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    Celebrating people´s participation in development

KATHMANDU, April 23 :
Despite all hindrances in the overall political process, especially the delay in constitution-making and the laidback attitude of political leaders, Nepal is headed in a positive direction. Things are changing and changing for the better.

The latest indication of this is the Social Progress Index 2014 released this week by the Washington-based Social Progress Imperative (SPI), and which highlights how Nepali society has seen remarkable achievements in the past few years, and that too at the community level.

 
  MoHP Proposes Higher Doc Fees
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    KATHMANDU, April 23 : Barring some exceptions, consultant doctors at Norvic International Hospital charge Rs 350 from each patient they see. However, under a new proposal prepared by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), doctors will be able to charge up to Rs 400 per patient.

Norvic is considered one of the most expensive private hospitals in the country, and the hospital administration said its general out-patient department service fee is Rs 350.

 
  Challenges Ahead For Rhino Conservation
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    KATHMANDU, April 23: While the country made significant achievement by bringing down the number of rhino poaching incidents to zero last year, conservation officials are worried about the challenges ahead.

New poaching trends, lack of modern technology to effectively check such incidents and waning motivation levels among staff are some of the major challenges, according to them.

 
  Industrial Wastes Released Into Sirsiya River Hurts Farming And Biodiversity
       RITESH TRIPATHI  
 
    BIRGUNJ, April 23 : Ramananda Shah looks quite tensed these days. The vegetables he had planted in 14 anna of land in his farm in Bhawanipur of Parsa district is at the risk of being ruined. Right now he is busy in trying to figure out what went wrong with the beans, bitter guard, brinjal and many other vegetables whose growth has inexplicably stopped.

“I think it is due to the water. I had sprayed water in the farm recently,” said Shah. “The whole lot of vegetables is being eaten by insects.”

 
  8th Conference On Climate Change Starts
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    KATHMANDU, April 23: The eighth International conference on Community Based Adaptation (CBA8) to Climate Change is being held in the capital from April 24.

It is the first time that the week-long international level conference on climate change is being organized in the country.

 
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