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  • Toni Hagen’s photographs in exhibition

    Bhaktapur, March 27 (RSS): The photos of Kathmandu valley and its surroundings taken during 1950s by renowned Swiss geologist Dr Toni Hagen have been kept in exhibition in Bhaktapur. Toni’s daughter Katryn Hagen inaugurated the exhibition in Ganchhe of Bhaktapur Municipality on Monday evening. The exhibition includes Toni Hagen’s photographs of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur, Kirtipur, the archeological heritages, historical buildings, historical ponds, Durbar squares and many more. Conservationist Rabindra Puri said that 50 photographs taken by Toni Hagen would...

    Call to protect Chisapanigadhi for conservation of birds

    Ratnanagar, Chitwan, March 26: Chisapanigadhi that lies between Siraichuli and Upperdanggadhi in the hilly part of the district is not a common place. Anyone visiting this place is mesmerized by the sighting of rare birds, some of them seen never before. Bird conservationists who have obviously realized and recongised the importance of Chisapanigadhi have demanded the government to take effective measures to protect it which, according to them, remains as the significant bird area. Ornithologist Dr Hem Baral claimed...

    ‘Joint Patrol’ for wildlife conservation

    Ratnanagar (Chitwan), March 22 (RSS): A joint patrol team comprising local community members, national park employees and Nepal Army personnel has been mobilized for wildlife conservation at Chitwan National Park (CNP). The joint patrol mechanism has been put in place to make conservation efforts effective and coordinated, shared CNP Public Information Officer and Assistant Conservation Officer Nurendra Aryal. Two separate groups are carrying out patrols in day and night times. The patrol will be carried out in collaboration with...

    Fuel from waste plastic

    Baniyani, Jhapa, March 21 (RSS): Fuel was produced from waste plastic in Surunga of Kankari municipality. Using an machine called Pyrolysis, the Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST) produced fuel from waste plastic here Tuesday. Around 600 to 700 mililitres of petroleum product can be provided by processing a kilogram of plastic, NAST engineer Dr Rabindra Prasad Dhakal said. The product can then to process to generate diesel or petrol and kerosene. Non-recyclable plastic should be used to...

    The disappearing wetlands of Dhaka

    Kathmandu,March 21:Shaheen Mollah recalls that, when he was a child, goods-carrying boats used to come to Karwanbazar, a wholesale market at the centre of the Dhaka city, through the Narai canal. They mostly carried vegetables and fish. He recalls these goods used to come by boat until the 1980s, till the construction of Rampura bridge. Now there is no sign of the Narai canal near Karwanbazar. The area where boats used to be anchored – going by Shaheen Mollah’s...

    Three-day tourism promotion seminar conducted in Bharatpur

    Chitwan, March 20: Bharatpur Metropolitan and the Consulate General of India, Birgunj, have jointly conducted a seminar to discuss tourism promotion in Nepal and India. The meeting has determined that the both countries have to work together in solving any problems hindering the growth of tourism and to leave no stone unturned to develop tourism in the two countries.   Tourism entrepreneurs, journalists, and officials from the Indian consulate spoke on the three-day meeting offering insights and suggestions for...

    Beyond Mount Everest, what does Nepal have that Europe doesn’t?

    “… But the European sun is not as warm as the Asian one,” it was my lame attempt to crack a joke about the chilling cold we were experiencing in Rotterdam this Sunday noon. Having experienced sub-zero temperatures in Dusseldorf, Germany throughout the day, I had gone to bed on Saturday night wishing for a sunny Sunday. The rising star I saw from my room the next morning, in fact, had promised me the grace. But, it later turned into...

    Measurement of Phoksundo Lake fails

    Dolpa,March 18: Phokshundo Lake is considered to be the deepest lake of Nepal. The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology tried to measure the depth of the lake but due to the failure of machinery, the actual depth of the lake couldn’t be measured. The Department has declared declared the lake’s depth to be 670 m on the basis of general knowledge. The locals revolted against this, so a 25 member committee was formed on the leadership of the Managing...

    Nepal will remain LDC; Bhutan to get developing country status

    Kathmandu, March 16 Experts conducting the United Nations triennial review of the least developed country (LDC) category for 2018 have decided to accept Nepal’s request and withhold its graduation from the group. A meeting of the Committee for Development Policy (CDP) has, however, decided to recommend  Bhutan, Kiribati, São Tomé and Príncipeand Solomon Islands for graduation from the category. “Never before have so many countries been identified and recommended for graduation at a single review by the CDP,” the committee said in a statement,...

    US Ambassador calls on Home Minister Thapa

    Kathmandu, March 15 :Ambassador of the United States of America for Nepal, Alaina B Teplitz, today called on Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa (Badal) at latter’s office in Singha Durbar. The meeting focused on the discussions about Nepal-US relations; and mutual cooperation and assistance. On the occasion, Home Minister Thapa stated that the two countries had established the diplomatic relations some 70 years ago and such ties had further consolidated throughout this period. He thanked the US Government for...

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