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  • Fewa lake shrank from 10 to 4.2 sq km in 46 yrs

    POKHARA, Aug 4: It may surprise many  that land at famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been registered for years in the names of private individuals. It has been learnt that land around the lake, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland conservation area, has been registered as private property and the area of the lake also shrunk  from 10 square kilometers in 1961 to 4.20 square kilometers in 2008. Locals said  some individuals cunningly registered  land around the...

    NMA Election: Zimba Zangbu Sherpa panel announced its candidancy

    Kathmandu, August 1: A panel of Zimba Zangbu Sherpa announced its candidancy for the upcoming election of Nepal Mountaineering Association (NMA) on Monday. A panel announced the candidancy in the press meeting organized by the panel at Lainchaur. Sherpa, the managing director of Khumbi La Trekking and Mountaineering, is the immediate past president of NMA. The candidancy of the panel include Bhumilal Lama, Nimi Sherpa and Kul Bahadur Gurung for 1st Vice President, 2nd Vice President and General Secretary...

    Gurung strong candidate for General Secretary of NMA Election

    Kathmandu, July 31: Nepal Mountaineering association (NMA) has announced its election to be held on 5th August. As election is getting closer, candidates are becoming more ambitious. NMA is responsible for all the management activities essential for mountaineering. Among all the candidates, for the post of General Sectrary, Tourism Entrepreneur Kul Bahadur Gurung is prominent candidate among tourism promoters . Gurung is former Vice President of Trekking Agencies’ Association of Nepal (TAAN). Gurung has led different tourism organization. He...

    Road to famous tourist destination Panchpokhari disrupted

    Melamchi, July 30: A road to Panchpokhari – the main tourism site of Sindhupalchowk district – has come to a halt due to landslide. The road from western Melamchi Bazaar to Bhotang via Tipeni was disrupted after rain-triggered landslide. Landslides that occurred along the Melamchi-Bhotang road section obstructed the vehicular movement when a fair is about to take place in the famous touristic hub of Langtang Himalayan region, Panchpakhari. The fair which normally takes place on the day of...

    Som Nath Sapkota: Nepali tourism promoter and contributor

    Kathmandu, July 26: There are various types of people living in the world. Some people even after leaving the mother countries contribute a lot in for the development and promotion of the country while some just stay put and focus on their own future. Som Nath Sapkota is the one who has been contributing for the nation even though he has been living abroad for more than a decade. Som Nath Sapkota was born in rural area of Baglung...

    Rs 1.3 million handed over to set up Khairkendra Community Homestay

    Kanchanpur, July 23: The Trishakti Buffer Zone Consumers Committee and the National Trust for Nature Conservation on Saturday handed over Rs 1.3 million for establishment of Khairkendra Community Homestay at Shuklaphanta municipality – 3. The Homestay will be set up as part of the Shuklaphanta Conservation Programme. Shuklaphanta municipality’s Mayor, Dil Bahadur Aire, handed over a cheque carrying the amount to Home Stay Chair, Puran Chaudhary. Aire said that homestay scheme is a medium of self-employment and that it...

    Reconstruction of Gorkha Durbar Begins

    Gorkha, July 19: The reconstruction works of the historic Gorkha Palace in the Gorkha district has begun. The palace, which holds a historic, religious and archaeological importance, had suffered extensive damages during the 2015 Gorkha earthquake that rattled the country last year. The palace would be reconstructed from its foundation, informed the Gorkha Palace Caretaking Section. Currently, the palace has been surrounded by the corrugated zinc sheets as the dismantling is going on. The Department of Archaeology has allocated...

    Month long fair begins in Ashapuri, Doleshwar Temples

    Bhaktapur, July 16: A month-long fair has begun at the popular Ashapuri Mahadev and Doleshwar Mahadev temples at Sipadole of Surya Binayak Municipality with the beginning of the month of Shrawan in the Lunar calendar today. Devotees have begun to increase since early this morning with the beginning of the fair, said Bidur Man Singh Basnet, chair at the Doleshwar Mahadev temple preservation and development committee. Worshiping of the Ashapuri Mahadev is believed to bring good fortune to the...

    Phaplu airport shutdown due to unpredictable weather

    Solukhumbu, July 10: The Faplu airport located at the Solukhumbu’s district headquarters has remained out of operation for the past 13 days due to erratic weather pattern. The last flight to take off from the airport on June 27 was that of Nepal Airlines after which the airport has taken on a deserted look, according to Nepal Airlines’ Faplu Acting Station In – charge, Ganesh Shrestha. The airport’s shutdown has been attributed to perennial presence of thick fog and...

    Bringing the world in Lumbini to discuss peace: the dream of Lumbini Forum

    (Rina Shrestha) Kathmandu, July 3: For Basu Gautam originally from Bhairahawa, a small southwestern town in Nepal, Lumbini is not merely a touristic attraction with historical significance but more than that. For the last few years he is persistently campaigning to build and promote Lumbini as a juncture for peacemakers and organizations working towards peace and harmony across the globe. Lumbini is the birthplace of Buddha and one of the world’s most famous spiritual sites situated at the foothills...

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