Rhinos in CNP continue dying from preventable causes

Chitwan, March 24 : Poaching remains as a worldwide threat to wildlife including rhinoceroses as it has pushed some of subspecies to the near extinction. But the case is somehow different for rhinos in the Chitwan National Park (CNP). The CNP has been celebrating the zero-poaching of rhinos for some years, but continues to see the loss of this endangered animal due to some ‘preventable causes’. A total of 39 rhinos died to date in the current fiscal year...

Wildlife at risk of road accident due to water shortage in park area

Ranjha, March 24 (RSS): Wild animals inside the Banke National Park are frequently killed in road accidents as they have to cross the East-West highway to reach the Rapti river due to the lack of adequate sources of water inside the park area. The animals are struck by speeding vehicles when they cross the highway to get to the river for drinking. As a result, the number of wild animals killed in road fatalities on the highway section inside the...

Thori in bid to expand tourism infrastructures

Ratnanagar, March 22: In a bid to increase income by utilising local natural resources, Thori rural municipality has initiated developing tourism infrastructures. Geographically connected to Chitwan National Park and Parsa National Park, the rural municipality has focused on tourism promotion activities since this year. With this, the locals who had lost their lives and properties due to wild animal rampage are to shore up their income levels from tourism enterprises. The rural municipality has started developing tourism infrastructures after Parsa National...

SWO-YATRA: This solo woman travel challenge takes Nepali ladies to a new journey

Kathmandu,March 22: Perhaps the 2015 acid attack on two teenage girls in Basantapur of Kathmandu was enough to make Jason Shah realise challenges that women would face in the Nepali society while travelling. Therefore when he was invited to join a march against the incident, he decided that it would make little or no difference in the situation. Instead, he vowed to do something more. The Inception Of A New Campaign When Shah started NepaliTravellers with a few friends in 2015,...

Weekend Brunch AT Hyatt Regency In Kathmandu

Kathmandu,March 21:Hyatt Regency Kathmandu Announces every weekend for a rejuvenating time with friends and family over an indulgent brunch , while splashing in the swimming pool or just relaxing in the outdoor whirlpool. “Make your selection from the wide variety on offer in the vegetarian and no vegetarian buffet spreads .A buffet featuring barbecue, kebab stations, antipasti , live station and mouthwatering desserts is only part of what makes our Weekend Brunch finest option,” said a press release. According...

Fagu Poornima, Festival of Colours, today

Kathmandu March 20 : The Fagu Poornima or the festival of colours is being celebrated with much fanfare in hilly areas, including the capital city, today. The festival is however being observed in the Terai region tomorrow. The Fagu Poornima celebration begins with a Holika dahan or making a bonfire commemorating the death of Holika on the eve of Holi, the symbol of triumph of good over evil. The next day, people enjoy smearing one another with different colours...

Two foreigner injured in paragliding accident

Pokhara, March 20: Two foreign nationals paragliding have been injured when they met with an accident here Tuesday. Chinese pilot Ales Wikarin,50, and passenger seven-year-old Yang Gowanji from Singapore were injured when their paraglider got stuck on a power cable wire, in course of landing on the bank of the Fewa lake. They had taken off from Sarangkot in ward no. 18 of Pokhara metropolis. They are undergoing treatment at Manipal Teaching Hospital while the incident is being investigated, police...

Invasive plants a fast-growing threat to India’s rhinos

Kathmandu,March 19:In 2018, biologists observed the invasive plant Parthenium, known locally as congress grass, establishing itself in grasslands of India’s Pobitora National Park. Invasive species threaten protected areas in Assam state, and herbivores like the greater one-horned rhinos that live within them, by crowding out the native plants animals rely on for food. Each of Assam state’s four rhino reserves currently faces threats from invasive plants including Parthenium, Mimosa, Mikania and water hyacinth. Experts are contemplating the use of...

Minister bats for Nepal-China cooperation on tea production, research

Beijing, March, 13: Minister for Agriculture and Livestock Development Chakrapani Khanal has proposed cooperation for production of tea, its research and technology, and socio-economic inter-connection between Nepal and China. Addressing the Third Annual International Tea Conference at Yibin City of Sichuan Province in China on Monday, Minister Khanal said that Nepal is yet to do a lot to develop and promote tea culture though the country is self-reliant on tea production. Nepal is willing to establish collaboration with China for...

Two paragliding companies banned from flying in Pokhara

Pokhara, March 18 Pokhara Municipality has banned two paragliding companies that failed to renew their licences. Golden Heaven Paragliding and Advance Paragliding have been banned by the municipality after they failed to register their companies with the municipality office within a deadline set by the civic office. Both companies were time and again asked by the municipality to register, however, both didn’t bother to do so, say local officials. “We gave these companies plenty of time to register but...

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