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  • In pics: Teej Fair organized for upcoming Teej festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu,Aug 26:A visitor selects clothes at a stall of the Teej Fair organized for the upcoming Teej festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 25, 2018. During the festival, married women fast and pray for good health and longevity of their husbands and unmarried women pray for marrying healthy and handsome husbands. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

    In search for the ‘water tiger’ in eastern Nepal

    Our team finally arrived at Mai Beni after a five hours hike. The last stretch included a stiff climb on a steep hill with a scary knife’s edge trail hardly a foot wide with Sun Koshi on one side and Arun to the other. In all honesty, with no head for heights, I literally crawled on all fours at places not daring to look down either left or right! River god Mai Beni is named after ‘Mai’, the goddess...

    Ambassador Jha Murder Case: Arrested suspects take polygraph test

    Kathmandu, August 22 Three people arrested in connection with the murder of former Nepali ambassador to France Keshav Raj Jha have taken polygraph tests under police supervision. According to police chef Sonu Tamang and two gardeners of the Jha’s Thapathali residence took the test on Wednesday, three days after the former envoy was found murdered in his room. Sources say that police decided to conduct the test after it could not find evidence pointing towards the murderers. An official...

    Nepal, India likely to ink Kathmandu-Raxaul railway deal next week

    Kathmandu, August 22 Nepal and India are likely to ink an agreement to establish rail links between Kathmandu and Raxaul, officials say. The agreement, if things go according to plan, will be signed on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu next week. Although the Prime Ministers of the two countries have agreed in principle to construct the railway line, a formal agreement has not been signed between the two countries. According to sources, the Railway Department prepared...

    Kathmandu-Kyirong railway to cost Rs 257 billion

    Kathmandu, August 19 A preliminary feasibility study conducted by a Chinese company has concluded that extending a railway line from Kyirong of Tibet to Kathmandu of Nepal will cost around Rs 257 billion. Likewise, the project will take around nine years to complete, according to the report. Senior engineer of the Department of Railways, Prakash Upadhyaya, constructing one kilometre track will cost Rs 3.55 billion. The railway will be 72.25 kilometre long. The study conducted by China Railway First...

    China NGO Network to provide assistance to Nepal’s social development

    Kathmandu, July 30 The Government of China is going to provide assistance through various projects to social development endeavours of Nepal. A memorandum of understanding was signed between the Social Welfare Council and the China NGO Network for International Exchanges (CNIE) to run projects in the field of community development, livelihood, disaster management, skills-oriented training, education and health services. The MoU was signed on Sunday evening, according to the Council. The MoU was signed by Minister for Women, Children...

    Paanchthar interests in red panda conservation

    Kathmandu, July 29: Local representatives of Paanchthar have shown interest in the conservation of the endangered red panda species that is found in the region. Fidim Municipality, Falelung and Yangbarak Village Municipality have decided to work together to develop a work plan towards the conservation and awareness of the red panda. The local level authorities have agreed to create policies and allocate budget for the conservation of the red panda as well as other wildlife species and forest regions....

    Nepal Oil Corporation wants to run its own ‘smart’ fuel stations

    Kathmandu, July  29 The government-owned fuel monopoly Nepal Oil Corporation says it wants to run its own ‘smart’ fuel stations in all seven provinces of the country. The Corporation has planned to operate such petrol pump of Kathmandu Valley round the clock. The Corporation argues that a petrol pump operating 24 hours is essential in the capital as there is no such pump so far though people may need the fuel anytime. It has  been learned that the Corporation...

    Waste collection in Kathmandu Valley resumes

    Kathmandu, July 23 The garbage that has been piled up in the Kathmandu Valley for the past one month is being picked up today. The solid waste collection was halted for around a month in lack of space for garbage management after the Nuwakot-based Sisdol landfill site was packed with garbage. The worsening road condition caused by incessant rains also resulted in disruption of regular management of solid waste. It took some more days to manage waste due to...

    Miss Tourism contest starting on September 10

    Kathmandu, July 20: The Miss Tourism beauty contest for 2018 is going to be organized in Kathmandu starting on September 10. This program is organized by Point Media Pvt. Ltd in order to increase the participation of women in tourism sector and to promote tourism. This competition will be the third franchise of the Point Media Pvt. Ltd. In a press meeting organized on Thursday, Managing Director of Point Media, Nabin Kafle, said that unmarried girls from 18-15 years...

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