Eco-China: Experience sheer beauty of Guangxi

Kathmandu,July 19 Tourists visit the Guangxi Garden at the Beijing International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing, capital of China, July 18, 2019. Located in south China, Guangxi boasts high forest coverage of over 62 percent and various landforms including its picturesque karst mountains. In recent years, following the principle of building ecological civilization, Guangxi authorities uphold green development in agricultural production and poverty alleviation. Meanwhile, the authorities take various measures to improve rural environment including expanding forest coverage and improving...

Nanhu Park in China’s Hebei turned from deserted spot into scenic spot

Kathmandu,July 16 : A bird catches fish at Nanhu Park in Tangshan, north China’s Hebei Province, July 15, 2019. Nanhu Park used to be a deserted spot due to coal exploitation. Since 1996, local authorities have taken measures to improve the environment. Over years of management, the park has been scenic spot with clean water and green trees. (Xinhua/Yang Shiyao)

Pakistan reopens airspace after India standoff

Kathmandu,July 16 : The closure cost Indian airlines tens of millions of dollars, with companies forced to reroute flights. The state-owned carrier, Air India, suffered the worst losses. Pakistan shut its airspace in February after India carried out an air strike against what it described as a terrorist training camp at Balakot. The attack was in retaliation for a suicide bombing in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers. Flights via Pakistan were cancelled and other flights...

Nine killed as single engine plane crashes in Sweden

Kathmandu,July 15 : A single engine plane carrying nine skydivers crashed in northern Sweden, killing all nine people aboard. The ill-fated GippsAero GA8 Airvan popular with skydivers crashed on an island on the Ume river  minutes after taking off Umea airport at 14 pm (12:00 GMT), confirmed authorities. All those on board were Swedish, police added. The cause of the accident is yet to be ascertained. “Some of the parachutists were trying to jump just before it crashed,”  Swedish...

England Win Cricket World Cup

Kathmandu,July 15 : England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for the first time after one of the most amazing games of cricket ever played was tied twice. In an emotional and electric atmosphere at Lord’s, both sides scored 241 in their 50 overs and were level on 15 when they batted for an extra over apiece. It meant England were crowned world champions by virtue of having scored more boundary fours and sixes – 26...

Egypt opens ancient “Bent Pyramid” to visitors for 1st time

CAIRO, July 14 (Xinhua) — The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities opened on Saturday the 4,600-year-old Bent Pyramid at Dahshur royal necropolis in Giza province southern the capital Cairo to visitors for the first time after its restoration and reparation works have been done. The pyramid belongs to Old Kingdom’s Pharaoh Sneferu, and it was named as the “Bent Pyramid” or “the Pyramid with Two Angles” for having two different angles of inclination from base to top. “This pyramid doesn’t...

Turbulence injures 35 on Air Canada flight to Sydney

WASHINGTON,JULY 12 : At least 35 people sustained minor injuries after an Air Canada flight hit a severe patch of turbulence. The plane  with 284 people on board  was travelling from Vancouver to Sydney on Thursday but had to be diverted to Hawaii. Medical staff examined the injured after it landed at Honolulu’s airport at 06:46 local time (16:46 GMT). The Boeing 777-200 jet “encountered sudden clear air turbulence… two hours past Hawaii”, the airline said. It added that...

Climate Change Is Affecting Rainfall Patterns

Kathmandu, July 10 Farmers are used to dealing with weather, but climate change is making it harder by altering temperature and rainfall patterns, as in this year’s unusually cool and wet spring in the central U.S. In a recently published study, I worked with other scientists to see whether climate change was measurably affecting crop productivity and global food security. To analyze these questions, a team of researchers led by the University of Minnesota’s Institute on the Environment spent four years collecting information on crop...

Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club Announces Great Summer Savings

Kathmandu,July 08 : Qatar Airways’ Privilege Club Announces Great Summer Savings with Qmiles. Qatar Airways’ award-winning Frequent Flyer programme, Privilege Club, is delighted to provide its valued members with an exclusive offer as part of its latest promotion. Privilege Club members can now enjoy exclusive savings of up to 30 per cent when using their Qmiles on select products at Qatar Duty Free (QDF), at two locations; Hamad International Airport (HIA) and at Oryx Galleria in Doha. Qatar Airways,...

Bagan gains World Heritage recognition

Kathmandu,July 7 : UNESCO inscribed Myanmar’s ancient capital of Bagan as a World Heritage Site on Saturday, nearly a quarter of a century after the complex of Buddhist temples was first nominated for listing. The decision recognizes the importance of the central Myanmar site – which includes more than 3,500 stupas, temples, monasteries and other structures built between the 11th and 13th centuries – and will likely be a boon to Myanmar’s tourist industry. The Myanmar proposal to list...

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