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Pandemic takes charm off festival of flowers for farmers (With photos)

BHAKTAPUR, Nov. 7 -- The family of Laxmi Nagarkoti is busy making garlands of Gomphrena Globosa commonly known as Makhmali flower as the festival of flowers - Tihar - is less than a week away. Nagark... Read More


Sikali Jatra celebration in photos

KATHMANDU, Oct. 22 -- Locals of Khokana in Lalitpur are observing the festival of Rudrayani which is popularly known as the "Sikali Jatra". The locals celebrate the festival instead of Dashain though ... Read More


Cha-Cha-Hui !!!

KATHMANDU, Oct. 22 -- Echos of Cha-Cha-Hui have faded in major areas of the Kathmandu Valley. With festivity celebrations kept on low profile this year, swings have remained absent in major areas but ... Read More


PHOTOS: 83, and still making beautiful kites using 'Nepali Kagaj'

KATHMANDU, Oct. 19 -- Purna Bahadur Shrestha started making kites when he was a teenager. He is now 83 years old and still in the profession. These days, he prefers using Nepali paper (Nepali Kagaj) ... Read More


PHOTOS: Kathmandu's goat market has fewer buyers this Dashain

KATHMANDU, Oct. 18 -- Though Dashain has formally entered the homes of Hindus from Saturday, the local goat market in Kathmandu has remained quite quiet this year as buyers have refrained from visitin... Read More


PHOTOS: Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain festival observed at Basantapur Durbar Square

KATHMANDU, Oct. 17 -- "Navaratri Parva" or the nine-night festival of Bada Dashain, a great festival of the Hindus of Nepal, commenced on Saturday. The first day of Bada Dashain festival is called "G... Read More


PHOTOS: Changa Chait !!!

LALITPUR, Oct. 15 -- Kite (Changa in Nepali) signals the arrival of Dashain, one of the biggest festivals observed in Nepal. Since the COVID-19 pandemic has forced people to stay indoors for a long ti... Read More


PHOTOS: Molding clay to shape Durga

LALITPUR, Oct. 15 -- As Dashain, one of the major festivals of Hindus, is just a few days away, the idol makers in Lalitpur are busy molding clay to shape goddess Durga. The clay is mixed with hay-st... Read More


Photos: "Preserve the heritage"

KATHMANDU, Oct. 5 -- Locals residing around Pashupatinath Temple staged a protest against the newly-proposed Master-plan for Expansion and Development of Pashupati Area by Pashupati Area Development T... Read More


TUTH resident doctors hold a protest rally to express solidarity with Dr Govinda KC (with photos)

KATHMANDU, Oct. 5 -- Resident doctors of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) in Maharajgunj on Monday held a protest rally in the capital city expressing solidarity with senior orthopaedic s... Read More