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Published On: March 4, 2019 06:00 PM NPT

Why does it generally rain on Mahashivaratri?    

On the day of Mahashivaratri, devotees stay up all night and light fire—and more often than not, the day sees rainfall and wind, even when there’s sunshine in the previous day? spoke with astrologers and meteorologist to understand the Shastra and the science that leads to rainfall on Mahashivaratri.

Army man injured in a parachute crash

A Nepal Army personnel sustained injuries during the showcase of a parachute jump on Army Day at Tudikhel. Bhandari swirled and hit the ground due to a technical error while ejecting the parachute. He has sustained injuries on his head and other body parts and is undergoing treatment at Bir Hospital.

U.S. DoD to gift four M28 aircraft to Nepal Army

The United States Department of Defense plans to gift four M28 Skytruck aircraft to the Nepal Army in order to strengthen the army’s humanitarian rescues and ferry services. The United States Department of Defense has already contracted Polish aircraft manufacturer, Polskie Zaklady Lotnicze, also known as PZL Mielec, to supply two new M28 Skytruck aircraft to Nepal after a US$18.9 million Foreign Military Sales contract on March 1 between Nepal and the United States.

Ranipokhari's reconstruction begins after almost four years

The reconstruction of quake-damaged Rani Pokhari in Kathmandu has commenced four years after the Gorkha earthquake of April 25, 2015.   The reconstruction will rely on traditional skills, craft and architectural design as per the Malla dynasty era that ruled the country in the 16th century. 


IN PICS: Nepal Army exhibits skills on Army Day

Nepal Army observed the "Maha Shivaratri and Army Day-2075" at the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel. The soldiers fired rifles, canons, drills and parachute jump on the occasion.  

As the web turns 30, is it an 'out-of-control monster'?

Thirty years ago this month, a young British physician working at a lab near Geneva invented a system for scientists to share information that would ultimately change humanity. But three decades after he invented the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee has warned that his creation has been "hijacked by crooks" that may spell its destruction.




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