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  • New route to enter Bardiya National Park opens

    Nepalgunj, October 2 Tourists are now allowed to enter Bardiya National Park from Chepang area of Basgadhi municipality-1 in Bardiya district. A route has been opened for the entry of tourists from Chepang area along Kohalpur-Surkhet road section.Mayor of Basgadhi municipality, Shalikram Adhikari, said that number of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Bardiya National Park would increase after the opening of the new route to visit the National Park. Earlier, Thakurdwara of Bardiya was only the entry to the...

    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...

    Effort to revive greenery in Kathmandu

    When Kathmandu hosted the fourth BIMSTEC Summit last month, empty spaces of the city turned into gardens. But the places got their original form back after a week. This, however, is not a concern for normal Kathmanduites. But, for artist Milan Rai, the withering of plants after the conclusion of such events is a matter of dismay. “When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Kathmandu in May this year, I posted a live video on my Facebook from Tinkune,...

    Nepal launching feasibility study from November to open waterways in key rivers

    Kathmandu, September 26 Nepali officials have said they will carry out an onsite feasibility study from November in a bid to open waterways in key rivers of the country. The decision was made after a team visited various places in neighbouring India to study the operation of ships in the rivers there. Joint Secretary at the Water and Energy Commission Secretariat, Madhav Belbase, who led Nepali officials study visit to India, says, “An Indian team will come to Nepal and we...

    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...

    Nepal tiger population up by 37 in past five years

    Kathmandu, September 23 The government on Sunday made public the report of a recent tiger census. According to the report, there are 235 tigers across the country, which is 37 more than the 2013 count. According to the report, Chitwan National Park is the biggest habitat for the big cat. It is home to 93 tigers. Likewise, Bardiya National Park has 87 adult tigers, followed by 21 in Banke National Park, 18 in Parsa National Park, and 16 in...

    Rudrakasha farms under CCTV surveillance

    Kathmandu,Sept 21:Rudraksha farmers in Bhojpur district of eastern Nepal have begun deploying CCTVs for surveillance of their cultivation as thieves began attacking the lucrative product used for religious purposes, reports Kantipur anchor story. The farmers would guard the farms themselves till last year, but they have embraced the modern technology spending some thousand rupees now as the monetary benefit of the plant increased with the rise in its use, the report informs.

    Himalayan Trout Festival review: Nepali trouts get international makeover

    Kathmandu,Sept 20: The best thing about international chain hotels in Kathmandu is the food served there. The chefs who have travelled all across the world come up with different ways to prepare unique foods using local ingredients, which is sure to please everyone’s palate. One the leading hotels of the city, Radisson Hotel has tried something different as it has launched the Himalayan Trout Festival at the Olive Garden. Initially planned to go on for 10 days, they have...

    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....

    PM directs Nepal’s oldest uni to produce globally marketable human resources

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses a meeting of Tribhuvan University officials in Kathmandu, on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. Kathmandu, September 18 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday directed Tribhuvan University, the country’s largest and oldest university, to produce qualified human resources that sell in the global market. He also suggested that the university concentrate its efforts on academic revival and qualitative development. He said the university should understand sentiments of the new generation as it is smarter...

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