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‘Sunflower’ attraction in Bulbule, Mid-west Nepal Sunday, May 19th, 2019

SURKHET: The blossoming yellow flower in the surround of Bulbule Lake captivates anyone who reaches there. Blooming sunflowers silhouetted against the lake coupled with floating boats has enriched the aesthetic beauty of the area. The ambiance prompted anyone reaching there to capture the..

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More birds arrive in Nepal for incubation this summer

CHITWAN: Nepal is a seasonal home to species of migratory birds which enjoy the atmosphere here for incubation, said a survey and observation based on the Chitwan National Park and adjoining community forests. Tentatively, female migratory birds from India, Sri Lanka, and other South Asian..

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Wake Up With Determination: One Legged Nepali Dancer Sita Saturday, May 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU: "Each soul is potentially divine, what needs is manifestation," and Sita Subedi of Chitwan district has proved this. She is known as One Legged Dancer in Nepal and has won so many awards and felicitations. She says" I want to awake people who are in deep sleep." Sita is an answer for..

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Nepal’s water schemes in offing for cities and states

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Water Supply (MoWS) has proposed Sustainable Water Supply and Sewerage Management Project to develop an integrated water supply and sewerage management system in the capital cities of all seven provinces and other 30 large cities. The MoWS proposed to supply high quality..

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Nepali Migrant worker Man Bahadur languishes in Malaysian Jail Friday, May 17th, 2019

PALPA: Man Bahadur Nepali, a resident of Rampur municipality-5, has been languishing in a jail in Malaysia since the past two years. He had gone to Malaysia for employment three years ago. Nepali was jailed one year after he was in Malaysia. The family members however came to know about it only..

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Nepal’s weather forecast: Brief rain accompanied by thunder Thursday, May 16th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The weather will remain partly to generally cloudy across the country including in Kathmandu valley with chances of brief thundershower due to the western low pressure system, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated. Meteorologist at the Division, Raju Pradhananga said the..

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Discrimination at work for sexual minorities in Nepal Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

Arpana Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Twenty nine years ago, on May 17th, the World Health Organisation (WHO) made history by removing homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. This declaration helped shift the public opinion, marking a major milestone for the rights of sexual minorities, LGBT..

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Qatar Charity reaches poor with food aid Tuesday, May 14th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Qatar Charity, a Doha-based international charity organisation, has been providing livelihood support for poor and indigent families in several parts of the country. In the past one year, programs aim to assist such community in income generating activities incorporated hundreds of..

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163 incidents of child marriage in Doti, Far-west Nepal Monday, May 13th, 2019

DOTI: Total 163 incidents of child marriages have occurred in Silgadhi municipality-8, Ladagada of Doti, Far-west Nepal during the past three years, reveals a data. The data was revealed by Community Development Center (CDC) – a social development organization working in the district for a long..

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Tonnes of Garbage is being cleared from Mount Everest

KATHMANDU: Activities to collect garbage from Mt Everest area have been accelerated with coordination of Nepal Army. Clean Mountain Campaign has been launched to remove the garbage piled up in the world's highest peak area. So far, 2,000 kg of garbage has been brought to Kathmandu from Mt Everest..

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Nepal’s community school awarded International School Award Sunday, May 12th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Not allowing students go outside, entering the classroom with stout stick in one hand and a book in another, compelling them for rot learning of contents in every page; Are not these obsolete method of teaching students? Such teaching –learning practices are widely pervasive in school..

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At least 300 Himalayan yaks starve to death in India

NEW DELHI, (AFP): Indian officials Sunday said that at least 300 yaks starved to death in a remote Himalayan valley after a bout of unusually harsh winter weather. Officials in the northeastern state of Sikkim said they received the first distress call from around 50 people cut off in the remote..

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Dr Neelam’s Struggle Against Dowry In Nepal

KATHMANDU: Dr Neelam Shah, MBBS, MD is rarely found in hospital these days . In past, she used to treat the people with physical sickness but thesdays she has been treating the society.  She says," I am fighting for the rights of women ." Neelam has got lots of pain by her husband and in laws..

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The Global Consequences of a Sino-American Cold War Monday, May 20th, 2019

A few years ago, as part of a Western delegation to China, I met President Xi Jinping in Beijing’s Great Hall of the People. When addressing us, Xi argued that..