Bada Dashain begins, Ghatasthapana today

Bada Dashain begins, Ghatasthapana today
KATHMANDU: The greatest festival of Nepalis, Bada Dashain, begins today- with Ghatasthapana which marks the beginning of Navaratri. It is also the longest festival for Nepali Hindus. Special puja is performed on Ghatasthapana by setting up ghada or a pot and Goddess Durga is worshipped. Similarly, people sow seeds of wheat, barley, maize and rice at home and in temples as per Vedic tradition. T...

Listing Tilaurakot, palace of Buddha’s father in Nepal, as World Heritage site: Here is evidence found so far

Listing Tilaurakot, palace of Buddha’s father in Nepal, as World Heritage site: Here is evidence found so far
In 1996, the government of Nepal selected seven additional places from the country that could be UNESCO World Heritage sites. Since then, no work has been done to implement the proposal. Lately, the government of Nepal has started preparations to list one place, Tilaurakot,  out of those seven places as a World Heritage site. The government allocated some budget for excavation this fiscal year ...

ANFA seeks govt permission to resume training

ANFA seeks govt permission to resume training
Kathmandu - The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) has demanded that the government allow resumption of training. The ANFA office bearers met Member Secretary of National Sports Council (NSC) Ramesh Kumar Silwal and reminded him about players worrying about the sport. NSC Member Secretary Silwal was urged to help create favourable atmosphere for players' training. With the government's plan to ...

NTB organising festival-focussed photo competition

NTB organising festival-focussed photo competition
Kathmandu - The Nepal Tourism Board is organising a photo competition targeting upcoming festivals. The competition aims to provide a festive feeling mixed with positivity and creativity at a time when festivals may be affected by global COVID-19 pandemic unlike in the past, said the NTB. Participants are required to send relevant photos related to festivals online through NTB's website until Nove...

2 U.S. airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash: Pentagon

2 U.S. airmen killed in Afghanistan plane crash: Pentagon
WASHINGTON–The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday confirmed the death of two airmen in a U.S. military plane crash in Afghanistan earlier this week. The two, who were supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel, died on Monday in the crash of a Bombardier E-11A aircraft in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan, said the Pentagon in a statement. The cause of the crash is under investigation, it said. Afghan...