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  • Nepal’s vulture restaurants are helping revive their population and generate income for communities

    Kathmandu,May 14:They are big, ugly, and have a bad reputation. Although vultures have been at the center of a love-hate relationship with humans — they are also our natural allies. Vultures are mostly carrion eaters and are a major part of the natural process of death in the wild. By devouring large amounts of flesh, these large birds help limit the spread of bacteria and disease that can otherwise spread from the decaying animal bodies. However, despite their important role as buffers against the potential...

    Buffalo beauty contest in Itahari

    Kathmandu,May 13:A buffalo beauty contest was held in Itahari recently, according to Rajdhani anchor story. As many as 38 buffaloes along with their owners participated in the beauty contest, in which a buffalo named Hira won the title. Her owner, farmer Mithumaya Karki, looked happy receiving the award money of Rs 11,000. According to organisers, the contest was organised to encourage the farmers towards cattle farming.

    Bomb explosion at agro-firm

    Waling, Syangja, May 10 : An unidentified group has detonated a bomb at Khilung Kalika Agro-firm at Thadakhet, Bhirkot Municipality-7 in Syangja district last night. The firm has been producing more than 150 thousand eggs daily. The explosion occurred at around midnight. It is not known who exploded the improvised explosive device and for what motive, the District Police Office, Syangja said. The blast has destroyed the electric generator and its shed. (RSS)

    Yak and reindeer herders meet on top of the world

    Kathmandu,May 10:Yak herders from Bhutan, Nepal, and the Tibetan Autonomous Region in China met with reindeer herders from Norway and Russia and found surprising commonalities in the challenges they face, especially climate change. Changlin Xu (Yak herder from the Tibetan Autonomous Region meets his first reindeer Imagine that you’ve never left your home village, that you speak only your native language, and that you suddenly find yourself traveling over 8,300 kilometres across the globe. For Yuden...

    Globalizing Nepal Heritage Cuisine

    KATHMANDU, May 08:  In a bid to promote Nepali signature heritage cuisine in global market, Nepal launched cook book and videos under the campaign “Globalizing Nepal Heritage Cuisine” on Monday. Amid a special program including cuisine display and tasting in Kathmandu, Nepali Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari launched the book and videos that feature Nepali food recipe including information on all ingredients and cooking methods. The move is a joint initiation of Nepal Tourism Board,...

    Myagdi women play Naumati musical instruments, break tradition

    Myagdi, May 7: Breaking the tradition of only males playing the naumati baja (an ensemble of nine traditional musical instruments), women from Myagdi and currently residing in Pokhara, Kaski have started a new culture of women’s participation in the tradition. Naumati music is played on any special occasion such as wedding ceremony, chaurasi puja (rituals that are performed when an individual completes 80 years of age), bratabanda (the Hindu coming of age ceremony of wearing the sacred thread), and...

    5th Female Trekking Guide Training starting from May 20

    Kathmandu, May 07: The Nepal Mountain Academy is taking applications for its 5th iteration of the Female Trekking Guide Training, which allows participants to receive the Trekking Guide License from the Tourism Ministry. The training program is set to start on May 20, and will take place over a course of 5 weeks. The program will have 26 days of theoretical training and 9 days of practical field trip in a tourist region. Interested participants will have to be...

    Nepal’s first jetboat in Koshi

    Kathmandu,May6:Jetboat has been operated for the first time in Nepal in Koshi River. This has been introduced as a latest adventure in Koshi River, along the New Bridge in Chatara and Samle of Bhojpur section, reports Kantipur anchor story. The jetboat operates at a speed of 30-40 kilometres per hour and makes a round trip of five to eight times daily

    State Minister Aryal enquires about health condition of Dr Devkota

    Kathmandu, May 4 (RSS): Minister of State for Health, Padma Aryal, has enquired about health condition of senior neurosurgeon, Dr Upendra Devkota, who is suffering from gall bladder cancer. State Minister Aryal today reached at Bansbari-based Neuro Hospital, where Dr Devkota is undergoing treatment, and enquired about Devkota’s health condition. On the occasion, Minister Aryal expressed commitment that the government would provide all possible support for his treatment. Earlier, Chairman of CPN (Maoist Centre) Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ and...

    Nepali Army to select consultant for fast track DPR in two weeks

    Kathmandu, May 3 The Nepali Army says it will select a consultant to prepare the detailed project report for the construction of Kathmandu-Terai fast track within next two weeks. Spokesperson of the national military organisation Gokul Bhandari says total 17 companies, one domestic and 16 international, have expressed their interest to prepare the DPR and the Army is currently studying the applications. According to Bhandari, the consultant will be sent to the field immediately after the selection so that...

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