Greater adjutant spotted in Koshi Tappu after 22 yrs

Dec 27, 2017-Greater adjutant, an endangered member of the sork family, Ciconiidae, has been spotted at Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve after 22 years.  According to the conservationists, the bird was last seen in the country in 1995. Anish Timsina, chairman of Koshi Bird Society, said the bird was spotted among a flock of vultures in

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File – A rendering of a new attraction called Race Through New York Starring Jimmy Fallon. The new attraction is themed on a wild ride through New York City racing against the TV host. It is scheduled to open at the theme park in 2017. Photo: NBC Universal via AP FILE – The Washington Monument

Trade deficit jumps 12 percent in 1st quadrimester

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Total trade deficit of the country jumped 11.86 percent in the first quadrimester of the current Fiscal Year 2017/18 as imports continue to climb at a faster rate amid a sluggish growth of exports. According to the Department of Customs’ latest data, Nepal imported a total of Rs 336.56 billion worth of goods

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

China-Nepal Cultural Exhibition

Kathmandu, Dec 22: A 3-day cultural exhibition ‘Echo of Civilization: China-Nepal Culture Salon’ began in Beijing Thursday morning. The opening of the exhibition stressed on the theme of cultural exchanges and mutual and learning among civilization, said a press release issued by Nepali Embassy in Beijing. The programme was hosted by the Embassy of Nepal,

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

Qatar Airways marks 20th anniversary at Bouddhanath Stupa

Kathmandu, November 8 Qatar Airways is celebrating its 20th anniversary by organising various programmes in Kathmandu since the beginning of November. On November 1, the company organised a special event on the premises of Bouddhanath Stupa, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Jitendra Narayan Dev inaugurated the event by

Annapurna alternative trekking route opens

Besisahar, Lamjung, Nov 7 : An alternative route to the round-Annapurna trekking has come into operation. The Manang-Lamjung Hotel Entrepreneurs Committee brought the alternative route into operation after the trekking was affected due to the construction of a motor road up to Manang. The route was formally opened amidst a programme here today. The trekking

Lohani elected Chair of Tourist Bus Association

Pokhara, Oct 29 (RSS): A new Working Committee of Tourist Bus Association – an organization of tourist bus entrepreneurs – has been elected. The seventh convention of the Association elected a new working committee under the leadership of Prahlad Lohani. Among other elected are Dhakanath Kafle (first vice-chairperson), Bhishma Neupane (second vice-chairperson), Krishna Acharya (general