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  • Week-long campaign to conserve heritage sites launched

    Kathmandu, April 15 (RSS): A week-long campaign has been launched in a bid to develop historical and cultural heritage sites between Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu as a heritage circuit and a tourist destination. The campaign was launched on occasion of International Day for Monuments and Sites that falls on coming Wednesday this year. Hanumandhoka and Swayambhu are UNESCO World Heritage sites. Under this drive, heritage locations between Hanumandhoka and Bhurungkhel were tidied up. In between the two world heritage places...

    PM’s Rara address makes tall promises

    Kathmandu,April 15:Newspaper reports inform that the Prime Minister’s New Year message is full of tall promises as he claimed the country would get a facelift in next five years. Gorkhapatra quotes the Prime Minister to say that the country now has an unprecedented opportunity for development and prosperity. Oli had spelled out his government’s plan for next five year, according to The Himalayan Times. The main opposition, Nepali Congress, however, comments that the PM’s address is full of emotional statements, but it...

    No, we’re not banning Facebook, says Nepal govt

    Kathmandu, April 13 Nepal’s Ministry of Communication says it is not planning to ban the use of the social networking site Facebook in the country. In a statement on Friday, the ministry said that a notice making the rounds on social media that Facebook would soon be banned in the country was fake. The ministry said its serious attention had been drawn towards the fake notice circulating on the internet. “We have requested Nepal Police’s Central Investigation Bureau to...

    Post-quake housing reconstruction project begins in Gorkha

    Gorkha, April 11: The post-quake housing reconstruction project funded by the Indian government has begun after more than one year of agreement. The three-year project worth $ 100 million was signed in August 2017 between Nepal and India, under which India is to provide monetary support to reconstruct 50,000 private houses in Gorkha and Nuwakot districts. As per the agreement that calls for the appointment of consultants to provide socio-technical facilitations for the project, the Indian embassy in Kathmandu...

    Province 4 Assembly seeks people’s suggestions on name, capital

    Pokhara, April 5 The Provincial Assembly of Province 4 has launched a campaign to collect people’s opinions about name and capital of the Province. While dividing Nepal into seven provinces, the province has been named Province 4 and its temporary capital has been named Pokhara. The constitution says the Provincial Assembly has the prerogative to name the Province and fix its capital. Accordingly, a special committee formed to fix the name and the capital has decided to collect people’s...

    Mountaineer Mr.Song arrives in Kathmandu to prepare the Everest expedition for this spring

    Kathmandu,April 04:In China, Mr. Song Yujiang has been a well-know name for the last decade years. Most people have learned about him through various mountaineering news and endorsements of related brands. He is the first anaerobic summitter in China, GORE-TEX outdoor pioneer camp Gore hero,spokesperson of  8848 Titanium Phone (P.S.: This is a high-definition product combining technology and luxury) . In the Chinese climbing circle, he is the most influential representative. He is also Dingfeng Adventure team leader, 20...

    Rasuwa hotels begin keeping records of tourists

    Rasuwa, April 1 : Rasuwa-based hotels have started keeping records of tourists visiting various tourist destinations like Langtang and Gosainkunda. The move aims to provide security to tourists visiting the district, and under it, information like where a tourist is headed, and which way he or she uses will be documented, said Chief of the District Police Office Sharat Kumar Thapa Chhetri. This will help launch an immediate rescue in case of a tourist being stranded, he added. Likewise,...

    Carlos Soria on his 13th 8000ers

    Kathmandu,March 27:At an age of 79, renowned Spanish climber Carlos Soria along with his climbing partners Luis Mifuel Lopez and Luis Carcavilla Urqui(Spain). Today has returned to Nepal for an attempt of Mt. Dhaulagiri 1 considered as 7th Highest Peak in the world. This will be his 9th attempt to the summit of Dhaulagiri 1 situated at an altitude of 8,167m. During his last attempt in 2017 autumn on Dhaulagiri 1 via NE Ridge Soria and his team including Luis...

    Chaite Chhat concludes

    Janakpur,March 24:  The Chaite Chhat concluded today with the offering made to the rising Sun.   Those observing a fast visited historical ponds like Ganga Sagar and Argajal to make the offering to the Sun including specially made delicacies, fruits and agro produce. Women take the lead during this festival, with a resolution for the interest of the society and family.

    Black-topping of Rajbiraj Airport gaining momentum

    Kathmandu,March 22: Black-topping of Rajbiraj Airport is gaining momentum after the government gave the final deadline of next month to the contractor for completing the project. Contractors Kancha Ram Construction and Rautahat Construction had started black-topping of the airport on November 2016 and with the target to complete it by December 2017. They had been unable to meet the deadline due to various reasons and the government had extended the deadline by four months.Site in-charge Suk Bahadur Tamang said...

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