President Bhandari observes Basanta Shrawan

Kathmandu, Feb 10: President Bidya Devi Bhandari attended the Basanta Shrawan ritual on the occasion of Basanta Panchami at Nasal Chowk in Hanumandhoka durbar premises this morning. The Basanta Shrawan ritual took place at the auspicious hour of 8:24 am. On the occasion, President Bhandari also received tika, mala and prasad from the main priest of Hanumandhoka durbar caretaker office Dev Raj Aryal. Marking the function, a contingent of the Nepal Army presented a guard of honour while also playing the Mangal...

Chances of rain, snowfall forecasted

Kathmandu, Feb. 8 (RSS): The rainfall taking place across the country from Thursday and the snowfall in the mountainous region is likely to continue even today, according to the Weather Forecasting Division. Senior Meteorologist at the Division Shanti Kandel said that effects of the westerly winds that entered into Nepal from the western belt led to a change in the current weather pattern resulting in rainfall. The westerly wind is moving towards the eastern parts of the country, it is...

Westerly wind to trigger rain, snowfall across Nepal till Saturday

Kathmandu, February 6 Meteorological officials have informed that a new system of westerly wind has arrived in Nepal on Wednesday and predicted that it is most likely to trigger heavy rain and snowfall across the country for next few days. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has appealed to members of the public to stay alert against possible floods and landslides. Further, it has advised tourists, both foreigners and Nepalis, to avoid any trekking activity till the beginning of next week....

Devastating Quakes Are Priming The Himalaya For A Mega-disaster

Kathmandu,Feb 01:The sun poked through small breaks in Nepal’s overcast skies on the brisk spring morning of April 25, 2015. The day started like any other, but at 11:56 a.m. local time, it turned deadly. A powerful 7.8-magnitude earthquake gripped the region, sending residents scattering as buildings swayed and crumbled with the ground’s convulsions. Numerous landslides careened down the rugged terrain—and a deadly avalanche swept down Mount Everest. The human toll was staggering. The events killed nearly 9,000 people...

Cloudy Sky In Rest of Nepal With Light Rain Likely To Occur In Few Places

Kathamandu,Jan 31:Generally cloudy in the central and western regions and partly cloudy in the rest of the country. according to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology Meteorological Forecasting Division,light rain likely to occur at a few places of the western region and at one or two places of the eastern and central regions. For expedition team in Western Region, there will be generally cloudy with chances of light to moderate snowfall at many places.

KMC to bring five boomers in one and a half months

Kathmandu, Jan 28 (RSS): The Kathmandu Metropolitan City is bringing five broomer machines within one and a half months to clean the valley’s dusty roads, said the KMC at a press conference here today. The broomer machines will be imported from Italy, said KMC’s Spokesperson Ishwor Man Dangol. Each of them costs over Rs 2 million. So far the KMC has three broomer machines (two waiting for maintenance). Setting up fences on either sides of the Manohara river is underway, he...

Weather gets colder as mercury drops

Kathmandu,Jan 28– Today was colder as the minimum temperature was less than that on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.  The minimum temperature on Sunday was recorded at 8 degrees Celsius and it plummeted to 3.5 degrees Celsius on Monday, meteorologist at the Division, Sameer Shrestha, said.  According to him, although some improvement would be noticed in the weather until Tuesday, partly cloudy conditions will prevail with possibility of light rain and snowfall throughout this week from Wednesday.  The...

Media museum to be established

Ghorahi, Jan 27 (RSS): The Federation of Nepali Journalists is to establish a media museum to be named after late journalist Krishnasen Icchuk. The museum will chronicle the history of Nepali journalism and will be established in the home town of the late journalist. The FNJ Province no. 5 will be working to set up the museum with support from the provincial government. Speaking at an interaction on ‘Role of Media in Federal Structure’ at Juluke in Sitganga municipality-8, Arghakhanchi on...

Light rain likely on Friday as well

Kathmandu, January 24 Light rainfall is likely to continue at places of the western hilly region in the country on Friday as well, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said. The Division has forecast light rain in most parts of the western region and partly to generally cloudy conditions for Friday. Similarly, snowfall in some of the parts in mountainous region is likely, it is said. Furthermore, light rain is forecast for Saturday as well. Due to the rainfall, the afternoon temperature...

Dr KC brought to Kathmandu

Kathmandu,Jan 18: Medical education reforms activist Dr Govinda KC, who is staging his 16th hunger strike in Ilam, was brought to Kathmandu at 3 am on Friday. A Nepali Army chopper was sent to airlift Dr KC after his health condition started deteriorating. He is being kept at Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Teaching Hospital. After the government failed to take care of KC, former Chief Justice Sushila Karki, former speaker Daman Nath  Dhungana, Former TU Vice-Chancellor Kedar Bhakta Mathema and...

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