Stories Tagged 'Dashain'
State-owned Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) plans to supply 2,000 goats to control market regulation and fulfill the demand for meat in Kathmandu during Dashain festival.
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Nepalis living along the border with India have been thronging nearby Indian towns to do their festival shopping with the country’s biggest religious celebration Dashain approaching. The bordering markets in India receive crowds of Nepali shoppers throughout the year, but during Dashain, the crowds swell into hordes.
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The arrival of Dashain, the most significant Hindu festival that witnesses a mass departure from the country’s capital city Kathmandu, has become a bargaining chip for transport entrepreneurs who seem hell-bent on getting the government to lift the freeze on their bank accounts.Holiday travel plans of over 2.5 million people are at stake as the private-sector players remain adamant about not starting advance bookings for the festival until their demands are fulfilled. The government authorities, on the other hand, appear to be clueless about what measures to take to open advance bookings ahead of Dashain.
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The talk between transport entrepreneurs and authorities in regards to the issue of advanced booking for Dashain travel on Friday remains inconclusive. The Federation of the Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) have refused to start advanced booking, demanding that the government lift the freeze on the transport committees’ bank accounts and also review the ticket prices.
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The deadline for completing the Melamchi Water Supply Project ahead of Dashain in October won’t be met as the daily progress of work inside the tunnel continues to fall behind schedule.
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Out in the cold

Oct 03 2017

Dashain, the longest and most auspicious festival in Nepal, is drawing to a close. Celebrated through the decades by Nepalis of all castes and creed, Dashain has been symbolic of triumph in the face of adversity.
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DASHAIN: ceremonies and celebrations
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