Victim of Superstition

August 5, 2016 03:00 am

Many people in Nepal are still superstitious and have strong faith in supernatural powers. These centuries old conservative beliefs are still deep-rooted in the social structures of our society. They can be traced to various cultural activities among different communities and sadly, some even lead to both physical and mental abuse. Most of the time, victims of such violence are women especially the ones who are weak, poor and single.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3:  CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has been sworn in as the 39th Prime Minister of Nepal.

Crafts with a conscience

July 29, 2016 03:25 am

Sarala Khadgi, 53, has been making Nepali handicrafts since the 1990s. A member of the Association for Craft Producers (ACP), she has been working in the production division for years now. ACP is a local, not for profit, fair trade organization providing design, marketing, management, and technical services to low-income Nepalis craft producers. ACP is a resource to advance and globally distribute their work, for which they receive fair wages and generous benefits.

‘Get well soon Lokman’

July 27, 2016 16:20 pm

KATHMANDU, July 27: Bibeksheel Nepali Party has demonstrated with banners and pamphlets shouting slogan ‘Get well soon Lokman’ in front of Bhatbhateni in the capital on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The chariot of the God of harvest and rainfall in Newari culture, Rato Machhindranath, that was at Lagankhel has been brought to Jawalakhel on Tuesday on the occasion of ‘Machhindranath Jatra’, the longest festival in Kathmandu Valley.

CHITWAN, July 26: Narayani River has witnessed this year’s biggest flood on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, July 23: People have gathered in support of Dr. KC's cause to protect health & education sector at Maitighar, Kathmadu on Saturday afternoon.

Weaver bird tales

July 22, 2016 11:42 am

The weaver bird (or Baya Topchara as it is commonly called in Nepal) is also known as the engineer charo (bird) because of its startling ability to build an artistic nest.

KATHMANDU,  July 18: Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath Temple since early morning today to observe the first Monday of the month Shrawan of the Nepali calendar.

Salt mine in Upper Mustang in limbo

July 17, 2016 17:05 pm

MUSTANG, July 17: Due to the sheer negligence of the government, salt mine located in Upper Mustang has remained close since many years. In the past years, the salt was processed using traditional skills and techniques and was supplied to different parts of the country.