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Nepal is considering banning foreign climbers from scaling Mount Everest alone in a bid to reduce accidents on the world's highest peak, an industry official said on Thursday.
Although 84 percent of Sri Lankans have access to improved water sources, Sri Lanka needs to focus on improving the quality of drinking water, the UNICEF said today marking the …
Nepal may install ladders on Mount Everest's Hillary Step, the final rock wall which climbers have to scale to reach the summit, in a bid to ease congestion, the government …
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals rose by 24.5 percent in February this year compared to the same period in 2013, the data released Friday by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority …
Three-hundred and sixty kilograms of fruits, 130 eggs, 316 kg of beef, 31.50 kg of chicken, 230 kg of foodgrains, 100 kg fish and around 3,000 kg of different varieties …
Friday, 21 February 2014 16:37

India: Kabutarbazi is back in Hyderabad

For many, spring would mean a time to explore the best of nature. For pigeon breeders and lovers in the purana shehar (Old City), however, it is time to indulge …
Sri Lanka plans to launch a global mega promotional campaign to boost tourism development in the island as the tourism sector aims to become the largest foreign exchange earner by …
Friday, 14 February 2014 16:03

Nepal to reduce fees to climb Mount Everest

Nepal will cut climbing fees for Mount Everest to lure more mountaineers to the world's highest peak, already overcrowded during the peak climbing season.
With an impressive presence of Iran, the second edition of the Delhi Literature Festival opened here today at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
Sri Lanka's tourist arrivals jumped by 32.6 percent in Jnauary this year compared to the same period in 2013, the data released by the Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) …
To match with the world class product, Maldives is developing infrastructure, which is crucial in enhancing the tourist experience.
Tiger-tracking and wildlife conservation have a new mobile application for vigorous monitoring and better coordination of anti-poaching camp personnel at the Bandipur sanctuary.
The Nizam of Hyderabad, Osman Ali Khan Asef Jah VII, despite being the richest man of the world of his times, led a simpler life than Mahatma Gandhi, the leader …
Inter-personal violence, infectious diseases and climate change had played a major role in the demise of the Indus or Harappan civilization around 4,000 years ago, according to a new study.
Statistics released by Sri Lanka Tourism Development Authority (SLTDA) Wednesday showed that Sri Lanka had met its tourist arrival target of 1.2 million for the year 2013.
Friday, 10 January 2014 18:01

India: Urdu’s cause

The Sub-Committee on Promotion of Urdu Language and Enhancement of Compatibility amongst Minorities through Knowledge of English, chaired by Prof. Akhtarul Wasey, recently submitted its report to India's Minister for …
With the Google search bar being the go-to place for any query the internet using population might have, Google Zeitgeist — a Google report of the most popular online searches …
Reports from Galle district in Sri Lanka's Southern Province say that areas in the district see an influx of peacocks.
The Sri Lankan government has made arrangements to open the country's first safari park in April this year.
Friday, 27 December 2013 18:07

India: Rise in direct sighting of tigers

A considerable increase in the number of direct sighting of tigers was recorded in the eight-day tiger population estimation taken up in four tiger reserves in the State.