Stories By 'SANGAM PRASAIN'
Nepalis are eating less rice compared to a decade ago as changes in eating and spending habits take hold.
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Jungle safari operators in Chitwan and Nawalparasi say that they will go out of business if the government gives in to demands from animal rights activists to ban elephant-back tours.
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Nepal’s maize output is expected to hit an all-time high of 2.55 million tonnes this fiscal year with growers embracing commercial farming techniques to fulfill swelling demand from the feed industry, according to a preliminary summer crop production report issued by the Ministry of Agricultural Development.
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Nepal’s paddy output this fiscal year is expected to amount to 5.15 million tonnes, down 1.49 percent from the 2016-17 bumper harvest, mostly on account of the August floods in the southern Tarai plains, the Ministry of Agricultural Development said.
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The government’s decision to ban blind climbers from joining Everest expeditions has run into flak from the National Federation of the Blind, the World Blind Union and the National Federation of the Disabled,
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Arrivals to Nepal hit a new record in 2017 but remained short of the much ballyhooed target of 1 million individuals as national elections in November and December resulted in weaker-than-expected growth, the Department of Immigration said.
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