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Friday, November 27, 2020
Ending the practice of defecating in the open, rather than in a toilet, will have “transformational benefits” for some of the world’s most vulnerable people, says the UN’s partner sanitation body, the WSSCC (Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council). World Toilet Day, which is marked annually on 19 November, WSSCC’s...
Kathmandu : The number of street dogs has been increasing drastically with a rapid growth of urbanization. Because of the rise in the number of stray dogs more people are falling victims to them. Statistics show that stray dog victims are more in urban areas than in rural areas....
Highest mountains of Nepal have been attracting people from all over the world for the past many decades. Nepal has been considered as a heaven for mountaineering as it is home to eight of the world's 13 mountains above 8000 meters including Mount Everest. People have been visiting Nepal for...
Road accidents have been increasing every year in Nepal during festival time. But the concerned agency has not been taking necessary initiatives to minimize the road accidents. First of all, it is necessary to differentiate the road accidents that occur in urban and rural areas and to formulate the policy...
Nature-based solutions address major societal challenges, from food and water security, climate change, human health, to resilience The hottest month on record. Wildfires in the Arctic. Deadly heatwaves. Melting ice sheets in Antarctica and Greenland. “Hurricanes of hell” in the Bahamas. The news is grim and the warning from Nature...
Rivers are the blood vessels of the earth. Many major human civilizations have developed along river banks. Rivers are undoubtedly rich in biodiversity. For many, rivers are also the means of livelihood. Not just from the economic, social and cultural perspectives, rivers also important from political and financial perspectives. That’s...
It is common knowledge that planting trees tackles the causes of climate change by absorbing carbon emissions. Less known is the fact that forests also treat the symptoms of climate change, whether they are heatwaves, drought or crumbling coastal towns. Here’s how. The outsize potential of trees to halt the...
Kathmandu, the capital city and largest city of Nepal,is the central hub of administrative, political, economic activities of the country.  According to CBS, in 2011, population in Kathmandu valley was 2.5 million and now it is estimated to be more than 5 million.  Along with the increase in population,...
Recently, Nepal government released Rs 3 billion support to Sajha Yatayat to buy and operate electric buses. With the money, Sajha Yatayat is planning to purchase 300 electric buses. Nepal is currently facing trade deficit amounting to around NPR 127.34 Billion per annum. Import of motor vehicles and petroleum...
Four years into the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the scorecard of its implementation remains a mix. There have been important achievements across the Goals, but the level and pace of progress need further acceleration. Poverty has decreased, but the rate of poverty reduction has decelerated. Inequality of income,...