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Yes, there are flying squirrels in Nepal, too

A Hodgson’s Giant Flying Squirrel baby nesting on a rhododendron tree. Photo: BASHU BARAL baby flying squirrel nesting in a rhododendron forest is not something one sees every day in Nepal. The thrill of this recent close encounter with a rare Hodgson’s Giant Flying Squirrel in Ilam was indescribable. As a young student of the conservation […] [...]

Mist and mud in Nagarkot’s empty monsoon

All photos: AMIT MACHAMASI agarkot, the favourite selfie-station for the residents of congested Kathmandu in pre-pandemic times, is deserted and shrouded in monsoon mist with locals all busy on the paddy terraces. The monsoon arrived on time in Kathmandu Valley, and has been vigorous. Although the farmers are happy, those who depended on Nagarkot’s numerous […] [...]

Nepal’s epidemic of hunger

Photos: SAGLO SAMAJ/HIMALMEDIA here are 34 households in Mohattarai’s Anaita neighbourhood, most of them have at least four children each. In the last three years, three children in the community have died due to complications from the lack of food. Raju Devi Sada first lost her three-year-old daughter, already weakened by malnutrition, who died a week after she […] [...]

Nepal must allow foreign investment in pharmaceuticals

hen President Joe Biden announced last month that the United States was waiving vaccine patents temporarily in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, it was first seen as a major boost to the battle against the coronavirus worldwide. However, the hard reality quickly set in that it is not enough to just waive patent rights, the […] [...]

Nepal’s wild elephants are also on the move

Photos: SHALIKRAM CHAUDHARY efore Covid-19 and lockdowns I would be guiding tourists around Bardia National Park this time of year. But the pandemic has meant empty homestays along the Khata Wildlife Corridor that connects wilderness areas in India and Nepal. Local villages may have lost their income from eco-tourism, but the absence of people during the lockdown […] [...]

E-vehicles prepare for post-lockdown boom

Tata’s Nexon EV series lines up its 5-seater. electric-powered SUVs, the most popular electric car in India this year, and soon to be launched in Nepal. lectric car importers are preparing to meet a post-pandemic demand for electric vehicles after the Nepal government in its new budget scrapped taxes imposed last year. The new budget […] [...]

How Nepali antiquities got to Chicago museum

The 400-year-old necklace once worn by the Taleju Bhawani goddess in Kathmandu that is now in a museum in the United States. Photo: ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO wo months after the Art Institute of Chicago returned a stolen 800-year-old stone sculpture, many more of Nepal’s religious antiquities have been located at the museum, raising questions […] [...]

Turkish Airlines’ new route to Newark

urkish Airlines commenced daily flights to Newark, New Jersey from 1 June, making it the carrier’s tenth destination in the US and 325th worldwide. “We are pleased to expand our presence in North America with the opening of our tenth U.S. gateway, and look forward to welcoming travelers aboard this new route to experience our […] [...]

Education for Covid Recovery

he World Bank on June 11 authorized $60 million to improve the quality of Nepal’s higher education, scale up online learning, and expand access to academic institutions for underprivileged and vulnerable students The “Nurturing Excellence in Higher Education” Program will help the government align its higher education sector with labor market needs, boost collaborative research […] [...]

Digitial path to social buffers in Nepal

Photo: MADHU ACHARYA orldwide, the impact of Covid-19 underscores the need for more social security buffers built upon the access to four basic services: affordable credit, reliable saving and pensions options, life and health insurance, and quality healthcare. This is true in Nepal, too, where large sections of the country’s nearly 30 million people lack […] [...]

The hero in Rekha Thapa: Behind-the-scenes story

She was playful and fearless. As a child, she used to wrestle with boys, climb neighbours’ mango trees while her friends used to sit at the bottom of the tree hoping to get to eat those mangoes. After the neighbours would know about this mischief, they used to chase her and her friends away. She […] The post The hero in Rekha Thapa: Behind-the-scenes story appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

2 Gunslingers aiming to bring back rock and roll into Nepal’s music industry

The two met during the Backyard Session in 2015 and hit it off immediately. Initially, they were just goofing around, playing covers of classic rock bands. That drew a lot of attention as their peers felt they would be great together and suggested they work together if they had a chance. It was then when they decided to form a band and started making music. The post 2 Gunslingers aiming to bring back rock and roll into Nepal’s music industry appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Mi phones: Price in Nepal as of August 2021. Plus, 4 best phones to buy

competing with MI phones in this category. Though their build quality has always been questioned, they provide more than they actually should considering the price rate. Today we are providing you the updated price list of MI phones in Nepal. The post Mi phones: Price in Nepal as of August 2021. Plus, 4 best phones to buy appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

In this period, 11,870 swab samples were tested in the RT-PCR method, of which 3,007 returned positive. Likewise, 6,538 people underwent antigen tests for the virus, of which an additional 931 tested positive. The post Nepal Covid-19 tally: 3,938 new cases, 2,012 recoveries, 37 deaths in 24 hours appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Lumbini Governor Amik Sherchan has summoned a special session of the Provincial Assembly for August 11 to discuss a no-confidence motion filed against Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel. The post Lumbini: Assembly summoned for August 11 to discuss no-confidence motion against CM appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Kathmandu chapter of the Nepalese Young Entrepreneurs' Forum (NYEF) has called for nominations from startups across the country for three awards it is presenting in September. The post NYEF Kathmandu to award 3 startups in September appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

A member of the Lumbini Provincial Assembly has accused Chief Minister Shankar Pokhrel of holding her hostage. The post Lumbini: Maoist lawmaker Bimala Oli accuses CM Pokhrel of holding her hostage appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The Ministry of Health and Population says it has expected a fall in the number of active Covid-19 cases as time will progress in the next five months. Yet, the country will add around 200,000 new cases in the period, it estimates. The post Nepal hopes for a fall in infection rate yet expects 200,000 new Covid-19 cases in 5 months appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

The chairman of a local ward in the Junichande rural municipality-2 of the Jajarkot district in Karnali has been arrested on the charge of assaulting a young man in the locality. The post Jajarkot: Ward chair arrested for assaulting youth appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Japan confirms around 800,000 dozes of the AstraZeneca vaccines made in the country will arrive in Nepal this Saturday and Sunday as a grant assistance from the Tokyo government to Kathmandu. The post Nepal to receive half of Japan-gifted AstraZeneca vaccines this weekend appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Two persons died after being caught up in an electric trap set up for wild boars in Baitadi of the Sudurpaschim province on Wednesday night. The post Baitadi: 2 brothers killed after getting caught in wild boar trap appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

A probe committee has found out that some Nepal Police staffers leaked test papers prepared for a qualification test for various peace missions. The post Nepal Police staffers leak UN peace mission selection question papers appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

A recent meeting of the government has appointed various persons as members of the Teachers Service Commission, the government body formed to recruit and look into other human resource issues of government school teachers. The post For Teachers Service Commission, govt picks former bureaucrat already booked for exam rigging appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Ranjana Soda: Having stood the test of time, Kathmandu’s iconic beverage struggles to live through

Suresh Suwal, 62, is panting hard as he loads one crate of soda on top of another. It is 9 am and he has deliveries to make. Even though he complains he gets no help, he does it with a bright smile on his face. Huffing and puffing, he delivers all the soda crates and […] The post Ranjana Soda: Having stood the test of time, Kathmandu’s iconic beverage struggles to live through appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]

Kathmandu’s soaring real estate industry has an impact on the productive economy. Control is a must

Growing in the outskirt of Kathmandu valley, I could sense throughout my childhood that my parents tried to inculcate in me the idea of the importance of land and how owning a piece in the right place means lifelong security. After years, I came to realise those were tough times for this country. The Maoist […] The post Kathmandu’s soaring real estate industry has an impact on the productive economy. Control is a must appeared first on OnlineKhabar English News. [...]