KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Throughout the 11-day Dashain festival, more than 300,000 passengers used domestic and international flight services. Tribhuvan International Airport Spokesperson Subash Jha reported that a total of 4,000 flights successfully landed and served 360,000 passengers during this festive period.

GANDAKI, Oct 28: The foot trail leading to Annapurna Base Camp is currently bustling with domestic tourists, as the Dashain festival has drawn a substantial number of trekkers to the region. The final destination, Annapurna Base Camp, is teeming with visitors, and the hotels are fully occupied.

As the Dashain festival unfolded this year in the Kathmandu Valley, the citizens were greeted with a welcome surprise – a significant reduction in the instances of crime, creating an atmosphere of peace and security.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Kathmandu Valley has turned quiet as residents return to their villages to celebrate Bada Dashain. The typically bustling roads of the Kathmandu Valley, perpetually congested with traffic, now present a deserted appearance as the population thins out.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: On the eighth day of Navratri, the Maha Ashtami festival is being observed with great enthusiasm, marked by the special worship of Goddess Durga.

CHITWAN, Oct 21: Doctors have advised the public to be careful of their food choices during this festive season. They prescribe for limiting the intakes of meat products, beverages and sugary foods during the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The number of passengers leaving the Kathmandu Valley for their homes to celebrate the Dashain festival is increasing. A total of 100,000 individuals left the valley in the last 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: In an effort to address outstanding liabilities incurred by builders in the last fiscal year 2022/23 due to resource constraints, the government has taken a significant step by allocating six billion rupees for disbursement before the upcoming Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is going to examine the health of goats to be sold in the capital for the upcoming Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is gearing up to distribute new currency notes, amounting to Rs 18,500 per person, for the upcoming Dashain festival this year. The central bank plans to initiate the distribution of these fresh notes starting around the day of Ghatasthapana, a significant festival date.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Singapore Airlines, the prestigious flag-carrier of Singapore, is all set to enhance passenger experience during the upcoming Dashain festival by introducing the Boeing 787-10 series aircraft for its Nepal flights.

DAMAULI, Oct 3: The construction of the 140 MW Tanahun hydropower project at Rishing Rural Municipality-1 of Tanahun district has continued even during the public holidays of the Dashain festival. Construction works will halt only on Dashami, the main day of the festival, said the project chief Raj Bhai Silpakar. "Construction works have been accelerated to complete the project in time," he said.

BANEPA, Oct 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari today conducted a puja at Palanchowk Bhagawati Temple of Panchkhal Municipality-9, Kavrepalanchok on the occasion of Maha Astami, the eighth day of the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: With the start of Dashain festival, consumption of petroleum products has increased sharply.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The goods that are being imported to Nepal for Dashain festival are stranded in the Tibet region for weeks.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Manakamana cable car in Chitwan district that remained halted for two days (ninth and tenth day of the 15-day Dashain festival) resumed operation on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Manakamana cable care service has been closed for two days owing to the Dashain vacation.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: The Mahanawami festival is being observed today with fervor, worshipping Goddess Durga and making offerings.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dashain festival as the Maha Astami festival today by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani.

SURKHET, Oct 12: At least 25* people were killed and 15* injured as a passenger bus met with a tragic accident in Pina Gaaun (Saatmod) area of Chhayanath Rara Municipality-7 in Mugu district Tuesday afternoon.

Phulpati being observed today

October 12, 2021 08:09 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: Nepali people, mainly Hindus, are observing Phulpati, the seventh day of Dashain festival.

SIMIKOT, Oct 11: Many travelers wishing to leave for the Kathmandu Valley and other districts on the occasion of the main Hindu festivals-- Dashain and Tihar-- are facing difficulties in getting airline tickets.

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Nepali Army is organizing Phulpati Badhai ceremony today at Tudikhel, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu, has urged one and all in the district not to come outside of their houses unless necessary during the celebration of Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is preparing to sell mountain goats, which were brought for Dashain but were not consumed, at discounted price. As of Friday, 30 mountain goats are left to be sold.

PM Oli receives Dashain Tika

October 8, 2019 17:12 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received Tika from his father, Mohan Prasad Oli, at the Prime Minister's Official Residence in Baluwatar today on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: President Bidya Devi Bhandari offered Tika and Jamara to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli amid a function held at Sheetal Niwas, the presidential palace in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is offering Tika to general public, his party cadres and well-wishers on the occassion of Vijaya Dashami today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Maha Astami, the eighth day of Dashain festival, is being observed today across the country.

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Nepali people, mainly Hindus are observing Maha Astami today by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Nepali people, mainly Hindus, are observing Phulpati, the seventh day of Dashain festival.

'I can't be home this Dashain'

October 5, 2019 05:45 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The last time Captain Ujjwal Silwal remembers celebrating Dashain with his family is a couple of years ago. Captain Silwal is a pilot of Nepal Airlines who has an experience of 19 years in the field of aviation. For him, the sky is like his home and the wind his companion.

KATHMNDU, Oct 4: At around 9 pm on Friday, citizen help desk at Kalanki, a major entry and exit point to the capital, was busy at informing the passengers about the help it can offer them.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Food Management and Trading Company Ltd (FMTC) has started selling mountain goats and goats for Dashain festivals.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: The advance ticket booking for Dashain festival opened on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.


October 13, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: A flock of people struggling to get through at Indrachowk in the peak hour of Dashain. Photo Shahin Sunuwar Rasaili /Republica

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Dashain fair at Kirtipur

October 8, 2018 10:46 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Swings are synonymous with Dashain. They stimulate thrill and ecstasy. To increase the jovial mood during the festive season, many communities organize fairs. Along with the merriment at these fairs, Dashain also brings families together, helping create everlasting memories. Marking the start of Dashain, Kirtipur organized the fourth Dashain Festival. Ferris wheel, Columbus ride, and well of death are the major attractions of the carnival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: In view of the upcoming Dashain festival, Nepal Police has begun mobilizing special units at major highways including Nagdhunga-Naubise road section, which is the major entry point into Kathmandu.

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RASUWA, Sept 30: With the arrival of Dashain, the greatest festival of Hindus, local units are gearing up to resume vehicular movement on various rural roads, which were obstructed due to landslides caused by torrential rain.

DHADING, Sept 25: With the arrival of Hindu's greatest festival Dashain, locals of Sertung of Rubi Valley Rural Municipality are compelled to transport their goods on mules due to the lack of road connectivity. These days Man Singh Tamang of this village is seen making rounds of the market with his mules. By wrapping packs of rice, oil, salt and other food items on their backs, Tamang walks along the extremely difficult route of his village.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Bus ticket booking has opened from today in advance for the convenience of passengers going home for the Dashain holidays.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Passengers will be able to book their tickets for Dashain festival from tomorrow after the government agreed to fulfill demands of Federation of Nepal Transportation Entrepreneurs to increase fare prices.

KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Nearly 50 percent of tickets for Dashain festival have already been booked, according to officials of different airline companies.