The mountainous north of Nepal has eight of the world's ten tallest mountains, including the highest point on Earth, Mount Everest (Nepali:सगरमाथाSagarmāthā). More than 250 peaks over 20,000ft (6,096m) above sea level are located in Nepal. The southern Terai region is fertile and humid.
Hinduism is practiced by about 81.3% of Nepalis, the highest percentage of any country. Buddhism is linked historically with Nepal and is practiced by 9% of its people, followed by Islam at 4.4%, Kiratism 3.1%, Christianity 1.4%, and animism 0.4%. A large portion of the population, especially in the hill region, may identify themselves as both Hindu and Buddhist, which can be attributed to the syncretic nature of both faiths in Nepal.
'Nepal'(नेपाल) is a surname used by KhasBrahmin people of Nepal. They are the Aryans who have Persian ancestry. Nepal's are the family descendents of Rishi or sage Ghritakaushik which is also their Gotras. Nepal are said to be Kanyakubja Brahmin which fall under category Pancha-Gauda (worldwide classification) which means 'Northern Brahmin' and under Upadhyaya Brahmin in Nepalese classification of Brahmin.
Origin of Nepal as a surname
Before origin of surname Nepal, Nepals used to write their surname as Pandit or Upadhyaya. During the regime of 'Malla' King around 12th century in Khas Empire (present western Nepal) Pandit Jayabidyadhar was an advisor to the royal throne and administrator of Empire.
In Khas empire there was tradition of honoring the people who dedicated their life for welfare of nation by providing them ownership rights of certain regions of Empire. Also they used to be called by name of that region. This system was known as 'Birtabarichalan' or 'Birtapratha'
Following the tradition on 5th Magh, 1192 Bikram sambat (Nepalese Year) Malla king 'Akshay' Son of King 'Jitaridev' honored 2nd son of Bhagavan Bhaskar Pandit (Royal Priest) 'Jayabidyadhar Pandit' by providing him ownership of 3 different parts of empire named 'Nepa','Khaan', Barala (now lies in Western Nepal) as he dedicated his life for political and economic development empire and settling the trade dispute with Tibet. These 3 different regions were divided among sons of Jayabidyadhar Pandit where ownership of "Nepa" was granted to 1st son Sarwagyadhar Nepal. Nepa (name of region) was added to suffix aalaya (Nepa+aalaya) and then Nepal surname was introduced which was firstly used by 'Sarwagyadhar Nepal' and followed by his generations.
A total of 47 foreign nationals from 12 countries have been arrested in Bihar in 2023 so far, most of them while trying to enter India illegally, a senior police officer said. The Indo-Nepal border in Sitamarhi district...Later, he arrived in Nepal on a tourist visa, which lapsed on July 7, 2023,” the ADG said.
In his younger years, he rode bulls and backpacked around the world, flew planes, and climbed some of Nepal’s highest peaks. In his later years, he wore a suit and tie to the office, ran several businesses, raised three boys, and spent most of his time with his wife Tammy and his family.
and KATHMANDU, Nepal, Sept ...Rahul formed Youth for Human Rights Nepal with two other young human rights activists, and together they have seen to the human rights education of some 50,000 students in the county’s schools, 60,000 Scouts, and 35,000 officers of Nepal’s armed security forces.
The PM's office said Nepal will seek China's help in developing a couple of hydro projects and roads connecting the two sides apart from seeking a waiver of 215 million dollar loan it borrowed while constructing the PokharaInternational Airport that has remained dysfunctional after its formal inauguration nine months ago.
The two were arrested on Friday morning. (Representational image) ... The officer identified the two as Vikas Rai, a 25-year-old native of Nepal, and 21-year-old Mohammad Kabir. Both live near the Ranjeet Singh flyover ... ....
The Army said the report on the accused officer along with the police charge sheet will be sent to the headquarters ...Public relations officer (PRO), Defence, Dehradun, Lieutenant Colonel Manish Srivastava, said, “The Army will initiate action against the accused lieutenant colonel under its rules after the police investigation is completed.
Mahat, Shukla claimed, showed him two bottles of phenyl and rat poison and said if he did not give her a house and marry her, she would consume the poison after writing a suicide note blaming him for her death, a police officer from Naigaon police station said ... the officer said.
Nepal struggling. Meanwhile, Nepal -- which first recorded dengue in 2004 -- has had at least 13 ... Meghnath Dhimal, a senior research officer at the Nepal HealthResearch Council (NHRC), said the incidence and spread of dengue had been rising quickly nationwide in recent years.
A large flock of common woodpigeons seen in western Nepal in December 2022, ... “We had never encountered such a large assembly of pigeons in our careers,” Dangaura, a project field officer at the NGOBird Conservation Nepal (BCN), told Mongabay.
... stagnant water on a roadside in Dhaka [MohammadPonir Hossain/Reuters] Nepal sees ‘strange’ growth ... Meghnath Dhimal, a senior research officer at the Nepal HealthResearch Council (NHRC), said the incidence and spread of dengue had been rising quickly nationwide in recent years.
6 AM shows for SRK's Jawan added in Nepal due to high demand; Set to outdo Pathaan at box office ...Looking at the advance bookings, it is certain that there will be an aggressive opening in the first weekend," says film critic Bishnu Sharma, who also reports box office at Nepal’s leading online portal.