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  • Global Video Challenge Competition for Nepal Tourism Promotion

    Kathmandu, July 11: Non- residential Nepali Association (NRNA) has come up with a mission to promote tourism industry of Nepal with global video challenge in association with Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) partners like HAN, TAAN, Turkish Airlines, among others. The program is designed solely to draw maximum number of short videos from anyone interested persons on Nepal that reflects country and its diversity. The video should be no more than 3 minutes of length. In our query, Joint Treasurer...

    Chitwan sees off two rhinos that Nepal is gifting China

    Preparations are being made to send two rhinoceros to China via Kathmandu, in Chitwan, on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.  Kathmandu, July 10 : The Chitwan National Park on Tuesday saw off two one-horned rhinoceros that Nepal is gifting the northern neighbour, China. Nepal had agreed to gift four rhinos to China around two years ago. Two of them, one-and-half-year-old Bharda (male) and two-year-old Rupasi (female) will fly to Beijing on Thursday. Two others will be sent next year.The Park...

    Taste of China in Thamel

    With more tourists coming to Nepal from its northern neighbour every year, many Chinese restaurants have popped up around the city. Most of them are in Thamel, an area which has now become a hub even for Chinese tourists. These restaurants aren’t only popular among the Chinese, but are also famous among Nepalis who have developed a keen taste for food from the Middle Kingdom. To experience why Chinese eateries are so famous, I head to Zhong Hua restaurant...

    Rainfall to continue for three more days

    Kathmandu, July 9 The Meteorological Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted rainfall for three more days across the country. Issuing a notice, the Division predicted that the precipitation will continue for next three days. Most places across the country will receive medium rainfall whereas heavy rainfall has been forecast in central and western regions on Monday night. Likewise, most places in the eastern and western regions would receive heavy rainfall for two days. Similarly,...

    Province government allocates 980 million rupees for Karnali tourism

    Surkhet, July 08:  Province minister for industry, tourism, forest and environment Nanda Singh Budha has said that the government of Karnali has allocated Rs. 980 million for tourism development in the province.   Speaking at a programme organized by Nepal Tourism Board here Saturday, he said of the total budget Rs. 980 million was allocated for the tourism sector, which accounts for 52 per cent. “Emphasis will be laid on infrastructure development,” he said. The tourism minister also shared...

    More than 32,000 kg waste collected from Everest

    Kathmandu, July 1 : With the end of the year’s main climbing season, mountaineers generated over thirty tonnes of garbage below Camp II on Mt Everest, an official at Sagarmatha Pollution Control Committee said. SPCC Chairman AngDorje Sherpa said the garbage management staff collected 32,241 kg garbage generated by climbers from Everest base camp and Camp II this season. “The team brought down 13,501 kg combustible garbage from base camp and 1,941 kg from Camp II to a waste...

    Asar 15 festival connects life of Nepali farmers

    Kathmandu,June 29: Monsoons in Nepal are particularly soothing. The rain not only freshens up the atmosphere, but it also washes the physical dirt. There is something calming about the sound of the monsoon rain which is accompanied by the croaking of frogs and view of lush green fields everywhere. In a country where a major part of the population is still dependent on agriculture, the monsoon itself also marks a festival for farmers. The 15th day in the month...

    Nepal to gift 4 rhinoceros to China

    Chitwan, June 28 Following an understanding made between the two countries, Nepal is sending four one-horned rhinoceros to China next month. The first pair will be sent on July 12 whereas the second pair will follow in the third week of July. Nepal had expressed its commitment to gift the animals during a visit of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to Beijing two years ago. Preparations had been made to implement the commitment during the visit of Prime Minister...

    Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve earns over Rs 4.6 million through hunting permission

    Kathmandu, June 28 : The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve has collected revenue worth over Rs 4.6 million in the current fiscal year. According to the reserve office, it earned millions of rupees in permits granted to foreigners for hunting at various blocks of the reserve. A total of 19 Himalayan Blue Sheep and 10 Himalayan Tahrs were hunted in the current fiscal year. The Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve is the sole hunting reserve in the country and (legal) hunting is allowed...

    Mountaineer Kamirita calls for providing social security to Sherpa climbers

    Kathmandu,June 24: Among tough resolutions of those enjoying adventurous life, climbing Mount Everest and setting a record may be one. The blissful moment of being atop the highest peak of the world is indeed unrivalled occasion in one’s life. But some climbers are quite reverse to this idea that they take it as a household errand. “I’ve been atop the Everest not to keep record but to guide others to scale it. My task is guiding to climbers. I...

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