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  • Unskilled handling of magic realism results in misery:Ramkahani movie

    Kathmandu,Sept 09: Producers of the new release Ramkahani have a unique selling proposition—their flick belongs to the rarely explored ‘horror’ genre. USPs may help companies popularise their products and beat their competitors, but they can never guarantee success. So happens with the movie. At the start, the movie is quite appealing as it presents the serious problem of inhumane treatment that Nepali migrant workers are subjected to in the Arab world. It then gradually takes the shape of a...

    Reconstruction of Degu Taleju Temple stalled

    LALITPUR, Sept 6: The reconstruction of the Degu Taleju temple at the world heritage site Patan Durbar Square has remained stalled even after more than three years since it was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. Restoration of this historic temple has not started yet due to the confusion over which body was responsible for undertaking the task.  The Patan Smarak Sanrakshan Tatha Durbar Herchaha Karyalaya has stated that it is yet to be decided which body – Kathmandu Valley Development...

    SATA Awards 2018 to take place at Taj Mahal

    Kathmandu, Sep 06: The Prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA 2018) will take place in the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai from 14th – 15th September 2018. The Taj Mahal Palace is an iconic establishment that was established in Mumbai, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbor landmark. The flagship hotel of Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. This luxury hotel has hosted kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and...

    Taxi is costlier than aeroplane

    Kathmandu,Sept 06:Kantipur reports in its lead story that per kilometre fare of taxi in Kathmandu Valley is more than the fare of an aeroplane. Lawmaker Bharat Kumar Shah during a meeting of the House of Representatives raised his concern over the high taxi fare, claiming people are being cheated by the cabbies. Shah also presented statistics to support his claim.

    New investors sign up for Langtang Hydel project

    File image: A hydropower project location Kathmandu, September 6 New investors have signed up to construct Langtang Hydropower Project, to be built at Gosainkunda rural municipality of Rasuwa district by Multi Energy Development Pvt Ltd,  . Siddhartha Bank, Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank and Janata Bank under the leadership of Sunrise Bank are investing in the 20-MW project.At a programme organised on Wednesday, a financial management agreement was signed in this regard. Chairperson of Multi Energy Development Pvt Ltd...

    Discovering wonders of wildernesses in Kathmandu

    By Kapil Bisht Sunset in Shivapuri Photo: Jodie Wilson/Flickr In his book The Happy Isles of Oceania, the genre-bending travel writer Paul Theroux states that “as long as there is wilderness, there is hope.” Theroux, an established novelist and best-selling author of the acclaimed The Great Railway Bazaar, is heartbroken. His marriage is in tatters. Divorce is on the horizon. It is under such circumstances (and with a dark patch on his arm that doctors cannot rule out to be cancer)...

    Acting CoAS Thapa inaugurates meeting of Asia Pacific Intelligence chiefs

    O File: Purna Chandra Thapa Kathmandu, September 3 The 11th Asia Pacific Intelligence Chief Conference kicked off in the capital on Monday. Acting Chief of the Nepali Army Purna Chandra Thapa inaugurated the conference jointly organised by the Nepali Army and the US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence, according to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information.The US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence is a unified combatant command of the United States Forces responsible for the Indo-Pacific region.A total of...

    On Janmasthami, Patan’s restored Krishna Mandir welcomes pilgrims again

    Kathmandu,Sept 02:The Patan Krishna Mandir, built in 1637 by Siddhi Narsing Malla, has a lot of cultural significance. Built-in the Shikhara style and constructed using carved stone, instead of the usual brick and timber, this temple is one of the oldest stone temples in Nepal. While many pagoda style temples were reduced to rubble, in the past, the Krishna Mandir had not been damaged until the quake in 2015. The temple incurred a lot of structural damage–especially the top...

    TIA applying a new management policy during BIMSTEC

    Kathmandu, Aug 28: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, has introduced a new management policy for its passengers aimed at strengthening security and easing the entrance and exit, targeting the 4th BIMSTEC summit. The BIMSTEC summit is taking place in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31. International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Photo: THT With a new system, only passengers (not other visitors) will be permitted to enter the TIA from the entrance...

    Balancing people and energy in the Karnali Basin

    Kathmandu,Aug 27:The Karnali region of western Nepal has huge hydropower potential and significant development needs. But with a large number of proposed hydropower projects, how can we decide which projects should move forward and which should not? Researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) carried out a survey of communities across the Karnali basin to explore the social and cultural importance of rivers for local people, as part of USAID’s Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) project. They carried out 260 social surveys and 5 focus...

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