Lumbini Peace marathon organizing Bodh Gaya Enlightenment Marathon

Kathmandu, Oct 07: Bodh Gaya Enlightenment Marathon is going to be organized by Lumbini PEACE in Bodh Gaya of India in September 2020. Bikram Pandey KAAJI, creator of the successful spiritual sports Lumbini PEACE Marathon, announced about this marathon during his speech at the Global Religious Tourism Dialogue held in New Delhi, India last week. Photo Caption: (left) Bikram Pandey KAAJi inaugurating Global Religious Tourism Dialogue in New Delhi, Kathmandu. (right) Bikram Pandey KAAHI with Indian Tourism Minister Alphons Kannathanam...

India’s two busiest airports to shut down runways

NEW DELHI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Two of India’s busiest airports — the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in financial capital Mumbai and the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi — will shut down their runways for repair work, aviation sources said Thursday. Mumbai airport has two operational runways and Delhi has three. The three runways of Delhi airport can handle 75 aircraft an hour, the highest in the country. “While the Mumbai airport will carry out runway repair and...

Qatar Airways wins a Host of Awards in Asia Pacific

Kathmandu,October 3: Qatar Airways has won the Best Inflight Service Award at the 29th Annual TTG Travel Awards 2018. The airline was also named the Best Middle Eastern/African Airline for the ninth consecutive year at the recent 2018 Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards, the airline company said in a statement. Qatar Airways said that the Best Inflight Service Award was given to the company in recognition of the airline for having the best product and services, most consistent and reliable...

China witnesses travel rush during National Day holiday

Kathmandu,Oct 02:Aerial photo taken on Oct. 1, 2018 shows vehicles queuing at a toll station in Bijie City of southwest China’s Guizhou Province. The country witnesses a travel rush as people embark on trips for seven-day National Day holiday, which lasts from Oct. 1 to 7. (Xinhua/He Huan)

Climate and conflict in South and Southeast Asia

A recently published paper by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has focussed on the under-researched topic of how climate change impacts may affect violence in South and Southeast Asia. Titled “Climate change and violent conflict: Sparse evidence from South Asia and South East Asia”, the report highlights how little work has been done in looking at climate change and its possible impact on security in the most densely populated regions on the planet. Over the last few...

Thai Food festival begins in Kathmandu

Kathmandu,Oct 01:, Fairfield by Marriott Kathmandu in association Royal Thai Embassy and Tourism Authority of Thailand had successfully organized opening ceremony of Thai Food Festival on 30th September. This festival will be conducted till 9th October, at hotel premises. This food festival is the promotion of the Thai cuisine and gourmet dining experience. Thai specialty Chef Kroongtana Nimnu exclusive from Thailand joined this event. Varieties of foods cooked in Thai style like rice, pasta, sea foods, soup, meat and sweets was...

Qatar Airways wins two awards at APEX 2019 Global Passenger Choice awards in Boston

Kathmandu, Sep 30: Qatar Airways becomes winner of the ‘Best Food and Beverages’ and ‘Best Cabin Service’ awards from the Airline Passenger Experience Association’s (APEX) 2019 Passenger Choice Awards (PCAs) in Boston on Monday 24 September. The award was distributed on categories based on feedback from passengers of approximately 500 airlines around the world.  Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Mr. Akbar Al Baker, said: “It is tremendously gratifying to receive two awards at the 2019 APEX Passenger Choice Awards....

Nepal marks World Tourism Day with hope of attracting more foreign tourists

Kathmandu, Sept. 27 (Xinhua) — Nepal celebrated the 39th World Tourism Day under the theme of “Tourism and the Digital Transformation” by organizing various events across the country on Thursday. Besides rallies, heritage walks and cultural programs, a special event was organized in Kathmandu by the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, participated by officials of ministry and Nepal Tourism Board, tourism entrepreneurs and representatives from various tourism related associations. Addressing the function, Minister for Culture, Tourism and...

Climate change in Ladakh hits agriculture

As glaciers start to melt faster, and there is less snowfall and rain due to global warming, the changes have started to impact farming patterns in the cold desert of Ladakh in India T. Namgyal, a 65-year-old farmer who lives in Hunder village of Nubra Valley, has seen the growing water scarcity in Ladakh. In the past few decades, snowfall has considerably declined and now there is little water in the rivers and streams, he says. “Earlier, there was...

Chinese farmers greet first harvest festival

Kathmandu,Sept 24:Villagers perform a lantern dance to celebrate China’s first Farmers’ Harvest Festival in Majiazhai Village of Shuiwei Township in Cengong County, southwest China’s Guizhou Province, Sept. 23, 2018. People across China hold various activities to celebrate the country’s first Farmers’ Harvest Festival, which falls on Sept. 23 this year. (Xinhua/Yang Wenbin)

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