BIRGUNJ, June 13: As usual, Birgunj's conspicuous landmark Ghantaghar (clock tower) stood tall in the middle of the busy city in Parsa district. But on Tuesday morning, the tower was overshadowed by thick fumes of black smokes emitted from a tyre burnt by agitators to mark the first day of four-day long general strikes called by Madhes-based Rastriya Janamorcha Party Nepal (RJPN).
KATHMANDU, June 1: With the monsoon now just around the corner, concerns have been raised that the second phase of local elections rescheduled for June 28 might be marred by rainfalls and water-induced disasters.
KATHMANDU, May 19: The Department of National Parks and Wildlife Conservation (DNPWC) is preparing to destroy tons of wildlife parts and trophies in its possession on the occasion of International Day for Biodiversity on May 22.
KATHMANDU, May 15: A few meters away from the historic Durbar High School, one of the polling centers of the Sunday's election, a rickshaw puller scanned around the streets looking for potential passengers. Unfazed by the continuous buzz from the polling station, his only goal of the day was to earn enough to buy a meal later in the day.
KATHMANDU, April 14: The constant sound of "peep-peep" from vehicles – which have become the hallmark of the capital city's unregulated hustle and bustle – will be tolerated no more by the government authorities starting Friday, the first day of the Nepali New Year.
KATHMANDU, March 15: As a part of the ambitious plan to establish a comprehensive network of air quality monitoring stations across the country, two more air quality monitoring stations have been set up on Tuesday - one at Ratna Park and the other at the US Embassy's recreational centre at Phora Durbar.
KATHMANDU, Mar 1: In a move purportedly to mark the beginning of a new era in public transport here, the government has finally enforced a long-delayed policy of banning public transport vehicles older than 20 years from plying the roads of Kathmandu Valley from Wednesday onward. The move is certain to test the government's will power as transport entrepreneurs have said that such a move would be unreasonable. They have vowed to fight back if the government fails to meet certain terms and conditions before implementing the ban.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Minister for Forest and Soil Conservation, Shankar Bhandari is for lifting the ban on the extraction of aggregates from the fragile Chure region. In a meeting with President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday, Minister Bhandari lobbied for the same.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Standing right in the middle of one of the busiest road sections of Kathmandu, she extended her right hand at shoulder level with the palm facing forward, while simultaneously blowing a whistle. Though clearly in a hurry, all the vehicles facing her palm obliged at her signal, coming to a gradual halt.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Palls of dust are among the most visible outdoor pollution in Kathmandu Valley. Satungal, Kalimati, Satobato, Gwarko, Kalanki and Teku, among other localities, suffer the worst from dust pollution. Many Valley residents hardly remember a time when the air could be inhaled without fearing much harm to one’s health.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: A leopard was spotted in Paga, a residential area of Kirtipur, early on Wednesday morning. The wild cat, obviously terrified, had barged into a house of one of the locals to hide from humans.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: About 40,000 people suffer from cancer every year in Nepal while 10,000 cancer patients die annually, claimed Dr Budhi Ratna Khadkey, secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), citing their 10 years of research.
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Temperatures will increase by 1-2 degrees on average each year in the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) region including Nepal after the year 2050 and by 3-4 degrees in some of the higher altitude areas in the region, it is shown by four years of rigorous scientific research on climate and the water scenario.
KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Commencement of the much-awaited Kathmandu Sustainable Urban Project (KSUP) from mid-March is likely to bring some respite to the denizens of the Kathmandu Valley who have to spend hours in traffic jams on a daily basis.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: While air pollution in India's capital city has received worldwide attention, little has been said and done about air quality in Kathmandu, whose air pollution is on track to reach Delhi levels.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: With memories of pain and devastations caused by the 2015 earthquakes still fresh in the minds of the people, Nepal marked the 19th Earthquake Safety Day on Sunday and resolved to be better prepared to cope with such disasters in the coming days.
KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Amid growing concerns over the condition of Nepali children adopted abroad, the government has asked its diplomatic missions in various countries to monitor the children's condition and report to the line ministry on a regular basis.