Seven Nepali women climbers meet John Kerry

KATHMANDU, July 18: United States Secretary of State John Kerry has met with seven Nepali Women Mountaineers in Washington on Wednesday. The Nepali women climbers are visiting Washington, DC and Los Angeles from July 16 to 23 for promoting women’s empowerment, education, and environmental awareness. “Secretary Kerry met with the women on their first day...
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Bengal Florican on verge of extinction

KANCHANPUR, July 18: Bengal Florican, known as khar majur in Nepal, one rarest bird species in the world, is on the verge of extinction. The population of the Bengal Florican, found only in Shuklaphanta Wildlife Reserve, Chitwan National Park, Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve and Bardiya National Park, has been found decreased for the past three...
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16 domestic carriers grounded

KATHMANDU, JUL 16 – Sixteen domestic airlines, including the national flag carrier, will be grounded from Wednesday as the regulator did not renew their air operator certificates (AOC) on Tuesday—the deadline for AOC renewal. The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (Caan) said the carriers did not fulfill the required international safety oversight standards. By the...
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2‚300 year old cave found

LAMJUNG: A 2,300-yea-old cave has been discovered in Manang district.A combined team of department of archaeology, government of Nepal and United States of America found the historically significant cave.The fact came to light after archaeologists examined the remainings recovered from Kyang cave of remote Fu VDC of the district. The remains were recovered last year....
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Bird species increase in Chitwan: Census

Bird species have been found to have increased in Chitwan district, where the world heritage listed Chitwan National Park is located, according to a bird census. The census of the bird species  led by the Bird Education Society, Chitwan, has recorded 46 new species of birds in the district, said Chairman of the Society, Basu...
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Ban rampant chopper use on Everest: CAAN

KATHMANDU: A high-level committee formed by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal has recommended the government to come up with a strict rule to ban rampant use of helicopters above Mt Everest Base Camp, urging the authorities to permit such flights only for rescue missions.The committee that studied the flights made by different companies from...
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Bhaktapur thru’ local photogs’ eyes

BHAKTAPUR: Think about Bhaktapur and the images of women in hakupatasi, potter’s wheel, traditional jatras and the beautiful Durbar Square come to mind. The image of Bhaktapur as a traditionally and culturally important city is still intact — which is why photographers often love to capture these facets of the city. And this passion of...
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As entrepreneurs call off strike‚ NTB resumes services

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Tourism Board resumed its service today, with the agitating tourism entrepreneurs calling off their 52-day long strike. The NTB came back to life after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) issued a directive to the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation yesterday to resume its service within...
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‘Chepanggaun can rival Phulchowki for bird-watching’

CHITWAN, June 17: The Phulchowki hills situated 20 km southeast of Kathmandu and home to some 265 species of birds, is the most popular among 27 key bird-watching spots in the country. The only such bird-watching spot in Chitwan district included in this list is Chitwan National Park. However, a study has recently found another...
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Seven Years In Nepal – The Story of Everest Skydive

In late October 2014, Everest Skydive is set to enter into it’s seventh year of operation and make it’s eight expedition into the Nepali Himalaya bringing skydiving back to one of the earth’s most remote locations. In between the traditional scenery of climbers, trekkers, sherpas and porters, skydivers and their parachutes will once again be...
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