Taj Mahal, at heart of political storm

  LUCKNOW:   India’s famed monument of love, the white marble Taj Mahal, is finding itself at the heart of a political storm, with some members of the country’s ruling Hindu right-wing party claiming that the mausoleum built by a Muslim emperor does not reflect Indian culture. The most recent attack came this week when Sangeet […]

Kukur Tihar being observed today

KATHMANDU:  Kukur Tihar, the festival of dogs, is being celebrated at every household today, to mark the second day of Yamapanchak of the Tihar festival. Tihar is the second biggest festival of the Nepali Hindus. Dog, which is an animal well known for being the trustworthy sentry as well as faithful companion of humans since […]

TAAN repairs main trekking route to Langtang

KATHMANDU:  The Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) has repaired the main trekking route to Langtang — the third most popular trekking area in the country — which was damaged in Gorkha Earthquake on April 25, 2015 and constructed the truss bridge in Langtang. Organising a press conference on last Tuesday, TAAN informed that it […]

Nepal’s Sherpa-led team sets record on Nanga Parbat

KATHMANDU:  A Sherpa climber made first ever successful summit on Nanga Parbat (8,126m) in the autumn season leading a team of international climbers in Pakistan, according to the expedition organiser. Mingma Gyalze Sherpa (31) along with Zhang Liang, A Zhong, Jing Xue, Phur Galjen Sherpa, Pasang Namgel Sherpa, Muhammad Ali Sadpara and Sirbaz Khan successfully […]

Gangapurna Lake along Annapurna trekking route

Tourists enjoying at the shoreline of Gangapurna Lake against the backdrop of Mount Gangapurna, along the Annapurna trekking route in Mamang district, on Saturday. Tourists enjoying at the shoreline of Gangapurna Lake against the backdrop of Mount Gangapurna, along the Annapurna trekking route in Mamang district, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. Photo: RSS Tourists enjoying […]