Relocation of rhinos, wild buffaloes delayed

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PM claims govt not in crisis SEEKS FOREIGN SUPPORT TO IMPLEMENT STATUTE AND EXPEDITE POST-EARTHQUAKE RECONSTRUCTION WORKS

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Why is this Nepali wolf hogging headlines around the world?

Madhu Chetri, Onlinekhabar A group of researchers led by a Nepali graduate student has confirmed that a species of wolves considered part of the most ancient wolf lineages still roam the Himalayas in Nepal. Although there had been anecdotal...

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Caravan actor Thinle no more

Himalayan News Service Kathmandu Thinle Lhondup, who received international recognition for his performance in the Oscar nominated film Caravan ( Himalaya ), passed away at the age of 72 on April 24. According to his close relative Pema Wangchen Dolpo,...

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United Nations pledges continued support to Nepal

Himalayan News Service Kathmandu, April 24 UN staff in Nepal will observe one minute’s silence on the first anniversary of the Nepal earthquake tomorrow at 11: 56 am. “ We would like to commend the people of Nepal who responded so selflessly...

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Mt Everest climbers move to higher camps

Rajan Pokhrel Kathmandu, April 26 Climbers have started traversing through the treacherous section of the icefall route after the Department of Tourism permitted more than 400 climbers, along with their high altitude workers,...

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Indra Sarovar: The lake is ‘artificial’, but its beauty is natural

As you move past Chitlang, passing through the road that leads all the way to Bhimfedi, you will reach Indra Sarovar, a massive lake that seems to cover an area of an entire village. But the lake is not natural. It is actually a man-made reservoir meant...

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Italian tourist’s murder suspect held after 20 years

KATHMANDU: Nepal Police on Sunday said it has arrested a man who allegedly was involved in the murder of an Italian national in Thamel two decades ago. The suspect has been identified as Tasi Gurung. Gurung had fled to the US after the fatal attack...

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Construction of Pokhara Int’l Airport to begin from New Year

POKHARA: Finally, after a long wait, construction works of the Pokhara Regional International Airport would begin from the Nepali New Year. A foundation stone for the construction of the Airport would be laid on April 13. The High Level Support...

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EU-India remarks on Nepal’s statute inappropriate: Govt CLAIMS THE NEW CONSTITUTION WAS PROMULGATED IN KEEPING WITH UNIVERSAL DEMOCRATIC NORMS

Kathmandu, April 1 The government reiterated today that the joint statement of the EU-India Summit issued on Wednesday, which made a reference to Nepal’s newly adopted constitution, was inappropriate. Issuing a statement, government spokesperson...

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Prince Harry to stay in Nepal for one more week

KATHMANDU: British Prince Harry said he would stay in Nepal next week also. His scheduled official visit, however, ended today. “I will be spending the next six days in a remote village with a charity called Team Rubicon. The team I’m...

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Nepal hosts its first girl summit in Kathmandu

http://thehimalayantimes.com/kathmandu/nepal-hosts-first-girl-summit-kathmandu/ Kathmandu, March 23 Nepal today hosted its first ever girl summit as part of its commitment to ending child marriage by 2030. The event was inaugurated by President Bidhya...

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71 climbers keen to scale Everest

Kathmandu, March 20 Nearly one year after the devastating earthquake and avalanche, the country is all set to host the world climbers in the spring season while the authorities and stakeholders have struggled hard to revive the country’s tourism...

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Central Zoo celebrates 20th anniversary

KATHMANDU: The Central Zoo celebrated its 20th anniversary under the management of the National Trust for Nature Conservation by organising various programmes on its premises in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, today. Inaugurating the celebration, chief guest...

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President‚ PM extend greetings of Tamu Lhosar

KATHMANDU: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has extended greetings to the Gurung community on the occasion of Tamu Lhosar, the community’s New Year festival. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli also expressed his greetings to the people for the festival....

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Tourism, main basis of development: Minister Pokharel

Pokhara, Dec 28: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Ananda Prasad Pokharel, has said that tourism was the main basis for the tourism development. Inaugurating the 17th Pokhara Street Festival at Pokhara organised by the Restaurant and...

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Kathmandu, Chengdu proposed as Sister Cities

Nepal and China agreed to add one more sister cities. This time, Kathmandu and Chengdu, to explore commonalities in culture, geography and to enhance people to people exchanges.       This idea was floated by Tang Lianhzhi, deputy...

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Nepal Tourism Board gets its new CEO

Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi was appointed the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2015. The post was vacant since November 2011, and Mr. Joshi will lead NTB for the next 4 years, till November 2019. Congratulations...

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House Passes Reconstruction Authority Bill

PRAKASH ACHARYA Law makers in Legislative Parliament on Sunday, December 13, 2015. Photo: RSS 0 Kathmandu, December 16 The Legislature-Parliament today unanimously passed the Bill on Reconstruction of Earthquake Affected Structures, clearing the...

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Maggie to upgrade Kopila Valley School

Kathmandu, December 16 CNN Hero Maggie Doyne, BlinkNow Founder and CEO, today expressed her commitment to continue educating the orphaned, impoverished and at risk children with extra strength. Since 2010, Doyne has been educating some 400 children...

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Indian man dies after being sucked into aircraft engine

NEW DELHI: Airport and airline authorities in India have begun investigating the death of a technician who was sucked into an aircraft engine at an airport in Mumbai. Air India chief Ashwani Lohani said the accident happened when the plane was being...

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Foreigners unable to take surrogate babies home http://bit.ly/1JEw6o5

Foreigner parents of surrogate babies born in Nepal have urged the government to send their children home, saying that they have not been able to leave the country with their babies after the Supreme Court banned surrogacy last month. The problem arose...

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SURROGACY IN NEPAL

On Friday, September 18, 2015, the Nepali government banned surrogacy in Nepal.  Surrogacy services for foreigners are no longer permitted.  This includes ancillary services such as birth documentation and the issuance of visas and exit permissions...

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Wild animal rescue and rehabilitation centre to be built in Chitwan

RATNANAGAR, Nepal - A wild animal rescue and rehabilitation centre is to be set up in Chitwan. This would be the first such rescue and rehabilitation centre for the injured and helpless wild animals in the country.   The Department of National Parks...

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Chepang girls get support from donors

DHADING, Nepal – Chepang girls of Bhumlichowk-8, Gorkha district, who risk their lives everyday using inflated tubes to cross the Trishuli River to reach school, have demanded a permanent solution to their problem. Sarita Chepang, 14, and Ram Maya...

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Government opening liaison office at Everest Base Camp in March

KATHMANDU, Nepal – The government has started preparations to set up its contact office at Everest Base Camp for the spring season which begins in March. Officials say once the office starts operations, mountaineers will feel safer. Also, they can...

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