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Plastic bags banned

June 16, 2013

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KATHMANDU: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has banned low standard plastic bags from today. “We have banned polythene bags in the city from today,” said Shanta Ram Pokhrel, KMC spokesperson. “In the first phase — 15 days — we will carry out publicity campaign, then we will fine violators,” he said. Anyone carrying black plastic bags [...]

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Yomari Stuffed with goodness : Festivals in Nepal

December 15, 2012

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KATHMANDU: Food and culture are closely associated. In our culture, each food item has a special significance with a particular celebration or festivity. There is always some kind of special treat waiting to delight those who celebrate that particular festival. And Yomari is one such delicacy that has close ties with different festivals especially of [...]

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Pushpa Basnet of Nepal named 2012 CNN Hero of the Year

December 4, 2012

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This is the victory of every Nepali By CNN and wire services | Dec 02, 2012Pushpa Basnet of Nepal was named 2012 CNN Hero of the Year. Basnet supports children who otherwise would be incarcerated with their parents in Nepal. She started a home in Kathmandu where children can receive education, food, medical care, and [...]

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Government plans to announce Dhorpatan hunting reserve as buffer zone

October 4, 2012


Preparations are on to declare the only hunting reserve of the country, Dhorpatan as a buffer zone. The preparation to announce buffer zone is being made with the objective of taking the conservation of the reserve and community development together ahead with local people’s participation, says the Office of the Reserve. We aim to increase [...]

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Thamel is Kathmandu’s tourism showpiece

September 23, 2012


Vibrant, bustling with life, bursting with colour… This is how one would describe Thamel, the popular tourist and shopping destination of Kathmandu, Nepal. It is an area that anybody visiting the Himalayan kingdom’s capital in the Kathmandu valley would not want to miss. Thamel, located centrally in Kathmandu, has been the heart of the city’s [...]

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Shiva Ram wins Surya Nepal Central Open

July 30, 2012


Nepal No 1 Shiva Ram Shrestha defended the title of the Surya Nepal Central Open —the fourth event under the Surya Nepal Golf Tour 2012-13 —at the par-72 Gokarna Golf Club on Thursday. Shiva Ram carded four-under 68 for a total of 16-under 272 to register a nine-stroke victory over Toran Bikram Shahi. Toran produced [...]

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