Nepal | September 24, 2019

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  • Business

    Tourism ministry plans incentives for flights during lean hours

    Kathmandu, September 22 The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) is preparing to offer incentives to airline companies operating flights at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) during lean hours. Based on the one-year work plan of Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai, the min...

  • Nepal

    Nirmal ‘Nims’ Purja scales Cho Oyu; China still unresponsive to Shishapangma permit plea

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  • Opinion

    Extensive reading: Way to learn about the world

    Not everyone has to have the same amount of interest or passion for reading although it is cardinal that they do at least what may be minimally required to develop their literacy skills Following an ‘Extensive reading’ symposium held at Kathmandu University, a friend and a fellow participant qu...

  • Oddities

    Man in India killed by mob after being accused of cow slaughter

    BHUBANESWAR: A mob in India killed a man after accusing him of butchering a cow, police said on Monday, in the latest case of violence involving the animals considered sacred to the country's Hindu-majority population. ML Meena, a senior police official in eastern Jharkhand state, told Reuters a ...

  • World

    ‘Howdy, Modi!’ – Thousands, plus Trump, rally in Texas for India’s leader

    HOUSTON: US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi shared a stage and showered each other with praise on Sunday at a "Howdy, Modi!" rally attended by upward of 50,000 people, a rare mass showing for a foreign leader on American soil. Trump, calling the gathering a "pro...

  • Lifestyle

    Lingering Pacific heat wave threatens Hawaii coral

    CAPTAIN COOK, HAWAII: At the edge of an ancient lava flow where jagged black rocks meet the Pacific, small off-the-grid homes overlook the calm blue waters of Papa Bay on Hawaii’s Big Island — no tourists or hotels in sight. Here, one of the islands’ most abundant and vibrant coral reefs thriv...