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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.

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.

2008-08-28 06:01:09

Text of report by privately-owned Nepalnews.com website on 28 August Over 5,000 people, displaced from their homes by last week's Saptakoshi flood and taking shelter at the 23 camps in Sunsari, are suffering from various health related problems, mainly pneumonia and high fever.

2008-08-21 12:01:29

A young girl being worshiped in Nepal as a "living goddess" may leave her palace home and attend school with others her age, a court has ruled.

2008-08-21 06:00:56

Mahindra Renault, a joint venture between Mahindra & Mahindra and Renault, has launched the Logan passenger car in Nepal. The company said that Agni, the current distributor of Mahindra vehicles in Nepal, will be the local distributor for the Logan.

2008-08-06 09:00:41

Excerpt of report headlined "Food crisis at its worst" published by Nepalese newspaper Rajdhani on 6 August Kathmandu, 5 August: An international report says hundreds of thousands of people in Nepal are suffering from food crisis.

2008-08-04 09:00:43

Nepal's remote areas hit hard by food crisis KATHMANDU, Aug. 1 (Xinhua) -- The remote areas of central and far western Nepal are reeling under a serious food shortage owing to hindrance in supplies, natural calamities and almost negligible agricultural production, local media reported on Friday.

2008-07-30 09:01:27

Nepal launches HIV-friendly hospital program KATHMANDU, July 30 (Xinhua) -- The National Network against HIV/ AIDS, Nepal (NANGAN), has selected three hospitals to launch HIV- friendly Hospital program, The Rising Nepal reported on Wednesday.

2008-07-21 08:44:47

Text of report by Nepalese Kantipur FM on 21 July Dr Ram Baran Yadav has been elected first president of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal. An official announcement to this effect will be made in a meeting of the constituent assembly after 4 pm today.


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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pudic
  • Easily ashamed, having a strong sense of shame; modest; chaste.
  • Of or pertaining to the external organs of generation.
The word 'pudic' comes from French pudique, from Latin pudīcus, from pudet ("it shames"). (Wiktionary)
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