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  • Seeking holy water in Nepal’s Himalayas

    Kathmandu,Sept 17: Every year, on the full moon in August, Hindu and Buddhist pilgrims make the difficult trek to Gosaikunda Lake, a high altitude lake in Nepal’s Himalayas A long exposure morning view of Gosaikunda Lake on the full moon day of August 26, 2018. The Himalayan high altitude lake is situated at the altitude of 4380m from the sea level in Langtang National Park of Rasuwa District of Nepal. The lake has ecological, cultural and religious values. Every...

    Prime Minister promises qualitative change in Nepal’s education

    Kathmandu, September 16 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has claimed his government will bring a qualitative change in the country’s education sector. Inaugurating the seventh general assembly of the Fer-Western University at his official residence in Baluwatar as the University’s Chancellor, the Prime Minister also stressed result-oriented performance of government bodies as well as other institutions. He said, “I do not look at people’s faces. What I am concerned about is results of their performance.” In another context, Oli stated...

    Afghan team in Nepal to study peace process

    A meeting between Nepal Communist Party Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal and a team of Afghanistan High Peace Council, in Kathmandu, on Thursday, September 13, 2018. Kathmandu, September 13 A team from Afghanistan High Peace Council has come to Nepal to study about the country’s successful transition from the decade-long armed conflict to peace. The team on Thursday held a meeting with Nepal Communist Party Chairman and former Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, who led the conflict and later contributed...

    DNA database helps Nepal’s officials monitor tigers, punish poachers

    Abhaya Raj Joshi Tigers are the largest cats. Bengal tigers, like this one, can weigh up to 325 kg (717 lb) and reach a head and body length of 320 cm (130 in). Image by Derrick Brutel, Wikimedia Commons CC 2.0. Nepal’s Centre For Molecular Dynamics Has Developed A DNA Reference Database Containing Genetic And Geographic Information On 120 Of The Country’s Estimated 200 Wild Tigers.Law Enforcement Officials Used The Database To Identify The Species, Sex, And Estimated Geographic...

    Unskilled handling of magic realism results in misery:Ramkahani movie

    Kathmandu,Sept 09: Producers of the new release Ramkahani have a unique selling proposition—their flick belongs to the rarely explored ‘horror’ genre. USPs may help companies popularise their products and beat their competitors, but they can never guarantee success. So happens with the movie. At the start, the movie is quite appealing as it presents the serious problem of inhumane treatment that Nepali migrant workers are subjected to in the Arab world. It then gradually takes the shape of a...

    Reconstruction of Degu Taleju Temple stalled

    LALITPUR, Sept 6: The reconstruction of the Degu Taleju temple at the world heritage site Patan Durbar Square has remained stalled even after more than three years since it was damaged by the Gorkha earthquake. Restoration of this historic temple has not started yet due to the confusion over which body was responsible for undertaking the task.  The Patan Smarak Sanrakshan Tatha Durbar Herchaha Karyalaya has stated that it is yet to be decided which body – Kathmandu Valley Development...

    SATA Awards 2018 to take place at Taj Mahal

    Kathmandu, Sep 06: The Prestigious South Asian Travel Awards (SATA 2018) will take place in the Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai from 14th – 15th September 2018. The Taj Mahal Palace is an iconic establishment that was established in Mumbai, in 1903, giving birth to the country’s first harbor landmark. The flagship hotel of Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces overlooks the majestic Gateway of India. This luxury hotel has hosted kings, dignitaries and eminent personalities from across the globe, and...

    Taxi is costlier than aeroplane

    Kathmandu,Sept 06:Kantipur reports in its lead story that per kilometre fare of taxi in Kathmandu Valley is more than the fare of an aeroplane. Lawmaker Bharat Kumar Shah during a meeting of the House of Representatives raised his concern over the high taxi fare, claiming people are being cheated by the cabbies. Shah also presented statistics to support his claim.

    New investors sign up for Langtang Hydel project

    File image: A hydropower project location Kathmandu, September 6 New investors have signed up to construct Langtang Hydropower Project, to be built at Gosainkunda rural municipality of Rasuwa district by Multi Energy Development Pvt Ltd,  . Siddhartha Bank, Nepal Credit and Commerce Bank and Janata Bank under the leadership of Sunrise Bank are investing in the 20-MW project.At a programme organised on Wednesday, a financial management agreement was signed in this regard. Chairperson of Multi Energy Development Pvt Ltd...

    Discovering wonders of wildernesses in Kathmandu

    By Kapil Bisht Sunset in Shivapuri Photo: Jodie Wilson/Flickr In his book The Happy Isles of Oceania, the genre-bending travel writer Paul Theroux states that “as long as there is wilderness, there is hope.” Theroux, an established novelist and best-selling author of the acclaimed The Great Railway Bazaar, is heartbroken. His marriage is in tatters. Divorce is on the horizon. It is under such circumstances (and with a dark patch on his arm that doctors cannot rule out to be cancer)...

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