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  • 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...

    India’s iconic Taj Mahal infected by insects

    NEW DELHI, May 10  (Xinhua) — India’s iconic Taj Mahal, one of the seven wonders of the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site, is being infected by insects. This concern has been raised by none other than the country’s Supreme Court, which Wednesday slammed the country’s archeological conservation agency for failing to protect the 17th century mausoleum in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh’s Agra town, 250 km from Delhi. A two-judge bench of the apex court made...

    Tourists increase in Kaligandaki River for rafting

    Kathmandu, May 07: Kaligandaki River is emerging as the preferred destination for rafting among the national and international tourists. The number of tourists is increasing in Kaligandaki due to rafting business, said Tek Bahadur Magar. After the end of winter season, there is increase in arrival of tourists from mid-March. As the Kaligandaki River is preferred for family trips, it is also known as Family River. Due to less flow of water in the river it is preferred by...

    Myagdi women play Naumati musical instruments, break tradition

    Myagdi, May 7: Breaking the tradition of only males playing the naumati baja (an ensemble of nine traditional musical instruments), women from Myagdi and currently residing in Pokhara, Kaski have started a new culture of women’s participation in the tradition. Naumati music is played on any special occasion such as wedding ceremony, chaurasi puja (rituals that are performed when an individual completes 80 years of age), bratabanda (the Hindu coming of age ceremony of wearing the sacred thread), and...

    5th Female Trekking Guide Training starting from May 20

    Kathmandu, May 07: The Nepal Mountain Academy is taking applications for its 5th iteration of the Female Trekking Guide Training, which allows participants to receive the Trekking Guide License from the Tourism Ministry. The training program is set to start on May 20, and will take place over a course of 5 weeks. The program will have 26 days of theoretical training and 9 days of practical field trip in a tourist region. Interested participants will have to be...

    Bir Hospital Clean-up Campaign commences

    Kathmandu, May 6 : A cleaning campaign has been initiated at the country’s oldest hospital, the Bir Hospital, from today. The hospital with a history of more than a century is also infested by pollution and lack of sanitation. It is known as one of the filthy and stinking hospital. Although the hospital has around 100 toilets, these are not usable. Filthy water flows out from these toilets at night after they get filled up spreading foul smell all...

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