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  • Newari architecture in Kathmandu: ‘Old and weak’ buildings are also part of heritage

    Kathmandu,Sept 11: Newars, who reportedly came to Kathmandu Valley in the thirteenth century, are considered the ‘original inhabitants’ of the capital city. Kathmandu’s cultural identity mostly constitutes various dimensions of Newari tradition. What stands out among these aspects of their culture is architecture. Until a few decades, most houses in core city areas of Kathmandu Valley had a unique architecture. But, such houses are gradually disappearing. Following the 2015 earthquake, the disappearance has become quicker–apparently because the houses have...

    More than 1,000 Chinese nationals working in Nepal

    File: Chinese tourists in Nepal Kathmandu,Sept 10: Annapurna Post reports in a three column story that 1,021 Chinese nationals are working in Nepal currently. The number is the highest among foreign nationals working in Nepal. There are total 1,556 foreigners from 56 countries working in Nepal. Following China on the list are United Kingdom, United States, India and Pakistan.

    Unskilled handling of magic realism results in misery:Ramkahani movie

    Kathmandu,Sept 09: Producers of the new release Ramkahani have a unique selling proposition—their flick belongs to the rarely explored ‘horror’ genre. USPs may help companies popularise their products and beat their competitors, but they can never guarantee success. So happens with the movie. At the start, the movie is quite appealing as it presents the serious problem of inhumane treatment that Nepali migrant workers are subjected to in the Arab world. It then gradually takes the shape of a...

    Kathmandu City launches free wifi service at heritage sites, parks

    Kathmandu, September 2 The Kathmandu Metropolitan City on Sunday launched the free wifi service at various six places including cultural heritage sites and public parks. The service was launched at Hanumandhoka Durba Square, Pashupatinath area, Swayambhunath Stupa, Bauddhanath Stupa, Balaju and Shankhapark. Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the project launched in partnership with WorldLink, one of the leading ISPs of Nepal. On the occasion, Mayor Shakya said the local government was planning to make the entire city free-wifi zone. He,...

    Krishna Temple reconstructed completely

    Kathmandu, Aug 27: Reconstruction work of the famous Krishna Temple at Patan has completed. A special religious ceremony was conducted to mark the completion of the temple reconstruction which was attended by the Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, who said that Patan is a central attraction among the Kathmandu Valley’s cultural heritages. Minister Adhikari spoke to the Mayor of Lalitpur Metropolitan City, Chiri Babu Shrestha, saying that the city will have the support of the...

    Janaipurnima festival to be observed today

    Kathmandu, Aug 26: The tagadharis or those who wear the ‘Janai’ (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of ‘Janai Purnima’, also known as ‘Rishi Tarpani’. According to the time-honoured tradition, Hindu people receive the ‘Raksha Bandhan’ thread, which is tied around the wrist as an amulet. The yellow thread is purified through the chanting of mantras by Brahmin priests as...

    In search for the ‘water tiger’ in eastern Nepal

    Our team finally arrived at Mai Beni after a five hours hike. The last stretch included a stiff climb on a steep hill with a scary knife’s edge trail hardly a foot wide with Sun Koshi on one side and Arun to the other. In all honesty, with no head for heights, I literally crawled on all fours at places not daring to look down either left or right! River god Mai Beni is named after ‘Mai’, the goddess...

    Free wifi in domestic terminal

    Kathmandu, Aug 22: Tribhuvan International Airport has started offering free wifi in its domestic terminal. Airport Director General, Raj Kumar Chettri, said that the service has been provided with the aim of allowing better information access to passengers. The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, had declared a plan to offer free wifi in all the airports of the country, according to which TIA started offering the service in its domestic germinal. The Tribhuvan Airport management...

    SAFF Championship: 15 days to go !

    Kathmandu,Aug 20:The  SAFF Championship 2018 is now just 15 days away from the kick off. Nepal will be playing the inaugural match of the mega football event of South Asia. The 12th edition of mega event of South Asian football will start from September 4 to September 15. Bangladesh is hosting the event in Bangabandhu National Stadium. Seven South Asian nations are participating in the tournament. They are Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Maldives, Bhutan and Sri Lanka. Nepal is opening its...

    Folk costume show held at 5,200-meter-high base camp of Mt. Qomolangma

    Kathmandu,Aug 20:A model presents a creation during a folk costume show at the 5,200-meter-high base camp of the world’s highest peak Qomolangma, in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

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