KATHMANDU, May 21: Police have arrested eight individuals on the charge of  misappropriation of donation funds at Pashupatinath Temple.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Electric cremation services at Pashupati Aryaghat will be provided free of charge from July 17.

KATHMANDU, March 5: In preparation for the Maha Shivaratri festival on March 8, the District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu, and the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) have banned the sale of meat and meat products and alcohol in the Pashupatinath temple area.

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is to remove individuals' houses and other physical structures constructed by encroaching upon the land belonging to the Pashupatinath Temple Trust.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has directed Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) to demolish the illegal structures built on the land of PADT. He has given the instruction to immediately remove the structures built on the land of the Trust.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The High Court, Patan, has issued an interim order asking the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) Governing Council to refrain from implementing its decision to appoint Laxmi Pun as the executive director of the PADT.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: It has been found that the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has sold the ‘Core Area’ of Pashupati area where Ganga Aarti (Hindu ritual employed in worship, as a ceremony of lighting lamp and offering it to the gods) takes pace on the bank of the Bagmati River at the Pashupatinath Aryaghat area, to the Budha Subba Digital Pvt Ltd, in the name of allowing live broadcast of the Aarti.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: A breast-feeding room has been set up on the premises of Pashupatinath Temple.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has expressed serious objections over a notice issued by Budha Subba Digital Pvt Ltd which states taking video of the 'Ganga Aarati' ritual held on the bank of the Bagmati river at the Pashupatinath Aryaghat area and the lighting of lamps at the core area is strictly prohibited.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The International Relations and Tourism Committee under the House of Representatives has instructed the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) to provide the documents relating to the appointment of the Executive Director.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8:  The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has urged devotees to observe the upcoming Bala Chaturdashi festival systematically.

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) formally admitted the newly-appointed Bhatta of Pashupatinath, B.S Binaya Adiga to the main Pashupatinath Temple today.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has appointed the persons implicated in the Jalahari and Dharmashala scandals as the member-secretary and members of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

KATHMANDU, June 22: A study center will be established targeting the people who want to carry out research on oriental philosophy. The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has in its proposed master plan come up with the concept of establishing a center named 'Pashupati Study Centre' in the Pashupati area.

KATHMANDU,  June 20: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has appointed Shikshit Parajuli and Harinath Dhakal as members to the Pashupati Area Development Trust  (PADT) Governing Council.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has claimed that the golden Jalhari offered to the Pashupatinath temple contains 10 kg of gold.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The businessmen who are operating cafes and shops that sell puja items (ritual items), and those using the parking lots on the premises of the Pashupatinath temple are reluctant to pay the rent to the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

KATHMANDU, April 23: Afforestation has been carried out in the Pashupati area on the occasion of the 37th anniversary of the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) issued a 35-day notice to remove the structures built against the agreement with the PADT in and around the Pashupati Gaushala Dharmashala area in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale has vowed to recover all the land and other properties of the Pashupatinath Temple that have been encroached upon.

KATHMANDU, April 9: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has padlocked the Hotel Ananda at the Nepal-India Friendship Dharamsala run by Batas Group.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has canceled the agreement with Hotel Ananda, that had been operating Nepal-India friendly Pashupati Dharmashala on lease.

Devotees can now make monetary offerings at Pashupatinath through a ‘QR Code’ system.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Officials at the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) have complained of dilly-dallying by the land revenue and survey office in demarcating Pashupatinath temple in the land survey map of the area.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has banned vehicular movement along the Tilganga-Guheshwari road section under pressure from the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The UN body had repeatedly written to the PADT not to allow vehicles in the World Heritage Site.

KATHMANDU, Mar 16: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has brought what is called the bio-toilet technology into use for cleaning the Bagmati river.

KATHMANDU, Mar 2: The final preparations for this year Mahashivaratri are underway at Pashupatinath.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Dabur Nepal has said that it handed over a greenhouse to Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) last week as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT), one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites, has a special importance for its socio-cultural and religious values.

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has claimed that this year festive celebration of Haritalika (Teej) at the Pashupatinath Temple is so far the most systematic and well-managed during the past 27 years.

7 accused in PADT graft case acquitted

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KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Special Court on Sunday acquitted seven individuals, who were charged with irregularities by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) in sand excavation on the land owned by the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT).

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The reconstruction of heritage monuments devastated by the deadly quake of 2015 inside the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is unlikely to be completed within five years if the present trend of budget allocation continues.

KATHMANDU, July 4 : Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL) have signed an agreement with Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) under 'People's Involvement and Development Program', agreeing to maintain Mahasnan Ghar (The Great Bathhouse) and develop it as 'Pashupati Museum'.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Nepal Investment Bank Ltd (NIBL) have signed an agreement with Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) under ‘People’s Involvement and Development Program’, agreeing to maintain Mahasnan Ghar (The Great Bathhouse) and develop it as ‘Pashupati Museum’.