KATHMANDU, March 26: After Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) opened Ranipokhari to the public, a huge number of people are seen thronging around the area. People visit Ranipokhari for worship as well as for morning exercise as it is one of the open places in Kathmandu Valley with good ambience.

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KATHMANDU, March 24: Ranipokhari has been opened for the public for the first time after reconstruction.

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KATHMANDU, Dec 27: World Sanitation Activists have started a month-long Ranipokhari Cleanliness Campaign.


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Rebuilding Ranipokhari

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The rebuilding of Ranipokhari – that collapsed during the earthquake of 2015 – has brought about a number of widespread disputes and controversies. And even though government offices that have been tasked with its reconstruction claim that they’ve been doing their best, even today – four years after its collapse – the reconstruction of the historical monument isn’t even halfway complete.

The Ranipokhari temple, otherwise closed for the public, was opened on Tuesday. The gates open only twice a year. This year, they were kept open on May 7 (Tuesday) and 9 (Thursday). The temple is open for the visitors on the two days of Dewali (Prayers to the clan Deity). Thursday was the Dewali for Prajapati clan of Bhaktapur.


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KATHMANDU, Jan 19: January 16 marked the completion of three years since a foundation stone for the reconstruction of famous historic site Rani Pokhari in the heart of Kathmandu for.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The quake-destroyed Bal Gopaleshwar Temple of Ranipokhari is set to be opened for public on the day of Bhai Tika  as per the longstanding tradition, metropolitan officials said.

Banking crime rising rapidly in Valley

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KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A comparative data of three years maintained by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office (MPCO), Ranipokhari shows a drastic increase of 3870 percent in banking crime cases registered in the Valley in the Fiscal Year 2017/18.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The concrete structures that were built in course of the reconstruction of the historic Rani Pokhari would be removed within a week.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The concrete materials used in the re-construction of Ranipokhari are to be removed from the site aimed at carrying out the work as per the archaeological requirement.

KATHMANDU, March 5: A case was filed against government employees, citing violation of norms in the reconstruction of the Ranipokhari, the historic pond situating at the heart of Kathmandu.

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 13: A drama named ‘Ranipokhari Tender’ was organized at Aastha Theater of Liwali, Bhaktapur for three days.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The reconstruction of the historic Ranipokhari in Kathmandu is to be done as per the architectural style and form prevalent during the time of king Pratap Malla in the medieval period.

KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The row between Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya and Deputy-Mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has reached its saturation level.

Moving fish from Ranipokhari

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Moving fish from Ranipokhari

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: The temple of Balgopaleswar, that used to open for the public only on the day of Bhai tika during Tihar festival, will not be available for the same this year. This is the second year that the temple will not be open for those wishing to put tika on the auspicious day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office on Friday has handed over the reconstruction task of the Balgopaleshwar Temple, which lies at the center of the Ranipokhari pond, to the Department of Archaeology (DoA).

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Experts and activists have expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction of the historical Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of the Ranipokhari pond in the capital.