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  • Tourist increases to visit Khaptad National Park

    Doti,Jan 17– Khaptad National Park, one of the main touristic sites in the far-west area, has witnessed an upsurge in tourist arrival lately. Assistant Conservation Officer of the National Park, Prakash Bahadur Shah, said that more than 1000 tourists including 29 foreigners have arrived here during this fiscal year.  According to the National Park, more visitors from neighbouring districts Bajura, Achham, Doti and Bajhang visit the national park for inspection and pleasure trips. Likewise, the officials said that Rs...

    Vice President stresses development of tourism

    Kaski, January 16 Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun says the country’s tourism industry can and should be a major foundation to lead Nepal to prosperity. Speaking at a function organised in Pokhara of Kaski district, which is also called the country’s tourism capital, on Wednesday morning, Pun said the government should think of development of tourism, agriculture, hydropower and herbs as the key foundations for Nepal’s prosperity. On the occasion, the Vice President also highlighted problems of the industry....

    Govt to construct Nepal’s biggest convention centre in Bhaktapur

    Kathmandu, January 13 The government of Nepal has finalised a plan to construct the country’s biggest convention centre, which will have a capacity of around 5,000 people, in Sano Thimi of Bhaktapur, east of Kathmandu. The Ministry of Urban Development says the Ministry has begun preparing a design for the centre. The Ministry’s spokesperson, Krishna Prasad Duwadi, says cost estimation and other details of the project will be finalised after t Kathmandu, January 13 The government of Nepal has...

    Chandragiri’s pressure to keep transmission line underground

    Kathmandu,Jan 13:Chandragiri Hills Limited, a private company that operates a cable car service to Chandragiri hill on the western outskirts of Kathmandu, has put pressure on the government to keep the transmission line of Upper Trishuli III-A hydropower project underground. The company has put pressure on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli among others, the report states.

    Lumbini’s promotion in international market not enough yet, says Minister

    Butwal, January 11 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, says the promotion of the birthplace of Lord Buddha, Lumbini, in the international market has not been sufficient yet. Adhikari has therefore requested the Lumbini Development Trust and local tourism entrepreneurs to organise at least one special function in the region so as to attract foreign tourists. Speaking at a function organised to inaugurate the Buddhist International Travel Mart on Friday morning, the Minister said, “Nepal is...

    Cordyceps, the Himalayan Viagra, kindles fortunes and begets plunder

    Kathmandu,January 11 Cordyceps, A Caterpillar Fungus Found In Alpine Pastures Of The Himalayas, Is A Highly Valued Aphrodisiac Commonly Known As “Himalayan Viagra”. Its Collection And Illegal Trade Have Transformed Remote Villages Of Uttarakhand, Where It Is Found In The Wild. The Fungus Cannot Be Cultured In The Laboratory. Excessive Harvesting And Climate Change Are Affecting Its Reproduction But There Is No Conservation Policy In Place. Anita Devi gently opens the small muslin cloth. A bunch of thin, dusty...

    Nepal plans to open museum to commemorate 2015 earthquake

    Kathmandu, January 10 The government of Nepal says it is planning to establish a museum, exhibiting various goods and objects related to the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that rattled the country on April 25, 2015 and its aftershocks. Sushil Gyewali, Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority, the government body to supervise and lead post-earthquake reconstruction works, claims that the museum will be of international standard. Speaking at a meeting of the Sustainable Development and Good Governance Committee of...

    Radisson Hotel Kathmandu Chairman Govinda Das Shrestha Passes Away 87

    Kathmandu,Jan09:Radisson Hotel Kathmandu Chairman Govinda Das Shrestha has passed away this morning 9th January 2019 at Leelawati Hospital, Mumbai. Shrestha was 87 years old and was suffering from cancer. Doctor and Shrestha family pronounced his death in the course of treatment. His body will be brought to Kathmandu on 10th January 2019. According to press release issued by Radisson Hotel Kathmandu, GD Shrestha served more than 4 decades in tourism industry. With his work and enthusiasm, he left a...

    24 per cent tourists rise visiting Nepal in 2018

    Kathmandu, January 9 Nepali tourism saw a growth of 24 per cent as over 1.1 million foreign tourists came to Nepal in 2018 surpassing last year’s figure of 940,218. According to Nepal Tourism Board, a total of 969,287 tourists came via air and 203,785 tourists came via land. Nepal saw a significant rise in the number of Chinese tourists as over 50,000 more Chinese visited Nepal. Tourists coming to Nepal from SAARC countries increased by 26.3 per cent as...

    Lumbini Development Trust: Excavation works in Tilaurakot gets momentum in 2019

    Taulihawa, January 8 The Lumbini Development Trust says it will expedite excavation and exploration works in ancient Tilaurakot town in Lumbini region, the birthplace of Lord Buddha. It is believed that King Suddhodan, father of Gautam Buddha, had a palace in the town. With the financial assistance of UNESCO, the excavation works of this year began in the historical site. The excavation around the Kanthak Stupa located outside the eastern gate of Tilaurakot palace site would be accomplished this...

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