Neglected Rani Pokhari in pictures
The reconstruction of the quake-damaged Rani Pokhari has not yet resumed.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on January 16, 2016 had laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari marking the National Earthquake Safety Day.
The Department of Archeology had directed the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) that was entrusted for the reconstruction, to do as per the archeological criteria. However, the reconstruction work has been halted since September 1 due to lack of reconstruction materials and human sources.
Meanwhile, the Department has said that it will reconstruct the Bal Gopaleswhor temple by itself.
The KMC has forwarded a project of setting up a musical water foundation park in Rani Pokhari. It also proposed of constructing a park near Rani Pokhari. A ticket system will be enforced for the tourists coming to visit Rani Pokhari which will help collect around Rs 1 lakh on daily basis.
The pond was built in a time span of two years in 1727 BS. The pond's southern section has a white sculpture of an elephant with the statue of the then King Pratap Malla and his children. All four corners of the pond have temples of Hindu God Ganesha incarnated in a form with 16 arms.
Rani Pokhari in pictures
Fire breaks out at Baitadi-based NEA Distribution Center
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Amendment of Education Act: A betrayal to capable candidates
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The Doklam dilemma
Being a buffer state between the two giant neighbors, Nepal should conduct its foreign policy vis-à-vis China and India in a very sensitive manner. Nepal has always maintained that it would not allow its soil to be used against any neighbor. At the same time, Nepal should make sure that its own national interests are never compromised.
Gaurab Shumsher Thapa
The regional integration initiatives & Nepal
For the small landlocked economies, such as Nepal, regional integration is more of a necessity than a policy option. The ideal way forward for Nepal to gain most out of the economic integration would be to identify the key areas in which Nepal could contribute and facilitate the promotion of those sectors.
Repercussions of extreme materialism through the lens of American history
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Traffic Police in Kathmandu
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Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.