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Extreme Easter: Flogging, crucifixions in Philippines

PAMPANGA, Philippines, (AFP): Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto

Lord Mahaveera’s 2618th birth anniversary observed

KATHMANDU: The 2618th birth anniversary of Mahaveer Swami, the pioneer of non-violence and the twenty-fourth 'tirthankara' of Jain religion was

Indian politicians banned for firebrand election comments

NEW DELHI, (AFP) - India's election watchdog on Monday banned two outspoken politicians from campaigning in the country's national vote

World Peace Worship commences at Swayambhu Stupa, Nepal

KATHMANDU: The 'Kagyur Text Recitation and 26th World Peace Worship' has commenced at Swoyambhu Bhagawanpau Stupa, Kathamandu, Nepal, wishing for

Nepalese food festival in Pakistan, ‘Kutumba’ presents cultural program

ISLAMABAD: Nepalese food festival was organised in different parts of Pakistan to mark the 60 years of the establishment of

Prez Bhandari inaugurates Muktidham

DHARAN: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has inaugurated newly constructed Shri Krishna Pranami Temple Muktidham at Itahari of Sunsari on Sunday.

For India’s prime minister, symbolism is political strategy

By EMILY SCHMALL, VARANASI, India, (AP) — In the Indian city Hindus consider the center of the world, Prime Minister

Brunei sultan calls for ‘stronger’ Islam, as sharia laws to…

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, BRUNEI, (AFP): Brunei's sultan called for Islamic teachings in the country to be strengthened as strict new

Pope: Women have ‘legitimate claims’ for justice, equality

By NICOLE WINFIELD, VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis said in a document released Tuesday that women have “legitimate claims”

Two temples in Sankhu regained original forms

KATHMANDU: Two temples based in Sankhu – which were devastated in the Gorkha earthquake 2015 – have been reconstructed in

International Conference begins in Lumbini

RUPANDEHI: An international conference on role of ‘religion and culture for peace and reconciliation in the South Asia’ kicked off

International Sanskrit conference commences in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A three-day international Sanskrit conference that aims to endorse the ancient language as common treasure of Nepal and India

Police seek arrest warrant in K-pop sex video scandal

SEOUL, (AFP) - South Korean police Monday sought an arrest warrant for a K-pop star accused of filming and distributing

Mahayagya at Pashupati for casting Lord Shiva idol at Devghatdham

KATHMANDU: Preparation is being made to organise Mahayagya in the federal capital, Kathmandu, for the collection of metals in the

Momo-more, please! How to make delicious Nepalese Momos

LOS ANGELES: Some may only recognize Nepal as the small foreign country home to Mount Everest – but it is

Month-long ‘Festival of India’ begins in Nepal

KATHMANDU: A month-long 'Festival of India' began here on Tuesday with the objective of familiarising the new generation of Nepal

Nepal’s Krishna Temple Reopens 3 Years After Deadly 2015 Earthquake

KATHMANDU: Nepal's famous Krishna temple built in Indian Sikhara style was reopened for the public today for the first time

NEPAL’S BIGGEST BARBECUE CHAIN IS SET TO TAKE OVER AMERICA

By MAX FALKOWITZ, NEW YORK: For Manoj Devkota, good sekuwa -- Nepali kebabs -- should be more than tender and

Food contest to be held to link Nepali dishes with…

KATHMANDU: The Sneha Travel Media is holding a food contest to connect the traditional and ethnic Nepali dishes with tourism.

At Royal Nepal, meat and momos get their due

The question I ask myself every time I push away from the table at Royal Nepal is this: Why aren’t