‘Chhath Parva’ celebration in pictures

Chhath Parva, the festival which is symbolic of purity, good will and faith, is being celebrated across the country with much fanfare and enthusiasm. During the festival, devotees worship and offer arghya (offering of water) to the setting and rising sun, wishing prosperity, happiness, well-being and long life of family members. The Hindu festival dedicated
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During Tihar, row of different stalls laden with these flowers are seen on the either side of Kathmandu’s streets Tihar is at the doorstep. It is the second biggest Nepali festival after Dashain. Crow is worshipped on Kaag Tihar, the first of the five-day-long festival. Dogs get special treatment on the second day, called Kukur Tihar. On
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Shopping is an integral part of life. With the arrival of  Tihar, one of the most awaited festivals in Nepal, one simply can’t refrain from shopping. This five-day long festival is also known as Deepawali or Yama Panchak. It began on Monday. The festival not only recognizes divinity but also animals and birds who contribute
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As many as 2,636 Nepalis have booked a flight to Mars which is a part of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration’s InSight mission. InSight, which stands for Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport, is slated to be launched on May 5, 2018. InSight is a 728-day mission, which is expected to
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The Kepler space telescope has run out of fuel and will be retired after a 9-1/2-year mission in which it detected thousands of planets beyond our solar system and boosted the search for worlds that might harbor alien life, NASA said on Tuesday. Currently orbiting the sun 94 million miles (156 million km) from Earth, the spacecraft
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Hilary Duff is celebrating the birth of her daughter. The 31-year-old actress and singer and her boyfriend, Matthew Koma, announced the news Monday on Instagram. Banks Violet Bair was born on Oct. 25. Duff wrote “this little bit has fully stolen our hearts!” Duff has a son from her previous marriage to former professional hockey
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The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office has decided there is not enough evidence to prosecute “Rocky” actor Sylvester Stallone over allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in 1987 and 1990, according to an agency document released on Tuesday. The allegations from a woman in Santa Monica, California, also are outside of the statute
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Specimen of National Identity Card of Nepal with personal and bio data storage capability, to be distributed in near future, as pictured on Saturday, November 25, 2017. Photo: RSS

With the impact of pollutants in the atmosphere for an absence of rainfall, the temperature across the country including the Kathmandu valley has dipped in recent days. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded 8.6 degree Celsius on Sunday. According to meteorologist Meen Kumar Aryal, current severity of cold was the natural trend and ruled
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Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) is planning to buy 13 more large planes within the next five years. The NAC executive committee has decided to expand the international fleet of the national flag carrier by acquiring five more wide-body aircraft and eight narrow-body planes. “On Tuesday, the NAC’s executive committee approved a five-year plan to expand
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