Government yet to fix support price for paddy

KATHMANDU:  Though harvesting of more than 80 per cent of paddy across the country has been completed, the government is yet to fix the support price of the cereal crop. As a result of the government’s delay in fixing the price, farmers across the country are undecided about price of their paddy and are even […]

Advanced radar system to make Nepal’s skies safer

KATHMANDU:  Nepal’s air traffic control (ATC) can now monitor the country’s entire airspace and keep track of aircraft from the Himalaya to the Indian border using an advanced radar system recently built on a hilltop in Lalitpur. The Mode S Monopulse Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR) installed at Bhatte Danda supersedes the primary and secondary surveillance […]

Earliest inhabitants of Upper Mustang came from Tibet, finds scientific study

KATHMANDU:  A new scientific study has found that the earliest inhabitants of Upper Mustang, who arrived some 3,000 years ago, originally came from the north and the Tibetan plateau, according to a distinguished professor of anthropology at the University of California, Merced. Sharing the findings and prospects of the scientific research with THT, Lead scientist Prof Mark Aldenderfer said […]

Melamchi’s water treatment plant in Sundarijal is ready to operate

KATHMANDU:  The construction of a water treatment plan in Sundarijal of Kathmandu under the Melamchi Water Supply Project is now over. The construction that began in January 2014 was financially supported by the Japan International Cooperation Agency. The plant purifies 85 million litre water per day, according to JICA. The plant will come into operation […]

Climate change poses extra threats to people and ecosystem

BONN, GERMANY:  Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has said climate change has been continuously posing additional threats to people and ecosystems in the country though Nepal emits negligible amount of global greenhouse gases. Addressing the High Level Segment of UNFCCC’s COP 23 taking place in Bonn of Germany on Thursday, Minister Chaudhary noted […]

President Bhandari and UAE Speaker hold talks

ABU DHABI:  Speaker of the Federal National Council of the UAE Dr Amal Al Quibaisi paid a courtesy call on President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Tuesday. During the meet, President Bhandari congratulated Dr Al Quibaisi for being elected the Speaker and appreciated the UAE’s achievement in ensuring 70 […]

Govt cancels Budhigandaki deal with Chinese contractors

KATHMANDU:  The government on Monday scrapped the contract awarded to China’s Gejuwa Group for the construction of much awaited Budhi Gandaki Hydropower Project citing lack of transparency and legal requirements. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held in Singhadarbar today decided to scrap the construction contract of the 1,200 MW national pride project as per […]

Upper Mustang folks want better road to Korala border

MUSTANG:  Korala Customs Office wears a deserted look as usual. The office, which sees activities only two times in a year during the business fair, is close to the road that connects Korala (Nepal-China border point). Locals feel happy when they see staffers working at the office. However, it’s already been two years when the […]

Dolpa at high risk of climate change

DOLPA:  The Himalayan district, Dolpa, is at high risk from climate change effects. This information was shared at a programme on ‘climate change effects and the role of local level in mitigating it’ organized in Dunai today. District coordinator of the Local Adaptation Plan for Action (LAPA), Santosh Khanal stressed on the need for the […]