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  • Climate passport, anyone?

    As climate change leads to the flooding of whole countries a “climate passport” may allow the most distressed to settle in countries that have been largely responsible for the impact Kathmandu,Dec 25:Nearly half a million people lost their countries during World War 1 and had to use the Nansen Passport till they could get citizenship of one country or another. A higher number may lose their countries as the sea level rises due to climate change. They should get a climate...

    In pics: night view of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge after renovation

    Kathmandu,Dec 18: Aerial photo taken on Dec. 17. 2018 shows night view of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge after renovation in Nanjing, east China’s Jiangsu Province. (Xinhua/Su Yang)

    Department mobilises broomers to make Kathmandu roads ‘dust free’

    Kathmandu, December 7 Implementing the order from the Prime Minister’s Office, the Department for Roads has started regularly using broomer machines to clean the roads of Kathmandu. Director General of the Department, Rabindra Nath Shrestha, says they have been cleaning the roads using the broomers regularly. Shrestha says that he and his department are working towards making sure the roads are clean and dust free. “We have been using the broomers to clean the roads twice a day, in...

    Nepal becomes first South Asian country to criminalise corporal punishment

    Kathmandu,Nov 06:The Himalayan Times reports in its anchor story that Nepal has become the first country in South Asia, and 54th in the world, to criminalise corporal punishment of children. The new Children’s Act mentions that physical and mental torture and degrading treatment of children at home, school or other places is a crime. Some activists, however, have pointed out there are still a number of shortcomings in the new law.

    The story of ‘living goddess

    Kathmandu,Oct 10: The Taleju Bhawani Temple in central Kathmandu stands out among the swarm of temples and monuments around the Durbar Square. As I sit nearby the temple, a woman walks up to the gate of the Taleju Bhawani and bows seeking blessing from the goddess. There is a certain satisfaction on her face. I ask her how long she’s been coming here and what she thinks about the temple, to which she replies, “I have been coming here...

    Outer Ring Road: China company to prepare DPR in 3 months, complete project in 5 years

    Kathmandu, September 7 The government is preparing to assign a Chinese company to prepare a detailed project report of proposed Outer Ring Road in Kathmandu Valley. The company will be told to prepare the DPR in next three months. Likewise, China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited is also likely to get the construction assignment with a deadline of five years. It has been learned that the company has expressed its interest to prepare the DPR, do mapping and generate the...

    Scientists deploy drones to count endangered crocodiles in Nepal’s Bardia

    Researchers In Nepal Used Drone Images To Survey Critically Endangered Gharial Crocodiles Along The Banks Of The Babai River, Comparing Their Results To Those Of Multi-Team Ground Surveys. Analysis Of The Drone Images Produced Counts Of Gharials And Mugger Crocodiles Similar To Those Of Ground Survey Teams, In Less Time And At A Lower Cost. The Researchers Stressed The Importance Of Conducting Aerial Surveys When Environmental Conditions Are Most Conducive, Such As During The Winter Months When Water Clarity...

    Chisapani: Nepal’s untamed far west

    Kathmandu,Sept 28: I could not believe my eyes! It was a pure work of art! At Bunghat, the Karnali water had scoured the big boulders eroding them into an exquisite piece of sculpture–as if, an artist had taken great pains to carve them with his chisel and hammer. The fast flowing turquoise waters of Karnali and the resonant rumble provided a perfect backdrop to the aesthetic ambience of the place. I had heard and read about Chisapani and its...

    Nepali town turns to the past for solutions to current water crisis

    Kathmandu,Sept 25: Experts hope that reviving an ancient water system of canals, ponds and rainwater harvesting can help Bhaktapur resolve its water shortages and better cope with floods in the crowded Kathmandu valley On a Saturday afternoon in Bhaktapur, once one of the three historical kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Sita Laxmi Kilambu and her neighbours are not at home enjoying their weekend brunch. Instead, they are donating their sweat to a cause that they hold dear—revitalising a near-dead...

    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....

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