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Bijayapur: Once the capital of valorous state is now struggling to survive

Once again, the Integrated Urban Development Project in Dharan of Sunsari district, funded by Asian Development Bank, has come under the outrage of locals. While people raised questions of transparency and sustainability of the project worth Rs 1.8 billion, this time they have accused the project of trying to destroy a site of historic importance […]

Nepali artefacts taken to Denmark: ‘Six decades on, too easy to call collectors thieves’

Many a neighbourhood in Kathmandu Valley (and elsewhere in Nepal) have a temple, a shrine or a niche where once there was a statue of a god or goddess. Lifted from their ancient homes, the images, through a clandestine but highly efficient channel, were transplanted in the living rooms of collectors or the bright halls […]