Festival of colour

Kathmandu, 13 March. Holi festival, also known as Phagu Purnima celebrates every year in Nepal. This festival celebrates on a full moon of March by capital and hilly region inhabitants where as Terai region people celebrates on next day. Holi is a festival of love and unity and celebrates the triumph of good over evil. All hearts are lighted with glory and people everywhere enjoy with their near and dear ones with playing different colors. The festival celebrates smearing colors, spraying colors water and throwing water balloons at each other…

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Buddhism

Buddha

– Rai Fanindra (Tour and Trekking Guide in Nepal) Siddhartha Gautam was born in 623 BC. He became Buddha or enlightened in the age of 35 after the six years of meditation. He became the liberated person for the people through his wisdom. Many people are following the path of Buddha is known as Buddhist and those Buddhist thought, wisdom, morality, iconography and practices are known as Buddhism. So Buddhism covers the vast subject matters of Buddhist followers. Buddhism is the perspective upon the nature and consequences of mind and soul;…

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The death toll reaches 24 in Khotang bus accident

Abc khabar Apr 12, 2016 The death toll reached 24 in the bus accident when a passenger bus bound to Kathmandu from Khotang caught on Tuesday morning . At least 31 others have been injured in the accident. They were rescued  by  the Army  Helicopter and taken to Teaching and B & B Hospital in Kathmandu. The exact number of passengers travelling on the bus has not been confirmed yet. The bus (Ba 2 Kha 6376) had left for Kathmandu at  5 am.   Police has been trying to find the cause of the accident.  …

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The 5 best treks in the world

These 5 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order: 1. GR20, France This demanding 15- day (168km, 104mi) slog through Corsica is legendary for the diversity of landscapes it traverses. There are forests, granite moonscapes, windswept craters, glacial lakes, torrents, peat bogs, maquis, snow-capped peaks, plains and névés…

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Trekking in Nepal turns 50

It has indeed been a wonderful first 50 years for trekking in Nepal, but which way forward the country takes will determine its next 50. Robin Marston Fifty years ago in October 1965, three American women traveled in an old jeep over a rough dirt road to the eastern end of the Kathmandu Valley. Accompanied by a team of Sherpas, the trio then began a four-week walk-in to the foot of Mount Everest. Thus began commercial trekking in Nepal. Until 1950 Nepal was closed to foreigners. British climbers seeking access to Mt Everest turned…

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8 Android tips for your phone

AGENCIES Your Android phone has great processing power and access to more than a million apps, but are you making the most of it? From a faster way to delete your messages to cool new functions you never imagined, here are 10 tips to help you unlock your handset’s full potential. Block calls from people you want to avoid Whether it’s a clingy ex or a bill collector you want to avoid, Android can block any number from reaching you. On Samsung phones, you can put people on your rejection…

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Nepal’s forests under threat over fuel crisis

By Navin Singh Khadka, Environment reporter, BBC World Service 7 October 2015 Nepal’s world-renowned community forests are under threat from a sudden rise in demand for firewood because of a fuel crisis, officials say. A blockade on the Himalayan nation’s border with India has halted imports. Ethnic communities in the southern plain bordering India are protesting against the new constitution, saying it does not adequately represent them. At least 40 people have died and hundreds of trucks have been stuck across the border in India. Nepal is a landlocked country…

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Terai talks

Tufan Neupane After the constitution was promulgated on 20 September, the Madhesi parties agitating for amended provisions in the new constitution changed their tactic of demonstrations and shutdowns and started blocking the border with India. One week later, as Nepal reels under a shortage of fuel and other essential commodities the top three parties, which pushed through the constitution, have formed a three-member committee to negotiate with the disgruntled Madhesi parties and talks are expected to begin in a couple of days. But what are the major demands put forth…

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A good neighbour

Nepal is waiting for India to support its new constitution promulgated by people’s representatives Ram Chandra Pokhrel Oct 4, 2015- After the historic declaration of the new constitution by President Ram Baran Yadav amidst a roaring applause in the Constituent Assembly Hall—in New Baneshwor at 6 pm on September 20—the nation entered into a new era. The occasion was marked by celebrations across the country. Soon, congratulatory messages from around the world began pouring in. However, our southern neighbour, India merely ‘noted’ the promulgation of the Constitution of Nepal and…

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Major parties positive on redrawing provinces

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Major three parties have turned positive on changing boundaries of provinces adopted by the newly-promulgated constitution. A meeting of Nepali Congress (NC), CPN-UML and UCPN (Maoist) at Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar on Thursday morning concluded that provinces can be redrawn to rope in agitating parties to consensus. “We held serious discussions on entire political issue,” UCPN (Maoist) Vice-chairman Narayankaji Shrestha said, “Mainly, positive discussions were held on addressing suggestion of federal commission through political means.” The constitution states that federal commission will take final decision on…

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NRB to distribute new banknotes from Oct 11

Sagar Ghimire KATHMANDU, Sept 30: With major festival Dashain and Tihar approaching nearer, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is planning to circulate clean and fresh currency notes to the general public from October 11. The central bank, however, will distribute cash to the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) from coming Monday. NRB distributes new bank notes ahead of Dashain and Tihar festivals every year to meet the rising demand for such notes for the major festivals. Also the customary practice of offering new notes while receiving Dashain Tika increases demand for…

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China’s Great Wall is disappearing: report

BEIJING, June 29, 2015 (AFP) – Around 30 percent of China’s Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities — including stealing the bricks to build houses — erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported. The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert. In places it is so dilapidated that estimates of its…

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