Kojagrat Poornima being observed today

October 13, 2019 15:30 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Nepali Hindus are observing the Kojagrat Poornima (full moon day) on Sunday to conclude 15-day Dashain festival by worshipping Mahalaxmi, the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

Recalling Dashain memories

October 12, 2019 01:30 am

I used to travel five hours through a secluded forest rumored to be infested with tigers and beers to go to my maternal uncle’s house on the day of tika. Primary motivation was dakshina

During Dashain, guests or relatives show up at your home unexpectedly. Which is why, it is all the more important to keep your home clean and festival-ready. While you can’t change the way your guests are, you can certainly be prepared for their arrival by keeping your home festival ready. These house cleaning tips will get your home in shape for any and every festival possible.

#Dashain Tika clicks

October 8, 2019 16:47 pm

Dashain is all about celebration and get together. It’s that time of year where every Nepali yarns to be with their family. And on Tuesday, it’s the day of Tika where elders blessed their young ones putting tika on their forehead. Moreover, taking picture with tika and jamara is a kind of mandatory on this day and well known personalities too are posting their tika clicks. Here, are some pictures:

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has expressed wishes that festival of Dashain might inspire one and all to contribute in the campaign of `Prosperous Nepal Happy Nepali´.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Nepal Panchanga Nirnayak Samiti (Calendar Determination Committee) has said that 10:35 am is the most auspicious time for receiving and offering Bada Dashain Tika today.

No fuel shortage in Dashain: NOC

October 4, 2019 19:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has stated that there won’t be a fuel shortage in this festive season. The corporation has clarified that it has enough storage of the fuel targeting Dashain and other festivals.

KHOTANG, Oct 4: Halesi Tuwachung municipality has provided food assistance to the drought-affected locals for Dashain celebration.

BHAIRAHAWA, Oct 4: Linge Ping, a traditional swing built with bamboos, is one of the forms of entertainment during Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 3: As Dashain approaches near, people in Kathmandu have thronged to ticket counters at New Buspark in Kathmandu to get tickets to go their home.

Dashain and expectations

October 3, 2019 02:00 am

Dashain is almost here. Soon the government offices and private institutions, including the media houses, will close down for the celebration.

Fashion Tips for this Dashain

October 2, 2019 14:07 pm

Dashain demands a lot from the already busy Nepali women. Apart from managing the household tasks and working in the office, you also have to make time for a number of things like shopping, feast and celebrations. And not staying fashion forward isn’t an option during this time. Here are some fashion tips that would help you out during Dashain.

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DANG, DAILEKH, Oct 1: Until two decades ago, ‘life was fun’ for the Rautes (a nomadic ethnic group). Dashain or any other festival would be even greater fun. There was a different kind of social fabric back then.

Sales of goats for Dashain begins

September 30, 2019 19:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The government has started selling he-goats and mountain goats targeting major festivals including Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath in Kathmandu on Monday.

Having fun shopping for Dashain

September 30, 2019 18:25 pm

Customers busy choosing chyangra (Himalayan goat) for Dashain, at Lekhnath, Pokhara. The market has been flooded with sheep and goats for Dashain celebration. It costs Rs 25,000 to 35,000 per sheep/goat.

SINDHULI, Sept 28: District Police Office in Sindhuli is geared up to take action against those who make unauthorized use of government vehicles during the Dashain festivals.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 29: Bakhat Bahadur BK and his wife, spotted near the Indo-Nepal border in Nepalgunj on Saturday afternoon, were all smiles. The couple was coming home from Himachal Pradesh of India for celebrating Dashain with their family members at home. “It feels so good to return home. We planned the return for many months. Now that we are on our way, we are really feeling great,” said Bakhat, a local of Chanute village of Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has started to provide exchange facility for bank notes for the festival of Dashain, from Friday.

House Committee monitors fair price shops

September 27, 2019 20:35 pm

Kathmandu, Sept 27: A taskforce formed under Sustainable Development and Good-Governance Committee of the National Assembly has monitored Salt Trading and Fair Price Shops which are being operated in the capital from September 9 to October 4 targeting Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Hours long traffic jam irks passengers

September 26, 2019 07:30 am

DHADHING, Sept 26: The mass departure of people from Kathmandu valley with the onset of festive season has left the Prithvi Highway quite congested. The ongoing blacktopping of Naubise–Nagdunga road section has added to the woes of the passengers.

Gifts, accessories, free holiday packages on offer

POKHARA, Sept 26: For many, Dashain is a festival about good food. And for meat lovers, obviously, meat is a major foodstuff. The consumption of meat is almost doubled at the time of Dashain.

Sufficient buses have been arranged, say transport entrepreneurs

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has decided not to increase the public transport fare before the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Early ticket bookings for public-vehicles to various places of the country from Kathmandu targeting Dashain festival will open from September 22.

81,000 goats ready for Dashain

September 10, 2019 10:49 am

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 10: Most of the farmers in Belbari of Morang are involved in goat farming through local cooperative organization. Each of the goat farmers have 2 to 13 goats ready to be sold for Dashain. The farmers have readied over 81,000 goats for sale.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Goat meat is likely to be traded at Rs 1,500 per kilogram during Dashain holidays if the government does not initiate to ease supply, say goat traders.

Fair price outlet opened in capital

September 9, 2019 19:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: The government has operated a fair price outlet in Kathmandu targeting major Nepali festivals including Dashain, Tihar and Chhath from Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Department of Commerce, Supply and Consumer Protection is preparing to operate fair price shops from September 9 targeting the major Nepali festivals, namely Dashain, Tihar and Chhath.

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.