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Rescued ‘Nepali’ bear denied exit permit

Despite limited facilities in Nepal’s only zoo, authorities are refusing to send a rescued sloth bear to India, citing the ‘nationality’ of the bear   It all started with a front-page story in Kantipur, a popular Nepali daily. The piece followed the life of a bear tamer in Siraha, who made a living by making a little […]

Paachahre: A lively festival of Kathmandu is locked down in coronavirus crisis

Regarded as one of the busiest, crowded areas of the Kathmandu city, Ason today has thinned out amid the fears of coronavirus. On the second day of Paachahre, one of the important festivals celebrated by the Newari community in Kathmandu, the city usually would have the streets abuzz with people, music and other celebratory activities. […]