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  • Three-day tourism promotion seminar conducted in Bharatpur

    Chitwan, March 20: Bharatpur Metropolitan and the Consulate General of India, Birgunj, have jointly conducted a seminar to discuss tourism promotion in Nepal and India. The meeting has determined that the both countries have to work together in solving any problems hindering the growth of tourism and to leave no stone unturned to develop tourism in the two countries.   Tourism entrepreneurs, journalists, and officials from the Indian consulate spoke on the three-day meeting offering insights and suggestions for...

    Measurement of Phoksundo Lake fails

    Dolpa,March 18: Phokshundo Lake is considered to be the deepest lake of Nepal. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology tried to measure the depth of the lake but due to the failure of machinery, the actual depth of the lake couldn’t be measured. The Department has declared declared the lake’s depth to be 670 m on the basis of general knowledge. The locals revolted against this, so a 25 member committee was formed on the leadership of the Managing...

    Kapdane Pond in Sankhuwasabha facing environmental degradation

    Kathmandu,March 16: Kapdane Pond, situated in the Sankhuwasabha Village Municipality is degrading due to lack of conservation and the pollution is rapidly decreasing its area. This pond is a tourist attraction spot and has historic importance. According to local Sunnabuti Sherpa, no one goes near the Pond due to the fear of being buried in the wetlands around the lake which has turned into a quicksand. Conservation departments have paid little attention to the conservation of the pond which...

    TU launches MA programmes in Tourism and Hospitality, Sports Science

    Kathmandu, March 7: The Tribhuvan University (TU) is commencing the Master’s Degree programmes in Tourism and Hospitality, and Sports Science under the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences from this fiscal year. Students having second division in Bachelor’s Degree in any stream are eligible to apply for the Master’s Degree programmes in both the subjects, the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences said in a press statement Tuesday. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences said that the programmes...

    Holi to be celebrated in Janakpur tomorrow!

    Janakpurdham, March 2 : Holi, the festival of joy, colour, goodwill and enthusiasm, is to be celebrated in Janakpur area tomorrow. There is the tradition of celebrating Holi which is also known as Hori is marked in this region a day after the conclusion of the 15-day Mithila Madhyamiki Parikrama, a pilgrimage which takes the devotees on a journey covering 135 kilometres on foot. Of the 135 kilometres long route which completes a circuit, 108 kilometres lies in Nepal...

    Bhandari, Pun likely to be re-elected

    Kathmandu,March 02:The Left Alliance wants to re-elect Bidya Devi Bhandari to the post of President, reports in the press today say. The news comes just a few days after the Election Commission made public the schedule for the polls, Annapurna Post reports. The paper quotes sources to say that although the UML’s Jhalanath Khanal and Maoist Centre’s Amik Sherchan had expressed their interest for the position, the Left Alliance is likely to retain Bhandari as President. The Election Commission has set...

    Jagadishpur Lake turning into centre of attraction for nature lovers

    Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Feb 28 : The Jagadishpur Tal, which figures in the list of major wetlands of the world, is gradually developing into a tourism destination in recent times. The Jagadishpur Tal is the largest artificial lake of the country which is locatedat Kapilvastu Municipality-9, some 11 kilometres to the north of Taulihawa, the headquarters of Kapilvastu district. This lake has become a new destination for the tourists visiting Lumbini, the birthplaceof Gautama Buddha, which also lies in Kapilvastu...

    Construction of tunnel of Melamchi project delays

    Chautara, Feb 23: Construction of the tunnel of the much-awaited Melamchi Water Supply Project has slowed down. The construction works on the tunnel of the project have been delayed as the construction company has not been carrying out any works on some days citing lack of construction materials while on other days digging up to a metre only or from six to eight metres also on days it says it is working full-fledged, said Rajendra Panta, the Project Senior...

    3.6 magnitude aftershock rattles Kathmandu

    Kathmandu, Feb 21 (RSS): The National Seismological Centre (NSC), Department of Mines and Geology today recorded a 3.6 magnitudes aftershock of the Gourkha earthquake of April 25, 2015. Epicenter of the aftershock was Dallu Housing in Kathmandu and it occurred at 2:23 am, said Lok Bijaya Adhikari, Chief of the NSC, adding that more than 489 aftershocks above 4 magnitudes occurred so far following the devastating quake.

    On Democracy Day, Oli says he will bring happiness

    Kathmandu, February 19 New Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says he will launch a campaign to bring happiness to the faces of Nepali people. Addressing a special function organised on the National Democracy Day at the Army Pavilion in Kathmandu today, Oli said the campaign would need development activities matching to the era and policies and programmes accordingly. “I request our well-wishers including all Nepali and foreign friends to participate in and support this campaign,” Oli said. Meanwhile, President...

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