EC limits election spending for parties, candidates

The EC had earlier consulted the political parties on spending limit, while the parties had suggested EC not to fix the similar ceiling to all constituencies.

President Bhandari graces Fulpati feu de joie (with pictures)

On the occasion, the NA helicopter showered the flowers, and bands played malshree music and Durga hymns. Various companies of the NA performed drills and march pasts.

1.7 million people leave Valley for home to celebrate Dashain

Bijay Swar, Chairperson of the Federation of Nepal National Transport Entrepreneurs, said that most people have used public transport to leave the valley.

NA Chair Timilsina offers greetings on Dashain

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has offered his best wishes for happiness, peace, prosperity, good health and longevity to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of Bada Dashain 2079 BS. In a message of greetings on the occasion of the festival today, he hoped the festival would fulfill the aspiration of sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity in the country while inspiring Nepalis to have sociocultural unity along with excitement and encouragement. (RSS)

Festivals important for national unity, fraternity: Speaker Sapkota

In a message of greetings he extended on the occasion of Dashain, Tihar, Chhath and Nepal Sambat 1143 festivals, he said our culture, traditions and festivals represent country's originality and diversity. He also offered his best wishes to all Nepali people at home and abroad on the occasion of the festivals.

Rautes gear up to celebrate Dashain

The Raute community in Dailekh is geared up to celebrate the Dashain festival. Rautes who live a nomadic life were staying at the highland of Manghar Bayutada of Bhagawatimai-1 for a month before shifting to near the Bestada Bazaar that lies in the downhill of the same ward of the same municipality a week ago

Travelers to Karnali desperately waiting for air tickets in Nepalgunj

People from remote districts in Karnali heading home for the festival celebrations have got stuck in Nepalgunj in the wait for flights. It is said the airlines companies providing services to hilly districts in Karnali are now focused on the Kathmandu route

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Fulpati received at Dashainghar

The fulpati is an assortment of different plants and leaves considered sacred by the Hindus. It is a Vedic tradition to install the fulpati at their homes by all the Hindus on this day as an auspicious item offered to the goddess of wealth and prosperity.

NA Chair Timilsina offers greetings on Dashain

Kathmandu, Oct. 2: Chairperson of the National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has offered his best wishes for happiness, peace, prosperity, good health and longevity to all Nepali sisters and brothers at home and abroad on the occasion of Bada Dashain 2079 BS. In a message of greetings on the occasion of the festival today, he hoped the festival would fulfill the aspiration of sustainable peace, good governance, development and prosperity in the country while inspiring Nepalis to have sociocultural unity along with excitement and encouragement. (RSS)

EC limits election spending for parties, candidates

The EC had earlier consulted the political parties on spending limit, while the parties had suggested EC not to fix the similar ceiling to all constituencies.

President Bhandari graces Fulpati feu de joie (with pictures)

On the occasion, the NA helicopter showered the flowers, and bands played malshree music and Durga hymns. Various companies of the NA performed drills and march pasts.

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Florida deaths rise to 47 amid struggle to recover from Ian

Rescuers evacuated stunned survivors on a large barrier island cut off by Hurricane Ian and Florida’s death toll climbed sharply, as hundreds of thousands of people were still sweltering without power days after the monster storm rampaged from the state’s southwestern coast up to the Carolinas.

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Use of LP gas in Humla on sharp rise

A cylinder of LP gas costs 4,500 at Sarkegard, where the gas is transported by donkeys for half an hour from the highway.

Communication service reaches Bhume

Locals of Bhume Rural Municipality have finally been able to call outside the village on phones as a cell tower of Nepal Telecom came into operation at Mahat Village in Ward No. 6.

Chaurjahari Airport not in operation despite assurances to do so in Dashain

Chaurjahari Airport, situated in Ward No. 1 of Chaurjahari Municipality of Rukum West district, came into operation in 1971 until the services were suspended in 2013 to upgrade its runway. It took two years to black-top the runway by spending Rs. 55.95 million.

Foxtail millet farming in Humla on verge of extinction

Foxtail millet, locally known as Kaguno, was once the main crop cultivated in Humla. But now, it is on the verge of extinction. The reason: there is no longer a demand for the crop in the market, pushing farmers to grow other, more commercially profitable plants.

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129 dead after fans stampede to exit Indonesian soccer match

Panic at an Indonesian soccer match after police fired tear gas to stop brawls left 129 dead, mostly trampled to death, police said Sunday.

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Campaigning period will be shortened to reduce overspending in polls: CEC

The government has set the date of the House of Representatives (HoR) and Provincial Assembly elections for November 20 and the Election Commission of Nepal (EC) has expedited the preparations to hold the election in a free and fair manner. The EC has endorsed the election schedule. In this context, Arpana Adhikari of Rising Nepal talked to Chief Election Commissioner, Dinesh Kumar Thapaliya. Excerpts:

Growth target achievable amid tightening credit flow

If we further increase imports, we will have further pressure on the foreign currency reserves. So, this fiscal year is not the right time to target higher economic growth.

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Fulpati received at Dashainghar

The fulpati is an assortment of different plants and leaves considered sacred by the Hindus. It is a Vedic tradition to install the fulpati at their homes by all the Hindus on this day as an auspicious item offered to the goddess of wealth and prosperity.