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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Stephen McGinty IT HAS been called the roof of the world and it is, by many accounts, quite filthy.
Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 20 June Kathmandu, 20 June [Thursday]: World Food Programme (WFP) - Nepal said more than 250,000 people in nine districts of the country's mid and far-western regions were facing a precarious food security situation due to significant crop failures locally.
Text of report by Nepalese eKantipur.com website on 14 June Kathmandu, 14 June [Saturday]: Senior Maoist leader Mohan Baidya on Friday said the Maoist party is against both the current "liberal" model of media as well as the communist model, and wants to develop a third model - probably a mixed version of communist and democratic models.
Sir Edmund Hillary, who with Tenzing Norgay, his Sherpa guide, won worldwide acclaim in 1953 by becoming the first to scale Mount Everest, the world's tallest peak, died today in Auckland, New Zealand. He was 88.
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...
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