KATHMANDU, April 13: People around the country have sung national anthem from their homes at 8 am today.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Global Compact Nepal, a local network of the United Nations Global Compact established with an objective to create an enabling environment for sustainable business and inclusive economic opportunities for all, has initiated a campaign to play the national anthem at 8 am on April 13, 2077 (i.e. Monday) to show solidarity of Nepal and salute all the front line workers helping combat coronavirus (COVID-19).

'Aarati', the evening ritual at Pashupatinath, is being held after playing the national anthem every day.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: Writer of the national anthem and poet Pradeep Kumar Rai ‘Byakul Maila’ has been bereaved of his father. The poet’s father Man Bahadur Rai died at his residence at Hilepani in Okhaldhunga district at 1:00 am today. He was 71.