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Despite Covid-19, climbers are back on Everest

Kathmandu, April 7 -- Namche Bazar, the gateway to Mt Everest, is currently abuzz with climbers and trekkers as they prepare to head towards Base Camp after thepandemic closed Nepal's tourism for a ye... Read More


Nepal's smoky mountains

Kathmandu, April 7 -- A series of photographs of Kathmandu Valley taken by Abhushan Gautam on 10 May 2020, and on 6 April 2021 from the same spot in Chobar at the same time just before sunset. Mt Ever... Read More


Himalayan red rice is red hot

Kathmandu, April 6 -- Jumla'smarsired rice earned some notoriety in 2018 aftera photograph went viralon social media of Prime Minister K P Oli and Premier-in-waiting Pushpa Kamal Dahal tucking in a la... Read More


MoNA unveils new painting

Kathmandu, April 6 -- The Museum of Nepali Art (MoNA) unveiled a new painting of Goddess Gayatri by artist Udaya Charan Shrestha in a program organised at the museum on 5 April. The event was attended... Read More


Nepal braces for its 2nd Covid wave

Kathmandu, April 6 -- India reported over 100,000 new cases on a single day for the first time on Monday, putting neighbouring Nepal on high alert. A repeat of what happened exactly a year ago seems l... Read More


The anatomy of a flower

Kathmandu, April 5 -- I can't help myself when I see flowers," saysbotanical artist and illustrator Neera Joshi." I have to paint them." Outside her studio, the spring garden is blooming with bright ... Read More


Nepal's other pandemic: road fatalities

Kathmandu, April 5 -- At 5AM on 12 December 2019, residents of Khadichaur of Sindhupalchok district woke up to a loud crash. A bus had careened off a hairpin bend and plunged 500m down the mountain, k... Read More


Nepal's 1st hydroelectric plant is a museum piece

Kathmandu, April 5 -- It was 6:30pm on 22 May 1911, and the sun had just set in Kathmandu when King Prithvi Bir Bikram Shah arrived at Tundikhel to turn on a switch to light Nepal's first electric lam... Read More


JSP as Nepal's king-maker party

Kathmandu, April 5 -- The man of the week in Nepali politics is Mahant Thakur of the Janata Samajbadi Party. He is being courted by both the Maoist Centre, the Nepali Congress and the K P Oli-led UML.... Read More


Buddha Air spurt in domestic flights

Kathmandu, April 5 -- A year after the lockdown to control the pandemic, many airlines have beenaffected by the loss of revenue. However, in Nepal Buddha Air has seen a 20% rise in traffic volume comp... Read More