Fall Armyworm: a menace for Nepali farmersBy RSS
An invasive pest, Fall armyworm (FAW) (Spodoptera frugiperda) was first recorded in Nepal from Nawalpur district which are supposed to have come from India. After the first report of the invasion of this pest in Asia was in July, 2018, from Karnataka State of India. National Plant Protection Organisation (NPPO) Nepal and other research organisations were then alerted on the surveillance, monitoring and detection of this worm.
Singer Bhattarai dies in accident14 Jan, 2020
“We can’t actually say anything whether he felt asleep or was driving the vehicle on a drunken state,” DSP Regmi said. “Following family’s request, we did not carry out investigation into the accident after Bhattarai’s death,” DSP Regmi said.
People busy purchasing yam for Maghe Sakranti13 Jan, 2020
The price of yam in retail market is almost double of the wholesale market.
Most Frequent Burmese visitor to Nepal and first Burmese Everest Summitters honouredBy RSS
With more than 55 million population, Myanmar has nearly 90 per cent of the population with Buddhist faith, a factor Nepal, being the Land of Lord Buddha, could capitalize to draw more and more Buddhist Burmese.
Five new products at CES 2020 that left us completely awe-inspired12 Jan, 2020
This week was about Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2020) in the tech industry. Since it’s one of the biggest tech events, all the technology enthusiasts had keen and wandering eyes at the event. And well, the CES 2020 didn’t disappoint. Many tech companies showcased their best and innovative products in the tech show. Not every product at the event brought a brand new tech to the table.
Buddhist monks pray for 'moksha' of people and animals killed in Australia's bush firesBy RSS
The Bhikkhus (monks) expressed condolences to the casualties resulting from the disaster and recited the Arya Triskandhasutra, the Bhadracharya Pranidhanaraj, the Aryamaitri Pranidhan and the Samantabhadra Pranidhan scriptures from the Buddhist literature.
NC must put its house in order10 Jan, 2020
Nepali Congress (NC) leaders have been entangled in bitter factional infighting to grab top leadership from the upcoming 14th general convention of the party. Party president Sher Bahadur Deuba is determined to become president for the second time. And he is blamed for taking unilateral decision and breaching the party statute.
US elites think war is a bloodless chess game10 Jan, 2020
Donald Trump may act like a schoolyard bully and an impetuous infant, but he is not the only one to blame for recklessly bringing the world closer to a catastrophic war. While the responsibility for approving the assassination of Qassem Suleimani, Iran’s top general, in a drone strike near Baghdad international airport is certainly his, Trump’s actions would not have been possible without the deep infrastructure for war that lies at the core of the American political system, especially since...
Count of birds begins across ponds, rivers and wetlands09 Jan, 2020
“The water birds of Saptari, Lumbini area of Rupandehi, Bardiya, Kathmandu and Kanchanpur districts will also be counted in the census,” Baral said.
CDO instructs Bajhang locals to demolish Chhaugoths09 Jan, 2020
A dilemma has seen in the society as to who should they believe whether the priests of the villages who force women to stay in the isolated hut during their mensuration or the government decree not to stay in the Chhaugoths.
Patients push limits for clues to chronic fatigue syndrome09 Jan, 2020
Researchers hooked Zach Ault to medical monitors as he slowly climbed onto a gym bike. An invisible disease is sidelining this once avid athlete and he knew the simple exercise would wipe him out but Ault was pedaling for science.
Climate factor behind Australia wildfires08 Jan, 2020
Australia’s unprecedented wildfires are supercharged thanks to climate change, the type of trees catching fire and weather, experts say. And these fires are so extreme that they are triggering their own thunderstorms.
Promoting tea tourism for achieving prosperity07 Jan, 2020
Visitors to Ilam may get overwhelmed by the mystic weather. The tea herbs grown in such an atmosphere are equally mystic and aromatic. Considered as a tea heaven for more than a century, Ilam offers a blissful experience to travellers and nature lovers from around the world. The exotic culture and lifestyle of locals enthralls tourists.
Ghyampe Danda turning into appealing tourist spot07 Jan, 2020
Lying to the southeast of Bhaktapur, Ghyampe Danda is a potential tourist spot to be explored. The beautiful green hill that is just 14 kilometres away from the heart of Kathmandu is home to some of the famous temples and shrines such as Suryabinayak, Pathivara, Pilot Baba Ashram and Anantalingeswor.
Special programmes at Patan to attract tourists05 Jan, 2020
Under the plan, the museum has proposed to manage sound and lights show to ensure longer staying hours of the visitors. Matters related to the Malla era’s traditional stories will be showcased in water and open space.
Things to consider before buying a laptop05 Jan, 2020
Laptop is an essential part of almost everyone’s life. If you are a student or a gamer or a businessman, you would relate to this a lot. And getting a laptop for yourself is not as easy as it may seem. They are far more complex than smartphones or presumably any other gadget. And the confusion is not just about which brand’s laptop to get because, one particular laptop might have more than five configurations.
Nepal must not lose $500m MCC grant03 Jan, 2020
The US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) has provided $500 million (approximately Rs 52 billion) in grants to Nepal for building electricity transmission lines and road. It is the biggest grant assistance the US approved for Nepal, with the latter chipping in $130 million to boost the MCC project.
Excessive exposure to Internet not good for children02 Jan, 2020
Internet is a medium that has contributed to turning the world into a global village by connecting every nooks and corners of the globe. Even though the Internet bridges the cultural gap, ensures people’s access to information, allows wide opportunities of jobs and marketing, enables government and people to connect with each
The Way Forward On Climate Change01 Jan, 2020
The UN climate summit in Madrid has not delivered results. The world community was once again held up by science-denying governments. Among rich nations, only European ones are still spelling out meaningful ambitions. The developing world cannot rely on the multilateral system to solve the problems, argues our author from Bangldesh, but the fight for sustainability must go on.
Japan revises Fukushima cleanup plan01 Jan, 2020
Tokyo: Japan on Friday revised a roadmap for the cleanup of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, further delaying the removal of thousands of spent fuel units that remain in cooling pools since the 2011 disaster. It’s a key step in the decades long process, complicated by high radiation and other risks. The government and the plant operator, Tokyo Electric Power Co., are keeping a 30- to 40-year completion target.