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  • Nepal President leaves for official Qatar trip

    Kathmandu, October 29 Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari has left for a four day official visit to Qatar upon the invitation of Qatari Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, on Monday morning. Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun saw her off at the Tribhuvan International Airport before a special troop of Nepal Army paid a guard of honour. A Cabinet meeting held on Sunday had approved the visit. During President Bhandari’s visit, the two countries will sign agreements on cooperation in agriculture...

    President Bhandari to offer tika, jamara to public on Dashain day

    Kathmandu, October 11 President Bidya Devi Bhandari will offer tika and jamara to the members of the general public on the occasion of the Bada Dashain festival on October 19. The President’s personal joint secretary and priest at the Office of the President, Hem Chandra Dhakal, gave out this information while initiating the ritual of Ghatasthapana at the President House on Wednesday. Dhakal said the President would offer tika and jamara to the distinguished persons and the members of...

    Rice production may grow by 12 per cent this year

    Kathmandu,Oct 11: The government has predicted that the rice production will grow by 12 per cent in the country thanks to sufficient monsoon rains, Rajdhani reports in its anchor story. Spokesperson at the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development, Tej Bahadur Subedi, says the prediction can be achieved if there is not any natural disaster in next two months.

    The story of ‘living goddess

    Kathmandu,Oct 10: The Taleju Bhawani Temple in central Kathmandu stands out among the swarm of temples and monuments around the Durbar Square. As I sit nearby the temple, a woman walks up to the gate of the Taleju Bhawani and bows seeking blessing from the goddess. There is a certain satisfaction on her face. I ask her how long she’s been coming here and what she thinks about the temple, to which she replies, “I have been coming here...

    Yeti Airlines plane ‘collides with’ jackal in Nepalgunj

    Kathmandu, October 8 A Yeti Airlines aircraft has ‘collided with’ a jackal at the Nepalgunj Airport on Sunday evening. The ATR-72 aircraft was landing at the Airport at around 7:15 pm yesterday when it hit the animal. Director at the Nepalgunj office of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Prem Nath Thakur, says the incident, however, did not cause any harm. But, the jackal died on the spot. He informs that the animal was crossing the runway while the plane...

    Chitlang-the historical valley on Nepal’s Rolls Royce Trail

    Yes, curiously, it also came to be known as the ‘Rolls Royce’ trail as the first ever automobile (in 1934), and subsequently, others owned by the Kathmandu’s royalties, foreign dignitaries and aristocrats were transported by this route–not on wheels but shoulder-borne by porters. The villagers thronged to watch the spectacular sight as the porters carried the car balanced on bamboo poles to the rhythmic chanting of ‘hoste-hainse’ (Nepali rallying cry). In 1940 porters numbering 60, carried a 1939 Daimler-Benz gifted...

    Outer Ring Road: China company to prepare DPR in 3 months, complete project in 5 years

    Kathmandu, September 7 The government is preparing to assign a Chinese company to prepare a detailed project report of proposed Outer Ring Road in Kathmandu Valley. The company will be told to prepare the DPR in next three months. Likewise, China Energy Engineering Corporation Limited is also likely to get the construction assignment with a deadline of five years. It has been learned that the company has expressed its interest to prepare the DPR, do mapping and generate the...

    President Bhandari’s call for environment protection

    Kathmandu, October 7 /fi6«klt e08f/L – ;Daf]wg /fi6«klt ljBfb]jL e08f/L ;f]daf/ hg;ª\Vof tyf jftfj/0f dGqfnon] ljZj jftfj/0f lbj;sf] cj;/df cfof]hgf u/]sf] ljz]if ;df/f]xnfO{ ;Daf]wg ub}{ . tl:a/ M /f]zg ;fksf]6f, /f;; President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said the entire society should take initiatives to protection, promote and manage environment. During an inaugural ceremony of the ‘Environment Conference 2018’ organised by the Department of Environment, Ministry of Forest and Environment here today, the President said growing population and increasing urbanisation...

    Scientists deploy drones to count endangered crocodiles in Nepal’s Bardia

    Researchers In Nepal Used Drone Images To Survey Critically Endangered Gharial Crocodiles Along The Banks Of The Babai River, Comparing Their Results To Those Of Multi-Team Ground Surveys.Analysis Of The Drone Images Produced Counts Of Gharials And Mugger Crocodiles Similar To Those Of Ground Survey Teams, In Less Time And At A Lower Cost.The Researchers Stressed The Importance Of Conducting Aerial Surveys When Environmental Conditions Are Most Conducive, Such As During The Winter Months When Water Clarity In The...

    Tiger found dead on Wednesday afternoon

    Bardia, Oct 04: A rare Royal Bengal Tiger was found dead in Bardiya National Park (BNP) on Wednesday afternoon. The dead body of spotted tiger of around 17 years was recovered near Chisapani post inside the BNP, some 700 metres away from the East-West Highway, Assistant Conservation Officer of the BNP Badri Binod Dahal said. The officials said that the tiger would have died nearly a week ago due to natural reasons due to old age as the entire body...

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