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  • In India, cities flood as climate change leads to short bursts of intense rain

    New Delhi, India – July 16, 2016: xxxxxxx in New Delhi, India, on Saturday, July 16, 2016. (Photo by Arun Sharma/ Hindustan Times) The travails of city dwellers in India due to flooding and waterlogging will only increase unless town planners account for climate change effects while designing stormwater drains In a typically Indian paradox, large parts of the country remain water-stressed for a greater part of the year, but reel under devastating floods or severe waterlogging after heavy...

    Cultural product design contest launched to promote Mutianyu Great Wall

    Kathmandu,Aug 22:Aerial photo taken on Aug. 21, 2018 shows the launching ceremony of a cultural product design contest to promote the Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, capital of China. (Xinhua/Yin Gang)

    Sikkim’s Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve braids nature with culture as tourism expands

    The Khangchendzonga Biosphere Reserve In Sikkim, Surrounding The World’s Third Highest Peak Mount Khangchendzonga, Has Been Added To UNESCO’s World Network Of Biosphere Reserves, Making It The 11th Biosphere In India To Be Included In The Network.Its Location – Bordering Nepal, Tibet (China) And In Close Proximity Of Bhutan – Offers Unique Opportunities For Joint Collaboration And Conservation Of Biodiversity With Neighbouring Countries.The Landscape Is A Testament To How Religion, Culture And Environment Protection Can Coexist Harmoniously.Increasing Unregulated Tourism,...

    Folk costume show held at 5,200-meter-high base camp of Mt. Qomolangma

    Kathmandu,Aug 20:A model presents a creation during a folk costume show at the 5,200-meter-high base camp of the world’s highest peak Qomolangma, in southwest China’s Tibet Autonomous Region, Aug. 18, 2018. (Xinhua/Chen Jianli)

    China’s MA60 aircraft obtain certification in 14 countries

    BEIJING, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) — China’s MA60 series turboprop passenger aircraft have obtained certification in 14 countries, their developer said Thursday. The MA60 family is playing a major role in enhancing the influence of Chinese-developed aviation products and Chinese standards, according to AVIC Xi’an Aircraft Industry (Group) Company Ltd. To date, MA60 series aircraft have been certified in 14 countries, including Indonesia, Laos, the Philippines, Nepal, Cameroon, and South Africa. The MA60 turboprop aircraft are designed to operate regional...

    Qatar Airways becomes Official Airline Partner of Dublin Horse Show

    Kathmandu, Aug 10: Qatar Airways is pleased to sponsor the Longines FEI Jumping Nations Cup™ of Ireland at the Stena Line Dublin Horse Show as the Official Airline Partner for the second consecutive year. The event, taking place from 8-12 August, will welcome more than 100,000 local and international visitors to see the world’s finest horses and international show jumpers from around the world. The Stena Line Dublin Horse Show, one of Ireland’s most prestigious sporting events and a...

    THAI Wins Three Skytrax Awards 2018, Including World’s Best Economy Class

    Kathmandu, July 23: Thai Airways has received three prestigious accolades at the Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards Ceremony held on July 17 at the Langham Hotel, in London. Mrs. Usanee Sangsingkeo, Acting President of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI), received three Skytrax 2018 World Airline Awards as the World’s Best Economy Class, World’s Best Airline Lounge Spa, and Best Economy Class Onboard Catering. THAI has been awarded the World’s Best Economy Class tile and the Best Economy Class...

    Airbus delivers the first A321neo Cabin Flex aircraft

    Kathmandu, July 23: Turkish Airlines has taken delivery of its first A321neo aircraft in Cabin Flex configuration. This version is the latest addition to the A320 family of aircraft. This delivery is the first aircraft of 92 units of Airbus narrow body aircraft ordered in 2013. The aircraft contains 20 seats in Business Class and 162 in Economy Class, 182 seats in total. 40 units of this order will be delivered in a configuration with a total of 190...

    Qatar Airways Brings FIFA World CupTM Excitement to the Skies with Bespoke FIFA-Branded Aircraft

    DOHA, Qatar 11 July: Qatar Airways, an Official Partner and the Official Airline of FIFA, has taken its celebration of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia to the skies with a specially-branded Boeing 777 aircraft painted in FIFA livery, ahead of the tournament’s Semi-Final and Final match. The bespoke aircraft, which features distinctive FIFA branding, was hand-painted in Ireland and flown to Doha, where a press conference was held at Hamad International Airport before the aircraft flew to Moscow...

    Nepal’s World Heritage Sites removed from UNESCO danger list

    Kathmandu,June 29: After being included on the danger list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, seven such sites of Kathmandu Valley have finally been free from the danger of losing the status, a four column story reports in Nepal Samacharpatra. Following the damages caused by the 2015 earthquake, and owing to the government’s negligence in their conservation, the United Nations cultural agency had kept the sites of Nepal on the danger list and continued it for three years. Now, the list...

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