Hunting season begins in Dhorpatan Reserve

Balewa, September 28 The hunting season has begun at the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve, the main wildlife hunting hub of Nepal. A total of 10 Himalayan blue sheep (naur) and six Himalayan tahr (jharal) will be hunted during September -November. Four companies have been permitted to conduct hunts. But only three have inked deals with the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation to allow the 10 hunters into the reserve, said Ananath Baral, chief of the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve...

Hyatt Regency won world travel awards for five times

Kathmandu, Sep 28: The World Travel Award’s has chosen Hyatt Regency Kathmandu as Nepal’s Leading hotel in 2018. Previously, Hyatt Regency was honored with this award in 2017, 2016, 2011, 2009 and 2008. World Travel Awards is one of the most precious and recognized awards program in the global travel and tourism industry.WTA was established in 1993 to acknowledge, reward and celebrate excellence across all sectors of the tourism industry. Each year, WTA covers the globe with a series...

Rafting in reopens after decrease in water flow in the river

Kathmandu, Sep 27: Rafting season arrives in Kaligandaki after the end of rainy season and decrease in water flow in the river. Rafting was close in the river due to the high flow of water since June but now the numbers of tourists are gradually increasing. According to the operator of Swisa Rafting And Trekking Tourism company, Dev Regmi, the number of tourists increases every year and due to the long route, safe place and low flow of water...

Effort to revive greenery in Kathmandu

When Kathmandu hosted the fourth BIMSTEC Summit last month, empty spaces of the city turned into gardens. But the places got their original form back after a week. This, however, is not a concern for normal Kathmanduites. But, for artist Milan Rai, the withering of plants after the conclusion of such events is a matter of dismay. “When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu in May this year, I posted a live video on my Facebook from Tinkune,...

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

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...

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