KATHMANDU, Jan 26: On the occasion of 69th Republic Day of India, the Indian government conferred the Padma Shri award on famed ophthalmologist Dr Sanduk Ruit.

The main challenge here is topography. The mountains are good to look at, but at the same time building roads and other infrastructures is equally hard. Similarly, there is acute problem of drinking water in this district. We don't have hospitals here.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: People casting votes at Padma School voting booth, Durbar Square, Bhaktapur.

An interesting thing about the temple is that the jaladhar of the Shivalinga faces east whereas almost all jaladhars in other Shivalaingas are faced south. The water offered to the Shivalinga falls on the idol of Lord Ram situated on east side of the Shivalinga.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Chairperson of Maiti Nepal and social activist Anuradha Koirala is to be honored with Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian awards provided by the Indian government. Koirala, who has been running a campaign against girls trafficking, will be honored on the occasion of 68th Republic Day of India.