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This is why Nepal changed elephant picture on 1,000-rupee notes

Kathmandu, July 23 Nepal Rastra Bank on Wednesday issued 1,000-rupee notes in a new design that has a picture of twin elephants on the back. The decision to change the designs of the highest-denomination banknote of the country came after the elephant on the old 1,000-rupee notes was identified to be an African elephant and […]

This Bhaktapur pond was dried for king’s visit 62 years ago. Today, locals restored it

On World Water Day 2005, cultural expert Satya Mohan Joshi stood at the end of Nigu Pukhu (literally meaning ‘two ponds’) of Madhyapur Thimi-4 in Bhaktapur and said, “We failed in preservation and management of our traditional water resources; we all should direct our efforts towards it.” Supporting Joshi, Nepal Bhasha ‘people’s poet’ Durga Lal […]