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  • Laxmi Puja being observed on third day of Tihar today

    Kathmandu,Nov 07: Hindus across the country are observing Laxmi Puja on the third day of Tihar festival that began from Monday. People worship cows early in the morning and Goddess Laxmi in the evening wishing for prosperity in personal life as well as business on this day also called Gai Tihar. People celebrate with much enthusiasm by lighting their houses, singing, dancing and merry-making. Tihar festival, which is also called Yama Panchak or Deepawali is observed for five days. Also known as the festival...

    26 hurt in Chitwan bus accident

    Chitwan, November 7 At least 26 persons were hurt when a bus carrying school students and teachers skidded off the road and overturned at Pullar of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-6 in Chitwan district on Wednesday morning. All the injured are receiving treatment at Chitwan Medical College, Bharatpur, said police. The students and teachers at Someshwor Secondary School in Madi, who were on their educational trip, were returning from Janakpur when the accident occurred, according to police. All together 34 students...

    How to make diyos on your own this Tihar

    Kathmandu,Nov 07:The festival of Tihar (Yamapanchak) began on Monday. The festival, a celebration of victory of good over and of brother-sister love is also called the Festival of Lights. While electric lights from China and India have flooded the market now, there was a time when Nepalis used to light traditional earthen lamps to observe the festival. The lamps are now becoming a rare sight in most cities, and it could disappear altogether as traditional artisans’ new generation choose...

    Busy market for Tihar Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu,Nov 06:A local vendor sells fruits at a busy market for Tihar Festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Nov. 5, 2018. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

    Kukur Tihar being observed today

    Kathmandu, Nov 06: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus. Dog, which is an animal well known for being the trustworthy sentry as well as the faithful companion of humans since ancient times, is worshipped once a year on this day. People worship the dog, garland it and offer delicious food today. ...

    Nepal wants to repatriate Bhutanese refugees

    Kathmandu,Nov 05:Though negotiations for the settlement of Bhutanese refugees currently living in Nepal have stalled for years, the Nepal government is pinning its hopes on the new government in Thimpu to repatriate refugees, Republica reports in its lead story. In past one decade, over 113,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal have chosen to settle in the third countries and 6,659 people have refused to go elsewhere. Therefore, the government will ask Bhutan to take those 6,659 people back to the home country,...

    Parliamentary committee to visit Khokana, Bungmati sections

    Kathmandu, October 31 Members of Parliament’s State Affairs and Good Governance Committee are to visit the Khokana and Bungmati sections of the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Fast-track, a strategically important road that will connect Kathmandu with the Terai. A meeting of the committee on Wednesday decided to undertake the visit to address issues raised by local residents of the two areas. According to the committee, local residents have filed complaints saying that their voices have not been heard during the construction process. “The...

    Dharahara reconstruction finally begins

    Kathmandu,Oct 31: After a long wait of three and half years since the devastating quake, the government has finally begun the reconstruction of historic Dharahara tower in Sundhara of Kathmandu, according to news reports in Rajdhaniand Gorkhapatra. Quoting National Reconstruction Authority Chief Executive Officer Sushil Gyewali, Gorkhapatra says the reconstruction has already begun. Meanwhile, Rajdhani informs that the foundation stone will be laid before Tihar, which is just one week away. Meanwhile, many heritage sites including Ranipokhari and Kashthamandap are waiting for the...

    PM Oli’s health improves

    Kathmandu, October 30 Doctors attending to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have said his health is gradually improving. Oli has been admitted to Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital for treatment of chest infection and imbalanced sugar level among other ailments since Monday morning. But, as of Tuesday morning, he has been able to take breakfast and shave on his own, according to the doctors. They claim if the improvement remains steady, he can be discharged after around two days. Manmohan Cardiothoracic Vascular...

    Nepal President leaves for official Qatar trip

    Kathmandu, October 29 Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for a four day official visit to Qatar upon the invitation of Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Monday morning. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun saw her off at the Tribhuvan International Airport before a special troop of Nepal Army paid a guard of honour. A Cabinet meeting held on Sunday had approved the visit. During President Bhandari’s visit, the two countries will sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture...

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