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A not quite fine balance

Russia’s brutal invasion into Ukraine, which has led to the death and displacement of millions, has not come without a cost. As Russian tanks rolled into Ukraine border towns and Western powers began to apply economic sanctions in the hopes…

Who Was the Buddha?

“Buddha” means “one who is awake.” The Buddha who lived 2,600 years ago was not a god. He was an ordinary person, named Siddhartha Gautama, whose profound insights inspired the world.

History of Boudhanath Stupa

Boudhanath has it that it was built by a poultry farmer – a woman – Shamvara. After receiving permission from the king to build a stupa, Shamvara began its construction with the help of her four sons, an elephant, and a donkey.

Driving in Nepal

Nepal's roads are not in tip-top shape. Road travel in Nepal is slow and often hazardous, and should be avoided wherever possible.

The hill of Helambu continues to slide down

The Melamchi river flowing moving through the center of the mountain is shrouded in fog. At the point heart of the people of Helambu begins to tremble and then they are forced to spend the night in fear of nature's fury. On Saturday, the…

17 most notable food in Nepal

Nepalese cooking is perhaps the most wonderful things about their way of life against mainstream thinking. They have various dishes that are a mix of astounding flavors that are lip-smacking. Nepalese cooking takes impact from its…

The last nomadic people of Nepal

The nomadic Rautes are the last hunters-gatherers of the Himalayas. The Rautes, who call themselves Kings of Forests, subsist on langur and macaque monkeys, wild yams, rice and a few kinds of vegetables traded from local farmers. Their main…

Nepalis unprotected without Covid-19 vaccines

Kathmandu  Covid-19 cases have dropped significantly in Nepal with the government claiming to have got the second wave of the pandemic under control, but millions of people in the Himalayan nation remain unprotected without life-saving…

Spain has donated medical supplies to Nepal

Kathmandu, Nepal Spain has donated medical supplies to Nepal worth a million Euro. The medical supplies amounting to five tons was handed over to Minister for Health and Population Hridyesh Tripathi by Magdy Martínez-Solimán, the…

Nepal extends lockdown until end of May

KATHMANDU, Nepal Authorities extended lockdown in the capital Kathmandu and surrounding districts by another 15 days as the Himalayan nation recorded the highest daily new cases and highest daily deaths from coronavirus on Tuesday.…

Bahraini Prince scales Mt. Everest

Kathmandu, Nepal  A 16-member Bahrain Royal Guard team led by prince Mohammed Hamad Mohammed Al Khalifa today became the first international team to conquer the new altitude of Mount Everest. The Bahrain Royal Guard team successfully…

Increase in Nepal’s Rhino Population

The number of one-horned rhinos has crossed an exciting number in Nepal’s wildlife sanctuaries by more than a hundred, reaching a thrilling milestone for the Himalayan nation’s conservation efforts. Nepal’s national rhino census is…

Nepal president dissolves Parliament

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepal’s president dissolved Parliament on Sunday after the prime minister recommended the move amid an escalating feud within his Communist Party that is likely to push the Himalayan nation into a political crisis.…

The social impact of COVID-19 on Nepal

Kathmandu,Nepal Youth awareness campaign Nepal conducted a social awareness program on coronavirus. The virtual program with topic“An interaction program on Living with the Coronavirus” was held . Chairperson of youth awareness campaign…

Railways in Nepal with History and Future

Nepal is a small landlocked country situated in South Asia. It covers an area of 1,47,18 1 sq. km. It is bordered by India in the east, west, and south and also China in the north which are the countries having largest economies in the…

Best Places to Visit in Asia

Looking to live like a king or queen on your global adventures? Head to Asia for some top-class budget travels! Asia is the world’s largest continent, home to 48 countries. While some of Asia’s nations, including Japan and Singapore, are…

How owls have stormed Media in Nepal !

Nepal has a long history of ornithological expedition and research which include owl species too. However, beside the information on occurrence locations of various owl species nothing else was known about them. Few media had featured owls…

Why visit Nepal?

Nepal is a land of friendly and engaging people, where deities mingle with mortals and magnificent temples, monasteries and historical monuments can be found at almost every turn. This is the home of Sagarmatha “Goddess Mother of the…

Nepal: New bird found in Chitwan

The first time in Nepal, a new species of bird has been found in the garden of Barahi Jungle Resort Pvt. Ltd., Meghauli, West Chitwan. The bird named ‘Striolated Bunting’ was recorded by Karan Giri and Mrs. Asma Gurung of Chitwan. After…

Swarm of locusts reaches Nepal

Kathmandu,Nepal Nepal government said Saturday that the locust swarm has entered the country from its southern border with India. Nepal's Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development confirmed the entry of the locusts in a statement…

In Nepal, captured leopard paraded on road

Parbat,Nepal The Nepal Police on Monday evening captured a leopard in Jaljala Village Council-7 of Parbat district, tied him with a rope and then forced it to walk down to the Police Station at Milanchowk of Dharing, Lamabagar area, before…

Nepal calls again for border talks with India

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepal’s foreign minister said Tuesday that the country was still waiting for a response from India on holding talks to resolve a border dispute that has strained relations between the South Asian neighbors. Foreign…

Everest Base Camp Trek In 30 Photos

The Everest Base Camp Trek takes those willing to do it through some of the most gorgeous terrain in the world. While trekking, ascending hundreds of meters every day, fighting for oxygen, and dealing with fatigue and the symptoms of early…

7 Amazing Lakes of Nepal

Nepal is home to some of the most amazing and picturesque lakes in the world. Most are glacial-fed high-altitude lakes, situated at over 4000 meters. Featured here are seven amazing lakes that you should definitely consider visiting on your…

Amazing Facts You Didn’t Know About Nepal

Nepal is the paradise, lying in the lap of the world’s tallest mountains including the mighty Mt. Everest- the tallest peak on the earth. Located between China and India ins South Asia, Nepal is the birthplace of Lord Buddha – the apostle…

Top 5 best treks in Nepal

Every year, Nepal welcomes millions of visitors. In a seas of millions, few millions of tourists visits Nepal for sole purpose of trekking. Since the country is basically the home for the most of the tallest mountains in the world, trekkers…

Eyes of the Buddha

Kathmandu The Buddha, famous all over the world as the light of Asia, has been the symbol of peace, harmony, wisdom, and conscience. A prince in his early days, he left the happiness of the palace to look out for the truth and meaning of…

Surge in lockdown violations in Kathmandu

Kathmandu Since the COVID-19 lockdown was last extended in Nepal, the country's capital city Kathmandu has seen a surge in lockdown violations with scores of people getting booked for flouting norms. "We are allowing vehicles falling…

FNJ concerned over threat to journalist

Chitwan,Nepal The Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) Chitwan chapter has said that its attention has been drawn over the threatening issued against Onlinekhabar.com correspondent Subas Pandit taking over a news report. Pandit was…

Waste Management in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu,Nepal In Nepal's capital city of Kathmandu, garbage is pretty much everywhere. It's stuffed in plastic bags and dropped in drainage ditches. It's piled high in empty lots, on the roadside and on the edges of the city's…

110 Russians taken back to home

Kathmandu The Royal Flight Airlines took off from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) today carrying 110 Russian nationals. As said by TIA general manager Devendra KC, the flight operated by the Russia-based Joint Stock Company-run…

Largest Ethnic Groups In Nepal

The Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is one of the countries forming the South Asian region. The landlocked country is bordered by China, India, Bangladesh, and Bhutan. Nepal has a total land area of 147,181 square kilometers, the 93rd…

Nepal extends nationwide lockdown by a week

KATHMANDU, Nepal Nepal’s government has extended the nationwide lockdown by a week in an attempt to stop the coronavirus spread. A government notice said the lockdown imposed since last week would now last until April 7, shutting down…

Stranded tourists flown off Mount Everest

KATHMANDU Scores of tourists on the foothills of Mount Everest have been flown to safety days after being stranded on the only airstrip serving the world’s highest mountain. Dhurba Shrestha, an official at the Tenzing Hillary Airport in…

Who Was the Buddha, and What Did He Teach?

Kathmandu Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born in the sixth century B.C. in what is now modern Nepal. His father, Suddhodana, was the ruler of the Sakya people and Siddhartha grew up living the extravagant life of a young…

Coronavirus Ground Mount Everest Climbers

Kathmandu The coronavirus is already wreaking havoc on international sporting events, but what about the spring Everest season, set to begin in April? Since the outbreak, postponements and cancelations have plagued events worldwide, and…

Marriage System in Nepal

The traditional marriage in Nepal is arrange marriage. The family cooperation with relative’s circles find girl for a boy. It is very natural that boys and family have not seen each other in their life. They have no say in their marriage.…

The one who is guilty has the higher voice

Upper Mustang,Nepal The former kingdom of Lo is linked by religion, culture and history to Tibet, but is politically part of Nepal. Now while Tibetan culture is in danger of disappearing, the Mustang culture of Lo stands alone as one of…

Former Nepal speaker acquitted of rape attempt

Kathmandu,Nepal Kathmandu District Court on Monday acquitted Former Nepal speaker Krishna Bahadur Mahara in an attempt to rape case. A single bench of Judge Amar Raj Poudel pronounced the former Speaker not guilty of attempting to rape an…

Highest Mountains of the World

Nepal’s varied topography despite its small area has made it an explorer’s paradise. The Himalayan country surprisingly bears eight of world’s highest mountains. Among the 14 peaks over 8,000m around the world, Nepal’s fortunate location…

Let the taxus go WILD!

Shikha Acharya “Taxus must be a magical tree. It heals diseases that can’t be cured even by western medicines,” says Ram Prasad Timalsina, who claims to be the first person to startup taxus commercial farm in Kavrepalanchowk district of…

The Curious Case of Binturong in Nepal

Yadav Ghimirey Kathmandu,Nepal Very few biologists will argue over the statement that Binturong Arctitis binturong is one of the most enigmatic of all mammals. This furry, arboreal and nocturnal mammal has flummoxed all biologists in…

Nepal-Hub for Owl trade to India and china

Nepal is home to 23 species of owls, out of which one is a vagrant and another has not been seen since last 180 years. They are heavily hunted and traded, nationally as well as internationally making them one among top ten traded species in…

Nepal’s honey hunters

DANGLING FROM A rope ladder high in the Himalayan cliffs of central Nepal, Gurung honey hunters brave tornadoes of angry bees to collect their otherworldly golden nests. It's a tradition that's carried on for generations, with roots going…

The Untouched Holy Mountain of Nepal

Kathmandu Rising nearly 7000 metres into the clear blue sky above Nepal’s rugged Annapurna mountain range, Machapuchare is arguably the most untouched place on Earth. Believed to be one of the homes of the Hindu god Shiva, its isolated…

Kumari: The Living Child Goddesses of Nepal

Kumari, the living virgin goddess has been worshipped in Nepal from ancient times. She used to be the tutelary deity in the Malla Era. The Shah who conquered Malla too kept the tradition of Kumari. Kumari is the human form of Goddess…

The Mystical Yeti : New Avatar Dispute

Kathmandu The Government of Nepal officially announced its mascot the mystical Yeti for the promotion of Visit Nepal Year 2020". But the people pf Nepal are not happy with this decision as the mascot does not in any way represent the…

Let’s be together to conserve owls!

Kathmandu With a view to dispelling myths and fallacies about owls and to encourage children to be a part of the conservation process, Nepal is all set to host a two-day international festival dedicated to the conservation of owls. Owls…

Mini-Hydro Village Electrification in Nepal

Kathmandu Mini hydropower plans to provide off-grid electricity for villages in the Nepalese mountains. So far, 500 micro power plants have been installed under this project Project Duration: July 2014 - July 2019 Funding: Government of…

Why Nepalis wear a hat most of the time?

Nepali topi is a type of hat, popular among hill-dwelling Nepalis and Indian Gorkhas men, along with their diasporas. It became popular during the reign of King Mahendra of Nepal, who ruled between 1955 and 1972. The hat is made of a…

What Languages Are Spoken In Nepal?

123 languages are spoken in Nepal and Nepalese is regarded as the official language of the country. According to the 2011 census of Nepal, 123 languages are spoken in the country as a first language. Nepali is the official language of the…

Socio-Political expression of Nepalese Dalits

Laxman Singh Finally after six year I got my PhD awarded from academy of international studies ,Jamia Millia islamia ,New Delhi. Research journey on Nepalese Dalit political art was such a wonderful and unforgettable experience . My Ph.D.…

SAARC programming committee session begins

Kathmandu The Fifty-seventh Session of the Programming Committee of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) commenced on Thursday at the SAARC Secretariat in Kathmandu. Comprising Heads of SAARC Divisions from the…

USA hands over sky trucks to NA

Kathmandu: The government of the United States of America handed over two M28-Skytrucks to the Nepal Army amid a programme here today. At the handover ceremony organized at the Tribhuvan International Airport, American Ambassador to…

Three Nepalis died in Portugal

Lisbon:Three Nepalis have lost their lives in eight days in Portugal. Forty seven years old Toran Bahadur Thapa from Pokhara in Nepal was found dead in his apartment. According to Thapa family sources, he died due to cardiac arrest. He…

Where Are The Himalayas?

So where are The Himalayas, the great mountain range of Asia? They sprawl east to west from Afghanistan through Pakistan to India into Nepal, Tibet through Bhutan and ending in Myanmar. The Himalayas cover approximately 75% of Nepal. The…