KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Around this time in the previous years, Sanjay Tandulkar of Teku used to have his busiest business days. The reason was that his business thrived on the complete blackouts faced by the general public due to load shedding of up to 14 hours a day. But since the Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) made some remarkable changes in power distribution in the past four months, his business has taken an unfavorable u-turn.
KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Poorly managed road expansion drives, unchecked vehicle emission and pipe laying work for the Melamchi Water Supply Project across Kathmandu Valley have posed a serious respiratory health hazard for Valley residents.
KATHMANDU, Dec 26: The Christian community in Nepal celebrated Christmas festival Sunday to mark the birth of Jesus Christ. The festival was observed by Christian and even non-Christian populations throughout the country amid much fanfare.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Although the winter yet to reach its peak, dense haze shrouded eastern and central regions of the country on Wednesday, plummeting the temperatures by at least a few degrees Celsius.
KATHMANDU, Dec 20: The excitement brought about by the Kathmandu Valley road expansion drive nearly five years ago has now waned as the ambitious project falls victim to snail-pace progress, a common fate of almost all governmental projects.
KATHMANDU, Dec 9: The Christian population has increased rapidly after Nepal was declared secular state in 2007. The National Population and Housing Census conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics had recorded the Christian population at just 375,699 in 2011.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The inauguration of the Bauddhanath Stupa on Tuesday after its speedy renovation following the damages during last year's earthquakes 'has set an example' to many heritage sites that are currently undergoing reconstruction in a sluggish pace.
KATHMANDU, Nov 10: In view of easing the procedure to obtain driving license for the general public, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has introduced a new provision that allows aspiring drivers to appear for driving tests up to three times altogether in 90 days if they fail the test in one go even after passing the written exam.
KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Waves of westerly winds that started blowing in Nepal after the end of the monsoon period have brought colder climatic condition across the country, heralding a full-fledge winter in the coming days.
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Even as millions of rupees have been collected for the reconstruction of Dharahara tower from the government and the general public, the actual reconstruction work of the monument is yet to begin due to the delay in finalizing its design.
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Nepal has been losing a number of snow leopards mostly to poaching and retaliatory killings, according to a recently published report of TRAFFIC, a wildlife trade monitoring network.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The government is all set to bring in a new Snow Leopard Conservation Action Plan for Nepal, aimed at safeguarding one of the most endangered wildlife species in a more effective way.