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Stories of Nepal’s summiteers

Wind-swept Mount Everest. Photo: NEPALI TIMES ARCHIVES Sherpa: Stories of Life and Death from the Forgotten Guardians of Everest begins in Spring 2019. Nepal’s mountaineering has just rebounded from the deadly avalanches on Everest in 2014 and 2015, and a year before the pandemic hits. High on Mt Everest, internationally certified mountain guide Tendi Sherpa and his 60-year-old American client leave their tent in Camp 4 and climb into the ‘death zone’.  (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Only 800m remain, but for a guide, the worry is not so much about the summit as it is about returning to Camp 4 safely. Tendi’s… [...]

“Nepal should make decisions for Nepal’s good”

Out-going US Ambassador to Nepal Randy Berry speaks to Nepali Times about his four-year tenure which was marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the rancorous debate about the US-backed MCC project, and American support for human rights, press freedom and democracy. Excerpts: Nepali Times: What were your expectations about your second tour of duty in Nepal, and were they met? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Ambassador Randy Berry: My hope in becoming US Ambassador to Nepal was simple: to deepen the friendship between the United States and Nepal. Although our countries might be far apart geographically, we share democratic values and aspirations for… [...]

New Honda

Hero Honda has launched Hero Super Splendor in Nepal which comes with a 125cc engine and improved fuel efficiency starting at Rs266,000. [...]

BYD e6 in Nepal

The Chinese electric car maker BYD is promoting its e6 electric SUV, which it says has the longest range of any battery powered car in Nepal. It has a range of 522km on a single charge, which means it can go to Bhiarawa and back from Kathmandu. It is powered by a Blade battery, and has a CN95 HEPA filter to protect occupants from air pollution. “BYD e6 is the Range it provides 500+ km, I no longer have range anxiety, I can travel to my day to day location and even outside the valley without any anxiety.,” says a… [...]

CNI women summit

The Confederation of Nepalese Industries Women Leadership Forum will be hosting the  ‘Women Leadership Summit’ in January 2023 in presence of experts, policy makers and representatives from economy, arts, sports, cinema, environment and social activism. Registration for participation is open at www.wls2023.com. [...]

Tata Discount

Saptakoshi Suppliers under Sipradi has launched a Dasain offer wherein customers get special discounts on Tata parts. There is also a buy one get one offer for Tata genuine oil, clutch plates, pressure plates, brake linings and grease in addition to 45% discount on filters. [...]

Samsung Offer

Samsung has announced a Dasain-Tihar scheme with 30% cashback on purchase of selected products including tvs, refrigerators and washing machines. Some offers include a 25% discount on 5 in1 convertible refrigerator, 22% off on washing machines, 20% cashback on the AO ecobubble washer dryer and 30% on Samsung’s Crystal 4k tv. [...]

Turkish in IATA

Four representatives from Turkish Airlines have been appointed to IATA’s Advisory Councils. Kerem Kızıltunç, Chief Corporate Development and IT Officer, Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Berkant Kolcu, SVP Legal and Compliance and Özlem Salihoğlu, SVP International Relations and Alliances have been appointed to Digital Transformation Advisory Council, Cargo Advisory Council, Legal Advisory Council and Industry Affairs Advisory Council respectively. Turkish Airlines Chairman of the Board Ahmet Bola says this will strengthen the carrier’s profile on the global aviation sector.   (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); [...]

JICA Aid

JICA this week announced a Rs2.05 billion grant to rehabilitate the oldest irrigation system in Nepal, Chandranahar. The Japanese aid agency has also agreed to Rs14 billion concessional loan for Reliable Power Network, the First Yen Loan Project for Transmission and Distribution System Improvement in Nepal. [...]

Indo-Nepal ties

Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has asked Indonesian Ambassador Heru Hartanto Subolo for the archipelago nation to invest in Nepal’s hydropower and tourism as well as establish a residential embassy in the country. The ambassador was in Nepal to promote a trade expo in Indonesia. The Indonesian government is also said to be pushing visa on arrival for Nepali tourists. [...]

Nepalis exchanged new banknotes worth Rs 22 billion for this Dashain

A man gets new banknotes for Dashain, in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, September 14, 2022. Photo: Shankar Giri Kathmandu, September 29 Nepalis exchanged new banknotes worth Rs 22 billion for the Dashain festival this year, informs the central bank. Nepal Rastra Bank Director Rewati Prasad Nepal says the bank sent the banknotes of Rs 100, Rs 50, Rs 20, Rs 10 and Rs 5 denominations worth Rs 12 billion in total. Likewise, banks exchanged notes of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denominations worth Rs 10 billion in this period. The amount of the new notes sent to the market is significantly… [...]

SABA Women’s Championship: Nepal runners-up again

Nepal team participating in the SABA Women’s Championship, September 2022. Photo: The Maldives Basketball Association Kathmandu, September 29 The Nepal women’s basketball team have finished the SABA Women’s Championship as the runners-up once again. Defending champions Sri Lanka retained the title as they defeated the hosts, the Maldives, 72-59 during their last match last night. Also yesterday, Nepal defeated Bhutan 65-26, giving them hope of winning the title. But, Sri Lanka’s victory over the Maldives took them to the top of the scoreboard. In the event hosted by the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA), four teams–Nepal, Sri Lanka, the Maldives,… [...]

Dhanusha man accused of killing 4-year-old nephew in a spat

Representational image Janakpurdham, September 29 A man has been arrested on the charge of murdering his four-year-old nephew in a spat in the Kshireshwarnath municipality of the Dhanusha district near the Madhesh provincial capital, Janakpur. Ravi Paswan (28) hurled an iron road at the head of Anup Paswan (4), the son of his brother, in a spat over some family issues in Mahendranagar, Kshireshwarnath-5, at around 3 pm yesterday. DSP Pradeep Bahadur Chhetri, the Dhanusha District Police Office spokesperson, says the suspect has been kept in the custody of Sakhuwa Mahendranagar Area Police Post for further investigation and action. Seriously… [...]

Baburam Bhattarai may not contest the November election

File: Baburam Bhattarai addresses a Parliament meeting. Kathmandu, September 29 Nepal Samajbadi Party [Nepal Socialist Party] chief and former prime minister Baburam Bhattarai is in a mood to stop contesting any parliamentary elections, inform people close to him. It means he will not fight for the parliamentary berth during the House of Representatives elections to be held on November 20. Recently, he has been telling his aides that he would now focus on party organisation and ideology construction instead of electoral politics. “He says people reaching the age of 70 years soon need to leave the place for the new… [...]

Dashain for Muslims in Nepal: Famed actor Najir Husen’s memories

Najir Husen. Photo: Shankar Giri If there is one thing that takes back Nepal’s famed young actor Najir Husen to his childhood, it is Dashain, apparently the biggest festival for Nepalis. While many people consider Dashain to be a Hindu festival, Husen, an inborn Muslim, thinks talking about his childhood would be incomplete without mentioning Dashain, highlighting how Nepali communities are living in co-existence and each other’s culture is contributing to it. Dashain in his life New clothes would be the biggest Dashain gift for Najir Husen every year. Dashain is the biggest festival in Nepal and every Nepali has… [...]

6 reasons why a modern lifestyle is a threat to the human heart in Nepal

A human heart. Photo: Healthline Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are a leading cause of death globally. According to the World Health Organization, ischaemic heart disease contributed to 16 per cent of the world’s total deaths, followed by stroke and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases in the second and third places.  In Nepal as well, CVDs are solely responsible for 26.9 per cent of the total deaths and 12.8 per cent of total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). Among the CVDs too, ischemic heart disease is contributing 16.4 per cent to total deaths and 75 per cent to total disability-adjusted life years (DALYs). CVD… [...]

Asus ROG Phone 6 in Nepal: Enhances your gaming experience but is inconvenient to carry around

Photo: rog.asus Asus ROG Phone 6 has been officially released and probably is on the way to Nepal. The ultimate gaming phone from Asus was released alongside the Pro version. This is the latest generation of gaming phones from the company and gamers can expect many upgrades and new features on the phone. The base model, ROG Phone 6, offers similar characteristics to the Pro version. Both of them have the same build, same camera system, same OS and the phone’s dimensions and audio are the same as well. The phone differs in terms of design, colour availability, storage and… [...]

Himalayan Art Festival: Artworks of over 130 artists on display in Kathmandu

Visitors at the exhibition Himalayan Art Festival on September 26 at Nepal Art Council. Photo Courtesy: E-arts Nepal Kathmandu, September 28 Kathmandu is hosting the Himalayan Art Festival at Nepal Art Council, Babar Mahal, featuring artworks of over 130 artists. The festival is being organised annually since 2017 by E-Arts Nepal on the occasion of Dashain, the greatest festival for Nepali people. The latest edition of the exhibition began on Monday. The art festival aims at creating awareness about the art scenario of Nepal and encouraging Nepali investors to invest in art. Also, through the festival, one can learn about… [...]

Rabindra Mishra joins Rastriya Prajatantra Party as senior vice-chairperson

Rabindra Mishra (r) joins Rajendra Lingden-led Rastriya Prajatantra Party (RPP), in Kathmandu, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Photo: Chandra Bahadur Ale Kathmandu, September 28 Two days after resigning from the Bibeksheel Sajha Party that he had established, journalist-turned-politician Rabindra Mishra joined the Rastriya Prajatantra Party as its senior vice-chairperson. RPP Chairperson Rajendra Lingden welcomed him amidst a special function organised in Kathmandu on Wednesday. The ceremony has been named the unification function between the RPP and Mishra-led ‘wide polarisation advocates’ as some other Bibeksheel Sajha leaders are also joining the RPP. The full list of former Bibeksheel Sajha leaders following… [...]

Hilaree Nelson, world-famous ski mountaineer, dead in Nepal’s Manaslu avalanche

Hilaree Nelson. Photo: Instagram/hilareenelson Kathmandu, September 28 Hilaree Nelson, a world-famous ski mountaineer from the United States, has been found dead after an avalanche in Nepal’s Manaslu region, a government official confirms. Liaison Officer Sachindra Kumar Yadav assigned to look after the Manaslu expedition this season tells Onlinekhabar that rescuers located her body on Wednesday morning, two days after the avalanche. Yadav says her body is being brought down and will be sent to Kathmandu this afternoon after preparing the incident report. Nelson was missing since Monday when one mountaineer from Nepal was reported dead in the disaster. The North… [...]

Mahabir Pun’s National Innovation Centre authorised to revive Krishi Aujar Karkhana

The government signs an agreement with Mahabir Pun-led National Innovation Centre to let it operate the Krishi Aujar Karkhana Limited, a Birgunj-based agricultural tool factory, in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 27, 2022. Kathmandu, September 28 The government has authorised scientist Mahabir Pun-led National Innovation Centre to revive Krishi Aujar Karkhana, an agricultural tool factory owned by the government. Supposedly, Nepal’s first and only agricultural tool factory is not in operation for the past two decades and of late, the government had launched efforts to revive it. In this context, the Ministry of Finance signed an agreement with the National Innovation… [...]

Authority warns of action if you fly kites around Kathmandu airport

A boy flying a kite Kathmandu, September 28 As the biggest festival for Nepalis, Dashain, has started, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has warned of action if anyone is found to be flying a kite around the Kathmandu airport. Kite-flying has been a popular activity during Dashain for ages, particularly in the Kathmandu valley. In a public notice, the authority says kites disturb the taking-off and landing of the aircraft if they are in the sky near the airport. As Nepal’s biggest Tribhuvan International Airport remains busy round the clock, flying a kite nearby could cause accidents, according… [...]

November 20 election code of conduct comes into effect from today

Election Commission. Photo: Chanda Bahadur Ale Kathmandu, September 28 The Election Commission says the code of conduct prepared for the November 20 House of Representatives and provincial assembly elections has come into effect from Wednesday (September 28). The commission finalised and made public the code draft precisely one month ago whereas it made key political parties sign the charter a few days ago. The charter bars federal and provincial ministers from participating in election campaigning for any candidates except for themselves. Whenever they solicit votes in their constituencies, they cannot use state resources for the purpose. Likewise, it also has… [...]

Salyan road accident kills 8

An SUV falls off the road, killing eight people on the spot, in Kapurkot of Salyan, on Wednesday, September 28, 2022. Dang, September 28 Eight persons died in a road accident in the Salyan district of Karnali in western Nepal in the wee hours of Wednesday. An SUV (Ra 1 Ja 563) fell off the road at Mulpani, Kapurkot rural municipality-3 of the district, at around 3 am today, killing all passengers except one on the spot, informs Santosh Khanal, the District Police Office spokesperson. The injured person is undergoing treatment at Tulsipur-based Rapti Provincial Hospital in the Dang district.… [...]

An old business gets a new form to revive Kathmandu’s reading culture

Coffee at Anu Books. Photo: Nasana Bajracharya Amir Raj Thapa was in his school when he used to go to different bookstores to buy the then popular Wave magazine. One of the stores he visited was Anu Book Store in Lagankhel, Lalitpur. But, when he flipped through the magazines, he had never thought that one day he would be on the other side of the counter and running the very shop, some 25 years later.  Thapa is today the curator of Coffee at Anu Books, a wing of Anu Books, located in Satdobato, Lalitpur. He has been instrumental in reimagining… [...]