MAHENDRANAGAR, March 6: In a bid to escape the frosting cold, the endangered cranes of Siberia have flocked the Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) of Nepal.

Prime Minister KP Oli, speaking at a function organized in Kathmandu on January 30 for the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Dhurmus-Suntali Foundation and Bharatpur Metropolitan City to construct an international cricket stadium in Chitwan, said: “This winter, no one will freeze to death, we will not allow that to happen. The days of cold wave are over now. No one died of cold wave [this year] because we have dispatched enough blankets and distributed to the needy. We were prepared beforehand and provisioned enough firewood and blankets.”

Snowfall on Valley rim while mercury dips

February 10, 2019 08:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The ongoing weather phenomenon triggered by a new system of westerly disturbance brought heavy snowfall in the hills surrounding  Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: Winter rain and snowfall caused by westerly winds starting Wednesday night will continue until Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Rainfall is the forecast across the country until Saturday, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. The Department has also warned that snowfall and avalanches were more likely in the mountains and flash floods in small rivulets.

SYRIA, Jan 16: Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

Temperature dips across the country

January 13, 2019 19:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: Temperature across the country dipped today, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Weather Forecasting Division has said light snowfall is likely to occur in some places of the high mountainous region and light rain at few places of the mountainous region today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Kathmandu Valley received the first rainfall of this winter on Monday. The moistures were brought by the westerly trough which entered Nepal on Sunday afternoon from the western region.

Winter travel tips

January 5, 2019 17:28 pm

Traveling in the winter isn’t the easiest thing to do – you have to pack way more clothing than you do in the summer and are often at the mercy of the weather – but it’s also incredibly rewarding. If you are or planning your winter vacation, you’ll have to venture out into the cold. These winter travel tips should prepare you to face winter weather.

CHITWAN, Jan 3: The Chepang people living on the hill adjacent to Sauraha are economically so poor that they spend the nights beside the hearth for want of enough bedding clothes to keep themselves warm during the winter.

Maintaining your winter wardrobe

January 4, 2019 10:45 am

Winter has us bundling up in layers. The woolen sweaters and down jackets are what keep us warm and snug. But cleaning, storing, and maintaining these winter clothing items can sometimes be quite a problem.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Members of House of Representatives, the lower house of the Federal Parliament, has drawn government's attention on various issues including the Nirmala rape and murder case, normal life affected by cold in Tarai and road construction.

Let your skin glow this winter

January 2, 2019 19:28 pm

As temperatures fall and the air gets drier, your skin pays the price. In frigid conditions the skin is less able to protect itself. This can lead to cracks in the outer layer of skin, loss of hydration, and ultimately, inflammation. The cold air robs the natural oils from your skin, leaving it dry and itchy. It can even cause severe dry skin, eczema, and psoriasis.

NAWALAPARASI, Dec 28: Students of the Nepal Dharti Basic School based in Devachuli municipality-5 in Nawalpur (Nawalparasi East) have been provided with winter clothes.

MANANG, Dec 28: With the heavy snowfall since Thursday afternoon, the minimum temperature in Manang district has dipped to minus 20 degree Celsius.

Braving the winter in style

December 28, 2018 09:21 am

Dressing up is so much simpler during the summer months when you can slip on a cotton dress and a pair of sandals or simply a pair of jeans and t-shirt and be ready to head out the door in a matter of minutes. Getting ready for parties and formal events too require minimal effort. In the winter months though you might feel like dressing up nice and good is pointless since you end up pulling on a bulky coat or jacket on top of everything you wear anyways. But Ramila Nemkul, founder of Kasa, says you needn’t give style a toss during the colder season. And here she tells us how you can brave the cold while looking your stylish best.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Irritated with common cold and flu?? And just continuing taking antibiotics?? It may be because you’re simply taking considerations into common myths about common cold and flu preventive measures.

DEC 25: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 25, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 25: Normal life in Banke district has been affected due to a cold wave and thick fog. Banke district has been experiencing chilling cold from today.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

December 22, 2018 18:40 pm

Week in pictures from December 16- December 22

BAJHANG, Dec 21:  As the mercury dropped following the recent snowfalls, schools in Bajhang district are conducting classes on open grounds to stave off the extreme cold.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Since the start of winter, Kathmandu Valley residents are to be seen soaking in the sun whenever possible.

Dec 17: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 17, 2018 18:00 pm

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THE WEEK IN PICTURES

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Week Dec 9- Dec 15

The art of dressing

December 14, 2018 10:08 am

Winter dressing needn’t be drab. Just because it’s cold and you need to layer up doesn’t mean you have to give style a toss. And you shouldn’t dress in flimsy or weather-inappropriate clothes just to look stylish either. Nobody looks good when they are shivering. Yes, it’s definitely a little harder to dress up and up your style game when it’s freezing outside (not to mention we tend to get lazy during winter too) but with just a little bit of thought and some basic pieces, you can jazz up your winter outfit.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Heater sales have continued to increase in the Kathmandu Valley as winter season creeps in. Halogen heaters are the most popular out of the three types available in the market; the other two are oil and gas heaters.

CHITWAN, Dec 8: On November 26, the students of six community schools of Icchakamana Rural Municipality-2 gathered on the premises of Janapriya Secondary School (JSS) of Kalyantar. The students of Bhotegaun Basic School,  Bhulbhule Basic School, Saraswati Basic School, Baryang Basic School and Siddhakali Basic School and Janapriya itself gathered at the school to observe a program.

Winter hacks to prevent weight gain

December 7, 2018 10:00 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Sticking to a conventional diet and exercise plan can be difficult, and it is especially difficult during the winter months when you don’t want to get out of bed and head to the gym. Eating right is also difficult during the cold season as your body craves carb-rich food and copious amounts of coffee (often with a generous heaping of sugar). Without a proper exercise regime and no strict diet plan, one will no doubt emerge from winter a few too many kilos heavier than before the cold kicked in.

Men’s F/W 2018-19 trends

December 7, 2018 08:19 am

We often choose warmth over style while dressing during winter. But if you are up to date on seasonal trends and fashion week features, you can incorporate some trendy items into your ensemble and look stylish without compromising on the warmth of your usual winter attire. Here are some popular winter trends from the Fall/Winter Collection 2018-19 that we think you need to brush up on to know what to fill your winter wardrobe with. And as the days get colder you will want to bundle up so it’s become even more important to know and understand how you can look good despite having to put warmth before style. ​

LG has started ‘Motherly Washing Campaign’ -- a promotional scheme for the winter season. Issuing a statement on Thursday, LG also announced the launch of new LG washing machine with attractive features like 6 motion technology, SmartThinQ, turbo wash in less than one hour, among others.

He doesn’t want to be called a beggar

December 3, 2018 13:05 pm

He doesn’t want to be called a beggar But it doesn’t mean he doesn’t want to get clothes that shall keep him warmer! He of course knew He don’t needed clothes that were new

MAHOTTARI, Dec 2: "What can I do, Sir? My life is becoming burden to me," wailed Matar Safi, 80, who has been serving jail term in the district prison of Mahottari. Suffering from asthma, Safi’s condition is worsening for want of warm clothes and proper diet.

KATHMANDU, DEC 1: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said that some parts of the hilly region in the country would receive partial to normal rainfall in the coming three days.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Cold has climbed throughout the country including in the Kathmandu Valley. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu dropped to 6.6 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

NUWAKOT, Nov 25: The students of an earthquake-ravaged school in Nuwakot have been braving the unforgiving cold of winter, the scorching heat of summer and the torrential rainfall of monsoon.

Its winter fashion time

November 20, 2018 12:00 pm

Winter is hovering around the valley and it can clearly be felt. With the arrival of November, temperatures have gradually dipped, squeezing the day light. Not just an increase in temperature but the increase in the thickness of people’s outfit indicates the advent of winter. People have started wrapping themselves up in heavier and thicker clothes in order to stay warm. But wrapping in more layers of clothes does not mean that winter cannot be stylish like other seasons. You might have noticed celebrities flaunting warm winter outfits.

Navigating the snowy paradise

November 17, 2018 09:51 am

As monsoon and winter in Himalayas seem fierce, early October to November is high time to watch the snow-capped mountains from the Kanchanjunga Base Camp (KBC). One of the great Himalayan trails of Nepal; the camp is a major hub for the tourists visiting the country every year. A flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur with a further seven-hour ride to Taplejung marks off the trekking trail to KBC. The journey comprises of 24-26 days of trekking that concludes at Oktang in the South point and PangPema in the North point of the camp. A 15-day package travelling to either of the points is however a matter of choice.

Fun with footwear: How to style boots

November 16, 2018 09:04 am

Boots are a staple for fall and winter. They are comfortable and warm and, if worn properly, can take your outfit from a flat zero to an impressive ten. However, because boots come in a large variety of styles, it can get a little confusing to know how to style them and understand which kind of boots go with what kind of attire. Here is a short guide on how you can style different kinds of boots to give an extra oomph to your basic winter outfit.

Online shopping in Nepal: Trick or Treat?

November 16, 2018 08:32 am

There’s something wonderful about the approach to the turn of the year – especially the month of November. It’s not the magical lights of various festivals like Diwali or Christmas or the gradual onset of winter but the festival discounts that have come to be seen as the hallmark of the season. If you watch TV (or even if you don’t) or dabble in social media, the scent of commercialization is unmistakable – films release around this time of the year and there are bumper deals to be had on everything from mobile phones to electronics to cars.

Fire victims to spend winter in tents

November 4, 2018 05:15 am

MUGU, Nov 4: With the onset of winter, fire victims of Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality-4, Kimri have started wondering how will they survive the cold this year.

The mid-year air pollution index of 2018 shows Kathmandu is the second most polluted city in the world with a pollution index of 96.05. For the past few years, Kathmandu has regrettably been able to make it to the top five polluted cities of the world.

Winter’s Boon

October 7, 2018 10:02 am

A bright sunny day  And the hope of ray One fine evening It was Christmas Eve Hand in hand thrive We both were walking by a river bay

Winter is coming!

September 22, 2018 09:48 am

The full moon folds the summers away Awaiting for the winters fall. Beneath the snowy woods, The crystalline frost ruptured.

KATHMANDU, March 9: Prasanna Bajracharya's photo has bagged the #PhotoNepal (Winter) Theme contest. Bajracharya's photo won the title ahead of 509 photos submitted by 230 photographers from across the country in the contest organized by Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) in association with Photo Journalists (PJ) Club.

Glimpses of Winter

March 9, 2018 10:59 am

Nepal Tourism Board(NTB) in collaboration with Photo Journalists Club (PJ Club) will be holding a week-long exhibition on the theme 'Express Your Winter' from March 9-16, 2018.

Winter Mega Sale begins at BG Mall

February 11, 2018 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Winter Mega Sale has been started at BG Mall, located at Gongabu in Kathmandu, with attractive offers for customers. There are discounts up to 50 percent on goods and services for 16 days.

Nine hundred military personnel have been called in to address a shortfall in security at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang after illness resulted in the quarantine of 1,200 staff.

JHAPA, Feb 3: Anil Jogi is an eighth grader. He goes to school only during winter. It's not because he dislikes school but because he cannot manage to attend classes except in the dry season.  “The way to school is difficult. We cannot get through the route any other time except winter. We cannot cross the rivers,” he said.

Celebs’ winter getaway destinations

February 1, 2018 12:05 pm

It’s February, the temperature is still cold, and it is the perfect time to get out of your house and head to some place that has a warm sunny atmosphere. Bumpy rides, ever rising air pollution, and embarrassing traffic congestion are common parts of our daily lives in Kathmandu. So, it is certainly rejuvenating to spend some time at a beautiful place without having to get involved in a hectic schedule.