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Nepal’s weather to improve from today Friday, January 17th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Nepal's weather influenced by the pressure of westerly winds will gradually improve from today, according to the Hydrology and Weather Forecasting Division. "The weather will fully improve from tomorrow, and there is no immediate possibility of rainfall," said meteorologist Bibhuti..

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Sex delays menopause, study finds Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

PARIS, (AFP): Women approaching menopause who have frequent sex are less likely to cross that threshold than women of the same age who are not as active sexually, researchers said Wednesday. On average, intimate relations at least once a week reduced the chances of entering menopause by 28 percent..

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Shree Swasthani Brata Katha begins today Thursday, January 9th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Fasting and story reading of Swasthani, a holy book, is starting from Friday all over Nepal. Devotees in hundreds are all set for their month-long devotion on the bank of the Sali River at Sankhu. The Sali River, as described in Swasthani story is a sacred, healing and wish fulfilling..

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Nepal’s Weather: Rain, snowfall forecast Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has predicted rain and snowfall in different parts of the country from Tuesday evening. Different parts of the country that witnessed rain and snowfall last week are again likely to receive rain and snow due to the effects of the westerly..

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Weather becoming clear from today Sunday, January 5th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The domestic weather which was largely influenced by the westerly wind for the past few days will be improved from today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said. The westerly wind system which caused cloudy weather with the trigger of rains till Saturday is becoming weaker,..

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Banke National Park all set to bring in more tourists Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Niraj Gautam, BANKE: The Banke National Park (BNP) is all set to bring in more number of tourists. It had witnessed the visit of 150 tourists from the country and abroad combined in the last fiscal year. Among these, only eight were the foreign tourists. BNP Chief Pramod Bhattarai informed that..

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Census of aquatic birds taking place Thursday, January 2nd, 2020

Bhismaraj Ojha, KATHMANDU: The presence of aquatic birds in the country's wetlands looks fascinating, as the migratory birds have arrived in search of warm habitat, food and good environment for reproduction. Some birds have come by travelling a long distance while rests of them make internal..

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President Bhandari attends Tamu Lhosar celebration Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari attended the celebration of Tamu Lhosar festival in the federal capital on Tuesday. President Bhandari attended the special function organized to mark the festival at Tundikhel, Kathmandu. Gurung community marks the Tamu Lhosar festival as a new year...

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Kathmandu valley temperature dips to 0.9 Thursday, December 26th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Valley has experienced a bit chilly day today with the mercury dipping to 0.9 degree, the lowest temperature in the Valley so far this year. The Valley recorded 2.9 degrees on Wednesday. "The mercury may drop to below zero this year if the westerly winds have an impact..

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Partial solar eclipse today Wednesday, December 25th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Nepal Calendar Determination Committee has said the country shall witness partial solar eclipse today. The eclipse begins at 8:42 am, said Committee Chairman Dr Ramchandra Gautam. The eclipse beginning from the direction between west and west-south continues till 11:31 am. People..

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Winners of world’s richest lottery ‘El Gordo’ celebrate Sunday, December 22nd, 2019

MADRID, (AFP): Winners of Spain's "El Gordo" lottery were celebrating Sunday after more than two billion euros were paid out as the lucky numbers were announced live on national television. "El Gordo", or "The Fat One", is the world's richest lottery, paying out millions of euros every year to..

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Number of bird species increasing in Shuklaphanta Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

KANCHANPUR: The number of species of birds in Kanchanpur-based Shuklaphanta National Park (SNP) is increasing. SNP chief conservation officer Laxman Poudel said the number of species of birds has gone up in the park. The latest census (2019) concluded recently, the number of bird species here has..

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Will the Coronavirus Cause a Major Growth Slowdown in China? Monday, January 27th, 2020

The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the..