Kaski district in the western region of the country has topped a list of 72 districts that has provided the people access to basic sanitation and drinking water facilities, a recent report published by WaterAid in Nepal said.

The report published in March this year has Bajura district in the far-west at the bottom of the list.

Conservation group WWF Monday urged companies to drop plans to clear Indonesian forest areas where infra-red cameras have captured footage of rare Sumatran tigers and their cubs.

The video recorded in March and April shows two mothers with four cubs and another six of the critically endangered big cats in the Bukit Tigapuluh wildlife reserve in eastern Sumatra.

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Newly-appointed Minister for Environment, Sunil Manandhar has said that the government is effortful to develop Nepal

Locals at Chiyuritar area of Mahadevsthan VDC in Dhading district have united for the construction of the 18kw Malekhu micro-hydropower project.

Energy development programme of the District Development Committee, Dhading, and KOSOK Nepal have extended their support for the construction of the hydropower project. The total cost of the project is estimated Rs.

KATHMANDU, FEB 22 - The government on Tuesday launched a 10-year strategy to ensure a healthy population of the globally threatened vulture species in the country.

Saving Asia's Vultures from Extinction (SAVE), a consortium represented by different government and non-government organisatons and international experts working to save the endangered vulture species from extinction, was launched on

The government has started preparations to remove public vehicles over 20 years old from across the country in its bid to make public transport system safe and reliable. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is currently carrying out homework in this regard.

There are an estimated 60,000 public vehicles in the country. Around 10 percent of these vehicles are over 20 years old.

Lax patrolling and weak efforts on the part of authorities has threatened the existence of musk deer, an endangered species.

Three musk deer were killed by poachers in the Kanchanjunga Conservation Area in Taplegunj district in the past three months.

The Kanchanjanga Conservation Area Project officials said smugglers from Tibet might have killed the animals.

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KATHMANDU, FEB 09 - The government has brought in HIV/AIDS National Policy and STI-2011 (sexually transmitted infections) to effectively run HIV and STI programmes and rehabilitate people living with HIV/AIDS.

The policy aims to secure the rights of people living with HIV/AIDS by minimising stigmas and discrimination they face.

Though late, the government has prioritised the development of storage-type hydropower projects in the country.