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  • Dus Din Dilli Ke food festival in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,June 28: Food festivals are a good way to experience the culinary culture of a particular country or a region. They serve as platforms for sharing agro-biodiversity, and are a cultural expression of traditional food and agricultural patterns. And to showcase the rich culinary heritage of Delhi, The Café at Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is hosting a food festival that offers lip-smacking food from North India. Studying in Delhi, I spent most of my time eating from local eateries around...

    Nepali ‘sausage vine’ is famous in UK, yet remains unknown in Nepal

    Kathmandu,June 28: The sausage vine plant, a huge hit among gardeners in the United Kingdom (U.K.), originates from the jungles of Nepal, yet it remains in relative obscurity there due to lack of awareness and proper promotion. Nepali and Indian botanists are now trying to shed some light on the aromatic but long-forgotten sausage vine through research and advocacy. Nepal boasts botanical records of 6,000 species of flowering plants (about four times as many as the U.K.), and botanical experts anticipate that...

    A committee formed to control fake insurance claims

    Kathmandu, June 06: The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has formed a 5 member investigation committee to examine the  fake insurance claims in the trekking and mountaineering sectors. The team is headed by Joint Secretary at MoCTCA Ghanashyam Acharya. Other members of the commission includes DG. Tourism Department,  Manoj Neupane,  Shuvas Jha,  Prakash Sharma Dhakal. The examine committee was formed amid rising complaints related to fake insurance claims in the name of trekkers and mountaineers suffering from different...

    33.5 kg gold smuggling: Home Minister assures action against ‘big fish’

    Kathmandu, June 6 :  Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa says that the investigation on the 33.5-kilogram gold smuggling case and the murder of one of suspects is underway and everyone involved in the case will face strict action. Speaking at a press conference organised in the ministry today, the Home Minister informed, “Involvement of new persons is being found with new truths being unfolded with every step of investigation. Let us hope to catch some big fish...

    Earthquake felt in Bajura

    Bajura,June 05 –An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale was felt in Bajura of Province 7 at 7:19 am today.  The quake had occurred with its epicentre at a forest area situating on the border of Bajura and Humla districts, according to Seismological Centre Surkhet’s technical officer Tirtha Dahal.

    Climber Sherpa wants to fulfill Swiss Machine’s dream

    Kathmandu,June 04:On May 24, Tejni Sherpa, 27, summited Mount Everest for the fourth time as he and alpine photographer Johnathan Griffith became the last people to summit the highest peak of the world this spring season. Unlike his previous three accents of the world’s highest mountain, this would be a completely different experience. This time, he wasn’t guiding anyone to the top of the mountain–in contrast to other Sherpas, he was climbing for himself. Before heading to Everest, Tenji...

    33.5 kilograms gold scam: Accused SSP Khatri appears in court

    Biratnagar, May 31 (RSS): Senior Superintendent of Police Shyam Khatri, a suspect in the 33.5 kilograms gold scam, who had been on the loose, presented himself to Morang district court today. The District Police Office has registered a case with the court against 63 suspects including Khatri in the scam. Other 31 accused are still on the run. —

    New leadership reigns in teachers’ association in Humla

    Kathmandu, May 25: Nepal Teachers Association’s seventh district convention concluded here on Thursday electing a 22 – member new leadership. The convention elected Hari Prasad Jaisi as its new Chairman with Dal Bahadur Aidi as Vice Chairman, Hira Bohara as Vice Chairperson from women’s quota, Bir Bahadur Rawal as Treasurer and Nirmala Sunar as Joint Treasurer. Other elected officials include Bhakta Thapa in Secretary and Laxmi Kumari Kandel in Joint Secretary, according to immediate past Chairman, Amar Bahadur Shahi....

    Nepal Communist Party accused of ignoring inclusion

    Kathmandu,May 23:Annapurna Post, Nagarik, Naya Patrika, Republica and The Himalayan Times have analysed the composition of newly unified Nepal Communist Party’s Central Committee to conclude that it is not inclusive so as to represent different social and cultural groups of the country. Women cover just around 17 per cent share of the 441-member Committee though the statute of the party itself has made it mandatory to have at least 33 per cent women in the Committee, according to newspaper reports. Likewise, participation of Janajatis, Dalits,...

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