Second hunting season begins in Dhorpatan
The second hunting season has begun in Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve. The reserve has provided permission to hunt 10 Himalayan Blue Sheep (Naur) and 3 Himalayan Tahr (Jharal) for this season. Foreign tourists are arriving here for hunting as this is the only reserve area where licensed hunting is allowed for foreigners.
The Wild Life Safari, Himalayan Safari, Global Safari and Track and Trails were given permission for hunting in this session. These agencies will invite the interested tourists for hunting in the season.
According to the Chief of the reserve, Ananath Baral, hunter will have to pay over Rs 1.3 million to hunt one Himalayan Tahr.
The reserve has been divided into several blocks, including Fagune, Barse, Dogadhi, Ghustung, Seng and Sundaha for hunting.
The hunters can stay up to 21 days in the reserve for hunting. People from the USA, Russia, Spain and France are arriving in the reserve for hunting.
The session will run until end of April. The reserve collects notable amount of revenue through the hunting. RSS
Chitwan police destroy large amount of hooch
Police has confiscated and destroyed a large quantity of home-brewed liquor including the ingredients from different places of the Chitwan district over a period of 10 days. A total 23,550 litres of liquor has been destroyed by the police as part of its campaign of cracking down on illegal production of alcohol in the district. The campaign was started on April 17.
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Spacecraft flies between Saturn and rings in historic 1st
Cassini was out of radio contact with Earth as it became the first spacecraft to enter the gap between Saturn and its rings. That's because its big dish antenna was maneuvered face forward to protect science instruments from potentially damaging particles in the rings. The antenna could sustain minor damage like a small hole and still function properly, according to officials.
Sunsari fire reduces six houses into ashes
The fire spread from the house of Haris Ansari, a local, had destroyed six houses of six families, the District Police Office, Sunsari confirmed. Deputy Superintendant of Police Praveen Dhital informed that the fire gutted houses of Hasim Ansari, Baros Ansari, Haris Ansari, Jamal Ansari, Usman Ansari and Harun Ansari.
Challenges for reconstruction
One of the major challenges faced in the reconstruction process of Nepal is the absence of elected local government. Lack of government in local level was reflected in the major pre-disaster and post-disaster events, where it took months to reach the affected region and still no widely-accepted data is available. In the absence of an elected local government, top-down approach of governance has its own accountability deficit.
Apil KC/Keshab Sharma
Making sense of Adityanath's rise in Modi's India
The most notorious incitement of communal hatred by Adityanath was his exhortation to 'kill ten woh log ['them' meaning Muslims]' rather than knocking the doors of legal system 'if one Hindu is killed' in riots.
Kathmandu means so much to me, and it looks like for people who promise to be the agent of change for the better, their own names mean a lot. A lot more than Kathmandu it seems.
Identity and nationhood
Whoever says nationhood is not important would be lying. For example, belonging to a particular nation may give certain advantages to a person that one belonging to another nation would not get.
Traffic Police in Kathmandu
As busy and hassling as the traffic system in Kathmandu is, the Traffic Police here have to handle an equally strenuous job. Over 1,400 traffic officers in and around the Kathmandu Valley battle against the pestering traffic and air pollution each day.
Menstrual taboo outdated
I have seen my sisters and friends isolated and treated in discriminatory manner during their first menstruation cycle. They were not allowed to look at the sun, to touch water source, flower, fruits, any male family member, nor even hear their voice. The activist may claim the situation has changed and I do agree but still during every month my loved ones turns into untouchables beings.