Devotees throng Siddhapokhari to mark Indra Jatra

Bhaktapur, Sept 6: The Hindu devotees today thronged the Siddhapokhari – known as the ‘Indradaha’ – on the fourth day of the Indra Jatra festival. As per the ritual, the Indrayani Goddess’ statue is taken to the historic pond with a musical procession and kept their overnight following performances of worship rituals based on tantrism along with an animal sacrifice. The devotees take bath this morning and pay homage to the Indrayani Goddess. Legend has it that God Indra...

Hyatung Falls fast becoming a tourist destination

Aathrai (Terhathum), Sept 4: Terhathum’s Hyatung Waterfall, the tallest in South Asia, is fast becoming a destination for the backpackers. The surge in the water volume in wake of the monsoon’s downpours has become an added flavour for the thrill seekers. The people thronging the waterfall located at Phedap rural municipality are known to take pleasure in the surrounding natural beauty. The visitors particularly relish playing in the water cascading down on them. More than 200 visitors from various...

Colombia’s ELN says it killed Russian hostage; risks peace talks with government

Sept 3: NORTHWESTERN JUNGLES: Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group said aRussian-Armenian citizen it held hostage for six months was killed in April while trying to escape, a startling admission that risks throwing current peace talks with the government into jeopardy. In a rare interview, a commander of the National Liberation Army,Colombia’s last active guerrilla group, said that ransoms from kidnappings were necessary to keep its fighters in the field and that peace would be impossible without state funding to feed and clothe the rebels.   The ELN seized Arsen Voskanyan in November. The group claimed that he...

Death toll in Mumbai building collapse rises to 33

September 01 MUMBAI: Rescuers in India’s financial capital sifted rubble on Friday in a desperate search for survivors of the collapse of an 117-year-old condemned building, as the toll from the disaster rose to 33. There was no reliable estimate of those still missing in the second such collapse in a little over a month, which came as Mumbai recovered from two days of floods brought by heavy monsoon rains.   A total of 46 people have been pulled from...

725 families received relief suppor

Inaurwa, Aug 30: A non-government organisation has distributed relief support to 725 flood affected families in Kaptangunj of Devangunj rural municipality on Tuesday. The United Mission to Nepal and Chandramukhi Club, Chimadi jointly distributed food stuff enough for 15 days for the families, according to the Club director Umesh Mehata. The support was received from various donors and distributed to flood survivors in ward no. 3 and 4 of the rural municipality. Along with food support, they also received...

Everest Base Camp has internet facility now

Kathmandu, Aug 28:The Everest Base Camp also has internet facility now, according to the anchor story in Abhiyan. The Everest Link has taken the broadband connection to the base camp with an investment of Rs 20 million. Chief Executive Officer of the company, Chhiring Sherpa, says his company had started studying possibility of internet connection since 2002 and actual works for the connection began in 2014. Hotel entrepreneurs, mountaineers and trekkers will benefit from the service most, according to him....

Lebanon, Syria declare ceasefires in fight against ISIL

27 August Lebanon’s army has announced a ceasefire in its offensive against ISIL fighters at the country’s northeast border with Syria. The ceasefire took effect at 7am local time (04:00 GMT) on Sunday in order to determine the fate of Lebanese soldiers who are in ISIL captivity, the military statement said. Reporting from Beirut, Al Jazeera’s Mohammed Jamjoom said that the ceasefire was a significant development in Lebanon, given that “the army seemed very confident just a couple of...

Relief distribution by Pokhara Tourism Council

27 Aug,Pokhara – Pokhara Tourism Council Natural Coordination Committee has distributed relief material to Patani’s flood victims at Bharatpur Metropolitan Municipality-13. On this occasion, 43 households have distributed relief materials to more than three lakhs, including clothes and sewing expenses, food grains, mattresses, swings and blankets and 59 students. Renu Dahal, head of Bharatpur Metropolitan Municipality, distributing flood data to flood victims, collected information on the flood and collected problems in different three phases. Sub-prime minister Parvati Shah said...

TU without examination controller for three days, official work affected

Kathmandu, Aug 24: Tribhuvan University, the oldest educational institution of the country, is without examination controller for the past three days, severely affecting administrative work. “The process to prepare a transcript has been affected as a result. Now we are only receiving application for a transcript,” said joint examination controller Pashupati Adhikari. Other economic work like checking the answer sheets, providing remuneration for examiners has also been affected, he added. TU is yet to get examination controller after the...

Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation provides relief materials to landslide victim family

Sindhuli, Aug 22: Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation has today distributed relief to a person who lost family members in landslide in Sindhuli district. The Foundation provided relief materials including food stuffs, clothes and utensil to Uday Bahadur Khadka of Kamalamai Municipality-6, said Proprietor of the Foundation, Sitaram Kattel (Dhurmus). Udaya’s spouse, two sons and a daughter were killed in landslide on 12 August. Udaya’s family had been residing in the land owned by Federation of Nepali Journalist in Sindhuli. Dhurmus has...

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