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  • Som Nath Sapkota: Nepali tourism promoter and contributor

    Kathmandu, July 26: There are various types of people living in the world. Some people even after leaving the mother countries contribute a lot in for the development and promotion of the country while some just stay put and focus on their own future. Som Nath Sapkota is the one who has been contributing for the nation even though he has been living abroad for more than a decade. Som Nath Sapkota was born in rural area of Baglung...

    Rs 1.3 million handed over to set up Khairkendra Community Homestay

    Kanchanpur, July 23: The Trishakti Buffer Zone Consumers Committee and the National Trust for Nature Conservation on Saturday handed over Rs 1.3 million for establishment of Khairkendra Community Homestay at Shuklaphanta municipality – 3. The Homestay will be set up as part of the Shuklaphanta Conservation Programme. Shuklaphanta municipality’s Mayor, Dil Bahadur Aire, handed over a cheque carrying the amount to Home Stay Chair, Puran Chaudhary. Aire said that homestay scheme is a medium of self-employment and that it...

    Reconstruction of Gorkha Durbar Begins

    Gorkha, July 19: The reconstruction works of the historic Gorkha Palace in the Gorkha district has begun. The palace, which holds a historic, religious and archaeological importance, had suffered extensive damages during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake that rattled the country last year. The palace would be reconstructed from its foundation, informed the Gorkha Palace Caretaking Section. Currently, the palace has been surrounded by the corrugated zinc sheets as the dismantling is going on. The Department of Archaeology has allocated...

    Month long fair begins in Ashapuri, Doleshwar Temples

    Bhaktapur, July 16: A month-long fair has begun at the popular Ashapuri Mahadev and Doleshwar Mahadev temples at Sipadole of Surya Binayak Municipality with the beginning of the month of Shrawan in the Lunar calendar today. Devotees have begun to increase since early this morning with the beginning of the fair, said Bidur Man Singh Basnet, chair at the Doleshwar Mahadev temple preservation and development committee. Worshiping of the Ashapuri Mahadev is believed to bring good fortune to the...

    Phaplu airport shutdown due to unpredictable weather

    Solukhumbu, July 10: The Faplu airport located at the Solukhumbu’s district headquarters has remained out of operation for the past 13 days due to erratic weather pattern. The last flight to take off from the airport on June 27 was that of Nepal Airlines after which the airport has taken on a deserted look, according to Nepal Airlines’ Faplu Acting Station In – charge, Ganesh Shrestha. The airport’s shutdown has been attributed to perennial presence of thick fog and...

    Bringing the world in Lumbini to discuss peace: the dream of Lumbini Forum

    (Rina Shrestha) Kathmandu, July 3: For Basu Gautam originally from Bhairahawa, a small southwestern town in Nepal, Lumbini is not merely a touristic attraction with historical significance but more than that. For the last few years he is persistently campaigning to build and promote Lumbini as a juncture for peacemakers and organizations working towards peace and harmony across the globe. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and one of the world’s most famous spiritual sites situated at the foothills...

    Halted homestay in Rasuwa resumes

    Rasuwa, June 30: Homestay service in the northern part of the district that remained shut after the earthquakes of April 2015 has resumed. The service resumed following the completion of the reconstruction of the damaged building offering the facility, said Wang Tamang, Chairman of Briddhim Homestay management committee. Lying in the lap of Langtang Mountain and three-hour walk away from Syaphrubesi, the area runs the service that offer organic food items and quality accommodation with guests having a chance...

    Patan Museum to expand

    Lalitpur, June 26: The Patan Museum is going to be expanded. The museum currently housed in Keshavnarayan courtyard and main courtyard is to be expanded to Sundari courtyard, according to the Museum Management Committee. The museum is going to be expanded to the upper floor of the Sundari courtyard. Museum Chief Suresh Lakhe said that the museum would be opened to visitors within one/two months. The Sundari courtyard has a window made from ivory, which would be the attraction...

    Where is Tourism Council?

    Kathmandu, June 26: The National Tourism Council – which is authorized to carve out the road map for promoting country’s tourism – has not sat for a meeting for the past one and a half years. The council’s plight reflects why the development of the tourism sector has taken a back foot. The government had formed the council under the leadership of Prime Minister in order to play an influential role in promoting tourism. The council constitutes of ministers...

    Record keeping mountaineer Pandit passes away

    Kathmandu, June 18: Record keeping mountaineer Sanjay Pandit has died during mountain expedition in the United States. Pandit, a permanent resident of Pyuthan district, died while climbing Mt Denali at Alaska in the US on Friday, journalist Hom Prasad Lamsal told the National New Agency (RSS) from the US. Likewise, the Embassy of Nepal in Washington DC also confirmed the demise of Pandit. According to journalist Lamsal, Pandit died due to bad weather in the mountain. Pandit had climbed...

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