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KMC to build 284 public toilets across city

Published On: February 5, 2019 08:40 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office has initiated process to build at least 284 public toilets at 57 various locations across the metropolis.

57 public toilets for millions of people in KMC

Published On: February 3, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: Kathmandu Metropolitan City is mired in toilet crisis as the capital struggles to accommodate its growing population lured by job opportunities and other facilities. There are only 57 public toilets, more than half of them in need of immediate repair, in KMC which is home to millions of people.

Exploitation of teachers goes unchecked at private schools

Published On: January 30, 2019 09:15 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

​KATHMANDU, Jan 30: Private schools in Kathmandu have been paying meager salaries to their teachers although they charge their students exorbitant fees, Republica has learnt.

DoTM stops printing licenses through Malika

Published On: January 18, 2019 07:30 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has halted the printing of smart driving licenses through Malika Incorporate after the firm was unable to complete the taks within the given deadline.

Suicide is avoidable: Experts

Published On: January 17, 2019 11:03 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Jan17: Suicide is avoidable to some extent if proper attention is given to people showing a suicidal tendency, according to government authorities working to bring down such cases.

500 Nepali amputees to get prosthetic limbs

Published On: January 14, 2019 09:59 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: India's BMVSS Jaipur Foot is providing 500 prosthetic limbs to Nepali amputees. Of the total prosthetic limbs, 51 will be distributed from Kathmandu-based Norvic International Hospital whereas the remaining prosthetic limbs will be distributed at Sahaj Hospital in Nawalpur.

Commuters bear brunt of pick-and-drop

Published On: January 9, 2019 07:45 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Kamala Khadka, 39, a commuter on public transport on the Jamal-Lainchaur road section has started facing problems catching her bus after the pick-and-drop rule came into effect.

Using public transport an ordeal for disabled people

Published On: December 30, 2018 05:00 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 30: Deyan Sunuwar, 23, of Dakshindhoka has been a wheelchair user for 12 years. And during all these years, he has struggled daily while accessing public transport.

Mulpani cricket ground’s land acquisition issue resolved

Published On: December 29, 2018 12:05 PM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The construction of the Mulpani Cricket Stadium which started in 2007 has been subject of delay ever since. Out of many problems over the years, the construction works were obstructed recently due to the land acquisition issue. The matter has been deemed to be solved now.

Lack of disabled-friendly infrastructures mars education sector

Published On: December 24, 2018 10:17 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 24: Suresh Bishwakarma, a differently-abled person from Jorpati, dropped out from school in grade five because his school did not have disabled-friendly infrastructures. Suresh, who cannot walk properly, was eleven years old then.

‘Pick and drop rule’ for passenger vehicles enforced around Tundhikhel area

Published On: December 17, 2018 08:06 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: As traffic police enforced pick and drop rule in the core city areas in Kathmandu including Jamal, Ratnapark, Tundikhel and Bhadrakali starting from Sunday to reduce traffic congestion, commuters are least impressed with the idea that it would help them manage traffic effectively.

Over 500,000 devotees throng Pashupatinath on Balachaturdashi

Published On: December 7, 2018 07:21 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Over 500,000 Hindu devotees thronged the Pashupatinath temple on the occasion of Balachaturdashi to pay homage to the deceased souls in their families and for their eternal peace.

Smart license distribution further delayed

Published On: December 6, 2018 07:59 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Although, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had announced two months ago to issue all the 600,000 backlog driving licenses within 45 days, it has only been able to print just 150,000 licenses so far.

83 pc of missing persons are women or children

Published On: December 5, 2018 12:15 PM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Data maintained by Nepal Police show that around 83 percent of the people who went missing in the last five years were either women or children.

Commuters bear the brunt of odd-even vehicle rule

Published On: November 30, 2018 06:52 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Khum Prasad Shrestha, 65, of Aarghakhachi reached Bir Hospital Thursday morning for a regular health check up.

Abducted 8-yr-old boy found murdered, man arrested

Published On: November 30, 2018 06:27 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Prayas Kunwar, an eight-year-old, who was had gone missing since Tuesday evening from Gongabu in Kathmandu was found murdered at nearby Mhypi on Thursday afternoon.

KMC installing 60 smart dustbins in city's major thoroughfares

Published On: November 28, 2018 08:45 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: As part of its campaign to keep the metropolis clean, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is installing around 60 smart solar dustbins in major thoroughfares of the city.

Those littering in KMC may face up to 3 months in jail or Rs 100,000 fine

Published On: November 27, 2018 04:30 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has adopted strict measures to punish those throwing garbage haphazardly in the metropolis.

Yearly campaigns not helping police improve image

Published On: November 25, 2018 08:51 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Rajesh Saiju, 50, of Bansbari, Kathmandu, isn’t much impressed by the behavior of Nepal Police personnel. One of the major reasons he doesn’t like the police is the way policemen behave with the general public and talk to them. He said policemen are rude to the commoners even when they visit a police station seeking justice after being victimized by someone.

Quake victims snub NRA’s call to refund housing grant

Published On: November 23, 2018 07:51 AM NPT By: SHUVAM DHUNGANA

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Although there are credible reports that a huge number of earthquake victims have either not built their new homes or received the housing grant provided by the government from more than one place, none of these quake victims have refunded the grant, snubbing a public notice by the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) to do so.