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2009-05-26 09:38:00

TROIS-RIVIERES, Quebec, May 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Over an eight-day period, during the first week of May, the Executive Director of Narconon Nepal was able to deliver nine drug education lectures to over three-thousand Nepali children living in the United Kingdom. "Our kids brought their drug problem along with them and found new ones here," comments Basanta Raj Kunwar, executive director, Narconon Nepal. In 1997, a UK court finalized a decision allowing former Gurkha soldiers to seek...

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2009-04-01 12:45:00

Conservationists are concerned whether climate change might have played a role in the forest fires in many of Nepal's national parks and conserved areas this dry season, BBC News reported. Until just a few days ago, at least four protected areas were on fire for an unusually long time and NASA's satellite imagery showed most of the big fires located around the national parks along the country's northern areas bordering Tibet. The extent of the loss of flora and fauna is not yet known for the...

2009-03-06 17:41:23

A group of 10 female mountaineers in Nepal announced in the capital, Kathmandu, that they plan to scale the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents. The women said Friday that they climbed Mount Everest on Nepal's border with China last May and they are now planning expeditions to climb Mount Aconcagua of Argentina, Mount McKinley of the United States, Mount Kilimanjaro of Tanzania, Mount Elbrus in Russia, Mount Vinson Massif of Antarctica, Mount Kosciusko of Australia and Mount...

2009-03-04 09:32:00

WASHINGTON, March 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the past year, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Child Blindness Program assisted over one million people through eye health education, comprehensive vision screening, refractive error correction, sight-restoring surgery, and education for blind children. USAID has supported programs to reduce childhood blindness since 1991. This year, 31 projects reached over one million people in 23 countries. Together, these...

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2008-11-17 07:45:00

Dawa Steven Sherpa, a young climber from Nepal, is hoping to promote eco-friendly climbing on Mt. Everest by deploying toilets fashioned from a plastic bucket.  The U.S.-designed bucket, which weighs 2.4 pounds and stands 11 inches tall, has an opening that is eight inches in diameter.  To construct the toilet, Sherpa and his team used a plastic bucket and a gas-impervious bag to safely contain and neutralize human waste and trap odor. "I want to promote anything that manages human...

2008-10-24 08:50:00

Former Nepalese King Gyanendra and his family must pay overdue electricity bills of about $1 million or face power cuts in their palaces and homes. The Nepal Electricity Authority has given the former royal family 15 days to settle the bills relating to several of their palaces and residences, Kantipur Online reported, quoting sources. The current Maoist-led government helped abolish the Himalayan state's 240-year-old monarchy in May when Nepal became a republic. The bills, totaling about...

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2008-10-21 14:18:34

Japanese climbers said on Tuesday they had found footprints on a mountain in western Nepal they think belonged to an abominable snowman or Yeti. Kuniaki Yagihara, a member of the Yeti Project Japan, said they identified three footprints that looked like that of human beings in Kathmandu. The group returned from the mountain with photographs of the footprints. However, the climbers, equipped with long-lens cameras, video cameras and telescopes, said that they did not see or take any...

2008-10-13 09:00:31

Nepali gov't air crash probe panel starts field work KATHMANDU, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- The probe commission formed by Nepali government to investigate into the causes of the air crash in eastern Nepali has begun its field work, local newspaper The Kathmandu Post reported on Sunday. "We spent three hours at the site," the report quoted Nagendra Ghimire, joint secretary at the Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation and member-secretary of the five member commission. "This site visit is part...

2008-10-09 03:00:27

Nepalese authorities say the 18 people killed in the crash of a Yeti Airlines twin-engine Otter plane included 12 German nationals and two Australians. The plane, with 19 aboard, went down Wednesday after hitting a cliff and catching fire while approaching the Lukla airport near Mount Everest, CNN had reported earlier. Nepalnews.com quoted officials at the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, from where the plane had taken off, that only the pilot, Surendra Kunwar, survived. He...

2008-10-08 09:00:31

Urgent: 15 die as Nepali plane catches fire KATHMANDU, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- A Nepali Yeti Airlines domestic plane on Wednesday morning caught fire while landing at Lukla airport in the east, and 15 foreigners died, local media reported. (c) 2008 Xinhua News Agency - CEIS. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.


Latest Nepal Reference Libraries

Wild Water Buffalo, Bubalus arnee
2012-08-16 09:49:56

The wild water buffalo (Bubalus arnee) is a member of the Bovidae family that is native to Southeast Asia. It is also known as the Asiatic buffalo and the Asian buffalo. Its range includes Nepal, India, Cambodia, and Thailand and once included other areas like Laos and Pakistan, but populations there have gone extinct. In India, populations are mainly restricted to protected areas including Manas and Dibru-Saikhowa National Parks and D'Ering Memorial Wildlife Sanctuary, among other areas....

2012-06-14 13:08:11

Symbol: PHNE11 Group: Lichen Family: Physciaceae Growth Habit: Lichenous Native Status: NA    N Synonyms:   PHNE12 Phaeophyscia nepalensis (Poelt) D.D. Awasthi   PHNE13 Physcia nepalensis Poelt Classification:       Kingdom   Fungi – Fungi Division   Ascomycota – Sac fungi Class   Ascomycetes Order   Lecanorales Family   Physciaceae Genus   Physciella Essl. – physciella...

Himalayan Quail, Ophrysia superciliosa
2009-07-15 14:04:36

The Himalayan Quail, (Ophrysia superciliosa), is feared extinct as it was last verified in 1876. By 1904, this quail was considered very scarce, and to add to its scarecity, only two locations (northwest India and the western Himilayas) of the species are known. Even with numerous searches, their survival can not be counted out since they may be hard to spot. This medium-sized quail belongs to the pheasant family. Unconfirmed records have been noted from 1952 up to 2003. There is a...

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2009-04-07 16:08:20

The Greater Yellownape (Picus flavinucha) is a species of bird found in Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical and tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist mountain regions. The adult is large and has a prominent yellow-crested nape and throat. It is mainly a dark olive-green bird with gray underparts. The crown is brownish and the flight feathers are...

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2009-01-15 18:40:49

The Himalayan Monal (Lophophorus impejanus) also known as the Impeyan Monal or Impeyan Pheasant, is a species of bird found in the pheasant family Phasianidae. It is native to eastern Afghanistan through the Himalayas including Kashmir region of Northern Pakistan, parts of India, Nepal, southern Tibet and Bhutan. There may be an occurrence in Burma as well. Its habitat is upper temperate oak-conifer forests scattered with open grassy slopes, cliffs and alpine meadows. Their normal elevation...

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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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