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  • Mugabe’s Lessons For Nepal

    Kathmandu,Dec 04:Abhi Subedi, in his lead article for Kantipur, talks about how Nepal could become a second Zimbabwe if political parties try to use the constitution to tug corruption under the carpet. He says that although Mugabe did not violate the constitution, he abused it. He abused it to stay in power for a long time and to enrich people close to him at the cost of the people, who neither had jobs nor food. Mugabe did hold elections on...

    Climate smart practices revive cardamom farming in eastern Himalayas

    Kathmandu, Dec 03:What is the most important cash crop for smallholder farmers in the eastern Himalayas? No, it is not tea. It’s large cardamom. The spice has specific growing conditions; loamy soil, moist and shady slopes that also get sunshine for some part of the day. Such a combination can only be found in eastern Nepal, southern Bhutan, Sikkim and the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Traditionally, large cardamom has grown wild in these hills, in soil considered...

    Four die in road accident

    Malekhu, Dhading, Nov 27 (RSS): Two men were killed when a motorcycle skidded off the road and plunged off a cliff at Salyantar of Tripurasundari rural municipality-1 in Dhading district today morning. The deceased have been identified as the ill-fated motorcycle rider Jitendra Adhikari, and the pillion passenger Bhuvan Pandey. The motorcycle (Ba 89 Pa 727) was headed to Arughat from Salyantar. Two die in road accident Jitpur, Kapilvastu, Nov 27 (RSS): Two persons were killed when an eastbound...

    An effective interaction programme regarding immigration services holds in TIA

    Kathmandu,Nov24:-Immigration department of Nepal has held a very encouraging interaction programme  with Directors, Heads and Officers of different departments of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Provided thoughts and suggestions on things that can be improved to enhance tourist experience and make the flow of tourists from getting off the plane -> to the immigration -> to the baggage collection and taking taxis to the hotels smooth and hassle free. The feedback was very well taken in the programme. It is...

    Cabinet approves ADB’s 15 million US dollar assistance

    Kathmandu, Nov 22 (RSS): The government has decided to approve the assistance provided by the Asian Development Bank for the development and modernization of city areas of the country. Today’s meeting of the Council of Minister approved the 150 million US dollar assistance provided by the ADB for the same, said Finance Minister Gyanendra Bahadur Karki. The meeting also took some decisions on the day-to-day works of the administration, he added.

    Tamakoshi power generation to begin next year

    Kathmandu, Nov 20 : After the Sunday breakthrough in the construction of a tunnel for the Tamakoshi Hydropower Project, it has been expected that power generation will begin around this time next year, reports Republica in the anchor story. The project’s manager Bigyan Shrestha has told the paper that they aim to complete all construction works and launch the power generation from the 456-megawatt project, the biggest power plant in the country so far, by November 2018. The report informs that the...

    Artistes and composers to be provided ID cards

    Kathmandu, Nov 20 (RSS): Nepal Academy of Music and Drama is to issue identity cards to the artistes, writers and composers involved in music and drama genre. The Academy gave this information at a news conference it organized here on Sunday. The Academy has prepared a guideline for this with the approval of the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and would be distributing the identity cards to the artistes, writers and composers accordingly. Academy vice-chancellor Shambhujeet Banskota...

    Solid waste from Bala Chaturdashi festival collected

    Kathmandu, Nov 19 (RSS): Solid waste resulting from the cereals seeds and other offerings made by the devotees who came to observe the Bala Chaturdashi festival has been collected and managed today. The cleaning of the Pashupatinath temple premises that began on Saturday night ended this morning. Four truckloads of solid waste was collected and managed in the cleaning activity carried out jointly by the Pashupati Area Development Trust, Bagmati Cleaning Mega Campaign and the Khems Cleaning Limited, according...

    West Seti Paperwork Moves Forward

    Nov 17:Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) and China Three Gorges Corporation signed an agreement to establish a JV, West Setu Hydro Power Company, to construct the 750 MW West Seti hydropower project. Karobar, in its lead story for the day, says the agreement was signed five years behind schedule. The paper reports that the NEA will have 25 per cent stake in the company and the rest will go to Three Gorges. The report says that Three Gorges has agreed to give...

    Nepal to hold tiger census

    Nov 16 :The Nepal government is preparing to hold a fresh tiger census from the last week of November, according to the anchor story in Nepal Samacharpatra. The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation says the census will be carried out by dividing tiger habitats into three parts including Parsa-Chitwan, Banke-Bardiya and Shuklaphanta. It is expected that the census will be over in three months.

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