A three-year-old girl Trishna has been named the new Kumari of Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after her predecessor retired when she reached puberty, continuing an ancient tradition that sees young girls worshipped as ‘living goddesses’. The ceremony took place on the eighth day of the two-week-long Dashain festival. She was among four final contestants from the Shakya clan for the position of living goddess, called Kumari. The ‘Kanya’ or Kumari Puja is a ritual of worshipping a girl aged between six and twelve years, symbolizing the Kanya Kumari (virgin) form of the Goddess Durga Devi. Hindu devotees perform the Kanya Puja in front of an idol of the Goddess Durga and believe that a Kanya is a living impersonation of the goddess.
Scores of devout Hindus thronged temple in Kathmandu to celebrate 'Janmashtami', a festival that marks the birth of Lord Krishna
A group of senior journalists from Nepal, who are on a visit to New Delhi, has asked the Nepal government to provide equal rights and recognition to minorities in the country including Madhesis.
Protesters were severely injured in a scuffle between anti-constitution protesters and rioting police in Kathmandu on Monday.
Devendra, the mastermind behind the abduction of Snapdeal employee, on Monday confessed to his crime and said he wanted to marry her and wanted to get settled in Kathmandu, Nepal. The accused said that he first saw her at New Delhi Rajiv Chowk metro station and fell in love with her.
Former prime minister of Nepal Sushil Koirala passed away at the age of 79 after battling with a chronic respiratory problem. Koirala was also being treated for tongue cancer. He is credited with promulgating the new constitution of Nepal in September last year.
Multiple bomb scares in Delhi-Kathmandu bound flights halted the operation of Jet Airways and Air India flights on Wednesday. Jet Airways flight 9W260 Delhi to Kathmandu has been delayed following a security alert. All 122 guests and seven crew members of this flight have been taken to the waiting area. The Deputy Commissioner of Police of the Airports had received a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) threat call. Both flights are being checked by bomb disposal squads in Delhi.
Nepals Ambassador to India, Deep Kumar Upadhyay, said that the current problems in Nepal cannot be solved without the support from India.
The President of Nepal Sadbhavana Party, Rajendra Mahato said on Tuesday that some anti-Indian forces are blaming India for the blockade at Indo-Nepal border as it has been done by the people of Madhesi community.
Former Prime Minister of Nepal, Sher Bahadur Deuba, met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked him for New Delhi's quick assistance in the aftermath of two powerful earthquakes in his country.
Rescuers are still at work in Kathmandu as the sun sets on the third day after a deadly earthquake struck the country. Video courtesy: AFP
A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.8 on Richter scale and a series of aftershocks struck Nepal on Saturday. Here's the video footage
Powerful aftershocks rocked Nepal Sunday, panicking survivors of a quake that killed more than 2,500, as rescuers dug through rubble in the devastated capital Kathmandu. Video courtesy: AFP
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is in Kathmandu to promote a social cause. To know more watch this video.
Cellphone video shot by locals showed the front section of the plane was on fire when it first hit the ground. All 19 people on board the plane were killed in the crash in Kathmandu. Video courtesy: NDTV
A passenger jet carrying 19 people, mainly foreigners, towards an airport in the shadow of Mount Everest crashed on Friday on the outskirts of the Nepalese capital, police said, killing everyone on board. Video courtesy: NDTV
Manisha Koirala recently posted about having a divorce with her husband on facebook but she later deleted it