Subash Shrestha

PHOTOS: Devotees take holy dip in Shali Nadi marking initiation of month-long Swasthani Barta access_time2022-01-17

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Swasthani Barta, a month-long ritual that begins from the full moon day in the Nepali month of Poush (between January and February) and ends on the next full moon day, has begun from today. Despite a high risk of COVID-19 transmis...

Booster dose administration to front line workers begins (with photos) access_time2022-01-16

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The government began administering booster dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 to the frontline workers from Sunday.  Front line workers including health professionals, security personnel, journalists, cleanliness staff, amb...

IN PICS: Tamu Lhosar observed access_time2021-12-30

People from the Gurung community marked the 'Tamu Lhosar' as the New Year on Thursday.  In Gurung language, 'Lho' means year and 'Sar' means change and change in the year is called 'Tamu Lhosar'.  Gurungs...

In Pics: 18th Jyapu Day being observed with much fanfare access_time2021-12-19

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: 18th Jyapu Day was celebrated with much fanfare in Kathmandu on Sunday afternoon.  A cultural rally, attended by the people from the community clad in traditional attire, was organized at Basantapur in the capital.  T...

Photos: Yummy Yomari ! access_time2021-12-19

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: People from the Newar community are celebrating the festival of Yomari Purnima Sunday. Yomari Purnima, also known as Yomari Punhi, is considered a food festival.  Yomari is made from fresh rice flour, jaggery and sesame se...

NC all set for final showdown (with photos) access_time2021-12-10

KATHMANDU, December 10: The 14th General Convention of Nepali Congress is beginning in the federal capital on Friday. The inaugural session of the convention is set to kick-off at Bhrikutimandap at 1:00 PM.  According to the NC party office, al...

RPP Gen Convention: Voting begins (with photos) access_time2021-12-04

KATHMANDU: Voting for the election for the new executive committee of Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP) began a few minutes ago.  The schedule, which was expected to begin at 8 AM on Saturday, was disrupted amid disputes over the number of deleg...

PHOTOS: Pashupatinath Temple premises lit in remembrance of departed souls access_time2021-12-03

KATHMANDU, December 3: Pashupatinath Temple premises were lit with candles and lamps on Friday by people in remembrance of their departed beloved, marking the Bala Chaturdashi festival. It is believed that by performing Bala Chaturdashi rituals one ...

UML Gen Convention: Voting underway (photo feature) access_time2021-11-30

CHITWAN: Voting for various positions including key office bearers of the main opposition CPN-UML is underway at Hotel Seven Star in Sauraha, Chitwan.  The voting, which began hours later than its scheduled, will elect the party’s chairma...

IN PICS: Leaders, representatives rejoice, assemble for closed session access_time2021-11-28

CHITWAN, November 28: As the closed session of the CPN-UML 10th General Convention is soon to be held for the second day, leaders from various parts of the country are witnessed rejoicing and preparing ahead of the session in Sauraha, Chitwan.  ...

Photos: UML’s closed-door session underway access_time2021-11-27

CHITWAN: Closed-door session of the UML’s Tenth General Convention is underway at Hotel Seven Star in Sauraha, Chitwan.  The session began at 3 PM five hours later than its schedule.  The ongoing session will elect the new le...

PHOTOS: Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine being administered to children aged between 12 to 17 access_time2021-11-23

KATHMANDU, November 23: The government has begun administering Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to children aged between 12 to 17 from Sunday. The vaccine is being administered in Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts. The government has already administered t...

Administration of Pfizer vaccines begins (with photos) access_time2021-11-14

KATHMANDU: The government is administering the Pfizer vaccines against COVID-19 in Nepal from Sunday.  The vaccine is being administered to people with chronic diseases and who are older than 12 years old. According to Sagar Dahal, chief of ...

CPN (Unified Socialist) holds CC meeting (with photos) access_time2021-11-13

KATHMANDU: Second complete meeting of the ruling CPN (Unified Socialist)’s Central Committee (CC) is underway at the Heritage Garden in Lalitpur on Saturday afternoon.  The party, led by UML’s former senior leader and a former Prime...

Nepal Sambat New Year celebration in photos access_time2021-11-05

KATHMANDU: The Newar community on Friday observes the Nepal Sambat New Year. It is an indigenous calendar of Nepal and has reached the year 1142.  Shankhadhar Sakhwa, who got national recognition posthumously from the Government of Nepal for hi...

PM Deuba leaves for UK (with photos) access_time2021-10-29

KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has left for the United Kingdom (UK) leading a 20-member Nepali delegation.  PM Deuba flew for the UK via a Qatar Airways flight at 10:40 AM on Friday.  PM Deuba is scheduled to lead the Nepa...

Rubi Khan breaks hunger strike following deal with govt (with photos) access_time2021-10-19

KATHMANDU: Rubi Khan broke her fast-unto-death on Tuesday afternoon. Khan,who was on a hunger strike for the past 11 days, agreed to end the strike after the government committed to fulfilling her demands.  She has demanded that the...

Mahanawami celebration at Basantapur (with photos) access_time2021-10-14

KATHMANDU: The Mahanawami festival, which marks the ninth day of 15-day-long Dashain festival, is being observed on Thursday with fervor, worshipping Goddess Durga and making offerings.  Special worship is performed to Durga Bhawani on the occa...

ANNFSU (Revolutionary)’s National Conference in photos access_time2021-09-30

KATHMANDU: All Nepal National Free Students’ Union (Revolutionary), a student wing close to the ruling CPN (Maoist Center), is holding its 22nd National Conference in the capital from Thursday.  Maoist Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal Pra...

PHOTOS: Indra Jatra concludes with women pulling chariot access_time2021-09-24

KATHMANDU: Week-long Indra Jatra festival has ended for the year with women pulling the chariot of living Goddess Kumari, Living God--- Ganesh and Bhairab. The festival dedicated to Lord Indra signifies the arrival of the festive season and the end ...