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Muslims mark Eid al-Adha holiday in pandemic’s shadow

By MARIAM FAM and AMR NABIL, CAIRO (AP):- Muslims around the world were observing Tuesday yet another major Islamic holiday

Saudi Arabia stages second scaled-down hajj of coronavirus era

MECCA, (AFP):- Hajj pilgrims streamed out of the holy city of Mecca towards Mina on Sunday, the second day of

Public holiday in Karnali on Saune Sakranti, Deuda Festival

SURKHET:- The Karnali Province Government has announced public holiday today in the province on the occasion of Saune Sakranti and

Gurjo saplings to be planted at vacant spaces in Pashupati…

KATHMANDU:- A campaign to plant gurjo (tinospora cordifolia) has been expedited at vacant spaces in Pashupati Area. Gurjo, used as

Tulasi farming initiated on environment day

KASKI:- On the occasion of World Environment Day, commercial farming of Tulasi or basil plant has been initiated. The farming

Pope kisses Auschwitz survivor’s tattoo

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis has kissed the tattoo of an Auschwitz survivor during a general audience. Lidia Maksymowicz,

2565th Buddha Jayanti being marked today; butter lamp illumination to…

By Nira Gautam, RUPANDEHI:- Today is Baisakh Shukla Purnima as per the lunar calendar or 2565th Buddha Jayanti – the

2565th Buddha Jayanti today

KATHMANDU: The 2565th birth anniversary of Gautam Buddha- Buddha Jayanti- is being observed across the country by commemorating his contribution

Pope to Vatican’s own media workers: Who reads your news?

By NICOLE WINFIELD, ROME (AP) — Pope Francis challenged the Vatican’s own media employees Monday to essentially justify their continued

Cardinal Pell eyes a Vatican scandal he suspected long ago

By NICOLE WINFIELD, ROME (AP) — Cardinal George Pell is enjoying his first Roman spring since being exonerated of sex

Rato Machindranath Chariot pulled

LALITPUR:- The chariot of Rato Machindranath has been pulled on Wednesday, The chariot of Rato Machindranath, also worshipped as the

As India surges, Bangladesh lacks jabs, faces virus variants

By JULHAS ALAM, DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — India’s surge in coronavirus cases is having a dangerous effect on neighboring Bangladesh. Health

An online post helps both the hungry and a chef…

By MARIAM FAM: A few years ago, Mariam Yehia, her mom and a friend started a Ramadan tradition — they bought

Vatican No. 2 intervenes to shed light on Swiss Guard…

By NICOLE WINFIELD, ROME (AP) — The Vatican secretary of state has intervened personally to shed light on one of the

Religious festival stampede in Israel kills 44, hurts dozens

By JOSEF FEDERMAN, JERUSALEM (AP) — A stampede at a religious festival attended by tens of thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews

Venezuela’s beloved ‘doctor of the poor’ to be beatified

By JORGE RUEDA, CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — With the austerity of a monk, a vocation to seek the good of others

US Catholic bishops may press Biden to stop taking Communion

By DAVID CRARY, When U.S. Catholic bishops hold their next national meeting in June, they’ll be deciding whether to send a

By FRANCES D'EMILIO, VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday decried as shameful the deaths of 130 migrants in

Proposals aim to end Church of England inaction over racism

By SYLVIA HUI,LONDON (AP) — A report aiming to tackle racism in the Church of England has recommended dozens of

Statues of Rama, Sita, Hanuman installed in Ayodhyadham

CHITWAN: Statues of Hindu deities Rama, Sita and Hanuman have been installed at Ayodhyadham in Madi, Chitwan district amid a