BHAKTAPUR, Feb 8: The 55-foot-tall lingo (pole) that is used for Bhaktapur's popular Bisket Jatra has been taken to Bhelukhel-based Yongsikhel in Bhaktapur from Sallaghari forest of Suryabinayak municipality-10, Chittapole by using dozer and crane.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A heliport has been built at Nalin Chowk in Bhaktapur. In the fiscal year 2022/23, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) started work for this heliport by allocating a budget of Rs 250 million.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 24: A sub-inspector of police has been found dead in his house in Bhaktapur. Police Sub Inspector Bal Krishna Upadhyaya Ghimire was found dead in his residence at Suryabinayak Municipality Ward No. 8 Sipadol, Toukhel.

BHAKTAPUR, Dec 16: A scooty driver died after a tipper hit a scooty in front of the Janak Education Material Center at Sanothimi in Bhaktapur on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: One person died after drowning in a pond at Dudhpati in Bhaktapur.

BHADGAON, Oct 25: The customary Seto Ghoda Jatra or the White Horse Festival was observed here on Tuesday, the day of the Bijaya Dashami, the last day of the Bada Dashain, the biggest festival of Nepalis. The white horse is the vehicle of Goddess Taleju Bhawani.

BHAKTAPUR, Bhaktapur's traditional historical and cultural Kha Me (pure male buffalo) Jatra, celebrated on the occasion of Mahanavami, is being celebrated today.

Girl dies in car-hit in Bhaktapur

October 22, 2023 18:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: A girl died in a car accident in Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Bada Dashain has ritually begun in the Taleju Bhawani temple in Bhaktapur on Saptami, the seventh day of the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: With the beginning of the festive season, the incidents of theft have started to increase. According to the police, there have been increasing complaints of theft in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and other areas since the last few days. According to the Police Headquarters, the incidents of theft have started to increase mostly during the day time and also at night.

BHAKTAPUR, Sept 9: In a tragic accident on the Araniko Highway in Bhaktapur, two motorcycles collided, resulting in the immediate death of one individual.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: The Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) has made public a study report with a conclusion that the incident that took place at a Child Correction Home in Bhaktapur was due to negligence and indifference.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 31: The Gaijatra festival has kicked off in Bhaktapur this morning. People from the Newar community are celebrating this festival with fanfare and amidst the performance of the 'Ghintang Ghisi' dance.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 31: Police last night apprehended a person along with two homemade pistols and a live bullet from Lokanthali of Madhyapur Municipality in the district.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 26: Bhaktapur Municipality has introduced a new concept for linking tourism with local livelihoods in collaboration with private sector stakeholders.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 22: A total of 221 inmates managed to escape from the correction center located in Sanothimi, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality 2, Bhaktapur on Monday. According to the police, efforts to search for 17 persons are still going on.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 21: A correction center at Madhyapur Thimi Municipality-2 in Santothimi was vandalized after a mysterious death of 21-year-old youth who was put behind the bar on charge of rape.

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: The number of tourists visiting Bhaktapur has increased. In the last fiscal year (FY) 2079/80 BS (2022/23), as many as 167,652 foreign tourists visited Bhaktapur.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 11: The police on Thursday evening seized a huge amount of counterfeit bank notes from the Changunarayan area in Bhaktapur.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 8: In Changunarayan Municipality-1 Samthali Ganesh Temple area of Bhaktapur, a house collapsed on Tuesday morning due to incessant rain. A tin-roofed four storey temporary house made of brick and cement of Bidur KC, 35, from Dolakha Bhinpa Ward-5, broke down due to flood. Superintended of Police (SP) Prajit KC of Police Range, Bhaktapur, said that there was no human causalities in the incident.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 5: The District Administration Office (DAO), Bhaktapur has launched action against those shops involved in black marketing of chemical fertilizers.

BHAKTAPUR, July 31: The rapid spread of lumpy skin disease has taken a heavy toll on livestock in Bhaktapur district. According to the officials at the Veterinary Hospital and Livestock Service Centre, the disease has escalated beyond control.

BHAKTAPUR, July 12: Security bodies and the political parties have agreed to stop illegal activities in the district by maintaining zero tolerance against heinous crimes and unlawful actions.

BHAKTAPUR, July 2: One person died and another was injured in a scooter accident in Suryabinayak Municipality-7, Gundu, Tindhare of Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, July 1: One person died in Bhaktapur when a cooking gas cylinder leaked and caught fire.

BHAKTAPUR, June 9: The four municipalities in Bhaktapur district have allocated resources to bear the cost for bloods needed for the patients.

BHAKTAPUR, May 23: The Transport Management Office, Bhaktapur, has given permission to the private sector to conduct a written examination for driving license without informing concerned ministry of Bagmati Province.

In the ancient city of Bhaktapur, a remarkable transformation is underway—a blend of tradition and innovation, paving the way for vibrant growth. While the Bhairab Rath of Bhaktapur has been garaged after the Biska Jatra, the chariot of development continues to parade through the Island of Goodness.

Development, the Bhaktpur Way!

May 21, 2023 12:40 pm

With the end of Biska Jatra, the Bhairab Rath of Bhaktapur has been garaged for this year. However, the chariot of development continues to parade in the Island of Goodness, Bhaktapur Municipality. The new development practices initiated by the municipality have made the ancient city of Lichhavi era more vibrant. In contrast to other municipalities in the country, Bhaktapur Municipality has charted a unique path towards development symbolized by the moving-forward chariot of Bisket.

BHAKTAPUR, May 16: A massive fire that broke out here on Sunday evening gutted goods worth Rs 22.9 million.

Not the same anymore (Photo Story)

April 18, 2023 19:30 pm

Not The Same Anymore depicts the story of how my hometown, Bhaktapur, became a victim of unplanned urbanization. Once the city of farmers and their fields, my hometown has now changed into a hive of brick kilns and plotting of land. With rapid population growth and commercialization, the city I once knew has been completely transformed and I believe that after 10 years maybe this place will be nothing but a concrete jungle.

BHAKTAPUR, April 10:  The famous Biska Jatra of Bhaktapur has started today.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The celebration of Biska jatra, one of the popular religious festivals celebrated in Kathmandu Valley, begins in Bhaktapur from today.

BHAKTAPUR, April 3: A man, who was staying with his wife in a guest house in Bhaktapur after returning home from Dubai four days ago, committed suicide.

BHAKTAPUR, March 9: Shree Krishna Pranami International Dharma Jagani Festival, 2023 has kicked off in Bhaktapur from today. The six-day religious and spiritual festival is organized at the Shree Krishna Pranami Temple at Katunje, Surya Binayak Municipality-6.

BHAKTAPUR, March 5: Bhaktapur police have arrested a woman on the charge of engaging in sexual activities with her own minor sister.

Bird flu detected in Bhaktapur

February 23, 2023 09:30 am

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 23: Bird flu has been detected in Bhaktapur.

Two arrested on charge of rape

February 2, 2023 20:30 pm

BHAKTAPUR, Feb 2: Police have arrested two people on the charge of raping a minor by taking her to Bandeshwari forest of Nankhel Lakuri Bhanjyang, Bhaktapur Suryabinayak Municipality-9.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 3: The Bhaktapur Municipality has adjusted the entry fee for foreign visitors as per the  rise in the value of the US dollar.

MKATHMANDU, Dec 7: Nepali Congress Member of Parliament (MP) Durlav Thapa has said that major parties should work together to form a new government.

NC candidate Thapa wins from Bhaktapur 2

November 24, 2022 08:16 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: Nepali Congress's Durlav Thapa was elected the House of Representatives member from Bhaktapur 2. He defeated his nearest contestant CPN-UML's Mahesh Basnet with a margin of 959 votes.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 23: Nepali Congress (NC) has opened a winning account from Bhaktapur's Constituency No. 1 Changu Narayan. NC's Suresh Shrestha has won as a member of the provincial assembly. Shrestha won with 9,421 votes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: Nepali Congress (NC) candidate Durlav Thapa is taking lead in the election in Bhaktapur Constituency-2 by securing 16,376 votes.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Durlav Thapa Chhetri of Nepali Congress is leading in Bhaktapur -2.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 21: Counting of votes for the member of House of Representatives has started in Bhaktapur Constituency Number 2. Nepali Congress (NC)'s Durlav Thapa has taken the initial lead by securing 2,228 votes.

Vote counting begins in Bhaktapur 2

November 21, 2022 08:24 am

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 21: The vote counting for the election to the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly began in constituency-2 of Bhaktapur district at 1:50 am.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 15:  Durlabh Thapa, who became a candidate representing the Nepali Congress on behalf of the ruling alliance in Bhaktapur constituency no. 2, has claimed that he will win by a margin of 6,500 votes.

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 4: One person of Madhyapur Thimi Municipality ward 2 was killed in an accident on the inner road section near Sanothimi Halesi Mart, Bhaktapur on Thursday.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 30: Politburo member of CPN-UML and the party's candidate for the House of Representatives from Bhaktapur constituency no 2, and former minister Mahesh Basnet has expressed his anger against the current coalition government.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 30: In the past years, raw bricks would have started to be made in Bhaktapur in this season. However, this year there has not been any activity toward brick making. The brick industrialists here are confused - whether to run the industry this year or not because if they don't run it, the industry will be closed forever and if they run it, there are already plenty of bricks from the previous years.