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Nepal’s parties agree to form election government led by Chief Justice

Nepal’s parties agree to form election government led by Chief Justice

Kathmandu – Nepal’s key four political parties, which were divided following the dissolution of the Constituent Assembly in May last year, have succeeded to make a significant breakthrough by agreeing to form an election government led by sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Holding several rounds of meeting over weeks in the presence of […]

AJA President Stresses Press Freedom in the Digital Age

AJA President Stresses Press Freedom in the Digital Age

Ivan Lim Addresses ICT Conference in Kathmandu KATHMANDU — Asia Journalist Association President Ivan Lim on February 9 said that governments around the world seek to control the information flow on Internet by applying different measures. While addressing the 13th International CAN Information and Communication technology Conference in Kathmandu, Lim said, “Generally, autocratic governments fear that the netizens […]

Master plan for Lumbini Peace City appears to complete in six months

KATHMANDU – The new master plan of the Lumbini Peace City is likely to complete in six months. According to Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), 80 percent works of the master plan has been completed. Korean professor Kwak Young Hoon, 72, is drafting the new master plan to build a lotus-shape peace city in an area […]

Local people in eastern Nepal take initiative to preserve red pandas

Local people in eastern Nepal take initiative to preserve red pandas

KATHMANDU, Jan 20 – The Red Panda Network of Kathmandu has initiated the preservation process of the red pandas at four Village Development Committees of Ilam district, in eastern Nepal. The red pandas, one of the endangered animals, are found in the community and national forests of this district adjoining Darjeeling, the popular hill station of […]

Unusual cold spell in Nepal reported claimed nearly 100 lives

KATHMANDU, Jan 14 – Nearly 100 people died in southern Nepal due to biting cold in the last fortnight. Mostly, the old and poor people who had no clothes to keep them warm in the freezing cold lost their lives. Normal life was badly affected when the mercury dropped to record low in many places and […]

Nepali journalists stand up against gov’t for not punishing Maoists who killed a journalist

Nepali journalists stand up against gov’t for not punishing Maoists who killed a journalist

KATHMANDU, Jan 13 – Journalists in Nepal have taken to street against Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai for his attempt to halt the investigation into an eight-year-old murder incident and dismiss the case. Led by the Federation of the Nepali Journalists (FNJ), the umbrella organization of the journalists, they have been demonstrating against the government in […]

Number of visitors to Lumbini in 2012 increased, but failed to reach target number

KATHMANDU – Nearly 760,000 visitors, including foreign and domestic, visited Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in western Nepal, during Lumbini Visit Year 2012. The government had targeted to bring one million visitors during the period. Records at the Lumbini Development Trust (LDT) show that the visitors to Lumbini increased by 29.9 percent this year […]

Nepali Gov’t officials divided over how to deal with killer elephant

Nepali Gov’t officials divided over how to deal with killer elephant

killing Dhurbe, the elephant KATHMANDU – Three weeks after the local administration mobilized security personnel to kill a wild elephant named Dhurbe of the Chitwan National Park after it killed an old couple entering their home in a village on 14 December, the whereabouts of the elephant has not been ascertained for almost two weeks. The park […]

Rare elephants’ sports competitions attract over 100,000 spectators in Nepal

Rare elephants’ sports competitions attract over 100,000 spectators in Nepal

Photo: Bishnu GautamKATHMANDU – Over 100,000 local and foreign tourists enjoyed the games and beauty pageant of elephants in the Chitwan National Park, some 200 kilometers west of here last week.An overwhelming crowd of viewers of all ages and sexes reached the park, the largest national park of Nepal, to enjoy the three-day elephant running competition, soccer […]

Three Kathmandu youths successfully trek gruelling Himalayan trails

Three Kathmandu youths successfully trek gruelling Himalayan trails

Dipesh Joshi, Surose Maharjan and Raju Maharjan, the three boys in Kathmandu were the first persons to trek along the high Himalayan trails of Nepal twice in four years in 2007 and 2010. However, their adventurous trekking remained almost unknown for years until when Appa Sherpa and a western lady who crossed the trail months after the […]

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