KATHMANDU, April 21: The contract for construction of the Kathmandu view tower has been extended by a year. Kathmandu Metropolis extended the contract even though the construction work has not gained any substantial speed. As per the existing contract, 50 per cent of the work had to be completed as of now.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

April 20, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week April 14 - April 20.

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‘Traffic week’ begins

April 12, 2019 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, April 12: A ‘traffic week’ has begun in the Kathmandu Valley from today. The weeklong awareness campaign launched on the initiatives of the Traffic Police Circle, Maharajgunj and other subordinate community service centers aims to minimise road accidents in the Valley.

IN PICTURES: Serenity of Stupas

April 12, 2019 09:31 am

When you think of stupas, what immediately comes to your mind? I can bet most of you probably thought of either Boudhanath or Swayambhunath. After all, these are the two most popular stupas that people often visit. But there are hundreds of these monuments scattered throughout Kathmandu and Nepal in general. Although we are familiar with this hemispherical mound base that supports a tall thin umbrella-like structure of stupas, it’s built in other shapes and architectural designs around the world too.

KATHMANDU, April 11: Upon inspection by a team of officials from the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) and the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), 53 percent of the vehicles checked for their level of pollution contribution failed the Public Vehicle Pollution Test.

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KATHMANDU, April 9: Sajha Yatayat's e-ticketing service has attracting passengers. Passengers knowing about e-ticket are increasingly attracted to the service.

KATHMANDU, April 9: German Embassy in Kathmandu has announced to organize a 16-day exhibition titled “The German Energiewende: Transforming Germany's Energy System” from April 12.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Two people pelted bricks to one another until both of them were critically injured in a brutal brawl on early Monday morning.

Valley Pollution Levels for 7 April, 2019

Indian writer, Chuden Kabimo launched a novel titled ‘Faatsung’ amid a special event organized on Friday in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 7: A Czech Republic Visa Application Centre has been opened in Kathmandu by VFS Global, a visa provider agency, to better serve the residents of Nepal wishing to travel to the Central European country. Prior to this, applicants had to travel to New Delhi, India, to submit application for Czech Republic visa.

Bollywood playback singer Kavita Seth was recently invited by the Swami Vivekananda Cultural Center, in Kathmandu for a musical event titled 'Sufi Music with Kavita Seth'.

The first Marriott brand to arrive in Nepal, Fairfield by Marriott, Kathmandu is celebrating its two years in Nepal. Fairfield by Marriott has established itself as one of the leading hotels in the hospitality industry within just two short years.

Valley Pollution Index for 6 April, 2019

KATHMANDU, April 5: One person died while four others were injured when a house caught fire at Lazimpat in the capital on Thursday night.

GORKHA, April 5: The construction of 230-KV Marsyangdi-Kathmandu transmission line has come to a final stage. Almost 90 percent works along the 33-km transmission line has so far completed.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The annual traditional festival of Ghode Jatra, which is also known as Horse Racing Day, is being celebrated in the country's cultural hub of Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, April 4: South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) is organizing an international conference in Kathmandu on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Dipesh Dhami of the departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club won the mixed doubles title with Pooja Shrestha and reached finals of two other categories- men’s singles and men’s doubles- in the ongoing 15th Krishna Mohan Memorial Open Badminton Tournament on Thursday.

Appreciating Kathmandu

March 29, 2019 09:25 am

The city is dusty and the traffic maddening but Kathmandu is still beautiful. There’s a lot that this city has to offer that we often end up overlooking in our rush to get to work and finish our daily chores. But then you can always put the weekend to good use. We urge you to take some time out this Saturday-Sunday to explore the city you live in and see it in a new light. Here’s how:

Not so smart

March 29, 2019 08:38 am

The road near my friend’s house has been dug up and left as it is for the last few months. Every time I ride my bike through that road, all I can think of is what a nightmare it is going to be during the monsoons and if anything at all is being done about it. I’m not alone in wondering if anything is actually being done for the capital at large in terms of managing roads and general maintenance of public property and spaces.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Rampage of moneys is posing a serious threat to main heritage sites in the capital.

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KATHMANDU, March 27: Kathmandu has been ranked 19th out of 25 world's best tourism destinations for the year 2019.

KATHMANDU, March 24: Kota Dhuku Petrol Pump is just a few meters from Balaju Chowk while coming from Sorhakhutte. Two fuel dispensers, for petrol and diesel, adjoin the footpath. There is no compound wall. The fuel pump’s containers are on the ground floor of a four-storey house.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Stakeholders have underlined the need for effective public finance management (PFM) by ensuring transparency, putting in place better reporting standards, and strengthening institutions involved in public spending.

Dreams and destinies

March 22, 2019 08:04 am

On March 16, 12 models walked the ramp for a fashion show at St. Xaviers’s School in Jawalakhel, Latipur. The event was a part of the Fun Run organized by Higher Ground Nepal in association with Pangro, Featherwebs, Valley Plus, Shera and Ford Nepal.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Uncertainty is surrounding the fate of Melamchi Hydropower Project as concerned government agencies are not taking any decision to complete remaining works of the mega drinking water project.

KATHMANDU, March 20: A person was killed, four others were injured in two separate accidents during the Holi festival.

Bird flu outbreak found in Kathmandu

March 17, 2019 19:30 pm

KATHMANDU, March 17: Bird flu has been detected in two poultry farms at Tarkeshwar Municipality in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 16: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority has arrested a government official for taking bribe of Rs 22,000 from his client.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Two reports prepared after on-site visit and study have been presented in the meeting of the House of Representatives, Development and Technology Committee.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Students of Ullens School and staffers from the Himalayan Mountain Initiative played their part to take urgent actions to reduce climate change in the country and across the world.

KATHMANDU, March 15: A total of 34,037 vehicles have faced action for defying the 'no horn' rule in the Kathmandu Valley since the new rule came into force two years ago.

Hyundai Golf from March 15

March 14, 2019 10:45 am

KATHMANDU, March 14: Laxmi Intercontinental Pvt Ltd is set to organize annual Hyundai Open Golf Tournament this Friday and Saturday, at Gokarna Golf Resort in Kathmandu. The company made the announcement at a press meet in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 13:The Embassy of India, Kathmandu has announced 200 Golden Jubilee Scholarships to meritorious Nepali students for continuing their studies in various undergraduate courses at various Universities and Colleges in Nepal for the academic year 2018-2019.

KATHMANDU, March 12: A woman’s body was found near the firing range training center of the Armed Police Force(APF) headquarter on Tuesday morning.  The deceased, Nirmaya Chemjong,45, from Sunsari was living at Nagarjun Municipality-3.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepali stuntman Dinesh Sunar, holder of two world records in parkour, has made an attempt for hat-trick in the ‘most twisting back-flips off a wall in 30 seconds’ on Monday. Sunar completed 11 back-flips in 30 seconds.

KATHMANDU, March 11: In its effort to check rampant parking, the Traffic Police has locked wheels of 1,548 vehicles in different places of Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has not been able to decide future course of Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) even though it has been nearly two and half months since CMC -- the Italian contractor -- abandoned the project site.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi danced to a Nepali song ‘Chari Jastai Udna Paye…..’ to mark the 109th International Women Day in the capital today.

KATHMANDU, March 6: It's not uncommon that roads are blocked and traffic movement is diverted to ease VIP motorcades in the Kathmandu Valley. But, this time it probably was different as Kathmandu folks took a strong exception to traffic jams caused by the VIPs motorcades.

March 3: 6 things to know by 6 PM

March 3, 2019 18:00 pm

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Dan Alluf, Mashav Counsellor, Science, and Agriculture, was in Nepal as a guest speaker for ‘Small Farmer Summit, 2019’ that concluded on Friday. Mashav is Israel’s International Development Cooperation

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

March 2, 2019 18:40 pm

Week in pictures for the week Feb 24-March 2, 2019

I take this opportunity to write to you about a couple of things. These things have already been looked at and heard of multiple times. But I couldn’t hold back my restless feelings from exploding. Sorry for the impatience

Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has not been able to reserve and lay pipeline for water distribution.

Underground wires to beautify Kathmandu

February 26, 2019 03:44 am

Unmanaged city planning, haphazard road digging and dust pollution have defaced beautiful Kathmandu. Our city is in a mess. Electric pylons dangling overheard or even lying along the roadside, hindering mobility, posing greater risks of accidents and short circuits have made the matters worse.