The best time to book Thanksgiving travel starts today, according to Expedia data

29 Aug,BELLEVUE, WASH. – Summer still isn’t over, but Expedia.com flight data shows that getting an early start on planning holiday travel can yield significant savings. Thanksgiving and Christmas are two of the busiest travel periods each year, and in 2016, Expedia data revealed more than 85 percent of holiday travelers missed out on locking in the lowest fares. “Timing is a big factor in getting a good deal on airfare,” says Sarah Gavin, vice president of global communications for Expedia. “People typically know...

Pokhara gears up for the Sixth City REBAN and Food Festival

Pokhara, Aug 29: The Sixth City REBAN and Food Festival is set to descend over the scenic city of Pokhara in the coming month. Restaurant and Bar Association (REBAN) Pokhara Chapter is holding the festival at the Pokhara Exhibition Centre from September 18 to 27 coinciding with the arrival of the Bada Dashain festival. The daily essential commodities along with goats and mountain goats – consumed extensively during the Bada Dashain – will figure at the festival. The performances...

10 kg tumour extracted from girl’s abdomen in a landmark medical surgery

Birtamode (Jhapa), Aug 28: In an unprecedented successful medical milestone in the country’s medical history, surgeons extracted 10 kg tumour from a teenager’s stomach at Om Sai Pathivara Hospital based at Bhadrapur of Jhapa. The tumour was taken out from the abdomen of an 18 – year – old teenage girl of Jyamirgadhi area of Mechinagar – 15 through a surgical operation held with telescopic technology. The girl was rushed to the hospital after experiencing sudden and acute pain...

Minister Basnet makes surprise visits to Gorkhapatra and NTA

Kathmandu, Aug 27: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has paid surprise visits to various subordinate bodies under the Ministry of Information and Communications (MoIC) here today. When Minister Basnet reached the offices of Gorkhapatra Corporation and Nepal Telecommunications Authority in the first hour of the office today, many employees including the office chiefs were found absent at their work. The Minister had reached the office of the Corporation at 10:20 am. The Chairperson and Officiating Director...

Nature Art Exhibit a way forward for the mofussil

Aug 25, 2017- International Nature Art Exhibition, an exhibition that had on display paintings based on nature by a host of artists from the South Asia, has concluded in Gaindakot in Nawalparasi, offering a cue to how the mofussil too can emerge as a viable hub for the arts. Among the onlookers browsing through the paintings on Wednesday was poet Bhupin, who visited the event twice. “Poetry and arts, despite having different mediums, share some common elements,” Bhupin said,...

10 gamblers held from Pokhara

Pokhara, Aug 24: Police on Wednesday night arrested 10 gamblers, and recovered stake money approximately Rs 480,000 from the spot at Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City-31 in Kaski. A team from the Area Police Office, Shishuwa acting on a tip-off raided a hotel named Shisha Hotel and Restaurant run by one Pramod Ranabhat and held the gamblers. Police also seized five decks of playing cards. The arrestees include local residents Sai Bahadur Dura, Nirajan Baral, Nawaraj Shrestha, Buddha Gurung, Niraj...

Women’s issues: Laws to correct them

August 23, 2017 BIJEN JONCHHE Police data show the region-wise crime against women and children for 2015-16 — human trafficking, polygamy, child marriage, rape, attempt to rape, unnatural sex, witchcraft related violence and domestic violence — continues unabated Criminalizing the practice of sending women to Chhau huts is the next landmark after abolition of Sati. It was a long overdue move against one of the worst forms of discrimination against women, but it did happen eventually with the Parliament...

Vultures disappearing from Bardiya at an alarming rate, 1200 pairs recorded in 2006

BARDIYA, August 23: The vulture population is reportedly on a downward spiral in Bardiya blaring out an alarm to cap the rate at which the disappearance is occurring. The absence of prey, shrinking habitation and the use of diclofenac on livestock is contributing towards the stark plunge in the number of vultures here. The bearded vulture, Egyptian vulture, white-rumped vulture, cinereous vulture and red-headed vultures are the species of vultures faced with an existential crisis in Nepal. Vultures –...

Another one-horned rhino rescued from India

Ratnanagar (Chitwan), Aug 22: A rare one – horned rhino swept away across the border to India has been rescued unharmed. The mature rhino was rescued from Balmiki town of India and brought home to Chitwan National Park (CNP) and taken to the eastern sector of the national park this morning, according to CNP East Sector Chief and assistant conservation official, Abhiyan Pathak. The rhino was darted and taken under control. This is the third rhino to be rescued...

Qatar-Gulf crisis

21 August 2017 The latest news after three Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. SUMMARY Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt say they are ready for dialogue with Qatar if it shows willingness to fight ‘terrorism’. Qatar and Saudi Arabia accuse each other of politicising Hajj. The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June...

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