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Paragliding business reaches its peak
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Paragliding business reaches its peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Even though June-August is apparently an off season for tourism business, paragliding companies in Pokhara are having hard time arranging flight for foreign tourists. Almost all the paragliding companies in Pokhara are... Read More »

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Jail’s product

KATHMANDU, Nepal–relatives of the captives serving in jail in Chitwan carrying the stool made by the captives. The captives who are languishing in the jail are turning into professional entrepreneurs. Image: N Dhungana... Read More »

Italy, Rome – In 1885 construction of the monument started after a design by Giuseppe Sacconi, winner of an architectural contest. The northern slope of theCapitoline Hill was cleared to make way for... Read More »

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New Zealand sheep brought to Nepal

New Zealand sheep brought to NepalKATHMANDU, Nepal–With a view to carry out a study for upgrading the local breed of sheep  some New Zealand sheep have been brought to mountainous Jumla district. Nepal Army... Read More »

150 birds under threat

150 birds under threatKATHMANDU, Nepal–With the cleanup of their habitats, the bird species have been at risk, stated a report recently made public by the Department of National Park and Wildlife... Read More »

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New Zealand sheep brought to Nepal

New Zealand sheep brought to Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal–With a view to carry out a study for upgrading the local breed of sheep  some... Read More »

NAST gets new vice-chancellor

NAST gets new vice-chancellor

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Prof Dr Jeevraj Pokharel  has been appointed as the vice-chancellor of Nepal Academy of Science... Read More »

Paragliding business reaches its peak

Paragliding business reaches its peak

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Even though June-August is apparently an off season for tourism business, paragliding companies in Pokhara are... Read More »

Airline companies likely to face additional pressure

Airline companies likely to face additional pressure

KATHMANDU, Nepal– With Hindu’s greatest festival approaching near, the airline companies are likely to face additional pressure... Read More »

Jail’s product

Jail’s product

KATHMANDU, Nepal–relatives of the captives serving in jail in Chitwan carrying the stool made by the captives.... Read More »

Reckless driving habit?, Radar gun is detecting you

Reckless driving habit?, Radar gun is detecting you

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Do you drive a vehicle in high speed? Be careful! If you have reckless driving habit,... Read More »

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India PM Modi overtakes White House on Twitter

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has narrowly overtaken the White House on Twitter, a study of political use of the social network has found. His account @NarendraModi has 4.99m followers, ahead of the@WhiteHouse account which has 4.98m followers. Mr Modi’s huge victory in the recent general election was partly credited to a well-organised social media campaign. The leader...

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India PM Modi overtakes White House on Twitter

Cabinet recommends names for remaining 26 CA seats

The government on Friday recommended the names of 18 distinguished personalities out of 26 lawmakers to the Constituent Assembly. “A cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar today recommended the names of 18 people for the appointment as lawmakers in the CA. The remaining eight names will likely be recommended by the next cabinet meeting,” said...

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Cabinet recommends names for remaining 26 CA seats

2nd TAAN International Eco-Challenge 2014 soon

KATHMANDU, Nepal– Realising the need for an international standard adventure sporting event in the country, Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN) is organizing 2nd TAAN International Eco-Challenge 2014 in Kathmandu on August 17. TAAN International Eco-Challenge is a team event with four participants and one team manager, according to a statement. As the event will be open...

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2nd TAAN International Eco-Challenge 2014 soon

Jhola to represent Nepal in Oscar

  KATHMANDU, Nepal–Nepali feature film Jhola has been nominated to vie for in the Oscar Award under the Best Foreign Language Film Category, thanks to the story that portrays the practice of Sati tradition in Nepal in which Hindu women were forced to burn themselves on the funeral pyre of their spouses. ”Jhola will represent Nepal...

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Jhola to represent Nepal in Oscar

ADB alarms Nepal climate change risk

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Climate change-driven events including melting glaciers pose a serious threat to Nepal’s economy, according to an Asian Development Bank (ADB) report.  An ADB report titled Assessing the Costs of Climate Change and Adaptation in South Asia has identified Nepali population as “extremely vulnerable, not only to the immediate threats of increasingly frequent glacial lake...

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ADB alarms Nepal climate change risk

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Khumbu lures more tourists yet in offseason

Khumbu lures more tourists yet in offseason

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Though the month of July is normally regarded as a season when foreign tourists generally seem reluctance to trek the Khumbu region, some 351 foreign tourists have paid visit... Read More »

Are Mountain people really ignorant about climate change?

Are Mountain people really ignorant about climate change?

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Experts and stakeholders have long been complaining that climate change have adverse impact on the lives of mountain people. However, people... Read More »

World Peace Pagoda on verge of collapse!

World Peace Pagoda on verge of collapse!

KATHMANDU, Nepal–World Peace Pagoda, a popular tourist destination in Pokhara of western Nepal is on the verge of collapse a landslide triggered... Read More »

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Rescuing climbers not an easy task

Rescuing climbers not an easy task

KATHMANDU, Nepal–The challenges facing the emergency rescue operations and medical treatment of climbers during mountaineering and trekking always become the talk of... Read More »

Yet no respite to trekking business

Yet no respite to trekking business

KATHMANDU, Nepal–After a brief respite following the polls of Constituent Assembly (CA), trekking and tourism business is likely to be affected with... Read More »

Nepal celebrates 34th World Tourism Day

Nepal celebrates 34th World Tourism Day

Nepal celebrates 34th World Tourism Day with the aim to promote water tourism in Nepal. This year’s theme celebration “Tourism and Water: Protecting Our Common Future” is focused on raising... Read More »

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Are Mountain people really ignorant about climate change?

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Experts and stakeholders have long been complaining that climate change have adverse impact on the lives of mountain people. However, people of the mountain community are unaware about the issues due to the lack of knowledge, and education and particularly the interest. Neither they are aware nor convinced about the climate change that is...

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Are Mountain people really ignorant about climate change?

Govt asked to change provision in granting permission

KATHMANDU, Nepal– With the  difficulty while receiving permission required to trek in the popular Manaslu area, a mountainous region in northern part of Gorkha district located in the western province of Nepal, Pokhara based tourism entrepreneurs have asked the government to make easy excess for the permission. Citing unnecessary hassles while making a long journey...

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Govt asked to change provision in granting permission

Tourism top priority of Govt

KATHMANDU, Nepal–The government has put priority on tourism sector in the country. While announcing the budget for fiscal year 2014/15, Finance Minister Dr Ram Sharan Mahat stressed on the development of tourism infrastructures. The government has set aside Rs 3.92 billion for tourism related infrastructure development and culture promotional programs. Similarly, it has allocated Rs...

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Tourism top priority of Govt

Nepal government’s policies and programs: not change-oriented

KATHMANDU, Nepal–Nepal’s President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav Sunday announced the annual policies and programs of Nepal government in the Legislative-Parliament. The annual policies and programs made public prior to the imminent budget speech underline peace, constitution and economic development as the priorities. They promise to create employment for hundreds of thousands. These are positive promises. A high...

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Nepal government’s policies and programs: not change-oriented

Ebola panic: Health desk starts screening suspected people

KATHMANDU, Nepal–With Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) begun a quarantine health desk at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the sole airport in the country, the desk  has started screening people coming from the Ebola hit nation, from Monday morning.  The health desk which has been claimed to...

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Ebola panic: Health desk starts screening suspected people
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