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Nepal’s monsoon continues to have a weak impact

KATHMANDU: Impact of weaker monsoon phenomena seen across the country is expected to prolong for at least a week, according to meteorologists. “There might be rains across the country, but not of monsoon nature with dense rains that usually last for at least 12, 24 and 36 hours,” senior..

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Antarctic sea ice in dizzying decline since 2014: study Monday, July 1st, 2019

PARIS, (AFP): After mysteriously expanding for decades, Antarctica's sea ice cover melted by an area four times greater than France in just a few years and now stands at a record low, according to a study published Monday. Scientists already knew Antarctica was thawing at an increasing rate, like..

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Nepal’s National Paddy Day observed across the nation Sunday, June 30th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Farmers across the country observed the 16th National Paddy Day on Sunday, organsing various programmes, including paddy seedling plantation, and paddy planters making merry in the field by throwing mud and water on each other. The Nepali farmers observe Asar 15th of the Nepali calendar..

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Nepal’s LGBTIQ community hold their first pride parade Saturday, June 29th, 2019

KATHMANDU: As a step towards breaking social isolation, hundreds of Nepali LGBTIQ and heterosexual community took the street of the capital on Saturday, with painted faces and fluttering rainbow pride flags. Along with the LGBTIQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgender, Inter-sex and Queer), the..

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28 killed in animal attack in Nepal Thursday, June 27th, 2019

KATHMANDU: At least 28 people were killed in wild animal attacks in the current fiscal year. According to the latest record of the Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC), 28 people lost their lives in the animal attacks this year while 17 people were killed last fiscal..

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Nepal Weather: Monsoon becomes active across country

KATHMANDU: Monsoon has become active throughout the country from today, the Meteorological Forecasting Division stated. It had entered the country ten days late this year than last year. Meteorologist Manju Basi said the monsoon has become more active in the central and eastern region of the..

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Nepal Celebrates International Music Day Friday, June 21st, 2019

By Mannu Shahi, KATHMANDU: Fête de la Musique aims to promote music by encouraging both amateur and professional musicians to come out and expose their art on streets. Officially held for the first time in Paris, June 21st 1982 many free shows are organized in order to make various genres..

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Traditional handicrafts by Tharu women segment of local market Wednesday, June 19th, 2019

NEPALGUNJ: Traditional handicrafts of late constitute an important segment of the economy for the Tharu women of Nepalgunj Metropolitan City (NMC). Originally used for decoration purposes, a large number of women belonging to the community are making good income by selling their skills. After..

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Gharial crocodile eggs hatched in Chitwan National Park, Nepal Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

CHITWAN: Crocodile eggs collected from the local Rapti and Narayani rivers have hatched producing 151 hatchlings. Chitwan National Park had collected 284 eggs from 10 out of the 24 places from the two rivers where the crocodiles had laid eggs. Park assistant conservation officer Ved Bahadur Khadka..

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Nepal’s Weather: Monsoon has delayed by two weeks this year Monday, June 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: The country has reeled under scorching heat affecting normal life as the arrival of monsoon has been delayed by almost two weeks this year. In Nepal, monsoon generally begins on June 10, but this year it has not yet begun. Meteorologists have said that no such phenomenon has been..

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Nepal’s Weather: Temperature to go down from Tuesday

KATHMANDU: Normal life has been affected badly in various parts of the country including Kathmandu valley for the past few days due to rise in temperature. The mercury level has crossed 40 degrees Celcius in most of the Tarai region. The mercury is however expected to go down from Tuesday...

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Schools closed citing excessive heat Sunday, June 16th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: All the community and institutional schools of Hetauda sub-metropolitan city area will remain closed for five days from Monday due to excessive heat. The Heatuda sub-metropolitan city took the decision to close all community and institutional schools from June 17-21 at the request of..

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Schools closed to avoid heat in Mahottari, Nepal Saturday, June 15th, 2019

MAHOTTARI: Rising temperature has forced the local administration to shut down schools in Mahottari. The number of schools closing down is increasing along with the rise in the mercury since first week of June. The Sonam rural municipality has issued a notice, closing down schools until June 21...

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