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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.
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.
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.
Japanese climbers said on Tuesday they had found footprints on a mountain in western Nepal they think belonged to an abominable snowman or Yeti.
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.
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.
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.
Text of report by privately-owned Nepalnews.com website on 8 October A Yeti Airlines Twin Otter has crashed on final approach at the Tenzing-Hillary airport, Lukla, killing at least 18 people, mostly foreign nationals, Wednesday morning [8 October].
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.
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 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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
- A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.