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  • Ilam organizing 2nd Suryodaya Street Festival 2018

    Ilam, April 09: Tourist city of east Ilam, Suryodaya, is conducting its 2nd Suryodaya Street Festival for the promotion of tourism in the city. Organizers of the festival said that the program will take place for 4 days from April 12-15. Secretary of hte organizing committee, Yuvraj Pradhan, said the festival is being organized with the aim to attract 150 thousand tourists. The festival will feature food dishes from different cultures, local agricultural produce, and products from the local...

    Concrete materials to be removed from Ranipokhari

    Kathmandu, April 06: The concrete materials used in the re-construction of Ranipokhari are to be removed from the site aimed at carrying out the work as per the archaeological requirement.   The Kathmandu metropolis had begun constructing the quake damaged Ranipokhari, one of the famous heritages in the capital city by using the concrete materials but the locals and department of archaeology had objected the way forwarded by the Kathmandu metropolis. After objection from the locals and experts, the...

    Bollywood star Salman Khan gets five years in jail for poaching

    Kathmandu,April 05:An Indian court has sentenced Bollywood superstar Salman Khan to five years in jail for poaching rare antelope back in 1998. The court in Jodhpur also fined him 10,000 rupees ($154; £109) for the crime. He will now be taken to jail. Khan killed the two blackbucks, a protected species, in the western state of Rajasthan while shooting a film. Four other actors who starred with him in the movie and were also charged with the offence have...

    Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolis prohibits Facebook during office hours

    Pokhara, April 2 (RSS): The Pokhara Lekhanath Metropolitan City Office has banned the use of Facebook during the office hours. The decision follows the public complaints about its impact on service delivery. The public complaint was that its use by office employees with the help of mobile phone, laptop and desktop computers had negatively affected the service delivery, according to the office. The Facebook network has been made dysfunctional in the office hours (from 10: 15 am to 4:00...

    Kathmandu’s god of rain: Seto Machhindranath

    Kathmandu,March 22:Ram Kaji Shrestha, 49, is making sure the chariot of Seto Machindranath, a deity worshiped by Hindus as the god of rain and Buddhists as Awalokiteshwor, is ready by Sunday. He has been volunteering to build the chariot which stands high at Durbar Marg for the last decade. He does this because he feels the good deed will grant him happiness in life. “My father used to do it too. He always told me that if we help...

    Three-day tourism promotion seminar conducted in Bharatpur

    Chitwan, March 20: Bharatpur Metropolitan and the Consulate General of India, Birgunj, have jointly conducted a seminar to discuss tourism promotion in Nepal and India. The meeting has determined that the both countries have to work together in solving any problems hindering the growth of tourism and to leave no stone unturned to develop tourism in the two countries.   Tourism entrepreneurs, journalists, and officials from the Indian consulate spoke on the three-day meeting offering insights and suggestions for...

    Marsyangdi Village Municipality starting homestay facilities

    Besisahar, March 19: Marsyangdi Village Municipality is preparing to begin homestay facilities in 13 of its villages. The village municipality is situated to the north of Lamjung. Village Municipality President Arjun Gurung said that the village municipality is starting homestay facilities in 13 villages from 8 different wards. The service has already started in Ghanpokhari, Siurung, Dhagain, Chhapa, Mipra, and Bhusme where around 80 houses are offering homestay facilities to tourists. “The houses in these villages are suitable for...

    Pokhara tourism organizations to conduct musical program on no-vehicle weekends

    Kathmandu,March 18: Pokhara Metropolitan is enforcing no-vehicle zone in the Lakeside area from coming Friday. In the first phase, the no-vehicle zone will be enforced on Fridays and Saturdays from Hallanchowk to Barahi chowk. The city is planning to conduct musical programs in the area on the no-vehicle days. Ward Chief of Ward no. 8, Pokhara Metropolitan City, said that from the coming Friday, a two-hour musical program will be conducted on the no-vehicle days under the sponsorship of...

    Discussions start for rebuilding Dharahara

    Kathmandu, March 16 (RSS): The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has initiated consultations with the bodies concerned for pursuing the reconstruction of the historic Dharahara which was destroyed by the earthquake on April 25, 2015. NRA has started discussions on the reconstruction of the iconic monument after Nepal Telecom backed off from its earlier commitment to reconstruct it. A meeting was held in this connection on Thursday which was chaired by Chief Executive Officer of NRA Yubaraj Bhusal. On the...

    How musicians and athletes could learn from each other when it comes to coping with stress

    Classical musicians and elite athletes might not appear to have much in common. One is concerned with artistry, the other with physicality. But whether they are on the stage or the pitch, holding a violin or football, there is a constant pressure for them to perform under the spotlight. This ongoing stress can mean both classical musicians and elite athletes face similar mental health challenges, which may not be immediately apparent to their fans and followers. Musicians may play...

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