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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


He shot down a fighter, then shot to fame

Kathmandu, April 4 -- It was a hazy December morning in 1971 at the strategic Chicken Neck frontline between India and what was then East Pakistan. Dhan Bahadur Rai had been watching a squadron of fiv... Read More


Nepal's e-conomy rapidly goes digital

Kathmandu, April 4 -- Thereare an estimated 4 million digital wallet users in Nepal now. They have graduated from ATM debit/credit cards to e-banking and mobile banking to the M-wallet movement. A sm... Read More


Our Kamal Pokhari

Kathmandu, April 3 -- Ghanshyam Rajkarnikar still has fond memories of the wide pond near his house in Kathmandu. As a child, he played along the edge of Kamal Pokhari, named after the lotus that once... Read More