KATHMANDU, April 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lauded the role played by the Nepal Army in the fight against novel coronavirus. The Prime Minister said this in a message sent to the newly-commissioned officer cadets completing officer cadet basic course at the Nepali Military Academy, Kharipati, Bhaktapur. A total of 132 cadets including four foreign nationals completed the 48th batch of the course today.

BHAKATAPUR, March 31: Bhaktapur municipal office has introduced stricter rules in an attempt to control people’s mobility during the lockdown order enforced by the government.

BHAKTAPUR, March 30: Retailers of Bhaktapur have been found charging an exorbitant price for fresh vegetables amid lockdown.

KATHMANDU, March 29: As the country entered the sixth day of nationwide lockdown in an attempt to curb the spread of coronavirus pandemic, people in Bhaktapur were found flocking to streets and shops defying lockdown orders announced by the government.

BHAKTAPUR, March 15: A monitoring team from Bhaktapur Municipality has found a store selling counterfeit sanitizers in the district. The authorities have summoned the representatives of the concerned company at municipal office for clarification.

Child killed in accident

February 24, 2020 13:59 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 24: An eleven-year has been killed after being hit by a mini truck at Kamalbinayak of Bhaktapur-10.

CIAA starts probe into Baskota

February 24, 2020 08:28 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has started investigation into the erstwhile communications minister Gokul Baskota’s alleged involvement in a multi-million rupee bribery scandal.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 22: Athletes of Bhaktapur municipality have been dominating in Inter-Municipal Athletics Competition being organized by Bhaktapur municipality on Saturday.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 20: The government has deployed campaigners in Kharipati of Bhaktapur district for counseling the locals about ways to deal with the possible threats of cornoavirus. The teams have been campaigning from door to door explaining the people about coronaviurs and the safety measures that one needs to adopt to avoid being infected. They are seen counseling people while distributing pamphlets, leaflets and masks in the locality where the government has quarantined Nepali students who were evacuated from China on Saturday. The government took this initiative after some locals of Kharipati reportedly abandoned their homes fearing spread of the flu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: All the 175 Nepalis evacuated from China’s Hubei province and quarantined at Kharipati in Bhaktapur since Sunday morning have tested negative for the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Ministry of Health and Population said on Wednesday citing initial test results.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 18: In a bid to sensitize public around quarantine area in Bhaktapur Kharipati where Nepali returnees from Wuhan of China have been kept, the district administration office Bhaktapur has started door-to-door visit campaign.

What after they land in Nepal?

February 16, 2020 08:01 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The government authorities were scheduled to escort Nepali nationals evacuated from China on Saturday to isolation wards set up in Kharipati, Bhaktapur after health tests at the airport.

BANEPA, Feb 15: Assistant Sub-Inspector Tej Bahadur Gurung was killed on Friday afternoon after an ‘over-speeding’ Bolero jeep ran over him in Sanga, Bhaktapur while he was on duty. Late Gurung was serving at the Traffic Police Outpost in Sanga, Bhaktapur.

The Suryabinayak Temple of Bhaktapur in this undated photo.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 23: An education fair will be held in Bhaktapur in the first week of February on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Khwapa Secondary School, 18th anniversary of Khwapa College and 19th anniversary of Sharada Campus.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 19: Hundred and thousands number of bricks that were readied to be baked in altogether 62 brick kilns at Bhaktapur have been damaged by the incessant rainfall in the past two days.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 18: Unseasonal rains damaged bricks worth Rs 50 million in various brick kilns in Bhaktapur.

Never ending women’s water woes

January 3, 2020 19:09 pm

Though drinking water pipelines have reached most of the households of Chyamasingh, Bhaktapur, women still have to struggle to fetch water from public tap.  They don’t have any option but to wait for hours for their turn to fill their vessels at public taps.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 1: Crowds of domestic and foreign tourists gathered at Batasedanda of Nagarkot since 5 am today to welcome in the New Year 2020 and along with it inaugurate the Visit Nepal Year.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 16: At least 15 people were killed when a bus chartered by pilgrims met with an accident at ward 7 of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday morning.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 1: Nepali Congress candidate Krishna Lal Bhadel has been elected as the provincial assembly member in Bhaktapur-1 (a)

Bangladeshi President visits Bhaktapur

November 12, 2019 17:58 pm

Nov 12 : President of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Md. Abdul Hamid, who is currently paying an official goodwill visit to Nepal, visited Bhaktapur this afternoon.

QFX Cinemas, has launched its first Multiplex in Bhatbhateni Supermarket, Thimi.

Army plants trees

October 4, 2019 09:22 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal Army (NA) in partnership with Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and the Delegation of European Union to Nepal conducted a plantation program in Bishnu Kundal area of Bhaktapur on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Cancer Care Research Center has won the Republica Changa Chait (Corporate Kite Flying Competition) organized by Nepal Republic Media on Saturday at Club Himalaya Nagarkot in Bhaktapur.

The Suryabinayak Temple of Bhaktapur in this undated photo.

Jayaram Tyayana new Mr Bhaktapur

September 25, 2019 20:15 pm

Jayaram Tyayana won the title of 'Fourth Mr Bhaktapur 2076' organized at Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur on Monday. He won the title, leaving behind 43 participants, on 70 plus kg weight group.

Bijukchhe era continues

September 25, 2019 09:37 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Communist stalwart Narayan Man Bijukchhe has remained at the helm of the Nepal Workers Peasants Party (NWPP) ever since he founded the party in 1975.  Forty-four years on, there is no sign of him stepping down anytime soon.

Bad road takes toll on tourism in Nagarkot

September 25, 2019 08:05 am

The 16-kilometer road was scheduled to be completed by Fiscal Year 2015/16

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

September 14, 2019 19:00 pm

The week in pictures for September 8 to 14

How Indra Jatra is celebrated in Bhaktapur

September 14, 2019 18:39 pm

Bhaktapur observed Indra Jatra with a grand ritual ceremony held at Indradaha or Siddha Pokhari, Bhaktapur on Saturday.

Rally against dengue

September 3, 2019 20:00 pm

Bhaktapur Municipality and Nepal Scout Bhaktapur collaboratively organized a rally to create awareness about Dengue in Bhaktapur on Saturday.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 15: A seventh-grader at Genuine Secondary School of Bhaktapur, Nar Kawa, had never ever heard about 'Kasipaya'. But now, he not only knows about Kasipaya's history but also plays it pretty well.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 3: Minister for Forest and Environment, Shakti Basnet said Bhaktapur district was emerging as a model city to realize the government's campaign of 'Prosperous Nepal-Happy Nepali.'

Truss bridge opens in Nangkhel

July 31, 2019 14:30 pm

BHAKTAPUR, July 31: A truss bridge has been brought into operation at Nangkhel of Surya Binayak municipality, ward number 9.

Juju Dhau: King of Yogurts

July 26, 2019 16:00 pm

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.

Drying chillies

July 17, 2019 12:41 pm

Chillies spread on the street for Sun drying in Madhyapur Thimi, Bhaktapur.

Bird exhibition in Bhaktapur

July 16, 2019 15:30 pm

The students of Everest Art Club organized the bird exhibition in Bhaktapur on Monday. Not only the real species birds but also their paintings were exhibited at the event.

KATHMANDU, July 14: A team of Metropolitan Police has arrested two individuals along with contraband drugs.

Hard to do ropai in Bhaktapur

July 11, 2019 16:30 pm

The monsoon season has already hit the Nepali calendar. We go on hikes, bike rides, and most of the times we see rice plantation. Or let’s say our common tongue word – ropai.

BHAKTAPUR, July 11:  Inland Revenue Office (IRD), Bhaktapur has raided Kathmandu Fun Valley Company at Palanshe, Bhaktapur following a complaint that the company had been evading the tax for a long time.

Daughter behind mother's murder

July 2, 2019 05:00 am

BHAKTAPUR, July 2: Police investigation has revealed that the daughter of Sabitri Bhattarai, 60, of Bhaktapur, is behind her gruesome murder. Bhattarai was found dead, with her throat slit, inside a room at Changunarayan Municipality – 7, Basbari on Sunday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Police have made public the four accused involved in the murder of a sixty-year-old woman in Bhaktapur.

Woman murdered in Bhaktapur

June 30, 2019 18:17 pm

BHAKTAPUR, June 30: A woman was killed by slitting her throat in a broad daylight at Khartipati, Bhaktapur.

BHAKTAPUR, June 21: Federation of Nepali Journalists, Bhaktapur submitted a collection of signatures expressing solidarity with its campaign. It launched to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of the press to the District Administration Office, Bhaktapur.

BHAKTAPUR, June 11: The Metropolitan Police Range has fixed speed limit on the vehicles entering Bhaktapur from Sanga of Kavre along the Araniko highway with an objective to reduce road accident.

BHAKTAPUR, June 10: Because of its rich culture, tradition, and heritage sites, Bhaktapur has remained as one of the most popular tourist destinations of the country for decades. The devastating earthquake of April 2015 and the aftershocks, however, took a severe toll on old settlements, temples and other heritage structures. Its residents remained in shock for a long time. Gradually when they started rising from the rubbles, it became apparent that they will have to rebuild many cultural and religiously important structures.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

June 8, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week June 2 – June 8.

Siddha Pokhari: The jogging hub

May 27, 2019 17:30 pm

Siddha Pokhari has become a go-to-place for morning walk and exercise. If you happen to visit the pond during the early morning, you can witness locals jogging or jumping around the pond. According to the locals, more than five hundred people come daily to Siddha Pokhari for morning exercise.

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