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Nepal receives 126,000 tourists in 11 months of 2021

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Nepal welcomed more than 126,000 tourists in 11 months of 2021, with the government turning flexible to welcome the foreign visitors after a decline in coronavirus infection cases. Since the last week of September, the government has been issuing on-arrival visas to travelers entering the country. This type ...

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Chhath festival formally begins today with ‘Nahay Khay’

Fervour of the Chhath festival has gripped the Mithila region now. People’s mobility has upped in and around the region ahead of the four-day grand festival where the ‘Sun God’ is worshipped with devotion. The devotees begin the festival from today onward with ‘Nahay Khay’. They have adopted the ‘Araba ...

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Dashain begins nationwide with Ghatasthapana

Ghatasthapana, the first day of Dashain is being observed nationwide today. It falls on Ashwin Shukla Pratipada, the first day of the bright half of the lunar calendar in the month of Asoj or Kartik. The auspicious hour for observing Ghatasthapana is 11: 46 AM today. On the day of ...

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Some budget holiday destinations for Nepali travelers this Dashain

For a sizable section of international tourists, Nepal is one of the top travel destinations. They come to enjoy views of the majestic Himalayas, the cultural diversity and adventure tourism that the country has to offer. However, the arrival of foreign tourists has come to a halt following the COVID-19 ...

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Why you should visit Nepal for Peace of Mind

Nepal is a beautiful country which has a rich culture and amazing history. It is a landlocked country which lies between the giant nations India and China. The country provides an excellent opportunity for travelers and tourists to explore it’s natural and cultural beauty and have peace of mind. The ...

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Muktinath temple opens from today

The famous Muktinath Temple, a holy place of pilgrimage for Hindus and Buddhists in Mustang, has been opened from today. A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Center and the Security Committee held at the District Administration Office, Mustang on September 21 had decided to open the Muktinath Temple. The ...

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Preparations for Indra Jatra begin

With Indra Jatra around the corner, preparations are underway to celebrate one of the biggest festivals of the Kathmandu Valley. As a part of the preparations, devotees on Tuesday pulled the sacred wooden log from Bhotahiti to Hanumandhoka premises. The wooden log, called Ya Sin in Nepalbhasa, is worshipped during Yenya (Indra ...

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Book on foreign policy administrators since Nepal’s unification unveiled

A book “Pararastrakaa prashasak amirmunsidekhi pararastra secretarysamma” authored by former foreign secretary Dr Madan Kumar Bhattarai was released in Kathmandu on Friday. The book was unveiled amid a function held at Nepal Academy, Kamaladi, in the presence of former Chief Justice Kalyan Shrestha, educationist Kedar Bhakta Mathema and women rights activist Bandana ...

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Oscars 2021 will not be held virtually

Next year’s Oscars will go ahead as normal, as organisers insist the ceremony will not be held virtually. Back in June, it was announced that the Academy Awards would be postponed by two months in 2021, moving from February to April, amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. This year has seen ...

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