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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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Buddha’s Teaching Way To World Peace Thursday, May 16th, 2019

The present world is filled with different kinds of sufferings, including terrors attacks resulting in mass annihilation caused by possible use of various kinds of dreadful arms, ammunitions and nuclear weapons. The Christchurch mosque shooting in New Zealand on 15 March 2019 left 51 people dead...

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Muslim Festival Ramadan Begins Today Monday, May 6th, 2019

KATHMANDU: People who believe Islam around the world are marking the beginning of Muslim holy month of Ramadan. The festival is observed as the month of fasting by the Muslim community. The Muslim community of Nepal is also celebrating this festival observing Roja. Ramadan is marked to observe..

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Renovation of Lichchavi period Gokarneswar Mahadev temple begins Saturday, May 4th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Renovation of the Gokarneswar Mahadev temple including to replace its roof has begun. The three-storey Pagoda style temple was built during the Lichchavi period and is regarded as very important from the historical, religious, cultural and archaeological point of view. The renovation is..

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Preparation on to celebrate Buddha Jayanti in grand manner Tuesday, April 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Preparations are underway to celebrate the 2563rd Buddha Jayanti and Lumbini Day. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated to observe the birth of Lord Buddha on full moon day in Baishakh every year. The Lumbini Development Trust has started preparation to celebrate Buddha Jayanti in a grand manner..

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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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The Fragility of Democracy: Hong Kong, China and the Extradition Bill Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

It has been a history of turns and the occasional betrayal, but Hong Kong’s experiment with democracy, incubated within the Special Administrative Region, was always..