KATHMANDU (AFP) — Nepal has decided that May 29 -- the day the world's highest peak was first conquered in 1953 -- will be marked as International Mount Everest Day, tourism officials said Friday.
"The government has decided to commemorate the historic first ascent. This year will be the first time we celebrate the event and pay tributes to Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay," said tourism ministry spokesman Prem Rai.
New Zealander Hillary died in January at the age of 88, prompting worldwide praise for the man seen by many members of Nepal's Sherpa community as a second father... More..
New bird for Nepal found at KTWR
KATHMANDU, May 14 - A team of Nepalese ornithologists studying birds of Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) have identified a new bird species for the country known as the Daurian Redstart recently. With this new bird in the register, Nepal now boasts a high total of 864 species of bird in the country.
On a bird-watching trip to KTWR, ornithologists Tika Giri and Barry McCarthy located the bird for the first time in the country in one of the islands of Koshi River on 25 December 2008.
Suchit Basnet, an ornithologist and Chair of Nepal Rare Birds Committee said, the... More..
Paleti with Prem Dhoj Pradhan turned out a big success
Prem Dhoj Pradhan [ tickets ] shows no signs of slowing down, as the 70-year-old crooner continues to line up dates far down the road.
The legendary singer had a show scheduled for January 25th 2008. The singer, who toured fairly extensively in the 80s had not thought about a live
in a while .However, the year 2008 was definitely the year that was ready to host this historical moment.
Legendry singer Prem Dhoj Pradhan performed some of his favorite hits on Paleti to name a few "Maya Namara", "Rajamati", "Ghumtima" were among them.
Show definitely proved to be a hit. with all... More..
INDIAN WORRY OVER INCREASING CHINESE INFLUENCE
Not so many people know as to what happened on the evening of October 10, last month.
The Nepalese population remained unaware that on that fateful evening, some Nepali leaders were taken to task by none less than Dr. Shyam Saran (honorary doctoral degree awarded by Nepal’s “Yechury University” which received affiliation with the South Block in India) for his grand contribution in weakening this Himalayan nation since he was posted as Ambassador of India to this country some five years back.
The leaders who were taken to task were none less than Comrade Prachanda and Dr. Babu Ram... More..
Manisha finds a new man
Falling in and out of love seems like a regular exercise for commitment-phobic Manisha Koirala. Now barely a month after breaking up with Akshay, Manisha’s got a new guy, her neighbour and music director, Sandeep Chowta.
maniWill Manisha be lucky in love this time?
ON THE work front there’s little to write about Manisha Koirala but when it comes to her personal life, Manisha keeps the Press busy with her liaisons and flings. Recently she broke-up with boyfriend-of-a year Akshay, apparently because she wanted to get married and settle down with him. 25-year-old Akshay, an Indian from... More..