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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.