Tourism Department lists 14 mountains above 8000 m

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The number of mountains above 8000 meters in Nepal has officially gone up to 14. Although the number was said to be 8 in the past, the Tourism Department has added 6 mountains to the list which took the number of high mountains in Nepal to 14. The mountains above 8000 meters

Tiger count commences at Shuklaphanta national park

Kanchanpur, Feb 06: Counting of Royal Bengal tiger has started at Shuklaphanta National Park here from Sunday. The tiger census is being carried out by employing the camera trapping method and with the cooperation of the Park office, the District Forest Office and support organizations. A team of 90 persons including technical staff has been

Six-month long historic Nawadurga Dance commences

Bhaktapur, Jan 17 (RSS): The six-month long Nawadurga Nacch (Dance) also known as the ‘fish killing festival’ has kicked off from Suryamadhi of Bhaktapur from the day of Maghe Sankranti festival that is celebrated on the first of the Nepali month Magh. This historic dance was originated during the Malla period (10th-18th century) and has

Buddha birthplace Tilaurakot sees excavation again

Jitpur (Kapilvastu), Jan 11 (RSS): Excavation has begun again to identify the main part of King Suddhodan’s Royal Palace where Gautam Buddha was brought up. The Department of Archaeology has started excavation in Tilaurakot fourth time from this week following the geo-spatial survey in and around ancient historical site. A team of experts is said

Stairway To Heaven – Phoksundo Lake

Mythology and geology are in agreement about the genesis of the holy Phoksundo Lake in this arid trans-Himalayan district, just as they are about many other natural features across Nepal. Legend has it that a demoness had a run-in with a rival upstream. In a fit of rage, one of them brought down an entire mountain

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Mt Kangchenjunga, the third highest mountai in the world, is not really a peak, it is like a mountain range. The astounding thing is that most of its 25-km jagged ridgeline is above 8,000m, spanning the Nepal-Sikkim border. The traverse of this great knife-edge is regarded as the most challenging unclimbed mountaineering feat left. The

Male gharial released into Rapti river

Chitwan, Dec 24: A male gharial has been released into Rapti river to serve the need of a male gharial for breeding. A male gharial let free into the Rapti and Narayani rivers before this was killed after being trapped into a fishing net last year, leaving the rivers without a male gharial. The fish-eating

Garlands worth Rs 25 million used during elections

Kathmandu,Dec 17:The Floriculture Association of Nepal (FAN) says flower garlands worth Rs 25 million were used for recent provincial and federal parliamentary elections, reports Karobar in its anchor story for the day. Officials of the organisation say party cadres excessively used flower garlands in their pre-poll campaigning as well as after the announcement of results. The domestic

Qatar Airways to launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg

Kathmandu, December 12 Qatar Airways says it will launch direct flights between Kathmandu and St Petersburg, the second biggest city of Russia, from next week. The announcement was made at a function organised in Kathmandu recently in the presence of Russian Ambassador to Nepal Аndrey Sergeyevich Budnikand and Qatar Airways Nepal Country Manager Jay Prakash

Deuba wins in Dadeldhura

Dadeldhura, Dec 10 (RSS): Nepali Congress President and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba won a parliamentary seat in Dadeldhura. This is the sixth time he continued to win different elections from this constituency since 2048 B.S. Deuba received 28,044 votes, while his nearest contender CPN (Maoist Centre)’s Khagaraj Bhatta 21,115 votes. Likewise, the left alliance’s