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  • Five municipalities’ chiefs to leave for Korea

    Pokhara, Sept 8: Man Bahadur GC, mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolis, leading a 10-member team is leaving for Korea to take part the Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) & Mayors’ Forum. The Summit will be held from 10 to 13 September in Daejeon, the New Hub City of Korea. The Asia Pacific Cities Summit (APCS) and Mayors’ Forum, initiated by Brisbane City Council, is recognized as the region’s leading business and government forum for managing cities and urban development. The...

    Narayangadh-Muglin road to be open during night from September 13

    Chitwan, Sept 7: The Narayangadh-Muglin road that remained closed earlier for traffic during night as part of the road-widening project will operate during both day and night from September 13, the police said. The allowance aims to ease the journey of people leaving the Kathmandu Valley for upcoming festivals like Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath. A meeting of the local administration, the police, the road construction company and stakeholders held in the district today decided to this effect. Earlier, traffic...

    Number of Himalayan Tahr increases in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve

    Baglung, Sept 7: The number of Himalayan Tahr in the Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve has increased significantly for over the last six years. There are 388 such goat antelopes recorded in the Reserve. Their number stood at 285 in the last census held in 2012. Himalayan Tahr , which are native of Nepal, India and China, is enlisted in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. The counting was made by the office of the Reserve in all seven blocks...

    Leopard rampage in Necha

    Solukhumbu, Sept 7: Leopard rampage has terrorized locals at Necha area of Nechasalyan rural municipality in Solukhumbu. The wild beast has so far killed two dozens of goats in the area during the period of a month. Locals now are compelled to keep vigil on the leopard rampage during night time. According to Rekha Sharma, a local of Nechasalyan rural municipality-3, the leopard killed goats in a settlement one day and in another settlement next day which is quite...

    Night travel ban along Beni – Jomsom extended in wake of continuing landslides

    Beni (Myagdi), Sept 6: The night travel ban along the Beni – Jomsom route has been extended to September 16. The local authorities had previously placed the ban from July 20 to August 31 for sake of travellers’ security following intermittent landslides along the Myagdi and Mustang sections. The rise in the water levels in the river has also forced the extension of the ban period. As the situation persists, the ban was extended to September 16, said District...

    Kirtipur opens up feasibility study for bungee jumping

    SEP 6,KATHMANDU: A feasibility study is underway to surf through the possibilities for bungee jumping, an adventure sport, near the Balkhu River to promote tourism. A Detailed Project Report would be prepared for setting up a tunnel and other necessary infrastructure on a hill located at the border of Kirtipur and Tinthana. The Kirtipur Municipality is the mastermind behind the plan to set up the adventure sport. A feasibility study held earlier had shown that the area located at Kirtipur...

    We will play for win, says Koji

    Lalitpur, September 5 Nepal national football team head coach Gyotoku Koji said his side would go for a win when they face Tajikistan in the AFC Asian Cup Qualifiers match here at the ANFA Complex grounds on Tuesday. Nepal, who are in Group F along with Tajikistan, Philippines and Yemen, are playing their second home match of the Qualifiers. Nepal played a goalless draw against Yemen in June after facing a 4-1 defeat at the hands of Philippines in...

    Tourists in trouble as adverse weather continues to disrupt flights in Lukla

    Sept 4: SOLUKHUMBU: Tourists continue to be affected by disruption of flights to and from Tenzing-Hillary Airport, also known as Lukla Airport, in Solukhumbu for the past five days due to adverse weather. Thick fog and rains have forced the airlines companies to cancel flights since last Wednesday. “Just two flights were on Sunday morning in the past six days,” said Bachchu Narayan Shrestha, Chief of Lukla-based Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal. On Sunday, various airlines companies booked for a...

    Tilicho Lake’s glory remains undimmed

    Manang, Sept 4: The splendour of the alpine Tilicho lake located 4,919 metres above the sea level at Nesyang rural municipality – 9 of Manang district continues to enchant the visitors. The lake offers a panoramic view of the great Himalayan range including the Mt Muktinath Tilicho and Mt Nilgiri. The route leading to Mustang from Tilicho, however, is yet to come into operation. The route is sure to facilitate the tourists’ journey to other destinations from here. The...

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