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  • Three reasons why Daman is the hottest destination this winter

    Nov 12:-Located just around 75 km southwest of Kathmandu, Daman is beautiful throughout the year, it is more so during winter when the tiny village spring backs to life from its summer slumber. As Daman’s slopes get coated with snow, travellers from the neigbouring districts come here to enjoy a rarity in the Kathmandu valley–snow. But there are more reasons to visit Daman this winter, than just to play in the snow.   1. A Perfect Winter Getaway  ...

    Three including Tourism Minister directed for clarification

    Kathmandu, Nov 12: The Election Commission has directed Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev to furnish clarification why he did not deserve punishment, for he violated election code of conduct by involving in an election programme at a public school of Saptari by misusing government vehicles. He is directed to furnish clarification within 24 hours, said EC Spokesperson Nawaraj Dhakal, adding that even Nepali Congress candidate from constituency no 3 of the district was asked...

    Dolpa at high risk of climate change

    Dunai, Dolpa, Nov 10 (RSS): The Himalayan district, Dolpa, is at high risk from climate change effects. This information was shared at a programme on ‘climate change effects and the role of local level in mitigating it’ organized in Dunai today. District coordinator of the Local Adaptation Plan for Action (LAPA), Santosh Khanal stressed on the need for the local levels to extend the required cooperation in the coming days for minimizing the negative effects of climate change. Mayor...

    Rescued rhino released into CNP

    Chitwan, Nov 10 (RSS): A one-horned rhino which was rescued from Balmiki Tiger Reserve in India, and brought to the Chitwan National Park (CNP) on Thursday, has been released into the CNP today. The female rhino of about 15 years of age, which was swept away from the CNP in a flooding four months ago, was spotted at the Reserve, around 20 kilometers east from the Nepal-India border, some days earlier. The rhino was freed in the presence of...

    Reconstruction of Ranipokhari resumes after four months

    Kathmandu, Nov 9 (RSS): Reconstruction works of the Ranipokhari has resumed after a hiatus of four months. Executive Officer at Kathmandu Metropolis, Dhaniram Sharma, directed the construction company to accelerate the reconstruction. As per the agreement, the construction company had to accomplish the first phase of the work within last mid June. As the time has not been over for the reconstruction, it was yet to be completed. So, the construction company was directed for it, said Sharma. Director...

    Kartik Naach: This centuries-old festival of Patan celebrates devil’s defeat every year

    Kathmandu,Nov 08:As I roam around the alleys of Patan, I see a certain buzz in the people around. Everyone seems to be in a rush. I stop and ask a little boy why he and everyone are hurrying. He replies “Katti–Pyakha”. Started by then King of Patan, Siddhinarsingh Malla in the 17th century, Katti-Pyakha or Kartik Naach of Lalitpur is a traditional dance performed in the month Kartik at Dobal of Patan Durbar Square. I hurry along with the...

    Tourism minister Dev urges private sector to help promote adventure tourism

    Kathmandu, Nov 8: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev urged the private sector to play an active role in promoting adventure tourism, while saying Nepal is an exemplary destination for the same. He also lauded the role of adventure athletes to promote religious and cultural tourism. The minister was addressing a function organised to honour a Moroccan national Anas Bekkali, who skydived from a height of 23,000 feet in the Mount Everest. He pledged to...

    Annapurna alternative trekking route opens

    Besisahar, Lamjung, Nov 7 : An alternative route to the round-Annapurna trekking has come into operation. The Manang-Lamjung Hotel Entrepreneurs Committee brought the alternative route into operation after the trekking was affected due to the construction of a motor road up to Manang. The route was formally opened amidst a programme here today. The trekking route starts from Besisahar and connects Khudi. Former lawmaker Jamindra Man Ghale inaugurated the optional trekking route. The participants of the inauguration programme also...

    Six vultures under the care of vulture restaurant released in nature

    Chitwan, Nov 6 (RSS): Vultures caught from nature from different parts of the country and kept in enclosure in the Nawalparasi-based Vulture Restaurant are to be released to their natural habitat on November 9. Among vultures remaining under the care of Vulture Breeding Centre at Kasara, Chitwan , six were shifted to Nawalparasi on April 15 this year. According to Chitwan National Park chief conservation officer Ramchandra Kandel, a technicians’ team has been there in Nawalparasi to examine health...

    Agriculture, tourism, infrastructure development of Kaski NC’s top priority

    Pokhara, Nov 6 (RSS): The Nepali Congress, Kaski has accorded priority to agriculture, tourism, water, and infrastructure development in the district. At a press conference organised in the district on Sunday, candidates for the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies pledged to make the district prosperous through development activities. A NC’s manifesto for Kaski district was also made public at the event. Conservation of lakes, upgradation and expansion of road networks and construction of bridges are NC’s top...

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