Buddha Air to fly twice on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector weekly

Kathmandu, May 28: Buddha Air announced Sunday  to start a twice weekly service on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector on June 29. The Airlines said that the flights would operate on Monday and Friday . Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, is located in Uttar Pradesh state in India. “We have been conducting charter flights on

Photojournalist Purnima Shrestha scales world’s highest peak for first time

Kathmandu,May 19: Photojournalist Purnima Shrestha scaled the world’s highest peak Mount Everest on Saturday, becoming the first photojournalist from Nepal to stand atop, authorities confirmed. This is the first ascent of 27-year-old Shrestha to the 8,848-meter high Everest, known as Sagarmatha in Nepali language. “Purnima Shrestha reached summit on Saturday morning at 8:10 a.m. local

An Unexpected huge snowfall in Upper Mustang

Thini, Mustang, May 10: Snowfall is taking place since Wednesday evening in Upper Mustang. Snowfall began in the night followed by the heavy rainfall in the evening, with the Muktichettra, Dalome and Lomantang rural municipalities affected by it. This is the first experience for many to see snowfall during mid-May, according to the local elders.

Mustang attracting large crowds

MUSTANG, Jan 26: The number of foreign tourists visiting Mustang has increased by 34.49 per cent in 2017. The Jomsom Area Office of the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP) reported that a total of 52,475 tourists visited Mustang in 2017. 4,115 tourists from the total number visited upper Mustang, said Office Chief, Tulasi Dahal. A

Buddha birthplace Tilaurakot sees excavation again

Jitpur (Kapilvastu), Jan 11 (RSS): Excavation has begun again to identify the main part of King Suddhodan’s Royal Palace where Gautam Buddha was brought up. The Department of Archaeology has started excavation in Tilaurakot fourth time from this week following the geo-spatial survey in and around ancient historical site. A team of experts is said

Religious sites to be developed as heritage

Kathmandu, Dec 31 : Nepali Congress central member Gagan Kumar Thapa has emphasized on the need to develop Pashupati area and the religious sites around it as a heritage monument of the country. Speaking at corner meet held at a door-to-door visit in his constituency today, newly elected Member of Parliament Thapa expressed the commitment

Locals, conservationists padlock Rani Pokhari reconstruction site

The reconstruction of Rani Pokhari, which has come under fire time and again for the blatant disregard of widely followed norms in conservation of ancient monuments, has been halted following a padlock by local and heritage conservation campaigners on Tuesday. The move came after the metropolis was found using concrete for building a 10-foot boundary

Chinese investors eye Nepal’s herbs to challenge India’s Ramdev

Kathmandu, December 21 A group of 20 Chinese investors are all set to launch an ambitious project to collect, cultivate and process medicinal herbs in Makawanpur district of central Nepal. The group is investing Rs 1.76 billion (equivalent to around USD 17.6 million) to launch a herbal cultivation project and establish a processing industry and

Yomari, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals being observed today

Kathmandu, Dec 3 (RSS): The Yomari Punhi or Yomari Poornima, Dhanya Poornima and Udhauli festivals are being observed across the country today. The Yomari Poornima is a festival observed by the Newar community of the Valley and is believed to have started 400 years ago. A special delicacy made of rice flour and molasses called

Annapurna alternative trekking route opens

Besisahar, Lamjung, Nov 7 : An alternative route to the round-Annapurna trekking has come into operation. The Manang-Lamjung Hotel Entrepreneurs Committee brought the alternative route into operation after the trekking was affected due to the construction of a motor road up to Manang. The route was formally opened amidst a programme here today. The trekking