Tiger terror in Ilam village

Ilam, July 12: A tiger has spread terror in Shantipur VDC in the southern belt of Ilam district by devouring many goats from the farms. Jaya Prasad Prasai of Shantipur-7, who recently started goat farming, said that the tiger ate some of his goats from the barn, making a huge loss to his business. Likewise, the tiger has also mauled a large number of goats of other famers. According to proprietor of Ghimire Goat Farming Farm, Laxmi Ghimire, the tiger devoured the goats kept in the farms of local Kumar Gurung and Thannath Subedi. A large number of goats were missing from the barns in the recent days, locals said. RSS ...

Two aftershocks felt early morning

Kathmandu, July 2: Two aftershocks with Kavre and Sindhupalchowk in the epicentre were recorded this morning. An aftershock measuring 5.0 in the Richter scale with an epicentre in Sindhupalchowk was recorded at 7:41 am, according to National Seismological Centre. Prior to this, another aftershock was recorded at 5:26 am with an epicentre in Kavre and measuring 4.1 in the Richter scale. So after 336 aftershocks measuring above 4 Richter scale have been recorded since the April 25 Gorkha earthquake of 7.6 Richter scale, according to Chief of the centre Lok Bijaya Adhikari. RSS   ...

China's Great Wall is disappearing: report

BEIJING, June 29, 2015 (AFP) - Around 30 percent of China's Ming-era Great Wall has disappeared over time as adverse natural conditions and reckless human activities -- including stealing the bricks to build houses -- erode the UNESCO World Heritage site, state media reported.  The Great Wall is not a single unbroken structure but stretches for thousands of kilometres in sections, from Shanhaiguan on the east coast to Jiayuguan in the windswept sands on the edge of the Gobi desert.  In places it is so dilapidated that estimates of its total length vary from 9,000 to 21,000 kilometres (5,600 to 13,000 miles), depending on whether missing sections are included. Despite its length it is not, as is sometimes claimed, visible from space.  Construction first begun in the third century BC, but nearly 6,300 kilometres were built in the Ming Dynasty of 1368-1644, including the much-visited sectors north of the capital Beijing.  Of that, 1,962 kilometres has melted away over the centuries, the Beijing Times reported.  Some of the construction weathered away, while plants growing in the walls have accelerated the decay, said the report Sunday, citing a survey last year by the Great Wall of China Society.  "Even though some of the walls are built of bricks and stones, they cannot withstand the perennial exposure to wind and rain," the paper quoted Dong Yaohui, a vice president of the society, as saying.  "Many...