BANEPA, June 30: Roshi and Temal rural municipalities of Kavre have begun registering the Bodhichitta plants of their region. This decision was made as local farmers had to risk their lives while plucking its seeds.

KATHMANDU, June 29: On the occasion of Asar 15 (Paddy plantation Day) Minister Chakrapani Khanal, Ministry of Agriculture, Land Management and Cooperatives planted paddy saplings where King Suddhodhan plough the field with golden

DOLAKHA, May 18: Stones and sand among other resources extracted from the Tama Koshi River are being black-marketed with involvement of crusher plants operating ion the banks of the river.

SIRAHA, May 8: Several unnamed and unregistered crusher industries are operating in the Chure range in Siraha. The office of the Cottage and Small Industries of Udayapur, with whom such industries are supposed to be registered, is unaware of their existence.

UDAYAPUR, APRIL 12: Triyuga Municipality of Udayapur district has unveiled plan to install 100 MW solar photo voltaic plant.

WASHINGTON, March 23:  Earth is losing plants, animals and clean water at a dramatic rate, according to four new United Nations scientific reports on biodiversity.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As many as 20 liquefied petroleum (LP) gas bottlers have not yet submitted their documents to the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) for Nepal Standard (NS) certification.

SIRAHA, Feb 3: After a brief halt, Sunny Crusher Industry, which operates on the eastern bank of the Gagan River in Gol Bazaar Municipality, is back in action. According to the Office of Small and Cottage Industries (OSCI), Lahan, this firm has not renewed its permit which expired in Fiscal Year 2013/14.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: A recent decision of the Ministry of Energy has paved the way for hydropower producers, particularly those developing Run of River (RoR) type projects, to sign power purchase agreement with Neal Electricity Authority (NEA).

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: Only four out of 55 Liquid Petroleum (LP) gas industries in the country have received quality certification from Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM).

DHADING, Dec 24: The number of gas plants in Dhading is increasing, but most of them do not meet government standard. They are being operated too near the highway, river, and human settlements. Nineteen gas plants can be seen from the highway while travelling from Dhunibesi Municipality to Benighat-Rorang Rural Municipality.

Regulatory authorities in blame game against each other

BIRGUNJ, Dec 22: Preliminary investigation has blamed negligence on the part of the Super Gas Industry for the massive fire in the Birgunj-based gas bottling plant on Wednesday in which two people were killed.

How not to kill your indoor plants

November 10, 2017 09:33 am

Let’s admit it, many of us are guilty of having killed a plant or two. While there are those who have immaculate gardens and make taking care of plants look effortless, most of us know better. The task can be confusing, frustrating and, sometimes, downright hopeless. And this is even when we start, as recommended, with indoor plants.

MUGU, Sept 9: Manmohan Khadka of Rara Municipality-3 speaks louder these days. Other members of his family do the same. If they do not do so, they cannot hear each other, according to Khadka. “The crusher plants are operated all the time. When they make noise, we cannot hear anything except the noise,” he lamented.

SEOUL, June 19: South Korea, one of the world's largest nuclear electricity producers, will scrap plans to add nuclear power plants, its president said Monday, signaling a shift in decades of reliance on nuclear energy.

KATHMANDU, June 1: The Project Implementation Directorate under the Kathmand Upatyaka Khanepani Limited is to construct three water treatment plants to process filthy water flowing in the valley's river system.

RUKUM, April 20: The District Police Office (DPHO) Rukum has destroyed opium plants cultivated on around 70 bigha of land in total in different parts of the district.

Crusher plants polluting Seti River

April 17, 2017 09:22 am

POKHARA, April 16 : Seti River is named Seti (white) due to the apparent purity of its water. However, because of the residues and chemical drained into it by haphazardly operated crusher plants along its bank has changed its color remarkably. The water is further made filthy by the people living alongside its bank. At its source, the base of the Machhapuchre Mountain, its water is fresh and clean. But its water quality is degraded as it travels from Pokhara to Tanahu.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Jan 6: Over 1,200 houses in Krishnapur Municipality of Kanchanpur have been installed with biogas plants with the help of community forest users' group.

NIC Asia plants trees

December 24, 2016 10:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: NIC ASIA has started planting trees as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) projects, its chairman Jagdish Prasad Agrawal told the bank’s nineteenth annual general meeting, the bank said in a statement.

POKHARA, Nov 22: One hundred twenty plants of Poinsettia (Lalupate) flower at the bank of Fewa Lake, Hallanchowk.

A warming planet might not dry out Earth as much as previously believed, because plants will become less thirsty as carbon dioxide in the atmosphere rises, researchers said Monday.

SEOUL, South Korea, Aug 23: The American-led U.N. Command in South Korea is accusing North Korea of planting land mines near a truce village inside the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas.

KATHMANDU, JULY 7: The Project Implementation Directorate (PID) under the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) is all set to reconstruct five wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs) in the Kathmandu Valley within three years.