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Purnima Fair kicks off in Lord Buddha birth place Lumbini Friday, April 19th, 2019

RUPANDEHI: The Purnima Fair kicked off at the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, today. Lumbini Sanskritik Municipality Mayor Manmohan Chaudhary inaugurated the three-day fair organized on the occasion of Buddha Purnima. The fair is observed on the premises of Royal Buddha Monastery and is..

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Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

PAMPANGA, Philippines, (AFP): Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked display of religious fervour in the Philippines. Frowned upon by the Church, the ritual crucifixions and self-flagellation are..

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Lord Mahaveera’s 2618th birth anniversary observed Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 2618th birth anniversary of Mahaveer Swami, the pioneer of non-violence and the twenty-fourth 'tirthankara' of Jain religion was observed today, by organising various programmes. Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal attended the celebrations held..

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Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments Monday, April 15th, 2019

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - India's election watchdog on Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country's national vote for making provocative speeches which it said could stir communal unrest. The measures came after the Supreme Court called on the election commission to get tough..

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World Peace Worship commences at Swayambhu Stupa, Nepal Sunday, April 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The 'Kagyur Text Recitation and 26th World Peace Worship' has commenced at Swoyambhu Bhagawanpau Stupa, Kathamandu, Nepal, wishing for the well-being of all the living beings. The ceremony started from Saturday and will last until April 19. It is organised by Nepal Ahimshabadi Bouddha..

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Prez Bhandari inaugurates Muktidham Monday, April 8th, 2019

DHARAN: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated newly constructed Shri Krishna Pranami Temple Muktidham at Itahari of Sunsari on Sunday. On the occasion, President Bhandari said that the temple constructed at Biratchhetra has increased religious importance of the country. The President also..

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Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality Tuesday, April 2nd, 2019

By NICOLE WINFIELD, VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims” to seek more equality in the Catholic Church, but he stopped short of endorsing recent calls from his own bishops to give women leadership roles. In the text, Francis..

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Two temples in Sankhu regained original forms

KATHMANDU: Two temples based in Sankhu – which were devastated in the Gorkha earthquake 2015 – have been reconstructed in classical style. The Lichchhivi-era Krishna Temple and Narayan Temple have regained their original forms after reconstruction. Locals have expressed happiness over the..

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International Conference begins in Lumbini Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

RUPANDEHI: An international conference on role of ‘religion and culture for peace and reconciliation in the South Asia’ kicked off in Lumbini from today. The event aims to develop Lumbini, the birthplace of Gautam Budhha, into an international peace centre. In the two-day event jointly..

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International Sanskrit conference commences in Nepal Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

KATHMANDU: A three-day international Sanskrit conference that aims to endorse the ancient language as common treasure of Nepal and India commenced here on Tuesday. Titled "Sanskrit a common treasure of Nepal and India", the conference is being jointly organised by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu,..

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Police seek arrest warrant in K-pop sex video scandal Monday, March 18th, 2019

SEOUL, (AFP) - South Korean police Monday sought an arrest warrant for a K-pop star accused of filming and distributing illicit sex videos in a burgeoning scandal that has rocked the country's music industry. Singer-songwriter Jung Joon-young last week admitted to filming himself having sex and..

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Momo-more, please! How to make delicious Nepalese Momos Thursday, February 21st, 2019

LOS ANGELES: Some may only recognize Nepal as the small foreign country home to Mount Everest – but it is so much more than that. Nepal is a country that is copious in its sublime landscape, rich culture and delectable cuisine. One dish that serves as a strong reminder of home to any Nepalese..

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Month-long ‘Festival of India’ begins in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A month-long 'Festival of India' began here on Tuesday with the objective of familiarising the new generation of Nepal about the similarities between the Himalayan nation and India. The festival, organised by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Centre, Embassy of India, is being held in..

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