ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Sunday, July 21Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 21, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (July 21, 2019).
Syarpu Lake is shrinking due to human activities
Syarpu Lake, the crown jewel of Bafikot Rural Municipality in Rukum district, is changing and not in a good way.
The lake, which is spread over 2.6 sq km area, is shrinking at a great pace. And to a great extent, human activities are responsible. In the recent years, the lake area has witnessed several landslides, which conservationists say are the result of deforestation and unplanned construction projects.
Nearly 20,000 illegal Nepali workers in Malaysia can return home as local authorities announce general amnesty
Thousands of Nepali migrant workers, who have violated immigration rules in Malaysia and are liable to legal action, will be able to return home because the Malaysian government has announced a general amnesty scheme for undocumented foreigners.
Medicines worth million of rupees damaged in Tarai floods
Essential medicines worth millions of rupees stocked at various health facilities in Province 2 have been damaged in recent floods that inundated most parts of the eight Tarai districts.
Visakhapatnam overtakes Kolkata in handling Nepal-bound cargo
Visakhapatnam port has overtaken Kolkata port in handling Nepal-bound cargo as shipments have exceeded the wagon-loading capacity at Netaji Subhas dock in Kolkata.
The little worlds that are part of a larger whole
We all live in different worlds but everything is interconnected. What happens in one world affects the other. This is the underlying theme of the ‘Microcosm’ exhibition that is currently being displayed at the newly opened Tara Art Gallery, Patan Dhoka.
The exhibition curated by Lina Vincent brings together printmaking works of 40 artists from 14 different countries as part of the continuing sixth International Art Exchange Program 2018. It is themed under ‘microcosm and macrocosm’, an interpretation of little worlds that are interlinked to a vast universe. The show traces different understandings of various artists, mainly in abstracts. The various artworks use different printmaking techniques such as etching, mezzotint, serigraph, photopolymer etching and relief, photo intaglio, woodcut, drypoint, platography, aquatint, linocut and laser-cut acrylic.
In ruling party, a cornered Oli yields to Dahal’s manoeuverings
Just as concerns were growing among ruling party leaders over a widening rift and trust deficit between the two top leaders, KP Sharma Oli and Pushpa Kamal Dahal appear to have found common ground.
According to party leaders, the two co-chairmen have finalised after several rounds of talks tentative work divisions for the central members, departments and committees between the leaders of the former CPN-UML and Maoist party.