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  • Kathmandu will not get Melamchi water this Dashain too

    Workers constructing pipelines for the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, in Babarmahal of Kathmandu, on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Photo: RSS Kathmandu,Sept 16: Naya Patrika reports in a snippet that the government’s target to complete the construction works of Melamchi Water Supply Project by upcoming Dashain festival next month is being missed as a 12 kilometre section of a tunnel is yet to be fixed with concrete. The project’s Executive Director Surya Raj Kandel, however, has claimed the works are going...

    Nepali women celebrate Teej with fasting, songs and dances

    Kathmandu, September 12 The Teej festival, also called Haritalika, is being observed by Nepali women, Hindus in particular, throughout the country on Wednesday. Women fast and wish for a prosperous life of their spouses on this festival, which falls on the third day of the waxing moon in the lunar month of Bhadra. Women rejoice with various delicious dishes known as ‘dar’ a day before Teej and fast on the next day as per the tradition. Women on this...

    Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

    As Springs Across Nepal Falter And Fail, The 13 Million People That Live In Nepal’s Hilly Areas Face The Brunt Of A Water Crisis That Is Only Now Being Understood Sharada Bogati of Bidur-9 cleaning dishes beside her home. Unlike many neighbourhoods in Bidur, families in her neighbourhood get enough water for their daily use and also for vegetable farming Every month, women from Thumka Women’s Group for Change in Bidur municipality in Nuwakot district...

    Multiple landslides obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road

    Chitwan, September 11 Landslides at various points of Narayangadh-Muglin road in Chitwan district has obstructed the road connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara to the East-West Highway since last night. Police have suggested that motorists and passengers use alternative routes as it will take some more hours to clear the landslide debris. Chief of the District Traffic Police Office Bed Prasad Gautam says a section of hill has fallen down in Charkilo, therefore resuming the traffic immediately is very difficult. In...

    New Army Chief assumes office

    President Bidya Devi Bhandari confers the insignia of Chief of Army Staff on General Purna Chandra Thapa, on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Photo: RSS Kathmandu, September 9 Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa, has assumed his office on Sunday. Before taking over the leadership, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is also the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the military organisation, amidst a special function at the Sheetal Niwas, conferred the insignia of CoAS on...

    Devotees throng Gokarneshwor Temple to observe Kushe Aunshi

    KATHMANDU, Sep 09: Devotees have crowded Gokarneshwor Temple in Kathmandu early today morning on the occasion of Kushe Aunshi, a festival celebrated by Hindu. Hundreds of devotees from various parts of the country have reached the temple early morning to observe the festival, the priest Jagadish Bhatta told Rastriya Samachar Samiti.On the occasion, those whose father is dead go to temples and perform shraddha (a Hindu ritual performed for deceased parents). Traffic along Jorpati Chowk to Sundarijal has been redirected...

    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...

    BIMSTEC army drill not part of security pact: Oli

    Kathmandu, September 5 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says the BIMSTEC military drill being organised in India is not part of a military pact. PM Oli, who was speaking in Parliament, said that the military exercise is just part of regular regional military cooperation. Oli’s comments come as eyebrows have been raised over Nepal’s decision to take part in the drill. Critics argue that by participating in the drill, Nepal is sending a negative message to other neighbours and...

    Ahead of India visit, Prachanda says development sole agenda for talks in Delhi

    Kathmandu, September 4 NCP co-chair and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who is heading to New Delhi on Thursday, says issues of national interest and development cooperation are the only agenda for talks in India. Dahal, who is to visit China soon after returning from India, told mediapersons at his residence in Khumaltar that leaders of both the countries wanted to hold discussions with him and that was why he was invited for the visits. “Many people raise...

    Nepali rupee tumbles further

    Kathmandu,Sept 04: Nepali rupee has tumbled to an all-time low of 114.24 vis-a-vis the US dollar on Tuesday. Nepali currency has been setting a new record every day since August 30, when it breached the 113 mark for the first time in history.

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