Dipendra Rokka

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Xi Jinping's Visit to Nepal: Security heightened for Xi's visit (with photos)

Published On: October 12, 2019 04:04 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Security personnel are busy in maintaining tight security targeting Chinese President Xi Jinping's two-day state visit to Nepal.

Kathmandu gets facelift overnight ahead of Xi's visit (with video)

Published On: October 11, 2019 09:40 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Major streets in Kathmandu have been repaved overnight. Dusty and dirty roads now are now clean and shining. Road sidewalks are painted and well-decorated.

Kathmandu gears up for Xi's much-awaited visit (with photos)

Published On: October 11, 2019 03:01 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Preparations are in full swing in Kathmandu to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping who will be arriving tomorrow on a two-day state visit to Nepal at the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Ganesh Chaturthi being observed

Published On: September 3, 2019 01:22 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

The devotees are paying homage at the shrines of Hindu God Ganesha on the occasion of Ganesh Chaturthi today across the country.

Talk on World Photography Day

Published On: August 19, 2019 06:43 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: August 19 is celebrated as World Photography Day globally. The day is dedicated to the art, craft, science, and history of photography. In the modern world, the day aims to inspire photographers across the planet to share a single photo with a simple purpose of sharing their world with the world.

IN PICTURES: Colors of LGBTIQ

Published On: August 16, 2019 05:11 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

Aug 16: Since 2001, on the day of Gaijatra, Blue Diamond Society (BDS) has been organizing LGBTIQ Nepal Pride Parade. And this year too, 16th LGBTIQ Nepal Pride Parade with a theme “Our Festival, Our Pride” has been held in Kathmandu on Friday.

Significance of Janai Purnima (with photos and video)

Published On: August 15, 2019 02:49 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, August 15: Janai Purnima is one of the greatest festivals celebrated by Hindus across Nepal.  It falls on Shrawan Sukla Purnima every year.

Eid- Al-Adha being observed in Nepal

Published On: August 12, 2019 01:08 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The Muslims across the world are celebrating the “Eid- Al-Adha” which is also known as BakrEid. According to the Islamic calendar, the festival is celebrated on the 10th day of “Jil Hajj” (The New Year.)

The tradition of Music: Gunla Parva

Published On: August 8, 2019 01:06 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Guthi members of Lyaku Manandhar Samaj are making early morning pilgrimages with their traditional musical instruments to the Swayambhunath Stupa every day as the Holy month of Gunla Parva kicks off from Friday in Valley. In Newari Language ”Gun” means Ninth and “La” means month which is celebrated on the ninth month of Nepal Sambat Calendar.

Nepal nearly doubles its tiger population (with video)

Published On: July 29, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 29:  As of 2015, the global wild tiger population was estimated to number between 3,062 and 3,948 mature individuals.

Juju Dhau: King of Yogurts

Published On: July 26, 2019 04:00 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 25: Bhaktapur is a city of culture and traditions. It is also identified with the famous yogurt known as ‘juju dhau’. It is also referred to as King of Yogurt.

What is Newari tradition 'Janku' about? (with video)

Published On: July 19, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 19: Janku is a term applied to a particular Newari tradition in which a cultural ceremony is performed when Newari people reach certain ages.

Eastern wall of Singha Durbar collapses (with video)

Published On: July 12, 2019 04:45 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 12: Singha Durbar, the country's administrative hub, has also been affected due to the incessant rainfall since Thursday night.

IN PICTURES: Eastern wall of Singha Durbar collapses

Published On: July 12, 2019 03:32 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 12: Singha Durbar, the country's administrative hub, has also been affected due to the incessant rainfall since Thursday night.

The Deicha(The God’s Clay)

Published On: July 12, 2019 01:03 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 12: A large number of pottery objects were produced by the Prajapati community in the ancient town of Thimi, Bhaktapur. However, very few people in this community are engaged in this almost-forgotten business culture today.

Haphazard management of wires tarnishes beauty of Kathmandu (with video)

Published On: July 3, 2019 07:00 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, July 3: Kathmandu metropolitan city is different from an ideal metropolitan city. We are obliged to walk along the areas lying on the edge of the roads with great care to avoid losing our balance.

National Paddy Day being observed across the country (with video)

Published On: June 30, 2019 04:38 PM NPT By: Dipendra Rokka

KATHMANDU, June 30: The National Paddy Day is being observed today across the country.

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.