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Khilak Budhathoki

19 airports out of operation

March 17, 2019 08:43 AM

KATHMANDU, March 17: Among the total 49 airports in the country, 19 do not operate regular flight services. With airports stagnant, airfields have transformed into grass fields.

Rs 350 million compensation to Melamchi contractor recommended

November 20, 2018 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Melamchi Water Supply Project has been asked to pay its Italian contractor Rs 350 million after the latter claimed compensation for lack of a working environment due to earthquake and the Indian blockade.

Aiming to scale the highest peaks of seven continents

August 4, 2018 07:43 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: “When will I summit the peaks?” Young Ang Kami’s heart would fill with queries. The stories of scaling mountains and sharing stories of their expedition would induce a sense of envy onto his young heart. Born and raised at Gudel village of Solukhumbu, he was determined to scale on one of the highest summits. He would think, “I will certainly set my foot on one of those gigantic peaks someday”.

Under fire for nonperformance, KMC bosses out to hike own pay, perks

July 13, 2018 05:05 AM

KATHMANDU, July 13: At a time when they are under criticism from various quarters for their failure to do anything substantial, the elected officials of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) have begun efforts to have their salaries and perks increased.

'KMC mayor, deputy mayor not serious about Rani Pokhari reconstruction'

January 20, 2018 09:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 20:  After Rani Pokhari reconstruction courted controversies, an expert committee formed to make suggestions to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office on the reconstruction of the pond organized a public hearing on Wednesday to discuss its preliminary report with the stakeholders and also collect suggestions from them.

Ensuring Street Dogs’ Welfare

October 18, 2017 08:48 AM

A team of three foreign and Nepali women have been working for the welfare of street dogs for a while now. Last year when German tourist Daniela Dris noticed that the condition of street dogs in Kathmandu was worst, she decided to do something for them. She collaborated with Julia Kreps from Poland and Ritu Thapa from Nepal to form a group.

Rs 5b fund unused, Bagmati project dependent on ADB grants

September 18, 2017 07:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: For every house or land bought or sold inside the Kathmandu Valley, an additional 5 percent tax is levied and this tax amount goes directly to the Bagmati Civilization Fund, which was created to raise funds for the Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project (BRBIP).

Melamchi water for all only over time: KUKL chief

September 6, 2017 03:43 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Melamchi has been a buzzword in Kathmandu Valley for the last one and half decades. Since last winter, Kathmandu has been living through an acute 'dust problem', all for the sake of laying down the pipelines for Melamchi water. Roads across the capital city have been 'disturbed' by this very ambitious project.

62 tourists gone missing in five years

August 27, 2017 08:41 AM

KATHMANDU, Augusts 27: Incidents of tourists going missing in Nepal have increased in recent years, posing a serious challenge to the tourism industry, according to government officials.

Family of a girl swallowed by drainage holds government responsible for the tragedy

July 17, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, July 16: Jhanknath Phuyal, a permanent resident of Nuwakot, owns a house and a confectionary in Kathmandu. He and his wife were living a happy life with his perfect family of four, including a son and a daughter until recent. But their happiness could not last forever. Since Friday, his family has not been able to get over a serious tragedy.

The Old Man and the Road (with video)

April 25, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 25: Five decades ago, a young Pasang Sherpa  reached Lukla airport. He was glad to find work there as a trekking guide. But the foreigners whom he met were not all praise. They  had their complaints. The trekking routes were like death traps. They would take forever passing through the narrow pathways. They hardly ever smiled. That touched Pasang to the quick and it got him thinking. He helt further prodded when the tourists told him that what the place needed was a road. If someone took the initiative for that, whoever came passing through  would gladly donate some money, they said.

Ang Rita Sherpra in critical condition

April 14, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, April 14: Ang Rita Sherpa -- popularly known as 'Himchituwa' (snow leopard) for his 10 Everest ascents without supplemental oxygen -- is in a critical condition following a brain stroke.

Kalanki-Koteswor road expansion at a snail's pace

March 26, 2017 11:59 AM

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Kalanki-Koteswor road expansion project has failed to achieve its goal of completing  the expansion within the predetermined time period.

Pedestrians troubled due to lack of overhead bridge in Baneshwor

September 25, 2016 12:18 PM

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The pedestrians at New Baneshwor have been facing many problems as there aren't any overhead bridges available to cross the road. In a busy road like Baneshwor's there are also many pedestrians walking each day.

Ticket booking for Dashain festival to start from Sept 23

September 19, 2016 11:34 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: The passengers who are traveling long routes to their respective homes for the upcoming Nepal's major festival, Dashain, can pre-book their tickets from coming Friday.

30 kg gold used for Boudhanath Stupa reconstruction

August 28, 2016 10:58 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: The reconstruction of the Boudhanath stupa which was completely damaged by the devastating earthquake on 25th of April 2015 is now in its final stage.