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  • VITOF day celebrating on July 31

    Kathmandu, July 20: The Village Tourism Promotion Forum Nepal (VITOF-Nepal) is going to celebrate its 22nd VITOF day on July 31. The day will be celebrated by organizing a general meeting. Every year, VITOF celebrates its anniversary by announcing 3 new destinations and promotes and develops the destination to attract the internal as well as foreign tourists. The main objective of the program is to develop and promote rural tourism. Previously, VITOF has chosen Chitlang, Ghalegau, Balthali, Chepang, Kakani, Barpag,...

    Pokhara- Sauraha connecting directly by bus

    Kathmandu, July 16: Direct bus service will be operated from Pokhara to Sauraha on 17th of August, for the purpose of promoting tourism of Pokhara and Sauraha region. Keshab Prasad Adhikari, Organizer of Pokhara Jagadumba Travels PVT. LTD, that they will bring well-facilitated (VIP deluxe) bus service to Pokhara- Sauraha from July. Adhikari is planning to operate 2 buses in this initial stage to provide quality service to the tourists. There is also a minibar facility, including foods. The...

    14th Korean Film Festival begins on Saturday

    Kathmandu,May 27: The 14th Korean Film Festival began in Lalitpur on Saturday. The festival which was inaugurated by South Korean Ambassador to Nepal Park Yong-Sik is being held under the Korean Week that started on Saturday  with the aim to promote Korean art and culture. Organised by South Korean Embassy in Kathmandu, top five Korean movies will be screened in the event, said the organiser. Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador Sik said the festival would help Nepali people understand...

    Rastrakabi Ghimire to be taken to India for treatment

    Kathmandu,May 23:Kantipur and Gorkhapatra report that 99-year-old Rastrakabi Madhav Prasad Ghimire, perhaps the most revered living litterateur of the country, will be taken to India for his further treatment today. Ghimire is at a Kathmandu hospital for last 12 days. Though he has witnessed minor improvements over past few days, internal bleeding has not stopped and hence the family has decided to take him to New Delhi’s Medanta Hospital, according to Kantipur. Nepal Army is supporting the family for his treatment whereas Prime...

    A touch of French gastronomy

    Kathmandu,May 21:The history of French gastronomy goes back centuries to the Gauls, who developed the art de vivre of eating and drinking well. With time the rest of the world slowly started to take inspiration from the French and designed their dishes accordingly. But there is something about French cuisine that others don’t have. It has a balance that not many cuisines can offer. It might not be as fulfilling as dal-bhat or a bowl of Chinese noodles, but the flavours it...

    Ramadan begins today

    Kathmandu, May 17 :  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 member-secretary of National Muslim Commission Shumsher Miyan. Those observing the fast also recite the sacred Namaj and involve themselves in other religious activities. Ramadan also encourages the Muslims to recite...

    From Victoria to Diana to Meghan, royal weddings have shaped bridal fashions

    We might not know who designed Meghan Markle’s wedding gown until she walks up the aisle at St George’s Chapel on Saturday to marry Prince Harry, but we can be assured that her dress will inspire bridal trends for years to come. And if history is a guide, Markle, like the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, will have scrutinised dresses worn by past royals before making her important decision. Some have suggested Markle may not wear white because she is divorced...

    Australian mountaineer sets world record to climb Seven Summits

    Kathmandu, May 14 Mountaineer and adventurer Steve Plain has summited the highest peak of the world, Mount Everest, on Monday morning. With this, he has climbed the Seven Summits, the highest mountains in each of the seven continents, in 117 days 6 hours and 50 minutes, the shortest time ever for the task. He has broken the previous record of 126 days held by Colin O’Brady as the climber to reach tops of Seven Summits in the shortest duration. He summited...

    Buffalo beauty contest in Itahari

    Kathmandu,May 13:A buffalo beauty contest was held in Itahari recently, according to Rajdhani anchor story. As many as 38 buffaloes along with their owners participated in the beauty contest, in which a buffalo named Hira won the title. Her owner, farmer Mithumaya Karki, looked happy receiving the award money of Rs 11,000. According to organisers, the contest was organised to encourage the farmers towards cattle farming.

    Indian PM feted with 121-Kg garlands

    Janakpurdham, May 11 (RSS): Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been offered a civic – reception at the Barhabigha ground today. Indian PM Modi who arrived here on a two-day State visit was garlanded by three separate garlands, each garland weighing 121 kilogrammes. The provincial government of the Province-2, Birgunj Chamber of Commerce and Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry Janakapur chapter feted PM Modi with garlands. Mayor of Janakpur Sub-metropolitan City, Lal Kishore Saha offered a...

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