Hidden cameras reveal six colour variants of the Asiatic golden cat

Kathmandu,July 23 Cameras Placed Across The Dibang Valley In Arunachal Pradesh Have Captured Asiatic Golden Cats With Six Different Coat Colours. These Include Five Colours Previously Described From Different Parts Of The Cat’s Distribution Across Asia As Well As A Previously Unrecorded Dark Pattern Of Tightly Spaced Rosettes. The Study’s Authors Suspect That The Different Forms Allow The Asiatic Golden Cat To Be Extremely Adaptable, Especially Because It Occupies Diverse Habitats In The Dibang Valley, Where Competing Predators Such...

Chinese tourists die in van crash

PHNOM PENH, July 22 (Xinhua) — Two Chinese tourists died after their tourist van overturned on the Kulen Mountain in northwest Cambodia’s Siem Reap province on Sunday, a district deputy police chief said. The accident occurred at 12:40 p.m. local time when the van, carrying 14 Chinese people, turned turtle while driving down the mountain, said Soun Thay, deputy police chief of Svay Leu district, where the crash took place. “Two Chinese nationals, a man and a woman, had...

Tour to Nordic Countries

Kathmandu,July 22 : What to see in Nordic countries for tourists from rest of the world? Tourists get to see a range of magnificent natural spots in the region. Though it is difficult to write down all the tourist hot-spots in the region, fair idea of each region for tourists is being given here. Denmark is the smallest Nordic country which features hundreds of islands, rolling farmland, endless beaches and a more continental land to stroll on. Norway along...

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...

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