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Lakhatirtha locals' initiative to tackle drinking water shortage

Published On: June 17, 2019 09:25 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, June 17: The residents of Lakhatirtha in Dallu, Kathmandu, who had been suffering from the problem of drinking water shortage for nearly a decade, have taken a community-based initiative to resolve the problem. They formed a committee named Lakhatirtha Parishar Samiti (LPS) about six months ago, and after intense planning and multiple meetings, started distributing drinking water about two weeks ago from a public water tank built at the historical religious site.

Monsoon arriving 0.17 days earlier every year: Study

Published On: June 7, 2019 09:22 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, June 7: A two-day conference on Science and Technology for Prosperity: “Connecting Lives with Land, Water and Environment" concluded in Kathmandu on Thursday.

Trans-Himalayan self-drive on vintage cars

Published On: May 18, 2019 08:09 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, May 18: Twenty-eight vintage cars have recently completed a thrilling trans-Himalayan drive from Chengdu of China to Kathmandu, via Tibet. As part of the Trans-Himalayan Adventure 2019, organized by PureQuest Adventures India in association with Rally Round, the cars crossed the Himalayan range in a 26-day expedition, which concluded on May 10.

29 years and running: Story of a trekker

Published On: May 11, 2019 09:24 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, May 11: Shyam Gurung, a local of Jitpur, Bhaktapur, is now a self-established trekking guide. Fluent in Russian, he has been in the tourism industry for the last 29 years, having juggled various kinds of jobs and environments before finally acclimatizing with the Himalayan trekking business.

Two women entrepreneurs launch handmade-garments brand Voto

Published On: April 20, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, April 20: Voto Nepal, a domestic brand which sells locally produced handmade garments, organized a week long Voto Utsav on April 14 to launch its brand. Offering discounts of up to 40 percent, the store sells apparels in a diverse range of colors and prints.

Top leaders, others throng 'Balgyani' Aaditya's bratabandha

Published On: April 14, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, April 14: Nine-year-old Aaditya Dahal, more popularly known as Balgyani Guru Acharya, has become a household name among Hindu worshipers across the country.

1,100 km of roads in quake-hit districts yet to be rebuilt

Published On: April 13, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, April 13: Work to rebuild 1,100 kilometres of roads in districts affected by the 2015 earthquakes is yet to commence even though the term of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is expiring in two years.

‘Fasten your seat belts; Nepal’s economy is going to take off’

Published On: March 31, 2019 09:23 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, March 31: With a strong kick start to Investment Summit Nepal 2019, 615 delegates from over 40 countries provided a strong platform for dialogues and articulate discussions regarding Nepal's potential market.

Transport management office in disarray; service seekers infuriated

Published On: March 23, 2019 09:03 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, March 23: One any given day, the office of transport management at Ekantakuna, under the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), is found to be in a state of total disarray. Service seekers are infuriated and frustrated as the office rooms are often empty, and most probably, nobody is available anywhere if one needed to ask anything or get anything done.

Ice-cream franchise Twisting Scoops comes to Nepal

Published On: March 20, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, March 20: A new international ice-cream franchise is soon to be introduced in the Kathmandu Valley, promising a totally new experience to the consumers. Co-founded by Bibhushan Sharma and Niskarsh Ghimire, Creative Mills has brought Twisting Scoops to Nepal for the first time.

Vocational training fair being held in Kathmandu

Published On: March 10, 2019 09:00 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, March 10: Enhanced Vocational Education and Training (EVENT) Project II, established on 21 January, 2018 is holding a fair at Bhrikutimandap in Kathmandu on Sunday, involving 59 training organizations of the country delivering training on 41 different topics.

Juggling work and family life

Published On: March 8, 2019 12:59 PM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, March 8: Sheetal Rijal is a woman of varied skills. A chartered account-turned-finance analyst who later became a finance consultant at her own firm, Sheetal is now the chief operation director and director of her own company.

Army to hang fewer portraits at barracks

Published On: November 6, 2018 07:44 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal Army has started limiting the number of portraits of army chiefs and division, battalion and brigade commanders that are traditionally hung at its barracks. The move comes within a couple of months after Purna Chandra Thapa took charge as the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS).

Narayanhiti Palace Museum bustles with visitors after display of crown

Published On: October 30, 2018 07:34 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: One week into the public display of the royal crown and scepter, Narayanhiti Palace Museum bustles with visitors. Not just the locals, but even foreigners are seen flocking the palace to get a glimpse of the priceless artifacts which are displayed inside a bullet-proof showcase in Rupandehi Hall.

Teach For Nepal to host global conference on education

Published On: October 24, 2018 08:43 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: ‘Teach For Nepal,’ a campaign launched in 2013 to address the inequality in education in Nepal, is all set to host a global conference from Wednesday.

Royal crown now on public display

Published On: October 16, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, October 16: The crown, scepter and ceremonial sword of the kings of Nepal were finally put on public display at Narayanhiti Palace Museum on Monday, nearly a decade after the Shah dynasty was abolished.

Consistent taste since 1990

Published On: October 13, 2018 10:20 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

The first-ever restaurant to serve haas ko choila in the Kathmandu Valley, ‘Shyam Dai ko haas ko choila’ has been around for a solid 28 years. Choila is traditional Newari delicacies- chunky meat pieces packed with flavor after intense marination with local spices. Though buff choila and chicken choila are more commonly available in local eateries, ‘haas (duck) choila’ is a rarity in itself. Only a handful of restaurants have incorporated the savory item in their menu.

Over 700,000 bus tickets booked for Dashain

Published On: October 3, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: With Dashain festival right round the corner, the New Bus Park at Gongabu bustles with activity as prospective travelers make serpentine lines for bus tickets to reach their destinations.

Experts suggest ways to explain rape to kids

Published On: September 30, 2018 06:24 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: With the increasing number of rape cases in society and extensive reporting on the crime, rape has become a buzzword in media outlets such as television channels, newspapers and social media.

I'll do everything to spare Sushmita Samjhana's fate: Mother

Published On: September 26, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: After rigorous treatment at Kritipur Hospital for 13 days, doctors have said 16-year-old Sushmita Das, one of the two victims of the acid attack at Chandrapur Municipality-6, Rautahat, is out of danger.