What does Dalai Lama say about Buddha’s birthplace?

KATHMANDU:  Spiritual leader Dalai Lama has spread misleading information about the birthplace of Buddha. Speaking at a program held in India recently, Lama, who is living in exile in India, said that Buddha was not a Nepali, not Chinese nor Tibetan but Indian. ‘In ancient time, Nepal, India, China, Vietnam, Laos and some republics in Russia  were […]

Livelihood concerns Rajapur locals more than elections

RAJAPUR, BARDIYA:  People living in rural parts of Bardiya district say they are more concerned about issues of their daily livelihood rather than the upcoming elections of the federal parliament and provincial assemblies. The first phase of elections will be held in 32 districts on Sunday while the second phase is scheduled for December 7. […]

All youths of country are my offspring: Dahal

KATHMANDU:  CPN (Maoist Centre) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ has said that all the sons and daughters of the country are like his children. Prachanda stated this in a written statement issued at a condolence meet in honour of the late Prakash Dahal, son of the Maoist Centre chairman at the Dahal residence in Lazimpat […]

126,326 households added to NRA list of beneficiaries

KATHMANDU:  The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has collected data of additional 126,326 households after holding re-survey in 14 districts worst affected by the Gorkha Earthquake in 2015. Following overwhelming complaints from the quake survivors over segregation of beneficiaries, the authority had started the re-survey of 130,000 households in the third week of August. A total […]

Private building on heritage site property

KATHMANDU:  A private building being built in the “property zone” of Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square could poses a serious threat to the treasures located at the Unesco World Heritage site, experts have warned. The Department of Archaeology (DoA) has already said the construction breaches the norms of heritage sites. Maharjan Business Associates Pvt Ltd constructing […]

Death of pigeons at Barahakshetra baffles pilgrims, locals

ITAHARI:  Devotees and pilgrims were shocked to find the pigeons dying one after another today in Barahakshetra, a famous pilgrimage site for the Hindus, in Sunsari district. It has been learnt that the pigeons on the roofs and on the premises of the temples went on dying. The temple priest said that he did not know […]

Oli vows to revoke decision to scrap deal with Chinese firm

KATHMANDU:  CPN-UML Chairperson KP Sharma Oli has announced to revoke the incumbent government’s decision to scrap the license to build Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project awarded to Chinese company China Gezhouba Group Corporation (CGGC). Speaking at an economic debate hosted by the Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI), Oli criticized the decision to […]

IoM cancels MBBS entrance exam, new dates to be fixed soon

KATHMANDU:  The Institute of Medicine (IoM) under Tribhuvan University on Sunday finally cancelled the MBBS entrance examinations held on October 14 after it was confirmed that the question papers of the test were leaked. The IoM took the decision four days after the TU Executive Council authorised the IoM to take the legitimate action on […]