Annapurna post, the only Nepali website that can't be read

UPDATE: After the publication of this post, the webmaster of seem to have corrected the problem and the website can now be read.

When every other websites can be read, the only Nepali website that can’t be read in popular browser, Firefox, is Annapurna post’s website.

Yesterday, the executive editor of Annapurna Post daily, Guna Raj Luitel, while explaining the reason for price hike told that, there are not many Nepali people with access to internet. But, even those who have access – haven’t been able to read the website since it came into existence. When I complained, I was suggested to use Internet Explorer.


I had no interest in it’s content so, I had never tried to open in it’s recommended browser, Internet Explorer.

Today I decided to try it in IE, and the result was surprising -the output was the same with only thicker letters. The output looks like below:

If I were to believe in conspiracy theories, it seems they have largely neglected website not to decrease it’s paper readership.

In the age of Unicode, Annapurna remains the only website that can’t be read in popular browsers. It’s one more reason for the readers to dump Annapurna Post in the wake of recent 100 percent increase in paper version of top three newspapers.

Please tell us, in comment, if you can read the website in your computer.

Private Rita Rana – the first female Gurkha?

27 year old Private Rita Rana followed the footsteps of her ex British Gurkha father to join the British military in 2010. As there is no record of any other Nepali women in British Army, she can be termed the first female Gurkha.

Rita’s father had served 27 years in 2Bn the Royal Ghurkha Rifles. But, she is not in the Royal Gurkha Rifles, and can’t be termed a Gurkha officially.

Pte. Rita Rana is from the Germany-based 1Bn the Princess of Wales’ Royal Regt. (Read more here, a 2010 news article)

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