Urban unrest propels global wave of protests

Kathmandu,Nov 14 : Numerous anti-government protests have paralyzed cities across the globe for months, from La Paz, Bolivia, to Santiago, Chile, and Monrovia, Liberia, to Beirut. Each protest in this worldwide wave of unrest has its own local dynamic and cause. But they also share certain characteristics: Fed up with rising inequality, corruption and slow economic growth, angry citizens worldwide are demanding an end to corruption and the restoration of a democratic rule of law. It is no accident, as Foreign Affairs recently...

London,Nov 14 – The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), in collaboration with UN Women, The German Society for International Cooperation (GIZ), World Bank Group and Amadeus, has launched the long-awaited second edition of the Global Report on Women in Tourism. The publication highlights the progress the global tourism sector has made in advancing gender equality, with key case studies and statistics gathered from around the world. The key findings show that: The majority of the tourism workforce worldwide is female:...

Why have scientists declared climate emergency?

More than 11,000 scientists have declared a climate emergency that is threatening natural ecosystems, and have proposed steps to reduce its worst effects Kathmandu,Nov 08 : More than 11,000 scientists from 153 countries have declared a climate emergency that could bring “untold suffering” if urgent action is not taken to conserve the earth’s biosphere. “We declare…clearly and unequivocally that planet Earth is facing a climate emergency,” they said in a paper published in Bioscience Magazine on Tuesday. Humanity needs...

Climate Change Isn’t Just About Temperature: 11,000 Scientists Warn

Kathmandu,Nov 07 : Exactly 40 years ago, a small group of scientists met at the world’s first climate conference in Geneva. They raised the alarm about unnerving climate trends.. Today, more than 11,000 scientists have co-signed a letter in the journal BioScience, calling for urgently necessary action on climate. This is the largest number of scientists to explicitly support a publication calling for climate action. They come from many different fields, reflecting the harm our changing climate is doing...

At India’s Assam Zoo, decades of experience lead to rhino-breeding success

Kathmandu, October 20 >>Assam State Zoo in northeastern India has been breeding greater one-horned rhinos in captivity since the 1960s. >>However, until 2011 the country lacked a formal, nationally coordinated program dedicated to maintaining a viable captive population of the species, which is considered by the IUCN to be vulnerable to extinction due to poaching. >>India launched an official captive-breeding initiative in 2011. One calf has already been born at the Assam Zoo as part of the program, and...

Jammu and Kashmir to be open for tourists from tomorrow

Kathmandu,Oct 09 : Governor of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) Satya Pal Malik has instructed all concerned authorities to lift the over two-month-old advisory, that has asked tourists to leave the Kashmir Valley. Officials said that the governor instructed that the advisory be lifted immediately, Indian media reports have said. The advisory will be lifted with effect from October 10, according to an official. The administration had on August 2 issued a security advisory asking pilgrims of Amarnath and tourists...

India changes e-tourist visa fees, validity

Kathmandu,Oct 09 : India made a series of changes in e-tourist visas, the Consulate General of India announced. “A 30-day (short term) double entry e-visa for tourists has been introduced with a fee of $25. This is applicable for travel between July and March.” Neeraj Aggarwal, press consul, CGI, said. The same 30-day double entry visas fees for off season travel, between April and June, would however, cost $10. He said a multiple entry e-tourist visa of medium duration...

At least Four killed in plane crash landing in Ukraine

Kathmandu,Oct 04 : At least four crew were killed on Friday when a Ukrainian Antonov-12 cargo airplane made an emergency landing near the western airport of Lviv after disappearing from radar, officials said. The Soviet-designed four-engine plane vanished from radar at 7:10 a.m. (0410 GMT) when it was 13.7 km (8.5 miles) from the airport, the emergencies service said in a statement. “Burning is not observed,” it added. “The crew is being removed from the damaged aircraft.” One of...

Tourists experience homestay with strong local characteristic

Kathmandu,Oct 04 : Tourists talk with a man of a homestay at kanas scenic spot in Altay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. More and more tourists choose to experience homestay with strong local characteristic in Xinjiang. (Xinhua/Wang Fei) Tourists visit a homestay at kanas scenic spot in Altay, northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region. More and more tourists choose to experience homestay with strong local characteristic in Xinjiang. 

Tourism booms in northwest China’s Xinjiang

Kathmandu,October 04 Tourists enjoy the scenery at dusk at Kanas scenic spot in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region

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