GERMANY, July 29: Withered sunflowers, scorched wheat fields, stunted cornstalks -- the farmlands of northern Germany have borne the brunt of this year's extreme heat and record-low rainfall, triggering an epochal drought.

World Cup fever grips schools

June 26, 2018 04:30 am

KATHMANDU, June 26: With the advent of the FIFA World Cup 2018 in Russia, the hype for this word-class international tournament has burgeoned in Nepal, particularly in the schools.

DHADING, June 19: Some female students at a local school of Dhading start collapsing as soon as they enter their classes. After completely collapsing on the floor, they start screaming, shivering and laughing hysterically. They also repeatedly murmur 'save me', among other mysterious symptoms.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Local level units in Rautahat district have allocated more budget funds for roads than for any other sector, placing education, health and other sectors in the shadow. Katahariya Municipality has allocated Rs 90 million (over 45 percent), out of a total of Rs 200 million earmarked for capital spending, for road construction. Over-concentration on roads in budget allocations has undermined the other priorities.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Local level units in Rautahat district have allocated more budget funds for roads than for any other sector, placing education, health and other sectors in the shadow. Katahariya Municipality has allocated Rs 90 million (over 45 percent), out of a total of Rs 200 million earmarked for capital spending, for road construction. Over-concentration on roads in budget allocations has undermined the other priorities.

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.

JUMLA, Jan 15: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

JUMLA, Jan 14: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

Christmas fever grips Kathmanduities

December 25, 2017 09:45 am

Before bidding farewell to 2017, there awaits a grand exuberance of Christmas to fill the air with jingle bell songs and Christmas carols. With Christmas illuminating many cities in different parts of the world, Kathmandu is no exception. The shops are adorned with Christmas trees and toys, while numerous events and parties imply that the festival has gripped the denizens of Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 21: Interest rates are climbing up again as banks are facing shortage of lendable fund.

Election fever grips Rangpur locals

December 4, 2017 03:00 am

RAUTAHAT, Dec 4: As the much-awaited parliamentary and provincial assembly polls is just around the corner, Rangpur village which lies 30 km away from Chapur of Rautahat is gripped by the election fever.

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.

Further uncertainty grips stalled project

November 19, 2017 08:17 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: Works of Budhigandaki Hydroelectric Project have remained at a standstill for at least the last six months, particularly due to controversies over handing over the project’s contract to a Chinese company.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index plunged 35.73 points this week to close at 1,460.73 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week. The stocks were in a freefall right from the beginning of the week.

Kaura Aura Grips Syangja Youths

October 28, 2017 09:27 am

Women clad in traditional Magar dress that comprises gunyo choli, patuka, teki, hamle, yellow potey, and men with damfus (a popular Nepali instrument played mostly in the Himalayan region) and kartal (a pair of castanets) get ready to grove to the tunes of Kaura every evening in Chitre Bhanjyang of Syangja.

Election fever grips Parbat

October 19, 2017 10:51 am

PHALEBAS, PARBAT, Oct 19: All political parties have accelerated preparations for the upcoming elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies in Parbat district.

Election fever grips Jitpur, Simara

September 10, 2017 03:00 am

BARA, September 10: With the third phase of local elections just around the corner, election fever is gripping the districts and local units of Province-2. The situation is no different in Jitpur Simara Sub-metropolitan City of Bara district.

KHAJURA  (Banke), Aug 17: An epidemic of viral fever in the flood-hit areas in Banke has further affected the lives of flood survivors. Most people displaced by flooding from Raptisonari, Duduwa, Narainapur and different parts of Khajura Rural Municipality are facing various health problems like fever, diarrhoea and flu.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The power tussle raging within the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) has taken a nasty turn with several leaders from western tarai accusing the party leadership of using them and their constituencies as a scapegoat to secure its electoral interests in Province 2 in the east. RJPN"s presidium constitutes six leaders, all from the central and eastern tarai.

Election fever grips Itahari

June 25, 2017 04:30 am

ITAHARI, June 24:Election fever has gripped Itahari Sub-Metropolitan City as the political parties are in the final stage of campaigning in the city for the upcoming local polls slated for June 28.

HETAUDA, May 10: The local elections which are being held after a hiatus of nearly 20 years have brought excitement not only in the towns and cities, but also in the remotest villages.

BIRATNAGAR, April 26: Though the announcement of local elections in two phases slowed down the poll campaigns for a while, that has not dampened the excitement of locals in the rural municipalities of the Koshi-Mechi region.

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.

Election fever grips rural villages

March 31, 2017 08:38 am

BAJHANG, March 31: The election fever has not just gripped towns and cities, but also the rural villages in the country. With the local polls now just 44 days away, political leaders in Bajhang district of the far west region are busy visiting rural households, appealing to the locals to vote them.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index gained a whopping 76.79 points on Tuesday to end the day’s trading at 1,610.62 points.

BIRGUNJ, March 29: Birgunj sub-metropolitan city of Parsa district, the center of the six-month Madhes protests last year, has now been rejuvenated with enthusiasm and excitement generated by the upcoming local polls.

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.

Election fever grips Ilam

March 1, 2017 01:40 am

ILAM, Mar 1: As the date for the local election is approaching, representatives and cadres of various political parties have started visiting villages for the promotion and preparation of election.

Football fever grips Panchthar

January 5, 2017 05:00 am

PANCHTHAR, Jan 5: Sarala Regmi of Phidim-1 of Panchthar district spares three hour of her time for football from 2 to 5 in the afternoon. Her daily routine has changed since the beginning of the Falgunanda Gold Cup Football Tournament that kicked off on December 30 and she is planning to give continuity to this habit until the tournament concludes on January 8.

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: The weather temperature has plunged to 5.5 degree Celsius in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday morning, prompting general people to huddle around the heater.

Dengue grips Chitwan, 219 infected

October 19, 2016 00:30 am

CHITWAN, Oct 19: As many as 219 people have been infected with dengue virus in Chitwan district in the last two months alone. Ratnanagar Municipality of the district has been hit the hardest.

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.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 15: An epidemic of vomiting and diarrhea has gripped the Jamuni Madhepura VDC-2 in Saptari for the past few days. So far around 60 people of 25 families in the village have taken seriously ill.

RAJBIRAJ, July 27: Life has turned miserable in around two dozens settlements across the district as growing number of people are rapidly falling ill to various diseases.

DOLPA (Dunai), July 22: The Jufal Airport – which has been a major medium of transportation in far-flung Dolpa district–, has closed down for the past five days with the onset of rainy season.

JANAKPUR, July 3: A vehicular strike has been enforced at Pidari Chowk in the city on Sunday demanding to release CPN (Maoist Center) Central Leader Ram Chandra Mandal and other cadres of CPN (Maoist Center), Nepali Congress (NC) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN).

Euro jersey craze grips Kathmandu

June 18, 2016 07:26 am

KATHAMNDU, June 17: One of the football crazy nations, Nepal celebrates every big football event in full swing be it World Cup or any regional tournaments.