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  • Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya
    May 22 2017 | 03:22 pm

    Biodiversity and sustainable tourism in the Hindu Kush Himalaya

    By Janita Gurung and Anu Kumari Lama Biodiversity and tourism linkages Biodiversity is the basis for many tourism activities in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH). Scenic landscapes, forests, lakes, mountains, and farmlands attract many tourists to the region. Iconic bird and animal species are also major attractions. The snow leopard is a flagship mountain species […]

  • Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: Analysts
    Jun 24 2016 | 11:02 am

    Brexit, a sign of anti-elite revolt: Analysts

    PARIS: It was Britain’s poorer and less-educated citizens — angry at not having shared in the economic benefits of a new world order — who pushed it out of the European Union, in a vote that threatens elites, analysts say.

  • Mountain biodiversity: Sustaining lives through generations
    May 23 2016 | 04:25 pm

    Mountain biodiversity: Sustaining lives through generations

    Biodiversity in the mountains is a major source of sustenance for local communities By Janita Gurung and NehaBisht More than a hundred and fifty years ago, the British naturalist explorer, Joseph Dalton Hooker, traversed the eastern Himalayas in and around the shadows of Mount Kangchenjunga, from Sikkim to eastern Nepal. He marvelled at the rich […]

  • Unfair criticism
    Mar 02 2016 | 12:02 pm

    Unfair criticism

    By Madhukar SJB Rana There seems to be a growing concern and fear in the West that things are not going their way– geo politically or geo economically or, for that matter, geo psychologically too– like it used to be after 1989 when the Soviet Union collapsed.

  • Aviation industry is heavily reliant on tourism industry for growth: Rai
    Feb 15 2016 | 05:20 pm

    Aviation industry is heavily reliant on tourism industry for growth: Rai

    Interview with Umesh Chandra Rai, Chief Executive Officer, Yeti Airlines Tell us about the impact of the current political impasse and the ensuing fuel crisis on the domestic airlines operating in the country? The impact has been very negative on all socio-economic aspects of the country. Domestic airline companies are heavily reliant on tourism sector for its […]

  • Challenges of flying in Nepal: A pilot’s perspective
    Feb 08 2016 | 11:19 am

    Challenges of flying in Nepal: A pilot’s perspective

    By Captain Bed Upreti Flying is often said to be the safest form of transport. According to the Civil Aviation Authority, the fatality rate per billion kilometres travelled by plane is 0.003 compared to 0.27 by rail and 2.57 by car. Statistically, there are more chances of being killed riding a bicycle or motorcycle or […]

  • Nepal will further enhance its tourism products in coming days: Tourism Minister
    Feb 03 2016 | 01:03 pm

    Nepal will further enhance its tourism products in coming days: Tourism Minister

    As a new Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, what are the challenges that lay ahead of you and what are you going to do to resolve them? Nepal’s tourism industry chiefly relies on the same 3-4 tourism products (for its sustenance) that the country has been offering to visitors for the last six decades […]

  • The polio heroes
    Dec 19 2015 | 07:25 pm

    The polio heroes

    By Bill Gates Since 1988, the number of annual cases of polio has dropped more than 99.9 percent The world’s progress in fighting polio might be one of the best-kept secrets in global health. Indeed, my heroes for 2015 are the men and women on the front line in the fight against the disease. Since […]

  • ‘A long-term vision and political will is required to bring oil from China’
    Nov 29 2015 | 04:04 pm

    ‘A long-term vision and political will is required to bring oil from China’

    KATHMANDU: Energy security is a must for national security. But powers that be in Nepal never realised this important truth, it appears.

  • My sojourn in China
    Nov 14 2015 | 07:38 pm

    My sojourn in China

    By Rosha Basnet Kathmandu: Having been to the Indian capital and its financial hub three times already the prospect of a visit to the northern neighbor has always intrigued me. I have had numerous accounts of that mystic land which is still fascinates me.

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