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.
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”.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.