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  • Holi to be celebrated in Janakpur tomorrow!

    Janakpurdham, March 2 : Holi, the festival of joy, colour, goodwill and enthusiasm, is to be celebrated in Janakpur area tomorrow. There is the tradition of celebrating Holi which is also known as Hori is marked in this region a day after the conclusion of the 15-day Mithila Madhyamiki Parikrama, a pilgrimage which takes the devotees on a journey covering 135 kilometres on foot. Of the 135 kilometres long route which completes a circuit, 108 kilometres lies in Nepal...

    Bhandari, Pun likely to be re-elected

    Kathmandu,March 02:The Left Alliance wants to re-elect Bidya Devi Bhandari to the post of President, reports in the press today say. The news comes just a few days after the Election Commission made public the schedule for the polls, Annapurna Post reports. The paper quotes sources to say that although the UML’s Jhalanath Khanal and Maoist Centre’s Amik Sherchan had expressed their interest for the position, the Left Alliance is likely to retain Bhandari as President. The Election Commission has set...

    Jagadishpur Lake turning into centre of attraction for nature lovers

    Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Feb 28 : The Jagadishpur Tal, which figures in the list of major wetlands of the world, is gradually developing into a tourism destination in recent times. The Jagadishpur Tal is the largest artificial lake of the country which is locatedat Kapilvastu Municipality-9, some 11 kilometres to the north of Taulihawa, the headquarters of Kapilvastu district. This lake has become a new destination for the tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplaceof Gautama Buddha, which also lies in Kapilvastu...

    Construction of tunnel of Melamchi project delays

    Chautara, Feb 23: Construction of the tunnel of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project has slowed down. The construction works on the tunnel of the project have been delayed as the construction company has not been carrying out any works on some days citing lack of construction materials while on other days digging up to a metre only or from six to eight metres also on days it says it is working full-fledged, said Rajendra Panta, the Project Senior...

    3.6 magnitude aftershock rattles Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, Feb 21 (RSS): The National Seismological Centre (NSC), Department of Mines and Geology today recorded a 3.6 magnitudes aftershock of the Gourkha earthquake of April 25, 2015. Epicenter of the aftershock was Dallu Housing in Kathmandu and it occurred at 2:23 am, said Lok Bijaya Adhikari, Chief of the NSC, adding that more than 489 aftershocks above 4 magnitudes occurred so far following the devastating quake.

    On Democracy Day, Oli says he will bring happiness

    Kathmandu, February 19 New Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says he will launch a campaign to bring happiness to the faces of Nepali people. Addressing a special function organised on the National Democracy Day at the Army Pavilion in Kathmandu today, Oli said the campaign would need development activities matching to the era and policies and programmes accordingly. “I request our well-wishers including all Nepali and foreign friends to participate in and support this campaign,” Oli said. Meanwhile, President...

    From mortal to goddess: The making of the Kumari of Lalitpur

    Kathmandu,Feb 16:Five young girls were brought to the Ratnakar Mahavihar in Gabahal, Lalitpur (Patan), on the afternoon of February 5. Some of the girls are as young as two. The excitement in their faces is visible; why not? One of them will take charge as the Kumari of Patan, one of the three medieval kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley. As news spreads that Patan getting a new Kumari, the otherwise deserted Ratnakar Mahavihar, is full of people. Photographers, along...

    Everest Hotel Chairman sent to judicial custody

    Kathmandu, February 13 The Kathmandu District Court on Monday sent the Chairman of five-star Everest Hotel, Mashkoor Ahmad Lari, who was arrested in connection with a 21-year-old drug smuggling case last week, to the judicial custody. SP Ram Datta Joshi of the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu, says the industrialist has been sent to the Sundhara-based Central Jail. Earlier, police had arrested him on February 8. Police investigation had found that he was involved in the smuggling of 250 kg hashish...

    Nepal moves eight positions up in Democracy Index thanks to successful polls

    Kathmandu, February 1 Nepal has moved eight positions up in the latest report of Democracy Index after the country successfully held three levels of elections last year. Nepal has been placed in the 94th position among 167 countries listed by The Economist Intelligence Unit. Nepal was in the 102nd position last year. “Nepal successfully held a series of local and provincial elections under the constitution that was ratified in 2015,” reads the report. Norway tops the chart whereas North Korea is at...

    Super blue blood moon, total lunar eclipse tonight

    Kathamdu,Jan31:A rare super blue blood moon will coincide with a total lunar eclipse in Nepal tonight. The eclipse will be visible in the northeastern corner of the sky, according to the report. Gorkhapatra says the total lunar eclipse will begin at 6:35 pm and lasts till 8:57 pm. Whereas the eclipse will be total for Nepal and other South Asian countries, it will be just partial in the United States, according to the report.

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