KATHMANDU, March 17: Holi, the festival of colors, was observed with huge fanfare in the mountainous and hilly regions of the country on Thursday. Nepalis, who were unable to celebrate Holi for the past two years due to the coronavirus pandemic, celebrated the festival with full enthusiasm this year.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Huge public gatherings were witnessed in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area on Monday as people celebrating the Gaijatra festival flooded the area. In normal days, the scene would have been usual but at a time when the country is devastated by the second wave of COVID-19 triggered by the Delta Variant, such gatherings have worried public health experts and the authorities concerned.

KAVREPALANCHOWK, August 15: As coronavirus infection continues to rise in the past few weeks, two government offices in Kavrepalanchok, which often draw huge crowd of service seekers, have decided to provide their services for three days a week to people hailing from designated municipalities in the district.

People planning to go abroad for work and further study are seeking the document after various countries made the vaccination certificate against COVID-19 mandatory. Experts worry that such a large crowd without proper social distancing could spread COVID-19 infection

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Streets and marketplaces in the Kathmandu Valley look crowded after the government decided to ease the prohibitory orders on September 9.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The government has introduced relief packages targeting the people who have been hit hard by the lockdown orders.

TOKYO, Jan 1: A car plowed into crowds celebrating New Year’s Day early on Tuesday in a suspected terror attack, leaving eight people injured, including one who was unconscious.

The Lonesome Optimist

November 21, 2018 11:49 am

Even while Wandering the emptiest streets Hustle and bustle would distract him, Embracing the complete solitude

NEW ORLEANS, July 29: Two armed individuals wearing hoodies walked up to a crowd gathered Saturday evening outside a strip mall in New Orleans and opened fire, killing three people and wounding seven more, the police chief said.

ROSTOV-ON-DON, June 27: Diego Maradona sensationally gave a double middle finger salute to the crowd after Marcos Rojo scored a dramatic late winner to send Argentina through to the knockout stages of the World Cup with a 2-1 win over Nigeria.

MUENSTER, April 8: A van crashed into people drinking outside a popular bar Saturday in the German city of Muenster, killing two people and injuring 20 others before the driver of the vehicle shot and killed himself inside it, police said.

Follow the crowd

March 9, 2018 09:22 am

I don’t know what’s next after the coffee shops shut down in a year or two but the entrepreneurs will not lose hope.

Myagdi Mahotsav a crowd puller

January 15, 2018 10:00 am

MYAGDI, Jan 15: The sixth edition of Myagdi Mahotsav that kicked off on Friday and the photo exhibition at the festival is attracting a huge number of visitors.

SURKHET, Jan 5: Rabin Khadka of Ganeshpur, Nepalgunj, a Nepal Police personnel, is on holiday. Having heard that a machine is digging the tunnel in Bheri-Babai Project, he went to the project site at Hattikhal, Surkhet, on his motorbike.

SURKHET, Jan 5: Rabin Khadka of Ganeshpur, Nepalgunj, a Nepal Police personnel, is on holiday. Having heard that a machine is digging the tunnel in Bheri-Babai Project, he went to the project site at Hattikhal, Surkhet, on his motorbike.

KATHMANDU, Nov 1: An unprecedented example of community’s involvement in the rebuilding process of fallen heritages unfolded over the weekend with the citizen-led Rebuild Kasthamandap movement publicly showcasing its progress in the preparatory tasks for the reconstruction of the iconic seventh-century shelter.

Zonal hospital struggles to manage crowd

September 10, 2017 02:30 am

BAGLUNG, September 10: With the monsoon still showing no sign of retreat, number of patients in Dhaulagiri Zonal Hospital has been rising. Patients visit the hospital complaining of viral fever, diarrhea and dysentery.

Ford’s Mustang has been the celebrity of the show as people have been crowding around the vehicle to click pictures of and with the muscle car.

KATHMANDU, August 19: Moved by the plight of fellow-Nepalis, thousands in the Nepali diaspora have been donating through crowd funding  for the relief of flood victims. Over 100,000 US dollars has been raised through various fund raising platforms as of Friday.

The crowd favorite

June 16, 2017 14:13 pm

Devi Gyawali has continued to grab media headlines ever since the main opposition UML fielded him as its mayoral candidate for Bharatpur metropolitan city. There was especially bigger public interest on Gyawali than other mayoral candidates because he was contesting against Renu Dahal, daughter of the CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal who was leading the government until the first phase of local elections. Dahal was initially seen as clear front-runner as the Nepali Congress, the largest party with strong support base in Bharatpur, had decided to back her as its official candidate.

PALERMO,  March 25: Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday.

To escape the crowd

February 17, 2017 10:28 am

There are always two ways of traveling and discovering a place: There is the tourist’s route and then there is the local way. Even when you are trying to navigate your way through the same location, you will be surprised at the disparity in the things that these two routes have to reveal.

Three’s a crowd

January 19, 2017 00:35 am

From New Delhi’s perspective, the OBOR is Beijing’s strategic muscle-flexing in Asia aimed at strengthening ‘string of pearls’ to encircle India

MELBOURNE, Australia, Dec 31:  Sixty people were injured at an Australian music festival in the crush of a crowd trying to leave a performance, police said Saturday.

MARSEILLE, France, June 18: There are good draws and there are bad draws. Iceland has had one of each.