Nepal Govt also remeasuring depth of Phoksundo Lake

Dolpa, May 26 : The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has sent an expert team to remeasure the depth of Phoksundo Lake in Dolpa. This is considered the deepest lake in the country with a depth of 145 metres.  The Department decided to take its measurement in the wake of disputes regarding its depth. The team comprising 10 people has arrived Dolpa for this purpose.

The barking deer enigma

Kathmandu,May 24 While found in forests across most parts of India, little is known about the Indian muntjac or barking deer, one of the most primitive deer groups in the world. The Indian muntjac is fascinating to scientists because of its abnormally low chromosome number. Females have six and males have seven, the least among mammals. Until recently, Indian muntjacs were believed to be a single species found in many parts of Asia. Now, muntjacs from Malaysia and Sunda...

Nepal Stresses The Need To Universal Health Coverage

Kathmandu,May 21 : Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Health and Population Upendra Yadav said that for the countries like Nepal, implementing the health related goals and targets means fulfilling the pledge of leaving no-one behind. He highlighted the needs of mainstreaming health agenda, strengthening primary health care, reducing cost of drugs, minimizing the burden of non-communicable diseases for LDCs and preparing ground for equitable access to quality health care through Universal Health Coverage. DPM Yadav stressed on the...

Nepal’s first wildlife hospital awaiting to begin operation

Ratnanagar, May 19 The wildlife hospital set up at Sauraha of Chitwan National Park is yet to come into operation for the delay in supply of equipment. It is the first wildlife hospital in Nepal established for the treatment of injured and sick wild animals. Research officer at Suraha office of the National Nature Conservation Trust, Baburam Lamichhane, informs the hospital building has been useless for the want of equipment. The building was constructed at the cost of Rs...

World’s Top 15 Buddha Statues

Kathmandu,May 16 : Buddha, the enlightened one, who inspired many generations with his wisdom & knowledge, does so even 2,600 years after his death. His teachings continue to resonate in the minds and hearts of his many followers and believers. Often, people find life solutions in the smallest yet profound sayings of Buddha. Till date, Buddhism continues to exist as a religion and many countries across the world revere Buddha as their deity. The ancient temples and stupas are...

Journalists under investigation

Kathmandu,May 13 : Three journalists at the Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Nepal’s national news agency, are being probed for disseminating a news item regarding the Dalai Lama. RSS journalists working at the English desk of the news agency–Mohani Risal, Somnath Lamichhanne and Jivan Bhandari–face the probe for translating and disseminating a wire report about the Dalai Lama being discharged from a hospital in New Delhi and his return to Dharamshala on April 27 after treatment. Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul...

Gharials and mugger crocodiles coexist by separating resources

Kathmandu,May 12 Gharials and mugger crocodiles are found living in overlapping habitats. But until now not much was known about how they partition resources during basking and nesting. Researchers found that gharials preferred basking on mid-river islands and on gentler slopes and lower heights, compared with the basking sites of muggers. For nesting, gharials selected nest sites closer to the water whereas muggers chose sites farther away from the water. When one species encounters another, also occupying the same...

Indo-Nepal Border Road rides roughshod on Uttar Pradesh wildlife habitat

Kathmandu,May 08 The upcoming Indo-Nepal Border Road could fragment tiger reserves and wildlife sanctuaries, unless the road alignment is revised. The construction of the road outside the protected areas has started even as approvals from the forest department and wildlife board remain pending. The road falls in Seismic Zone IV and the four rivers that flow through the project area get flooded every monsoon. Development projects across the country continue to disturb natural habitats, ecosystems and wildlife, leaving areas...

Climate change is driving the wealth gap in more ways than we think.

Kathmandu,May 6 : Temperatures may be rising globally, but not all of us feel the impact in the same way. Over the past half century, climate change has increased inequality between countries, dragging down growth in the poorest nations whilst likely boosting prosperity in some of the richest, a new study says. The gap between the world’s poorest and richest countries is about 25% larger today than it would have been without global warming, according to Stanford University researchers in California. You...

World Press Freedom Day 2019: UN Nepal Calls for ‘Freedom of Expression’

Kathmandu,May 3 : The whole world is observing the World Press Freedom Day 2019 on May 03, 2019 under the theme ‘Media for Democracy: Journalism and Elections in Times of Disinformation’. Under the theme, #WPFD2019 lays a special focus on challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation processes. Along with the world nations, Nepal also observed the World Press Freedom Day 2019 on a grand scale with wide range of rallies,...

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