Maha Asthami-8th day of Dashain- being observed today

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival as the Mahastami festival on Thursday by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani. On this day, people offer special worships to the goddesses Mhakali, Mahalaxmi and Maha Saraswati. This day of the Dasain festival is considered a special day when Goddess Durga attained power. [More]

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Politics

Major disputes must be settled through consensus: Bhattarai

‘Decision through voting may invite conflict’ KATHMANDU, Sept 30:Chairman of the Constitutional Political

PM Koirala returning home today

BRUSSELS Oct 1: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is returning home tomorrow afternoon after attending the 69th United Nations General Assembly held in New York of the USA. PM Koirala had addressed to the

China trustworthy friend: Bijukchhe

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 1: Nepal Workers and Peasants Party (NWPP) Chairman Narayanman Bijukchhe on Wednesday said that having a strong and trustworthy friend as China had

Social

Man involved in trafficking people to US, Australia nabbed

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Police have intensified interrogation of a man accused of multiple fraud, including trafficking people to the United States and Australia on visas meant for diplomats and foreign government officials

Man dies after falling off moving bus

KANCHANPUR, Oct 1: A person died after falling off the door of a moving bus (Ma 1 Kha 429) heading towards Kailali from Mahendranagar of the district on Wednesday. Gamvir Singh Karki of Bani, Krishnapur-2

PM Koirala pays visit to Waterloo

BRUSSELS, Oct 1: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Wednesday paid a visit to the historically famous place, Waterloo, and inquired of its various aspects. The

Business

Govt introduces automatic fuel pricing mechanism

Petrol price down by Rs 1.44 per liter KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The government on Monday introduced automatic pricing mechanism for three key petroleum products --

Sports

'Nepal may face suspension if govt interferes in ANFA matters'

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) President Ganesh Thapa on Monday warned government agencies that Nepal may face suspension from international football if the government interferes in ANFA’s

INTERNATIONAL

Hong Kong protesters set deadline for government

HONG KONG, Sept 30: Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong set a Wednesday deadline for a response from the government to meet their demands for reforms after spending another night blocking streets in an unprecedented

12 killed as 2 trains collide in northern India

LUCKNOW, India, Oct 1: A train overshot a stop signal and plowed into another express passenger train in India´s northern Uttar Pradesh state, killing 12 people

HK leader says China adamant; students seek talks

HONG KONG, Sept 30:  Pro-democracy protesters demanded that Hong Kong´s top leader meet with them on Tuesday and threatened wider actions if he did not,

The Week

Dashain: Shifting trajectories

Written almost a century ago, these verses depict the exact sentiments of that era when Dashain was considered to be one of the greatest and most widely celebrated festivals in the country. It was a like a fresh breath of respite, socially and psychologically,

Pictorial: #Amazing Kathmandu!

I come from the small southeastern town of Dharan. The place is quiet, peaceful, clean, and the atmosphere is relaxing. People seem at ease with their surroundings as well as one another, and there’s

Battle for Survival

After last year’s electoral debacle and recent defections by key figures, the Federal Socialist Party (FSP), once viewed as an alternative force for identity-based federalism in New Nepal, is gearing

TIME - OUT

Mexican's 'Harry Potter' hoard is world's biggest

MEXICO CITY, Sept 30: A Mexico City man is in Hogwarts heaven after his collection of "Harry Potter" memorabilia was named the world´s largest. Menahem

They did. They do. Clooney/Alamuddin wedding No. 2

VENICE, Italy, Sept 30: The romantic canaled city of Venice has been the venue for 323 weddings of foreign couples this year. Only one has drawn crowds and paparazzi. George

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Who are never off duty during Dashain

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: While most schools and colleges have already shut down for Dashain, most offices and business houses will formally close down for the festival Wednesday onward. However, even as the whole nation

Developing a positive outlook in life

Life is an amalgam of happiness and sadness. We can never find a person who has never cried in pain or a person who has never shed tears of happiness. The difference is all about the choices they make, which attract either better or bitter things in their

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