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  • Rudrakasha farms under CCTV surveillance

    Kathmandu,Sept 21:Rudraksha farmers in Bhojpur district of eastern Nepal have begun deploying CCTVs for surveillance of their cultivation as thieves began attacking the lucrative product used for religious purposes, reports Kantipur anchor story. The farmers would guard the farms themselves till last year, but they have embraced the modern technology spending some thousand rupees now as the monetary benefit of the plant increased with the rise in its use, the report informs.

    Delay to operate few tourist areas of Thamel and Durbarmarg for 24 hrs

    Kathmandu, Sep 20: Due to delay in the decision of the District security committee, people are unable to operate 24hr business in Kathmandu tourist destination, Thamel. District Administration office had decided to operate few areas of Thamel and Durbarmarg for 24 hrs. Chief District officer of District Administration office, Bashudev Ghimire said that there is delay in operation of Thamel and Durbarg area for 24 hrs as the District security committee has still not given their decision. He said...

    Pokhara-Panchase Cable car to be constructed

    Kathmandu, Sep 19: The visitors can now travel the tourism and religious destination, Panchase which is also known as the meeting point of Parvat, Kaski and Syanja with the help of cable car. A cable car is going to be established from Ghatichina ward no 23 of Pokhara Metropolitan to Panchase. After the establishment of cable car the visitors can easily visit Panchase from Pokhara. Panchase is located 2,517m above the sea level.  Currently, the visitors have been visiting Panchase by...

    What Nepal can learn from Singapore

    Kathmandu,Sept 19:“We will turn Nepal into Singapore” is what Nepalis have heard politicians say during their election campaigns. This is not the case just in Nepal; politicians from most developing Asian nations echo similar slogans during their electioneering. Perhaps they speak this sentence without thinking what turned Singapore into the most developed nation in East Asia in less than three decades. There were various factors that helped the island nation jump from the third world to the first world....

    Tourists face difficulty because of unclear weather

    Kathmandu, Sep 18: After a week, the tourists of Lukla have started returning Kathmandu as the weather gets clear. Due to unclear weather ships were not able to go there since last Sunday. Rajkumar Chhetri, General Manager of Tribhuvan International Airport, told that on 10/12 flights were operated in TIA. Tara air, Sita air and Summit air has been flying to Lukla airport. Aang Pemba Sherpa, General Secretary of the Trekking Agencies Association of Nepal (TAAN), has reported about...

    Bird strike leaves Saurya Airlines plane grounded in Biratnagar

    Biratnagar, September 17 An aircraft of Saurya Airlines experienced a bird strike immediately after it landed at the Biratnagar Airport of Morang district on Monday morning. No one has sustained any injury in the incident, but the aeroplane has been grounded. The aircraft had gone to Biratnagar from Kathmandu. Acting Chief of Biratnagar regional office of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Santosh Dhakal, informs the aircraft’s left wing has been damaged. Engineers have been mobilised in repairing the aircraft....

    Seeking holy water in Nepal’s Himalayas

    Kathmandu,Sept 17: Every year, on the full moon in August, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims make the difficult trek to Gosaikunda Lake, a high altitude lake in Nepal’s Himalayas A long exposure morning view of Gosaikunda Lake on the full moon day of August 26, 2018. The Himalayan high altitude lake is situated at the altitude of 4380m from the sea level in Langtang National Park of Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake has ecological, cultural and religious values. Every...

    Manakamana Temple reconstruction over after 41 months

    Gorkha, September 14 The Manakamana Temple in Gorkha district of Gandaki Province, which attracts millions of visitors every year, has been reconstructed around 41 months after the 2015 earthquake. The Temple Reconstruction Committee has stated that the reconstruction of temple itself has been over recently. “Now, we are yet to pave the yard with stones and construct a retaining wall,” informs the Committee’s coordinator Narendra Babu Shrestha. Whereas the Department of Archaeology is estimating the cost for retaining wall,...

    Pokhara to be declared a tourism capital

    Pokhara, Sept 14: Hotel Association Nepal (HAN) conducted a program inviting tourism stakeholders of the region and deliberated on the ways of preparations to declare it a tourist capital and gateway of South Asia. HAN in association with West Regional Hotel Association Pokhara, Nepal Tourism Board on Tuesday, 11 September 2018 invited Chief Minister Prithvi Subba Gurung as the chief guest and Kiran Gurung, minister for finance and planning of Gandaki Province as special guest. Tourism entrepreneurs, lawmakers, Pokhara...

    Snow leopard census concludes in Shey-Phoksundo

    A rare sighting of a snow leopard pair. Photo from the Snow Leopard Conservancy/Tashi R Ghale Jajarkot, September 12 The counting of endangered snow leopard has been concluded in Shey-Phoksundo National Park in Dolpa. The census was conducted with the financial support provided by the World Wildlife Fund. A team of 33 persons associated with the WWF, Shey-Phoksundo National Park and the Snow Leopard Protection Committee had started the census on April 26. Park’s assistant conservation officer Prakash Upreti...

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