KATHMANDU, Aug 22: When Kamal Thapa, 36, started driving a public bus in the ring road route seven months ago, the most frustrating thing he encountered was the three hours long traffic jam in Kalanki. Construction works for road widening was ongoing then and the vehicles had to be run in a narrow side lane.
KATHMANDU, Aug 20: A comparative data of three years maintained by the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office (MPCO), Ranipokhari shows a drastic increase of 3870 percent in banking crime cases registered in the Valley in the Fiscal Year 2017/18.
KAKANI (Nuwakot), Aug 17: It has been three days since Ram Bahadur Tamang, 48, a garbage truck driver for the Kathmandu Metropolis has been waiting for his truck’s turn to dump waste at the Sisdole landfill site. It is not the longest of wait he has faced to dispose the garbage at the landfill site.
KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Police Office (MPO), Ranipokhari, show an increase of about 50 percent in the cases of drug abuse in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18. A comparative data of three years maintained by the MPO show that the total number of criminal cases registered in the valley increased to 8,385 in fiscal year 2017/18 from 5,926 in the previous year.
KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Examination Management Information System (EMIS) launched by Tribhuvan University (TU) on May 27 with the promise to provide students their academic transcripts within a day of the application has failed to deliver the crucial credentials to the students as announced earlier.
KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has come up with a three-phase plan for solid waste management in the Kathmandu Valley where garbage disposal has become a herculean task due to the unavailability of space at the Sisdol landfill site in Nuwakot.
KATHMANDU, JULY 31: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of more than 15 percent in road accidents in the valley in fiscal year 2017/18 from the previous fiscal year.
KATHMANDU, JULY 27: Following widespread criticism of the proposal of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya to hand over Rani Pokhari reconstruction to Nepal Army, the metropolitan city is considering to backtrack on the proposal. The KMC now plans to carry out the reconstruction itself.
KATHMANDU, July 25: All three district chapters of Nepali Congress (NC) in Kathmandu Valley -- Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur -- jointly took to the streets on Tuesday to protest against ‘authoritarian moves’ of the government.
KATHMANDU, July 22: As a gesture of their continued support to the cause of medical education reform spearheaded by Dr Govinda KC, a group of civil society members has started a mass sit-in protest from Sunday at Kathmandu Durbar Square.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Noted members of civil society including a former chief justice, human rights activists, cinema actors, doctors, lawyers and representatives of various professions as well other sectors took to the street at Baneshwar on Saturday to press the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is on the 22nd day of his 15th fast-unto-death. Dr KC is pressing for reforms in medical education.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) is all set to start a new rule in the accident-prone Jagati-Koteshwar road section under which heavy vehicles including trucks, cargo vehicles and passenger buses will have to use the left side of the road while motorcycles, cars, taxis, tourist buses, and government vehicles will have to use the right side.
KATHMANDU, July 16: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) on Sunday started a campaign to make jaywalkers aware about traffic rules. The campaign was started after the MTPD realized an increase in accidents at an alarming rate caused by jaywalkers.
KATHMANDU, July 14: On July 7, Sunil Pokharel, a daily commuter along the Maitighar-Tinkune road section, was stuck in a traffic jam on his bike near St Xavier's College when he decided to overtake a few vehicles in front of him by venturing into the wrong lane.
KATHMANDU, July 11: In 2015, the Kathmandu Valley Road Improvement Project (KVRIP) decided to build two sets of network arc bridges along the eight-lane Tinkune-Maitighar road section to facilitate the traffic along the busy road. These bridges are said to be the first-of-its-kind to be constructed in Nepal.
KATHMANDU, July 5: Heritage conversation activists have warned to knock the door of the court if the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office does not withdraw its decision to demolish Bag Durbar, the neoclassical architectural palace which also served as KMC main office, instead of retrofitting it.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of about 10 percent in accidents involving two wheelers. MTPO's data on accidents in fiscal year 2017/18 up to June 14 reveal that the number of accidents involving two wheelers has reached an all time high of 3,700 claiming 96 lives.
KATHMANDU, June 30: Various public sector bodies are continuing to occupy the Khula Manch space, threatening the very existence of the historic grounds with open air theatre for public gatherings in the nation’s capital.