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  • Terai Fast-track: Nepali Army signs deals with eight contractors, 14 more to be deployed

    Kathmandu, March 5 The Nepali Army has inked contracts with eight private contractors to work on the Kathmandu-Terai Fast-track project. The army expects sign such contracts with 14 more companies in the near future, a spokesperson for the NA says. The Nepali Army was called in to develop the 76.2km road that would considerably reduce travel time between Kathmandu and the Terai. There are also plans to build a second international airport in Nijgadh, where the the fast-track ends....

    Myagdi wants status of mountainous district

    Myagdi, Feb 27 : The District Coordination Committee (DCC) Myagdi has asked the Province and Federal Governments to enlist Myagdi district in the mountainous area. A meeting of the DCC on Monday decided to write to the Province and Federal Governments to declare Myagdi as the Himalayan district. DCC Chief Devendra Bahadur KC said that the decision was taken keeping in view of geographical remoteness of the district and the number of tall peaks in its territory. Demands were...

    Clean-up campaign in Hanumante river from March 3

    Bhaktapur, Feb 25: Concerned authorities have rolled up their sleeves to tidy up Hanumante river in Bhaktapur. A meeting of recently elected provincial and parliamentary members, local level office bearers and other concerned sectors and organisations held in Madhyapur Thimi decided to launch a clean-up campaign in the river from coming March 3. Under this drive, the main committee of the Hanumante River Clean-up Campaign has been formed under the coordination of mayor of Suryabinayak Municipality Basu Dev Thapa,...

    ‘Destination Nepal’ programme organised in New York

    Kathmandu, Jan 24: The Consulate General of Nepal in New York organised the ‘Destination Nepal’ programme in New York, USA recently with the objective of promoting tourism in Nepal. American and Nepali tourism entrepreneurs in New York and adjoining states participated in the programme. On the occasion, Consul General Madhu Kumar Marasini said there was much possibility in the tourism sector in Nepal, urging the tourism entrepreneurs in New York metropolis, which is the financial capital of the world...

    Make a once-in-lifetime pilgrimage to the sacred landscape of Phoksundo Lake

    kathmandu  jan 9 Mythology and geology are in agreement about the genesis of the holy Phoksundo Lake in this arid trans-Himalayan district, just as they are about many other natural features across Nepal. Legend has it that a demoness had a run-in with a rival upstream. In a fit of rage, one of them brought down an entire mountain to block the Suligad River, creating the lake.Geologists have confirmed that the lake at 3,600m was indeed formed when the river was...

    Tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta check point increase

    Kakadvitta, Jan 7 : The number of tourists entering Nepal via eastern check point, Kakadvitta, has increased in 2017. According to Kakadvitta Immigration Office, the number of tourists entering Nepal via Kakadvitta Office was 7,528 in 2017. It is increased by 1,323 as compared to 2016. The highest number of tourists was from USA and Bhutan, who visited Nepal via the eastern check point last year. Altogether 1,616 tourists from Bhutan and 882 from USA entered Nepal via the...

    Night traffic barred along Narayangadh-Muglin road from today

    Chitwan, Jan 2 (RSS): Traffic will be barred along the Narayangadh-Muglin road at night from today as part of the road widening works that are in progress on that section. The vehicle block schedule will be applied from 10 pm to 4 am, said a notice issued by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office today. Passenger buses and light vehicles heading to Muglin from Narayangadh will have to make a stop at Dasdhunga, while cargo trucks at Bhateri and Ramnagar,...

    Nepal wants China to reopen Tatopani border point

    Kathmandu,Dec 31:China does not seem willing to reopen Tatopani crossing point bordering with Nepal as it is trying to promote Rasuwagadhi as an international crossing. But, Nepal still has kept Tatopani, which is closed since the 2015 earthquake, on its priority list, reports Annapurna Post. Though Beijing proposed to permanently closed Tatopani crossing, Nepal says doing so will create adverse impacts on the national economy here. Therefore, China has said it can reconsider opening the border point if there is...

    Taxi service now available from Bhojpur to Dharan

    Bhojpur, Dec 27: Taxi service has been started from Bhojpur to Dharan and vice-versa. Taxi service came into operation from today at the joint initiative of the Sagarmatha Taxi Entrepreneurs Association, Bhojpur and Sunsari Taxi Entrepreneurs Association. As per the agreement reached between the two associations, every day three Taxis will leave for Dharan from Bhojpur and an equal number of taxis from Dharan to Bhojpur. The taxi fare for the whole route has been fixed at Rs. 1,050...

    Why littering the Rara Lake is not so cool

    Nov 17:Imagine the stunning beauty of a serene lake situated on the lap of a conifer jungle, interrupted by the green lush of grassland meadows and primitive rhododendron forest. The realm of the pristine wilderness where nature unfolds her beauty to the fullest flowers bloom, fluttering butterflies, buzzing bees or even at the song of warblers.       But all of a sudden, the enchanting aura shatters when the pristine setting is spotted with an exotic mosaic of...

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