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  • 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...

    Dutt biopic titled ‘Sanju’, Ranbir spitting image of controversial Bollywood star

    Mumbai, May 3:The first look and teaser of Sanjay Dutt’s much-awaited biopic is finally out and the Rajkumar Hirani-directed movie, featuring Ranbir Kapoor in the lead role, is titled “Sanju”. The first poster of the film was launched earlier today featuring Ranbir in the five iconic looks of Dutt from different phases of his life, starting from “Rocky” and going on to the time he was released from Yerwada Central Jail in 2016, after serving a five-year sentence in...

    Rafting on Kaligandaki, becoming choice of tourists

    Pokhara, May 2:Kaligandaki River is becoming the destination of domestic and foreign tourists wishing to enjoy adventurous tourism. The river is gradually stealing hearts of tourists arriving here for rafting. According to tourism entrepreneur Tek Bahadur Magar, the river continues to welcome an increasing number of tourists since the past few years. Tourist flow has increased here in the recent years. Season for rafting in the river begins from the second week of March. Two to 12 groups arrive...

    Peace Walk organised to mark Buddha Jayanti in Islamabad

    Kathmandu, May 1: The Embassy of Nepal organized a programme, ‘Peace Walk 2018’, on Monday in Islamabad to mark the 2562nd birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha. At a gathering following the event, Ambassador of Nepal to Pakistan Sewa Lamsal Adhikari shed light on the life and teachings of Gautam Buddha. She said that this kind of commemorative ceremony to mark this important day reminds everyone to adhere to Gautam Buddha’s teachings and philosophy, according to a press release issued...

    Rs 1.59 billion collected from phone users for Dharahara reconstruction

    Kathmandu,April 30:All phone users across the country have paid more than Rs 1.59 billion as ‘additional telecommunication service charge’ to rebuild Dharahara, a historic tower that collapsed during the 2015 earthquake, though actual reconstruction process is yet to begin, reports Republica in its three-column story today. Officials of the National Reconstruction Authority, the government body formed to supervise the entire rebuilding drive, has stated that it knows nothing about the collection of fund, the report says, adding the government immediately after...

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