National Folk Duet Festival beginsBy The Rising Nepal
The National Folk Duet Festival has begun in Kathmandu since Saturday. The festival will last till April 13. The five-day festival was inaugurated by Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun 'Pasang' at Tundikhel amid a special event.
Keki Adhikari, Pushpa Khadka win best awardsBy The Rising Nepal
Chha Maya Chhapakkai dominated the 12th D Cine Awards held in Dhulikhel recently by bagging eight awards in total. Maruni and Sanglo won six awards each. Senior actress Bhuwan Chanda was awarded the Lifetime Legendary Award. She received Rs. 25,000 in cash, a letter of appreciation. In the event hosted by Chhayachhabi Creations, Keki Adhikari won the award for the best actress for Chha Maya Chhapakkai while actor Pushpa Khadka received the best actor award for Maruni. Director Nawal Nepal,...
Madhuparka Editor Bhattarai awardedBy The Rising Nepal
Society of Fine Art Journalists Nepal (Sofaj) honoured art journalists who contributed to the development of art through art journalism in the capital on Monday. In the programme, Jaya Dev Bhattarai, editor of Madhupark, the literray magazine, was honoured with Sofaj Lalitkala Journalist award while journalists Shushila Tamang and Narayan Dhungana were presented Sofaj Laxmi Maya Kumale Award and Narayan |Singh Award receptively.
A Forgotten ScholarBy The Rising Nepal
With time, people start to forget the departed souls. When a renowned person disappears suddenly, it becomes a shocking and painful experience for the family, neighbours and the whole nation. The same thing happened in the case of Professor Dor Bahadur Bista, the father and founder of Nepali Sociology and Anthropology. Years ago, I had visited Jumla for a supervision exercise and wanted to meet Prof. Bista. Unfortunately, I could not meet him as he had gone to Kathmandu at that time. I still regret...
Lactose Intolerance in Human BeingsBy The Rising Nepal
Lactose intolerance is the inability of the human body to digest the lactose present in our foods, especially in milk and dairy products. It is synthesised in the mammary glands. The term, lactose intolerance, is more of a relative than absolute term. Lactose, a milk disaccharide consisting of glucose and galactose must be broken down in the small intestine by the enzyme lactase (β-galactosidase) in order for its constituents, galactose and glucose, to be absorbed. The lactase is present on the...
The Sad End Of Bhimsen ThapaBy The Rising Nepal
The year was 1816 AD and the Gorkha Empire was in an unimaginable mess. The war with the British resulted in a humiliating defeat, shrivelling the size of the kingdom following the signing of the Sugauli Treaty. While the nation blamed incumbent Prime Minister Bhimsen Thapa, he blamed the lack of training to soldiers for modern warfare.
Paddling For Tourism PromotionBy The Rising Nepal
Ajit Baral needs no introduction. He is a world cyclist who has already paddled 77 countries. He has travelled across the length and breadth of Nepal three times. He has even paddled to such extreme places of the country where no cyclists have ever dared to tread. If you think this is enough then you are utterly wrong. To add more excitement and boost the Pokhara adventure tourism, Ajit Baral surprised everyone when he was seen flying with paragliding along with his mountain bike. A huge crowd...
Turquoise Tarn Gem Of NepalBy The Rising Nepal
Only the exceptionally serendipitous ones get that chance of a lifetime to bask between the turquoise tarn and wild blue yonder above at an elevation of 3,691 metres high from sea level with the white fluffy clouds frolicking over the infinite canvas of sapphire.
Whip Cabals to Build SystemBy The Rising Nepal
As a slew of stories about the poor financial performance of Nepal Airlines were getting media attention, I was coincidently turning the pages of chapter 27, 'Cartel Nation', of a book penned by former journalist and advisor to World Bank, Rajib Upadhya. The points Upadhya mentioned on Page 178 are a strong reminder of how the state-run corporations are led to their collapse by agents. Bribes were paid generously for preventing the state-owned airlines from operating on the same international routes...
Beauty Of LotusBy The Rising Nepal
Water does not stuck on the lotus leave; it rolls back and forth a little. So, the analogy “water in the lotus leaf” expresses any uncertain state of life. In the evening, if anyone upset about the uncertain situation of life then he/she should take a boat ride in the lotus pond.
Bhuwan KC to contest for KMC mayorBy The Rising Nepal
Bhuwan KC is set to stand for the mayorship of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC). The actor is set to stand as a candidate in the upcoming local election from the led Unnat Loktantra Party (Advanced Democratic Party). Issuing a statement, Chairman Swagat Nepal informed that the party’s central committee decided on Tuesday to present KC as its official candidate for the position of mayor of KMC. Similarly, it decided to field Reshma Lama for the position of deputy mayor.
Cooperatives in budget priority: Minister SharmaBy The Rising Nepal
Minister for Finance Janardan Sharma said on Wednesday that homework is being done on budget giving priority to the cooperative sector. Speaking at a pre-budget discussion held at the ministry on Wednesday with the stakeholders and entrepreneurs of the cooperative sector for formulating the policy programme and budget for the coming FY 079/80, Minister Sharma said that efforts would be made to formulate the budget by collecting suggestions from all sectors.
36 competing for Mr. NepalBy The Rising Nepal
Thirty six men aged between 18 and 32 years have been selected for the final competition of Mr. Nepal 2022. All the contestants were selected from an audition held in Kathmandu.
Maile I Love You Bhannai Sakina to release from FridayBy The Rising Nepal
The love story film Maile I Love You Bhannai Sakina is going to be screened nationwide on Friday. The film, co-directed by Babu Jimba and Shankar Karki, was presented to the Film Development Board on Monday with a trailer and a song titled Mustang Ko Bajar. The song features voices of Rajesh Payal Rai and Melina Rai.
Public transport fares hikedBy The Rising Nepal
The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has revised the fare structure of the public transport operating in more than one province. According to a notice issued by the DoTM on Sunday, the new fare would come into effect right from today.
314 km road widened in RautamaiBy The Rising Nepal
Rautamai Rural Municipality in Udayapur district has constructed and ungraded about 314 km of roads inside the municipality. Gajendra Bahadur Khadka, chairman of the municipality, said that the municipality expanded the roads from its own budget and other road works from the federal and local budgets despite the geographical difficulties. “We completed most of the road network construction and upgrading work in the last five years,” he said.
Rock concert at Dashrath Rangashala after a decadeBy The Rising Nepal
Sabin Rai, one of the most celebrated musicians of the country, has been actively producing popular Nepali music for over two decades. Known for his raspy vocal timbre, romantic ballads and energetic live performances, the singer has overtime been much appreciated by his followers for the constant rediscovery in his music presentation style.
Rise In Export Yet Trade Deficit WidensBy Laxman Kafle
Nepal's export trade has improved significantly over the past two years despite the adverse effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. Export trade has set a historic record this fiscal year. The country exported goods worth Rs. 147.74 billion during the first eight months of the current fiscal year, a record-high export from Nepal.
Veganism in NepalBy The Rising Nepal
A teacher, Donald Watson, and his future wife Dorothy Morgan first coined the term veganism in 1944 in the UK. It is the practice of abstaining from all types of animal exploitation and cruelty including human beings. The strict vegans do not use any type of animal products like meat, mild dairy products or any animal-derived substance products as much as possible and reject the commodity status of the animal.