13 Climbers Die In Different Mountains During Spring Session

Kathmandu,May 24 : The death toll in the different mountains above 8000 meter reaches to 13 the spring climbing session. An Indian woman climber died on Mt Everest last night. According to Thupden Sherpa, an official at Arun Treks, Anjali S Kulkarni from Mumbai, India breathed her last at above Camp IV after she fell ill while descending from the summit point yesterday. The Himalayan Times report that the incident occurred when Anjali along with her husband Sharad Kulkarni...

Meet the ‘Living Goddess’ of Nepal

Kathmandu,May 22 : There are living, breathing goddesses in Nepal. Known as Kumaris, these goddesses are prepubescent girls believed to be the reincarnation of the Hindu goddess Durga. The Kumaris, however, are worshiped by both Hindus and Buddhists. The process of selecting the Kumaris is a centuries-old tradition that continues to this day. In 2017 and 2018, photographer Maria Contreras Coll visited Nepal to meet and photograph both current and former Kumaris. Coll gave insight a little more background...

‘Sunflower’ attraction in Bulbule

Birendranagar,May 20–The blossoming yellow flower in the surround of Bulbule Lake captivates anyone who reaches there. Blooming sunflowers silhouetted against the lake coupled with floating boats has enriched the aesthetic beauty of the area. The ambience prompted anyone reaching there to capture the scene. These days there is continuous in-flow of people to enjoy the panorama of the lake. People are seen taking selfie and group photos there. Some are found enjoying the unique scenic beauty being unleashed by...

15% Tourist Arrivals Rise in Q1 of 2019

Kathmandu,May 19 : Nepal reported a decent rise in tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2019, 15.3 percent rise over the previous year. As per the latest reports, the country has received a total of 445,109 international tourists during the first four months of the year from January-April 2019. Country-wise A total of 44,827 tourists came from India, contributing to 19.1 percent rise this year over the previous Arrivals from Sri Lanka saw 55.17 rise Arrivals from China,...

UN Headquarter Celebrates Buddha Purnima

Kathmandu,May 19 : The International Day of Vesak (Buddha Purnima) was celebrated at the United Nations Headquarters in New York today by organizing a special commemorative event. The President of the General Assembly María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés; Chef de Cabinet of the Secretary-General, Maria Luiza Ribeiro Viotti; and representatives from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Russian Federation, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Viet Nam highlighted the...

World’s Top 15 Buddha Statues

Kathmandu,May 16 : Buddha, the enlightened one, who inspired many generations with his wisdom & knowledge, does so even 2,600 years after his death. His teachings continue to resonate in the minds and hearts of his many followers and believers. Often, people find life solutions in the smallest yet profound sayings of Buddha. Till date, Buddhism continues to exist as a religion and many countries across the world revere Buddha as their deity. The ancient temples and stupas are...

Solo Violin Concert In Kathmandu

Kathmandu,May 16 : For the first time, Kathmandu witnessed a musical performance with a difference. Acclaimed Italian violinist Domenico Nordio performed his solo violin in Kathmandu. The Italian Embassy Cultural Center, New Delhi, the Consulate General of Italy in Kolkata and the Honorary Consulate General of Italy in Kathmandu presented a solo violin concert by Maestro Domenico Nordio on Wednesday. The Solo Violin concert was organized on the occasion of 60th anniversary of the establishment of the bilateral relations...

Tilganga-Guhyeshwari road shut owing to UNESCO warning

Kathmandu, May 15 The Pashupati Area Development Trust has shut the Tilganga-Tamraganga-Guhyeshwari road owing to a UNESCO warning and an order from the Supreme Court. Citing that the road posed a threat to the World Heritage Site, the UN cultural agency had warned of removing Pashupati area from the World Heritage Site list around seven years ago if the road was used. Likewise, the apex court had also issued a similar order around three years ago. Earlier, the road...

Tiger Count Boosts Tourist Inflow to Bardiya National Park

Kathmandu,May 15 : Tourists to Nepal’s Bardiya National Park (BNP) are gradually increasing! The rise in tourist activity is majorly attributed to increase in tiger population in recent times. According to BNP Assistant Conservation Officer Ashok Bhandari, the tourist inflow to visit the park to observe tiger movement and other endangered wild species has increased significantly. According to him, the majority of tourists visit the park primarily to witness the tiger movement, which is mostly visible during the summer...

Shreejana Rana Becomes First Female President Of HAN

Kathmandu,May 12 : Having over three decades in the hospitality industry, Shreejana Rana, the executive director at Hotel Annapurna, becomes a first woman to elect president of Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN). Having started at the ITC Welcome Group in the 1980s before joining Hotel Annapurna, Rana was unanimously elected by the 46th annual general meeting of HAN. The meeting also unanimously elected a new executive committee under the presidency of Rana, executive director of Hotel Annapurna. The HAN...

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