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2008-10-06 06:00:33

Text of report by privately-owned Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 6 October [by Milan Mani Sharma] Kathmandu, 6 October: Here is good news for automobile dealers and riders. Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) is planning to introduce high-octane petrol in the market soon, which will give better mileage and ensure engine longevity compared to the existing gasoline. "Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) [the monopoly supplier] has agreed to provide us 91-octane petrol for domestic marketing, and we...

2008-09-28 06:00:17

Text of report by Sangam Prasai headlined "Pipeline project to reduce petroleum prices in Nepal" published by Nepalese newspaper The Rising Nepal on 28 September Kathmandu, 27 September: Nepal-India oil pipeline project, which was mooted four years ago, is expected to gain momentum if Nepal government released funds to Indian Oil Corporation to prepare a Detail Project Report (DPR) of the scheme. "The project which will reduce oil transportation cost to Nepal by as much as 50 per cent has...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 begins in Nepali capital KATHMANDU, Sept. 23 (Xinhua) -- The third Indo-Nepal Power Summit 2008 will begin in Nepali capital Kathmandu on Tuesday to explore the possibilities of hydropower project cooperation between Nepal and India. According to The Himalayan Times daily, Deputy Prime Minister Bam Dev Gautam will inaugurate the two-day summit. As many as 300 delegates from Nepal and India are expected to participate in the meeting. Indian Minister of...

2008-09-23 09:01:02

Text of report headlined "India to generate 10,000 MW of hydropower and buy it from Nepal" by Indian newspaper Kantipur on 23 September [by Rajendra Phuyal and Durga Khanal] Kathmandu, [Monday] 22 September: The Indian government has announced that it is ready to generate 10,000 MW of hydroelectricity in Nepal in 10 years and then buy it. An Indian company has said that the ambitious plan of hydropower development may come true if the government in Nepal acted with political commitment....

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2008-09-20 05:45:00

Experts attending a meeting of the Asian Rhino Specialist Group in Nepal said Thursday that the South Asian endangered Great One-horned Rhinoceros is being forced out of its natural habitat into the hands of illegal poachers as the massive animals seek to find food. Their feeding grounds are being invaded by "exotic species" of weeds and wild plants, the experts said, and the rhino could soon see its natural sources of food depleted. "Grassland is being invaded by weeds and other unwanted...

2008-09-12 12:00:25

By STEPHEN HOWARD ACTRESS Joanna Lumley (right) will march with the Gurkhas next week to highlight their fight for rights to settle in Britain and better Army pensions. They will head for the Royal Courts of Justice in London's Strand on Tuesday for a challenge to their immigration status. Gurkhas who retired from the British Army after 1997 can automatically stay in the UK, but those who retired earlier must apply and can be refused and deported. The Absolutely Fabulous actress will...

2008-09-06 06:00:09

Text of report headlined "Media centre at the prime minister's office soon" published by Nepalese newspaper Annapurna Post on 6 September Kathmandu, [Friday] 5 September: Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal "Prachanda" has expressed a commitment to setting up media centres at his office and at his residence soon. Prachanda expressed this commitment to a team of media representatives which met the prime minister at [his official residence in the] Baluwatar neighbourhood of the capital Friday...

2008-09-02 00:00:12

By The Associated Press TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP) - Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains.Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an...

2008-09-01 21:00:20

TRIVENIGANJ, India (AP)- Stranded by hundreds of miles of floodwaters and trapped on rooftops and trees, desperate villagers stormed rescue boats on Sunday as they tried to escape the flooding that tore through a riverbank and spilled over northern India's vast plains. Two weeks after the Kosi River overflowed its banks, Indian officials commandeered private watercraft after hearing that boat owners were charging people up to $150 each for a lifesaving ride - an impossibly large amount for...

2008-08-30 09:00:25

By Andrew Buncombe It is a landscape of despair. The carcasses of dead animals lie adrift in the flood water, rotting and stinking. Entire villages in one of India's poorest states have been washed away and millions of people have been forced from their homes by the worst flooding in the region for 50 years. One aerial photograph showed a railway station - seemingly the only piece of land above water for miles in all directions - on to which countless people were crowded. India's Prime...


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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