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  • Asia Pacific Summit: An opportunity to promote Nepal’s tourism

    Kathmandu, Nov 30 : The ‘Asia Pacific Summit-2018’, the first-ever to be held in Nepal, is expected to also help promote ‘Nepal Tourism Year-2020’. It is believed that the Summit, biggest conference following the BIMSTEC meeting attended by high-level delegates from seven countries in April ealier this year, is widely believed to contribute to widen tourism publicity of Nepal. The Summit is being attended by people belonging to different religions and religious preachers. According to the host, as many...

    Dahal ‘frustrated’ over delay in calling key meetings

    Kathmandu, November 28 One of the two chairpersons of ruling Nepal Communist Party, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, has expressed his frustration over the party leadership’s failure to hold regular meetings of various key committees on time. When 22 leaders of the party, who have been demanding timely meetings to settle various pending issues related to the unification of former UML and Maoist Centre, requested Dahal to take the initiative to meet the demand, the former prime minister said things were...

    80 per cent school reconstruction over

    Kathmandu,Nov 25:The government has claimed to have completed the reconstruction of 80 per cent of schools destroyed by the 2015 earthquake, according to Karobar anchor story. The government, however, says funds are not available for the pending reconstruction of other 1,400 schools. The Post Disaster Recovery Framework of the National Reconstruction Authority had estimated that the reconstruction of all affected schools in 31 districts would cost Rs 130 billion.

    Nepal observes International Men’s Day for the first time

    Kathmandu, November 19 Nepali youth have observed the International Men’s Day on Monday by staging a rally and a corner meeting. The organisers have said it is the first time that the Day was celebrated in Nepal. One of the participants of the rally that began in Jawalakhal was former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha. He told other participants after the rally converged into a corner meeting in Mangalbar that all men and women should be able to celebrate all...

    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,...

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