Dipendra Rokka

The contributor for Republica.

Month-long Ramadan being observed

Published On: May 19, 2019 03:32 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, May 19: Ramadan is one of the festivals observed by the Muslim community all over the world. The month-long "Ramadan" had begun on May 5.

Tattoo convention in capital (with video)

Published On: April 28, 2019 09:31 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, April 28: The ninth edition of International Tattoo Convention concluded on Sunday. The convention lasted for 3 days kicking off on April 26 at Heritage Garden in Sanepa, Lalitpur. The Nepal Tattoo Pvt. Ltd organizes the convention every year.

Glimpses of Sindoor Jatra 2019 (Photo/Video)

Published On: April 15, 2019 07:05 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

BHAKTAPUR, April 15: Welcoming the spring season of the year, natives of Thimi celebrated annual Sindoor Jatra (festival of vermilion) on the third day of 10-day-long Bisket Jatra here on Bhaktapur.

For the racer in you: Honda Nepal Dream Cup

Published On: March 10, 2019 08:24 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Mar 10: Track Racing is a form of motorcycle racing where teams or individuals race against opponents around on an unpaved oval track.

Failure to comply with traffic rules responsible for road accidents (with video)

Published On: March 5, 2019 09:20 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, March 5: The number of road accidents in the capital has gone unabated thanks to the lack of proper use of zebra crossings, traffic lights and sky bridges.

IN PICS: Nepal Army exhibits showmanship on Army Day

Published On: March 4, 2019 03:29 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, March 4: Nepal Army observed the "Maha Shivaratri and Army Day-2075" at the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel.

Final preparation underway for Mahashivaratri (with video)

Published On: March 2, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The final preparations for this year Mahashivaratri are underway at Pashupatinath.

IFBB league Nepal 2019: A Road To Mr Olympia (with video)

Published On: February 18, 2019 06:55 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: On Saturday (February 16, 2019), Nepal hosted the pre-qualifier for Mr Olympia at the Nepal Academy Hall.

Gambirdhoj: An untiring coin collector

Published On: February 8, 2019 07:10 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Sixty five-year-old Gambirdhoj Joshi has been collecting coins on the ground floor of Laxmi Narayan Temple at Basantapur for more than 50 years.

Sonam Lhosar celebrated with much gusto (with video)

Published On: February 5, 2019 07:10 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

Sonam Lhosar is a festival celebrated as an occasion of the start of a new year, by the Tamang community people in Nepal.

In pictures: Chhath in Kathmandu

Published On: November 13, 2018 08:09 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Hindu devotees across Kathmandu and Tarai districts have offered arghya to the setting sun on the third day of Chhath festival on Tuesday.

In photos: Worshiping faithful companion of mankind

Published On: November 6, 2018 05:47 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, has been celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival.

In pictures: Fulpati feu-de-joie at Tudikhel

Published On: October 16, 2018 05:41 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari observed the Fulpati feu-de-joie presented by the Nepalese Army as part of the Bada Dashain festival at the army pavilion at Tundikhel on Tuesday.

Crown on display for public (with photo/ video)

Published On: October 15, 2018 06:52 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: The Crown symbolizing the 240-year-old existence of monarchy in the country has been put on display at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum.

In pictures: Teej celebration at Pashupati

Published On: September 12, 2018 02:12 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The 'Teej' festival, also celebrated as the 'Haritalika', is being observed by Nepali Hindu women today throughout the country.

VVIP carcades force public to suffer (with photos)

Published On: August 29, 2018 06:03 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: As Kathmandu is all set to hold the 14th summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on Thursday and Friday, the head of states and executive heads of member state have started arriving in the capital.

Gaijatra festival being observed with gusto (photo feature)

Published On: August 27, 2018 02:36 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Gaijatra, a traditional festival of cows, is being observed in Nepal mainly in the Kathmandu Valley with fun, humor and much fanfare.

IN PICTURES: Janaipurnima 2075

Published On: August 26, 2018 02:08 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The tagadharis or those who wear the 'Janai' (the sacred thread) around their bodies from the left shoulder change the sacred thread today after having a haircut and a bath on the occasion of 'Janai Purnima', also known as 'Rishi Tarpani'.

Kalimati veg market partially opened on Wednesday

Published On: August 22, 2018 08:36 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Kalimati vegetable market remained partially opened from Wednesday.

In pictures: Farmers busy weeding

Published On: August 8, 2018 08:47 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

LALITPUR, Aug 8: Khokana is one of the ancient habitats of the district. The 13th-century old village is popular for mustard oil.