There are traffic lights in 35 junctions of Kathmandu but, at the moment, not a single one is functioning. In fact it’s been years since Kathmandu residents even saw them flicker. In all this while, the metropolitan traffic police department has been handling traffic in the capital manually. While the public suffers because of mismanaged traffic, the authorities don’t seem to be all that concerned about the non-functional lights. What’s going on with the traffic lights in Kathmandu? Neeraj Chandra Roy reports.
Whoever has ventured into the wilderness of the Himalayas must have heard the constant jingling of bells throughout their journey. Besides the towering peaks, misty weather and steep terrain, the first thing everyone notices during a trek to the Everest Base Camp is the sound of the bells hanging around the necks of mules and yaks that they come across throughout the way.
LUKLA, June 22: During his decades-long career as a hotel entrepreneur in the Everest region, former judo champion of Nepal Kazi Sherpa has seen many Olympic medalists visit the rugged mountain trails of Nepal for high-altitude training with a belief that such training would improve the prospect of winning medals during international games.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The National Sports Council (NSC) has handpicked a team of doctors to conduct doping tests during the Seventh National Games, casting serious doubts over the 'fairness' of results as the authorized doping control officers have been sidelined in the due process.
KATHMANDU, Oct 21: Nepali folk music, which is on the verge of extinction, has got a new lifeline and admirers with its exposure to a substantial number of international audiences during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo held recently in Scotland.
Nepali folk music, which is on the verge of extinction, has got a new lifeline and admirers with its exposure to a substantial number of international audiences during the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo held recently in Scotland.