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Bus ticket bookings for Dashain partially open

Published On: September 23, 2018 07:18 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: With the Dashain festival around the corner, bus operators have partially opened bookings and distribution of tickets from Friday.

Nine months on, Lalitpur gang rape victim still awaiting justice

Published On: September 16, 2018 06:38 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: While pressure is mounting on the government to take action against those involved in the rape and subsequent murder of Nirmala Panta, no one is raising the issue of another woman who narrowly survived after gang rape in Lalitpur, a district adjoining the capital city, nine months ago.

Teenage students ‘study’ alternative to petrol

Published On: September 15, 2018 07:23 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: India’s undeclared economic blockade on Nepal in 2015 which completely obstructed the passage for petroleum products and other essentials to Nepal inspired three eighteen-year-olds to conduct a test in search of an alternative to petrol.

Red panda threatened by poachers

Published On: September 13, 2018 03:51 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: On September 4, the Metropolitan Police Circle Durbar Marg caught Shukra Rai and Ajit Basnet on the charge of poaching red panda. Both Rai and Basnet were on the move from Bauddha on a motorbike when they were caught with five red panda hides.

Manisha Koirala leads ‘Hope of Walk’

Published On: September 9, 2018 09:42 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

On the occasion of Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, actress Manisha Koirala led a walkathon in coordination with National Cancer Hospital. Koirala, who herself is an ovarian cancer survivor, has been focusing on making people aware of ovarian cancer, its signs, and symptoms.

Kaiser Library awaits renovation

Published On: September 4, 2018 08:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Around 60,000 books including some rare manuscripts have somehow been stuffed into two tiny, congested rooms in the Kaiser Library. Severe damage to the library in the heart of the capital during the April 2015 earthquake has left the upper part of the historical building completely inaccessible. The Thamel-based building, which lies to the west of Narayanhiti Palace Museum across the road, has developed multiple cracks. Leakages are no longer uncommon during the monsoon, risking damage to the valuable books that the library owns.

Doctors' strike: Patients forced to spend nights on cold hospital floors

Published On: September 4, 2018 06:00 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: The doctors' strike on Sunday brought health services in the country to a standstill, leaving hundreds lined up in front of hospitals in the hope of receiving treatment.

Exploring the real stories of the Gurkhas

Published On: August 28, 2018 10:02 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Tim I Gurung, a retired British Gurkha, is traveling to several Asian countries to write a book and encompass the real story of British Gurkhas.

Central Library in dire need of expert staff

Published On: August 19, 2018 11:00 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Central Library under Tribhuvan University (TU), despite resuming to normality post earthquake, suffers from a space crunch and is in dire need of library science professionals and software engineers for its smooth operation.

Mentally-disturbed tourists a headache for Tourist Police

Published On: August 11, 2018 02:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, August 11: Tourist Police in Nepal has been facing challenges in handling mentally-disturbed tourists, said officials.

As Bagmati roars, squatters live in uncertainty

Published On: August 8, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Squatters living on riverbanks in Kathmandu are forced to live an uncertain life; fearing both natural and political dangers.

Nepali robot enthusiasts showcase competition robots

Published On: August 4, 2018 06:49 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: A team of three students of the Pulchowk Engineering Campus; Abhish Khanal, Subhash Timalsina, and Sushan Paudel will be heading for Vietnam to participate in a robotics competition, which will see participation of students from over 22 countries. As part of a pre-event, they demonstrated their robots on the campus on Friday.

Tri-Chandra, Nepal's first college in dire straits

Published On: August 3, 2018 05:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: Tri-Chandra College, once the pride of Nepal's education, is in dire straits today, requiring urgent renovation to revive its past glory in academic excellence, innovative logistic facilities and other vibrant academic activities.

NC stages nationwide anti-govt protests

Published On: August 1, 2018 06:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Nepali Congress (NC), the main opposition party, has staged protests across the country, accusing the ruling Nepal Communist Party of heading towards authoritarian rule.

Locals express discontent as KMC fails to deliver

Published On: July 27, 2018 07:26 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, July 27:  On the eve of the local elections last year, Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya proclaimed in a famous Twitter post that he would ‘make Kathmandu the best city of the world’ within the first hundred days of his tenure if elected to the office.Fourteen months on, Shakya seems to have forgotten those election promises.

Garbage nuisance

Published On: July 26, 2018 08:24 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, July 26: The failure of the government and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to find a permanent solution for the management of the daily waste produced in Kathmandu has caused multiple problems in the capital city and the adjoining suburbs.

Two Frenchmen arrested over pedophilia charges

Published On: July 25, 2018 09:01 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, July 25: Just a few days after a Swiss national was arrested for sexual abuse of a minor, police have yet again arrested two French nationals for their alleged involvement in pedophilia, a psychiatric disorder that leads to sexual attraction toward children.

Thimi area limping back to normal after flood

Published On: July 14, 2018 07:05 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Hanumante River flooded settlements in Thimi and Radhe-Radhe temple area of Bhaktapur district during a torrential downpour on Thursday, as several parts of the district got submerged in water. A team of Nepal Army as well as police personnel carried out immediate rescue operation.

Govt starts Durbar High School demolition

Published On: July 13, 2018 03:15 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

KATHMANDU, July 13: Three years after the April 2015 earthquakes, the government has started tearing down the quake-damaged historic Durbar High School for the purpose of reconstruction.

When will this pit get repaired?

Published On: July 9, 2018 03:30 AM NPT By: DIYA DHAKAL

LALITPUR, July 9: A hole in the road, approximately 60 cm in radius, stands as a wall barrier against passing vehicles on the border of wards 1 and 2 of Lalitpur Metropolitan City.