My Dashain Diary

December 18, 2018 10:53 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: I was set by packing my bags to get away from my books; exploring things in a practical way. I took a flight with my family. We actually had a plan to visit the Rara Lake, but we were bound to land at Nepalgunj airport because of shortage of tickets for Rara.

KATHMANDU, Nov 17: The Martyr’s Memorial A-Division League is kicking off today after a break of over a month for Dashain and Tihar, and will see two matches taking place on the first day.

MYAGDI, Nov 7: Myagdi district has received over Rs 1 billion in remittances in the festive season of Dashain and Tihar, a time when Nepalis working abroad send home money.

Festival fun

November 2, 2018 08:02 am

I like Tihar more than Dashain. Dashain is like a week-long break and you get bored after a day or two unless you decide to go to one of those ASEAN countries during the festive season. Then, even a week is not enough.

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The crime rate in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Metropolitan Police Office, Rani Pokhari, was downward this Dashain festival compared to the last one.

‘Kahi Nabhayako Jatra Handigauma’

October 27, 2018 08:53 am

Every year the Handigauma neighborhood of Kathmandu celebrates the famous Handigauma Jatra, on the day after Kojarat Poornima, the last day of Dashain festival.

Oct 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

October 25, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Fourteen people died in road accidents in Kathmandu Valley during the Dashain festival time.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 25: Then Maoist rebels had kidnapped Chandra Bahadur BC of Sisne Rural Municipality-7, Rukumkot, in December 1999 when the armed insurgency was at its peak. The rebels had also kidnapped his wife Gyanu and their eight-month old son. The family was held captive for three months.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Supreme Court has released five detainees during the Dashain holidays. “Five detainees were released after their detention was found illegal,” Nagendra Prasad Kalakheti, spokesperson of the Supreme Court, told Republica on Wednesday.

POKHARA, Oct 25: Mustang, one of the popular tourist hubs of Nepal, is witnessing a significantly high number of domestic tourists this season. On Tuesday alone, almost 4,000 tourists arrived at Jomsom. Utilizing their Dashain holidays, nature lovers from across the country have reached the mountainous district to view its mesmerizing beauty.

BHAKTAPUR, Oct 24: President Bidya Devi Bhandari performed pooja at the Nawadurga Temple in Bhaktapur today marking the Kojagrat Purnima, the last day of Dashain festival.

GORKHA, Oct 24: Thousands of people who left for their hometowns during Dashain have started returning to the capital after receiving Tika and blessings from their elders.

Man arrested for killing wife

October 22, 2018 12:25 pm

BHADRAPUR, Oct 22: A person who was on the run after killing his wife Saturday has been arrested by the police.

CHITWAN, Oct 21: Chitwan, the district in province 3, witnessed 17 accidents ranging from major to minor during this Dashain. High speed is blamed for most of the accidents which killed 10 people, leaving 56 injured.

32 injured in Tanahun bus accident

October 21, 2018 15:29 pm

TANAHUN, Oct 21: Thirty-two people were injured when a passenger bus skidded off the road in Aabukhaireni rural municipality on Sunday.

Boy goes missing

October 20, 2018 13:00 pm

KAVREPALANCHOWK, Oct 20 : A 14-year-old boy has gone missing since 10 am on Friday from local Dhunganabesi. He is Samrat Mainali, the son of journalist Ishwari Rajkumar Mainali of Tinpiple, Paanchkhal municipality-6.

Healthier holidays

October 19, 2018 16:59 pm

Holidays mean you let loose and forgo your otherwise strict lifestyle habits. But ‘enjoying’ the holidays with reckless abandon can actually be really bad for your body and overall health.

PM Oli receives Dashain tika

October 19, 2018 16:47 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 19 : Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli received tika, jamara and tilak from his father Mohan Prasad Oli at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari received the tika of Shree Nawadurga Bhawani (the Goddess Nawadurga) at the auspicious hour of 9.51 am as per the Vedic rituals on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami festival today.

BHADGAUN, Oct 19: A big religious fair has commenced at the famous Brahmayani temple in Bhaktapur on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival today.

Eight held on gambling charge

October 19, 2018 12:52 pm

JUMLA, Oct 19: Police have arrested eight people from Jumla Buspark and Tatopani rural municipality on the charge of gambling.

DASHAIN SELFIE: Click it like a pro

October 19, 2018 11:35 am

Dashain has begun. As you spend time with your loved ones, you'd love to cherish it. Selfie and group selfies will be the buzz for some time and wouldn't it be fun to click it like a pro? Here's some tips.

Bijaya Dashami today

October 19, 2018 11:33 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country today with great enthusiasm by receiving 'tika' and blessings from elders.

Gluttony of mutton

October 19, 2018 10:30 am

Delicious recipes to try this Dashain

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended her best wishes to all the Nepalis within the country and abroad on the occasion of Bijaya Dashami today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has extended best wishes to all Nepali brothers and sisters on the occasion of the Bijaya Dashami festival today.

DHANUSHA, Oct 18: An eight-year-old girl from Dharapani, Dhanushadham Municipality in Dhanusha district was buried to death while two other children sustained injuries when a mud mould fell on them Thursday morning.

Dashain in Rashtra Kavi’s eyes

October 18, 2018 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: The resounding Dashain song has already echoed our homely walls as we enter the sixth day of the festival. Dashain much known for a family reunion and longer days off from work is an occasion to rejoice with an age-old culture and rituals sharing roots to our deep-seated values and beliefs. Over the decades, our new trends and practices have quite blended in adding different ways of celebration. However, no matter how much we long to play the Dashain swing or how many kites we flew in the past years, the spirit of celebration has remained intact with nurturing our religious significance of truth's victory over the evil.

DAMAULI, Oct 18: A World Omkar and Hindu General Gathering Festival has kicked off at local Byasgufa area from today, with the objective of introducing the birthplace of Ved Vyas to the world.

SURKHET, Oct 18: When the entire country seems to be immersed in festive mood as the Nepali are celebrating the Bijaya Dashami, the most precious day of the Dashain festival tomorrow, the atmosphere at the temporary settlement occupied by those displaced by floods is quite bleak. The festival could not bring joy and happiness among those who have been spending tougher days in tarpaulins since the past four years after being rendered homeless by deadly floods.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Devotees today thronged the Taleju Bhawani Temple to observe the Mahanawami, the ninth day of the Dashain festival. This historic temple of a Hindu goddess located at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square is opened once in a year to the public on this day or the Mahanawami.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: As Dashain is getting closer, the country is in a festive mood. Be it folk, pop or rock tunes, songs are integral to celebrations. Here's  some of the evergreen songs that celebrates the spirit of Dashain and should find its way to your playlists.

Mahanawami being celebrated today

October 18, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: Mahanawami, the ninth day of Bada Dashain, is being observed throughout the country today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday visited various shrines in the Kathmandu Valley to pay homage to goddess Durga Bhawani to mark the Maha Astami, eighth day of the 10-day-long Bada Dashain festival.

Devotees throng to goddess temples

October 17, 2018 16:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: Devotees have been thronging the goddess temples and shrines throughout the country on the occasion of the Mahaastami today, the eighth day of the 10 days long Bada Dashain festival, the biggest festival of Nepali.

KAVRE, Oct 17: President Bidya Devi Bhandari paid homage to the goddess at the Palanchok Bhagawati temple this morning on the occasion of Mahaastami, the eighth day of the 10-day Bada Dashain festival.

Fun with cards

October 17, 2018 10:46 am

A guide to some fun card games you can play this Dashain

Getting your home festival ready

October 17, 2018 09:39 am

Readying your home for the festivities needn’t be an elaborate affair especially since you have hundreds of things to do and very little time to finish them all before relatives start pouring in for tika.

Maha Astami being observed today

October 17, 2018 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Hindus throughout the country are observing the eighth day of the ten-day long Bada Dasain festival as the Maha Astami festival on Wednesday by worshipping Goddess Durga Bhawani.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Public Health Specialist Dr Aruna Uprety urges the people that they should maintain their healthy eating during Dashain.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari observed the Fulpati feu-de-joie presented by the Nepalese Army as part of the Bada Dashain festival at the army pavilion at Tundikhel on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC), the state oil monopoly, has said that there will be no shortage of petroleum products during the Dashain festival.

GULMI, Oct 16: On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the district today.

14 held on gambling charge

October 16, 2018 10:32 am

JUMLA, Oct 16: Police have arrested 14 people from a Pool house near Jumla Buspark on the charge of gambling.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: After Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) started providing crisp new paper notes for the Dashain festival, street vendors are busy in exchanging new notes with old ones. They are making good money from the exchange since a week.

Five hurt in bus accident

October 16, 2018 10:02 am

BAITADI, Oct 16: As many as five people have been injured in a bus accident on the Mahakali highway at Bangabagar, Dilasaini-6 in Baitadi district.

SARLAHI, Oct 16: The ward chief of Lalbandi Municipality-17 has donated his salary to the squatters so as to help them celebrate the Dashain festival.

DAMAK, Oct 16: It has been 27 years since Septuagenerian Harka Jung Subba, a Bhutanese national, has been living the life of a refugee in Nepal. All of his family members except for his wife went to the United States of America (USA) during the third-country resettlement program.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: While Dashain has been an opportunity for those living away from their families to meet them and celebrate it together, the greatest festival of Hindus has also been an opportunity for lawmakers to meet party cadres and voters in their respective constituencies.