14th century hinglos being decorated for Dashain

State-owned FMTC starts selling goats on discount for Dashain

Khokana locals celebrate Sikali

The ethnic Newar Community of Khokana is now busy celebrating Sikali festival on the eve of Dashain.

Dashain’s fourth day for Kushmanda

Dashain enters its fourth day on Thursday and people all across the country mark it by worshipping the fourth form of Goddess Durga Kushmanda.

Lumbini electric buses start running

Following instructions from Minister for Home Affairs Bal Krishna Khand, the electric vehicles that had remained idle in Lumbini for years have finally come into operation.

9th National Games: Pokhara metropolis to make wider publicity

Pokhara Metropolitan City – a major site for sports tournaments under the 9th National Games – has initiated its preparation to make the mega event a success.

Tourism ministry awards Bungy Nepal

By Our CorrespondentTanahun, Sept. 28The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has awarded the Pokhara-based Bungy Nepal on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The company was awarded for its contributions to the advancement of adventure sports in Nepal.Suresh Adhikari, secretary of the ministry, awarded Santosh Bhattarai, president of Bungy Nepal, a certificate of recognition and a ceremonial scarf in a programme organised in the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Bhattarai is an internationally-acclaimed bungee master and is credited with being one of the pioneers of bungee jumping in Nepal. He has helped the government draft policies to make bungee jumping in the country fun and safe and has more than a decade of experience in adventure sports not only in Nepal but also in China, Indonesia, Japan and Russia. Bungy Nepal is a franchisee of a multinational adventure sports company. It was established last year.

Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.

Personal action vital to contain dengue spread

With the rise in dengue cases across the nation, it has become crucial to take personal actions to prevent mosquito bites and keep dengue at bay.

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Khokana locals celebrate Sikali

The ethnic Newar Community of Khokana is now busy celebrating Sikali festival on the eve of Dashain.

Tourism ministry awards Bungy Nepal

By Our CorrespondentTanahun, Sept. 28The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has awarded the Pokhara-based Bungy Nepal on the occasion of World Tourism Day. The company was awarded for its contributions to the advancement of adventure sports in Nepal.Suresh Adhikari, secretary of the ministry, awarded Santosh Bhattarai, president of Bungy Nepal, a certificate of recognition and a ceremonial scarf in a programme organised in the capital Kathmandu on Tuesday. Bhattarai is an internationally-acclaimed bungee master and is credited with being one of the pioneers of bungee jumping in Nepal. He has helped the government draft policies to make bungee jumping in the country fun and safe and has more than a decade of experience in adventure sports not only in Nepal but also in China, Indonesia, Japan and Russia. Bungy Nepal is a franchisee of a multinational adventure sports company. It was established last year.

Personal action vital to contain dengue spread

With the rise in dengue cases across the nation, it has become crucial to take personal actions to prevent mosquito bites and keep dengue at bay.

14th century hinglos being decorated for Dashain

Locals in Baitadi district have started decorating the hinglo, believed to have been installed on the premises of Bhagwati Temple in the 14th century to play swings during Dashain festival.

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Ian swamps southwest Florida, trapping people in homes

Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida on Wednesday, turning streets into rivers, knocking out power to 1.8 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland.

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Where does corn come from? 

Corn is a crop that does not grow naturally, in the wild. Almost 7000 years ago, in Mesoamerica, a type of grass called Teosinte was abundant. Ancient civilizations selectively bred this plant to produce better grain quality, yield and used the grass to serve as a predominant source of nutrition. Between April and October, roasted corn sellers can be seen everywhere on the streets of Kathmandu. The crop grows during the monsoon season in South Asia, and is mainly imported into the capita

PATA celebrates 47th anniversary

The Nepal chapter of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) celebrated its 47th anniversary on Monday. Amidst an event titled PATA ID organised to celebrate the anniversary as well as the World Tourism Day which was on Tuesday, PATA Nepal Chapter launched a video to promote the fourth Himalayan Travel Mart set to be held in Nepal next year. The chapter has been organising the Mart every year since 2017 except for the

State-owned FMTC starts selling goats on discount for Dashain

As per the government's plans to sell goats at a discount during the festival, Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) started selling goats and mountain goats from Wednesday morning.

Goat smuggling through India left local goat Unsold

The dismal sales of goat even during Dashain festival have raised the concern of goat farmers.

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9th National Games: Pokhara metropolis to make wider publicity

Pokhara Metropolitan City – a major site for sports tournaments under the 9th National Games – has initiated its preparation to make the mega event a success.

Nepal defeats Bangladesh 3-1 in a friendly

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Campaigning period will be shortened to reduce overspending in polls: CEC

The government has set the date of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly elections for November 20 and the Election Commission of Nepal (EC) has expedited the preparations to hold the election in a free and fair manner. The EC has endorsed the election schedule. In this context, Arpana Adhikari of Rising Nepal talked to Chief Election Commissioner, Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya. Excerpts:

Growth target achievable amid tightening credit flow

If we further increase imports, we will have further pressure on the foreign currency reserves. So, this fiscal year is not the right time to target higher economic growth.

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38 new cases, 52 recoveries in last 24 hours

100 succumb to rabies infection annually in Nepal

36 die from dengue in 28 days

54 new cases, 76 recoveries in last 24 hours

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Shankharapur to provide free health and education services

Shankharapur municipality located in the north-east of the federal capital, Kathmandu, has come up with a programme to provide free health and education.