to establish Nepal as entry point of Buddhist religious tourism. In collaboration with the Society of Travel and Tour Operators Nepal (SITTO), NTB has promoted Nepal as tourism destination in emerging..

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Stress on advancement of Sanskrit Education in Nepal Friday, June 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Sanskrit Universities of Nepal and India are to work jointly for the advancement of the eastern philosophy and Sanskrit education. An agreement was reached between a visit team of the Sampurnanda Sanskrit University and Kashi Hindu University and the Nepal Sanskrit University at the..

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Ruins from Lichhavi period discovered in Panchkhal Sunday, June 9th, 2019

Raj Kumar Parajuli, KAVREPALANCHOK: Ruins of a structure and artefacts from the Lichhavi period have been found at Shreerampati in Panchkhal municipality-7 here. A team from the Departmentof Archaeology found the ancient ruins and the artefacts in course of its study and archaeological excavation..

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President Bhandari observers Bhoto jatra

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Sunday graced the Bhoto or jewel studded vest, displayed at Jawalakhel as part of the Rato Machhindranath procession. There is an age-old practice of the Head of the State observing the Bhotojatra to mark the end of the procession every..

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Newar people observing Sithi Nakha festival today Saturday, June 8th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Newar community is observing the Sithi Nakha festival today as per time-honoured tradition. This festival falls on the sixth day of the waxing moon in the Nepali month Jeth as perthe lunar calendar. The Newar community takes this festival as the last of their cultural festivals..

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Is Christianity Losing to Islam? Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

Populists in Europe and North America like to claim that Christianity in the modern world is on the retreat against a resurgent and confident Islam. Even observers who do not subscribe to the idea that a “clash of civilizations” is occurring often conclude that Christianity is on the..

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Nepal’s Muslim Association demands Eid holiday Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

GORKHA: Nepal Muslim Association has demanded a public holiday on the occasion of Eid, the major festival of the Muslim community. At a press meet here today, Association central chair Abdul Satar urged the government to withdraw its decision to cut-off the holiday being given on the Eid. "The..

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