In pics: Rastrakavi Ghimire too young to be 100!
Rastrakavi Madhav Prasad Ghimire has turned 100 Sunday. Ghimire is widely known by readers of Nepali literature for his patriotic writings.
‘Gauri’, ‘Himalwaari Himalpaari’, ‘Malati Mangale’, ‘Rajeshwari’, ‘Shakuntala’ and ‘Aswathama’ are the national poet’s most acclaimed works of literature and holds the title of the Rastrakavi (Poet to the Nation) for his outstanding contribution to the Nepali literature. Ghimire is also an Honorary Brigadier General of Nepal Army.
Nepal likely to become first country to double tiger population
On the occasion of National Conservation Day today, Nepal announced that there are now an estimated 235 wild tigers in the country, nearly doubling the baseline of around 121 tigers in 2009. If these trends continue, Nepal could become the first country to double its national tiger population since the ambitious TX2 goal – to double the world’s wild tiger population by 2022 – was set at the St Petersburg Tiger Summit in 2010.
President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday Iran was ready to confront the United States and its Gulf Arab allies, a day after an attack on an Iranian military parade killed 25 people, including 12 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards.