South Korea’s BTS may have canceled their April concert in Seoul over coronavirus fears, but the K-pop group’s fervent fans are rallying in small groups and emulating their idols in donating money for coronavirus relief.

World Cup fervor

June 24, 2018 07:55 am

It only feels like yesterday that we witnessed the Germans celebrate their victory last World Cup. Time surely flies, and the same jubilations of the world’s biggest sporting event have kicked off again after a 4-year gap. The world cup fervor is flourishing and has influenced football enthusiasts to indulge in the magic of the game.

KAILALI, April 14: The Bishu festival which is celebrated as the beginning of the New Year is being observed with much fervor and enthusiasm in the districts of the far-west region today.

Maghe Sankranti fervor grips nation

January 15, 2018 09:04 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: On the first day of the Nepali month of Magh, people across the country celebrate Maghe Sankranti with special zeal and fervor.

Election fervor was tough: Dahal

December 14, 2017 12:34 pm

CHITWAN, Dec 14: Post-election, Pushpa Kamal Dahal, chairman of CPN (Maoist Center) shared how competitive the election of Provincial and House of Representatives election had been. The elections, conducted in two phases, were held on November 26 and December 7.

PALPA, Dec 4: With the second phase of the elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assemblies just around the corner, election fever catches up almost all settlements in Palpa.

KANCHANPUR, Nov 30: With the second phase of elections to the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly is just a week ahead, election fervor has gripped Kanchanpur. Political parties, leaders, and cadres in Kanchanpur have expedited their election campaigns. Besides, various social media are also being massively used to turntable in their favor in the elections.

DHADING, Nov 10: Although the election to the House of Representatives and State Assembly are at hand, the Rubi Valley rural municipality folks do not seem to be excited about the day when their votes could decide the fate of the leaders by exercising their franchise.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The throng of frenzied shoppers rushing about Kathmandu’s market places is a clear indicator of the Dashain festival arriving.  The footfall in main market areas of the Capital city before the exodus of those who’ve migrated to the Valley in search of better life creates a festive mood among shoppers as well as traders.

ROLPA, August 24: Unlike every year, women living in the district headquarters and around Rolpa won't get the opportunity to gather and dance together to celebrate their greatest festival, Teej, this year.

Ropain Jatra fervor grips Kathmandu

August 12, 2017 10:33 am

After bidding farewell to the exuberance of Gaijatra, Kathmandu Valley witnessed another lively crowd on the occasion of Ropain Jatra (Rice Planting Festival) on Wednesday. A diverse group of people clad in flamboyant attires with unusual strokes of make-up gathered at the court of Boudhanath Stupa to mark the ages old festival.

BIRGUNJ, July 7: Election fervor has returned in the districts of Province-2 after the agitating Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has taken a decision of registering the party to vie in the upcoming local elections. The party has finally taken the decision of registering the party with the Election Commission (EC) and has hinted at gradually pressing the government to fulfill its demands. However, the party is yet to go to the EC for the registration.

MAHOTTARI, April 3: People are taking about local elections only at teashops, colleges and other public places these days. Though Madhes was not very happy about the new constitution and so was its reaction to the announcement of local polls, the scenario has now changed.

Local poll fervor grips country

March 4, 2017 01:30 am

KATHMANDU, March 4: As the country prepares to hold local elections for the first time in nearly two decades, excitement among people across the land is steadily on the rise. The election is now just 72 days away.

BANKE, Jan 14: 85-year old Buddha Tharu of Baijapur village looks quite upset these days. The factor behind his unhappiness is the lack of excitement among the young Tharus for celebrating the festival of Maaghi. “People have stopped loving and celebrating Maaghi the way it was done in the past. This is not a pleasant matter,” laments the octogenarian. “They don't rejoice eating even Dhikri, Ghongi these days. This attitude is relegating to a mere formality, not something organic that the community loves,” he added.

Chhath fervor

November 7, 2016 08:00 am

Chhath fervor

RASUWA, Nov 4: Devastating avalanches last April had buried 175 locals, 35 foreigners and 10 Nepali Army personals in the Langtang village. Once regarded as 'queen of natural beauty', it was turned lifeless in seconds due to the avalanche. Survivors had left Langtang village, the place after which the VDC itself is named, with bleak hope of ever returning. The extent of destruction was so much that even the government restricted tourists from visiting Langtang region. One and half year down the line it has made tremendous progress in regaining its fervor.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 24: While Indu Aryal, a housewife, was preparing shopping list for the upcoming Dashain festival, her daughter dropped in room and added few things to the list. Her demands included new dress, a pair of sandal and sunglasses.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shed 37.57 points this week to close at 1,766.91 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.