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  • Heritage in Sankhu still awaiting reconstruction

    Kathmandu, Sep 10: Reconstruction of heritages of Kathmandu’s historical city, Sankhu, which was devastated by the April 2015 earthquake, has not gathered momentum. The reconstruction drive has almost reached four years but its speed is snail-paced.  Though the Department of Archaeology took up the responsibility for the rebuild of the Lichchhivi-era historical heritages, it could not speed up the works.  The Gorkha Earthquake-2015 had caused damages to 10 heritages of Sankhu. Among the damaged heritages were Bajrayogini Temple, Khagayogini Temple,...

    DNA database helps Nepal’s officials monitor tigers, punish poachers

    Abhaya Raj Joshi Tigers are the largest cats. Bengal tigers, like this one, can weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb) and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in). Image by Derrick Brutel, Wikimedia Commons CC 2.0. Nepal’s Centre For Molecular Dynamics Has Developed A DNA Reference Database Containing Genetic And Geographic Information On 120 Of The Country’s Estimated 200 Wild Tigers.Law Enforcement Officials Used The Database To Identify The Species, Sex, And Estimated Geographic...

    Pokhara: Six persons missing since Saturday boat capsize found dead

    File: Begnas Lake Pokhara, September 9 Six persons who went missing after a boat capsized in Begnas Lake of Pokhara in Kaski district on Saturday have been found dead on Sunday. With the recovery of these bodies, the death toll in the incident has reached eight. Two persons–Krishna Kumari Bajgain and Jamuna Gaire–who were rescued from the lake were declared dead during treatment yesterday. Rescuers today found the bodies of Prachin Paudel (5), Manisha Bajgain (17), Shiva Khanal (8),...

    Bodies of helicopter crash victims being brought to Kathmandu

    Nuwakot, September 9 Bodies of those who were killed in the Altitude Air helicopter crash in Meghang of Nuwakot district on Saturday have been brought to the district headquarters Bidur this morning. According to police, the deceased’s bodies were retrieved on Saturday night with the help of local people.  However, geographical difficulties obstructed transporting their bodies, said Chief District Officer Uddhav Bahadur Thapa, adding that preparations were underway to send the deceased’s bodies to Kathmandu. The helicopter crashed at...

    Free wifi service offered at Pokhara Airport

    Kathmandu, Sep 07: Pokhara Airport is now offering free wifi to travellers. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal informed that the wifi service has been set up in collaboration with internet service provider Worldlink.  The facility came as the Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, announced to offer free wifi in all airports of the country within a year. Free wifi has now been offered at Tribhuvan International Airport and Pokhara Airport. The facility has been...

    Photo feature: Changing face of water use in the Himalayas

    Kathmandu,Sept 07:Environmental and social changes are impacting the ways in which small towns throughout the Himalayas source and distribute water. A research project in India and Nepal — called Pani, Pahar: Waters of the Himalayas — tried to understand the connections between changes in land use and management that impact on the water-bearing capacity of landscape in these mountainous regions, and the availability of water. The interdependence of people and ecological processes across these incredible landscapes creates a complex and...

    Reconstruction of Degu Taleju Temple stalled

    LALITPUR, Sept 6: The reconstruction of the Degu Taleju temple at the world heritage site Patan Durbar Square has remained stalled even after more than three years since it was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. Restoration of this historic temple has not started yet due to the confusion over which body was responsible for undertaking the task.  The Patan Smarak Sanrakshan Tatha Durbar Herchaha Karyalaya has stated that it is yet to be decided which body – Kathmandu Valley Development...

    Wild elephant found dead

    BHADRAPUR, Sep 06:  A wild elephant was found dead this morning at a paddy farm in Mechinagar Municipality-9 in Jhapa district.  According to Area Police Office, Dhulabari, the elephant was found dead with both of its tusks languished in the muddy farm of local Rohit Kumar Dhungana, according to the Area Police Office Dhulabari.  Earlier a month ago, an elephant was also found dead at Panchpokhari community forest of Mechinagar-3 in the district.  RSS

    Discovering wonders of wildernesses in Kathmandu

    By Kapil Bisht Sunset in Shivapuri Photo: Jodie Wilson/Flickr In his book The Happy Isles of Oceania, the genre-bending travel writer Paul Theroux states that “as long as there is wilderness, there is hope.” Theroux, an established novelist and best-selling author of the acclaimed The Great Railway Bazaar, is heartbroken. His marriage is in tatters. Divorce is on the horizon. It is under such circumstances (and with a dark patch on his arm that doctors cannot rule out to be cancer)...

    Nepal-China joint venture to reconstruct Dharahara

    Kathmandu,Sept 03:The Republica has published reports that a construction company named GIETC/RAMAN J/V has won the contract to reconstruct the historic tower of Dharahara. It is a joint venture of Nepali and Chinese businesses, according to The Himalayan Times.  Republica informs that the company has proposed the lowest amount of Rs 3.45 billion for the reconstruction project. The report also adds that the Nepal Reconstruction Authority’s decision to select the contractor through free competition saved as much as Rs 940 million. Earlier, the...

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