Rain will occur throughout this week

Kathmandu,Aug 16 : With the axis of monsoon trough gradually surging towards north, the rains are likely to occur in various parts of the country this week. According to Meteorological Foresting Division (MFD), the axis of monsoon trough is located along northern Rajasthan, Haryana, Southern Uttar Pradesh, southern Bihar and Western Bay of Bengal, Jharkhanda and West Bengal. According to MFD, rains accompanied by thunderstorms and lighting are expected in some parts of the country today. People inhabiting along...

Heavy Rains In Some Places In Hilly Region

Kathmandu,Aug 14 : Partly to generally cloudy throughout the country. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division, there will be Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning to occur at some places in the country, chances of heavy rainfall at one or two places of the hilly regions. The Low-Pressure Area is over Northeast Madhya Pradesh and adjoining parts. The Monsoon Trough is extending from Punjab to Northeast Bay of Bengal across this Low-Pressure Area. As the axis of Monsoon...

2 per cent elephant population die every year

Kathamandu,Aug 13 : Nepal continues to lose its elephant population at a rate faster than any other country that is host to the Asian elephant species. The country has an estimated population of 100 to 150 elephants, but every year, two to three elephants are killed in retaliatory actions by local communities, according to Dinesh Neupane, who has been studying elephants for over a decade. On average, Nepal is losing two per cent of its elephant population every year,...

Is the rhino horn trade a cartel? Economic analysis suggests it works like one

Kathmandu,Aug 13 >>Economist Adrian Lopes used data modelling to explore the links between rhino horn suppliers in India and South Africa. >>His findings suggest a market model in which suppliers in the two countries collude rather than compete, setting a quantity and price that maximizes profits all around. >>Lopes’s research also indicates that stricter conservation laws can reduce the number of rhinos being killed, but that corruption and institutional instability can erode those gains. When economist Adrian Lopes read...

Heavy Rains In Some Places In Nepal

Kathmandu,Aug 12 : As axis of monsoon trough is still south from Nepal’s border, the monsoon is is weaker in Nepal. Meteorological Forecasting Division, there will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country. The division says that there will be light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning to occur at some places of the central and western regions and at a few places of the eastern region,chances of heavy rainfall at one or two places of the...

What ‘The Lion King’ teaches us ?

Kathmandu,Aug 11 The Lion King is a movie about a young lion cub named Simba, who idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and is eager for his own royal destiny. Scar, former heir to the throne before Simba’s birth, sends Mufasa to his death and convinces Simba that the king’s death is the young cub’s own fault. For more than 20 years, since a 1994 version of the film, and now with a new remake, The Lion King has taught children lessons about...

Manage land better to prevent catastrophic breakdown

Kathmandu,Aug 09 Climate change, land degradation and deforestation are combining to jeopardise global food security unless radical changes are made, warn scientists from around the world Humanity will have to manage land more efficiently to avert a climate breakdown, a United Nations scientific report has warned. Growing human pressure is already degrading land globally and climate change is adding to these pressures, it said. Crucially, better land management alone will not be enough to solve the problem. It has...

‘Coffee not as bad for heart as claimed’

Kathmandu,Aug 06 : A new study has suggested that coffee does not make the arteries stiffer in contrary to previous studies that claimed coffee is bad for arteries. According to the study presented at the ‘British Cardiovascular Society Annual Conference’ in Manchester, previous suggestions that drinking coffee leads to stiffer arteries are inconsistent and could be limited by lower participant numbers. Arteries carry blood containing oxygen and nutrients from your heart to the rest of your body. If they...

Light To Moderate Rain In Some Places

Kathmandu,Aug 02 : As Axis of monsoon trough is gradually shifting towards north close to Nepal’s terai from South India, it is likely to see more rain in coming few days throughout Nepal. Meteorological Forecasting Division forecasts that there will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country on August 2. There will be Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning to occur at some places of the country. According to India’s Skymet Weather online, due to the...

Monsoon will be back after few days

Kathmandu,July 30 : The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has said it will take another few days for the monsoon to move back to Nepal. Monsoon activities in Nepal are presently less active since the axis of monsoon trough is based on south from the Terai. Monsoon will take some more time to become active in the country, according to meteorologist Shanti Kandel. He, however, said isolated rainfall is possible during this period. Generally to mostly cloudy has been...

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