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  • Acting CoAS Thapa inaugurates meeting of Asia Pacific Intelligence chiefs

    O File: Purna Chandra Thapa Kathmandu, September 3 The 11th Asia Pacific Intelligence Chief Conference kicked off in the capital on Monday. Acting Chief of the Nepali Army Purna Chandra Thapa inaugurated the conference jointly organised by the Nepali Army and the US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence, according to the Directorate of Public Relations and Information.The US Indo-Pacific Command Directorate of Intelligence is a unified combatant command of the United States Forces responsible for the Indo-Pacific region.A total of...

    On Janmasthami, Patan’s restored Krishna Mandir welcomes pilgrims again

    Kathmandu,Sept 02:The Patan Krishna Mandir, built in 1637 by Siddhi Narsing Malla, has a lot of cultural significance. Built-in the Shikhara style and constructed using carved stone, instead of the usual brick and timber, this temple is one of the oldest stone temples in Nepal. While many pagoda style temples were reduced to rubble, in the past, the Krishna Mandir had not been damaged until the quake in 2015. The temple incurred a lot of structural damage–especially the top...

    TIA applying a new management policy during BIMSTEC

    Kathmandu, Aug 28: The Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, has introduced a new management policy for its passengers aimed at strengthening security and easing the entrance and exit, targeting the 4th BIMSTEC summit. The BIMSTEC summit is taking place in Kathmandu on August 30 and 31. International Terminal of Tribhuvan International Airport. Photo: THT With a new system, only passengers (not other visitors) will be permitted to enter the TIA from the entrance...

    Balancing people and energy in the Karnali Basin

    Kathmandu,Aug 27:The Karnali region of western Nepal has huge hydropower potential and significant development needs. But with a large number of proposed hydropower projects, how can we decide which projects should move forward and which should not? Researchers from the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) carried out a survey of communities across the Karnali basin to explore the social and cultural importance of rivers for local people, as part of USAID’s Digo Jal Bikas (DJB) project. They carried out 260 social surveys and 5 focus...

    PM Oli directs universities to promote research

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli addresses the eighth general meeting of Mid-Western University, in Kathmandu, on Sunday, August 26, 2018. Kathmandu, August 26 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says universities should not restrict themselves in facilitating teaching learning activities, but they should promote research on various issues so as to support overall development of the country. Oli, who is chancellor of all universities of the country by the virtue of his position, says research is a must for the...

    In pics: Teej Fair organized for upcoming Teej festival in Kathmandu, Nepal

    Kathmandu,Aug 26:A visitor selects clothes at a stall of the Teej Fair organized for the upcoming Teej festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Aug. 25, 2018. During the festival, married women fast and pray for good health and longevity of their husbands and unmarried women pray for marrying healthy and handsome husbands. (Xinhua/Sunil Sharma)

    In search for the ‘water tiger’ in eastern Nepal

    Our team finally arrived at Mai Beni after a five hours hike. The last stretch included a stiff climb on a steep hill with a scary knife’s edge trail hardly a foot wide with Sun Koshi on one side and Arun to the other. In all honesty, with no head for heights, I literally crawled on all fours at places not daring to look down either left or right! River god Mai Beni is named after ‘Mai’, the goddess...

    Ambassador Jha Murder Case: Arrested suspects take polygraph test

    Kathmandu, August 22 Three people arrested in connection with the murder of former Nepali ambassador to France Keshav Raj Jha have taken polygraph tests under police supervision. According to police chef Sonu Tamang and two gardeners of the Jha’s Thapathali residence took the test on Wednesday, three days after the former envoy was found murdered in his room. Sources say that police decided to conduct the test after it could not find evidence pointing towards the murderers. An official...

    Nepal, India likely to ink Kathmandu-Raxaul railway deal next week

    Kathmandu, August 22 Nepal and India are likely to ink an agreement to establish rail links between Kathmandu and Raxaul, officials say. The agreement, if things go according to plan, will be signed on the sidelines of the BIMSTEC Summit in Kathmandu next week. Although the Prime Ministers of the two countries have agreed in principle to construct the railway line, a formal agreement has not been signed between the two countries. According to sources, the Railway Department prepared...

    Kathmandu-Kyirong railway to cost Rs 257 billion

    Kathmandu, August 19 A preliminary feasibility study conducted by a Chinese company has concluded that extending a railway line from Kyirong of Tibet to Kathmandu of Nepal will cost around Rs 257 billion. Likewise, the project will take around nine years to complete, according to the report. Senior engineer of the Department of Railways, Prakash Upadhyaya, constructing one kilometre track will cost Rs 3.55 billion. The railway will be 72.25 kilometre long. The study conducted by China Railway First...

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