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2008-07-11 09:01:06

Doctors to strike nationwide in Nepal KATHMANDU, July 10 (Xinhua) -- A day after the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) closed down all services except emergency at medical institutions within the capital Kathmandu Valley, the NMA issued a statement announcing a nationwide protest from Thursday. The closure on Wednesday took many patients by surprise and they complained. Medical facilities in the valley provided no service except emergency, objecting to the protest being carried out by...

2008-07-10 09:01:28

Doctors close down health service in Nepali capital KATHMANDU, July 9 (Xinhua) -- Doctors closed down all health services except emergency in governmental, non-governmental and private health institutions within Nepali capital Kathmandu on Wednesday, demanding security for their profession. According to a leading website, eKantipur.com, the Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called the shutdown to protest against the government's failure to ensure security to health workers and health...

2008-07-10 06:00:49

Excerpt from report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 10 July Kathmandu, [Thursday] 10 July: The entire health institutions except emergency services have been shut down across the country on Thursday due to the strike called by the doctors. The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called for a nationwide strike in all governmental and non governmental health institutions on Thursday, demanding proper security. Medical facilities across the country has not provided service except...

2008-07-09 09:01:01

Excerpt from report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 9 July Kathmandu, [Wednesday] 9 July: Doctors closed down all health services except emergency in governmental, non-governmental and private health institutions within the capital on Wednesday demanding security for their profession. The Nepal Medical Association (NMA) have called the shutdown to protest against the government's failure to ensure security to health workers and health institutions. The doctors took such step in...

2008-07-07 09:00:41

Text of report by Nepalnews.com website on 7 July Locals of Karnali region, who have been staging protest at the Ranjha Airport in Nepalgunj against the hike in airfare, have padlocked the main gate of the airport Monday [7 July], the fifth day of their protest. The protesting Karnali locals are staging dharna (sit-in) at the main gate of the airport, barring airport officials and others from moving in and out of the airport premises. They have also padlocked the offices of Nepal Airlines...

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2008-07-02 16:05:00

Illegal wildlife trade decimates tigers in Nepal's wildlife reserve WASHINGTON D.C. -- World Wildlife Fund (WWF) is alarmed by the dramatic decline of at least 30 percent in the Bengal tiger population of Suklaphanta Wildlife Reserve in Nepal, once a refuge that boasted among the highest densities of the endangered species in the Eastern Himalayas. The recent survey of April 2008 showed a population of between 6-14 tigers, down from 20-50 tigers in 2005. The Government of Nepal made a...

2008-07-01 09:00:17

Text of report by Nepalese newspaper The Himalayan Times website on 1 July Kathmandu, 1 July: Police today arrested 42 Tibetan exiles from Fuklingkatti VDC [village development committee area] of Sindhupalchowk District near the China-Nepal border. Police inspector at the area police office Birendra Shahi said that 42 Tibetans were arrested when they were marching toward the Chinese border. They were protesting the China's crackdown in Tibet. The protesters had trekked for five days from...

2008-06-28 18:02:27

Nepalese government officials were unable to reach an agreement Saturday with the Nepal Petroleum Dealers Association, news media says. The Web site eKantiput reported the two sides failed to break through the impasse regarding an ongoing dispute over the irregular supply of petroleum products. The talks during the last few days included demands from the dealers for increased commissions, government officials said. The talks did not include any demands for increased petroleum imports or...

2008-06-24 12:02:48

Text of report by Nepalnews.com website on 24 June The UN World Food Programme (WFP) said indefinite strike called by the transportation entrepreneurs, ongoing impacts of fuel shortages and the inability by the concerned parties to reach agreement on transport rates has resulted in suspension of WFP food deliveries. In a statement on Tuesday [24 June], WFP said the strike has limited its ability to provide vital humanitarian food assistance to hundreds of thousands of Nepalis in desperate...

2008-06-24 06:02:20

By Stephen McGinty IT HAS been called the roof of the world and it is, by many accounts, quite filthy. Mount Everest, the highest peak on the planet, is a junkyard of oxygen cylinders, tinned food, abandoned tents, plastic bags of human waste, ladders, ropes, jackets, even bloody syringes and vials of unlabelled medication. The trail of detritus runs from the base camp in Tibet at 16,995ft and continues all the way to the summit at 29,035ft. The collective weight is estimated at 600...


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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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