KATHMANDU, August 3: The District Administration Office (DAO) of Kathmandu has urged the people not to take part in or organize large gatherings, stating that it is the responsibility of everyone to stop the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, August 2: The COVID-19 vaccination campaign has resumed in Tokha municipality in Kathmandu. The campaign was halted after Basanta Gaire, Family Planning Supervisor Inspector of Grande International Hospital in Dhapasi Municipality, was assaulted on July 31 by those seeking COVID-19 vaccines.

The filthy alleys

July 30, 2021 15:13 pm

The evening's frost melts. The smell of steak whiffs up. It's 6 p.m. The windy days' chilliness, And now there's a thunderstorm, Newspapers flying from abandoned lots, Feet are surrounded by tender leaves.

KATHMANDU, July 27: A metal speculated to be gold weighing approximately 1 Kg 135 grams has been recovered from the customs office of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, July 27: Kathmandu Valley recorded 774 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 475 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 132 in Bhaktapur and 167 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu Valley recorded 626 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 468 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 91 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Kathmandu DAO permitted the movement of long-distance public vehicles to make it easier for people attending the upcoming TU exams and the Public Service Commission exams.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The online system is believed to increase transparency in the petroleum business. Also, various departments inside the country including aviation fuel depots, administration offices, and many fuel stops inside the province have started to use the ERP system to register their orders as well.

Kathmandu, July 21: As many as 16 experts of Nepal Public Health Foundation have suggested to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba 18 steps for preparations needed to tackle the risk of a third wave of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, July 17: “The lack of proper management in vaccination campaigns which took place last year were also one of the causes of the increase in the infection rate,” Pun said. “People can be seen quarreling with each other and security personnel while gathering to receive the vaccines. Some of them are not even covering their mouths properly. I fear the ongoing problems surrounding the vaccination centers could infect many people in the upcoming days,” he said.

Happiness in seeing a plane

July 17, 2021 10:16 am

KATHMANDU, July 17: He was always amazed by the sight of planes that soar like eagles in the sky. Eighty-two years old Khewa limbu found his flying experience to be a special one when he finally had a chance to sit inside an airplane and fly to Kathmandu along with his 81-year-old wife Setimaya Limbu to meet their daughter in Gothatar in the capital. Following their first flight experience in a steel bird, the old couple love to watch planes as they fly by every now and then.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The government has postponed the Verocell vaccination campaign in the Kathmandu Valley citing shortage of the vaccine.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Three umbrella private sector organizations have stressed the need to protect both industry and employment inside the country, following the losses and the uncomfortable situation faced by private businesses due to the spread of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain has been predicted in most parts of the country for the next three days due to the impact of the monsoon wind.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The request from the organization follows the government’s decision to hike the price of petrol and diesel by two rupees each, price of aviation fuel  by 11 US dollars per kiloliter and the price of an LPG cylinder by Rs 25.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Nepal Futsal Entrepreneurs Association has sent a written letter to the District Administration Office of Kathmandu to lift the ban on the futsal industry. The umbrella organization has requested the administration to allow the operation of futsal grounds keeping in mind the impacts from COVID-19 faced by futsal entrepreneurs

East-West Highway blocked

July 8, 2021 12:37 pm

NAWALPUR, July 8: The Narayangarh-Butwal section of the East-West Highway has been blocked due to the damage caused by continuous rainfall in the region.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Revenue Investigation Department has filed a case against three people including a food industry operator for allegedly defrauding over Rs 90 million.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The general public in the Kathmandu Valley is left in a dilemma regarding the search for means of transportation as the old-bus park was found empty and padlocked. Ram Sundar Poudel, a commuter, could not find a single bus for Dakshinkali even after making his second round of Tudikhel.

The government, other agencies concerned and aid seems mostly targeted to those places only where journalists first visited and made those places ‘viral’ in social media and news channels.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Nepal Army has provided 300 units of weapons to Nepal Police today. The weapons were handed over by Chief of Army Staff, Purna Chandra Thapa to the Inspector General of Police Sailesh Thapa amidst a special event held at the Nepal Army Headquarters in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Protests against caretaker Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli have intensified in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The three District Administration Offices have decided to allow public vehicles with more than 25 seats to operate inside Kathmandu Valley from Tuesday. They will, however, require following health safety protocols and the odd-even rule for daily operations.

KHOTANG, June 26: As the cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection eases across the country, the District Administration Office (DAO) of Khotang has decided to issue vehicle passes for people traveling out of the district.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The National Federation of Nepalese Transport Entrepreneurs has asked the government to lift the ban imposed on public vehicles to control the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.

KATHMANDU, June 24: As cases of COVID-19 decrease and prohibitory orders eased across the country, Tribhuvan University has decided to resume all the suspended undergraduate and graduate examinations from July 20.

KATHMANDU, June 20: The district administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Valley by a week.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Monsoon is expected to enter Nepal from the east in a few days. The monsoon has already developed in the Bay of Bengal and it is heading towards Nepal, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said.

KATHMANDU, June 5:Kathmandu Valley, one of the places worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has so far reported a total of 248,861 cases of the coronavirus disease including 193,507 cases in Kathmandu, 20,695 in Bhaktapur and 34,659 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah and Queen Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah appeared in a video over social media on Thursday to thank their well-wishers within and without the country for their support and prayers during the former royal couple’s battle against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 30: On the occasion of the third National Women’s Rights Day, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stated that violence against women under any circumstances cannot be forgiven.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The district administration offices of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have imposed a fresh round of prohibitory orders in view of the growing risk of the coronavirus.

Nagarkot area sealed from today

May 27, 2021 16:03 pm

BHAKTAPUR, May 27: The Nagarkot area of Bhaktapur district has been sealed following the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kathamndu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu valley have decided to shut down grocery and food shops for a week, claiming that the crowd of people at shops has further spread the infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Bird flu has been detected at three places in Kathmandu again, according to the Department of Livestock Services.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A protest led by activists against the government amid the prohibitory order took place in Kirtipur on Wednesday. The group of activists staged the protest at Kirtipur against the government in memory of Surya Bahadur Tamang, who died of starvation during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Mayor of Chandragiri Municipality, Ghanshyam Giri, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. A PCR test conducted on Tuesday showed him infected with the virus.

KATHMANDU, May 24: A British study has concluded the Astrazeneca vaccine to be effective against the new variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. According to the BBC, the vaccines developed by American companies like Pfizer, Oxford, and AstraZeneca are found to be effective against the contagious variant B.1.617.2 found in India.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Parbat Gurung has announced to prioritize journalists to administer vaccines against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Chief Executive Officer of Ncell Axiata Limited, Andy Chong has handed over 150 units of oxygen concentrators to Chief Specialist Mahendra Prasad Shrestha of the Ministry of Health and Population to ease the treatment of patients in district hospitals.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has heavily affected the Kathmandu Valley. The populated valley sees hundreds of patients arriving at hospitals on a daily basis. However, due to the lack of intensive care units (ICUs), medical oxygen, and beds, the passing days faced by the sick and the doctors have become very challenging.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As many as 43,018 people inside the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have received their second dose of Verocel (Chinese vaccine) against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 18: There are a total of 39,305 active cases of the coronavirus disease in the Kathmandu Valley alone.  This accounts for 34.31 percent of the active cases reported from across the country as of Tuesday afternoon, the health ministry said.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has so far reported 51,412 cases of the coronavirus disease. Of the cases confirmed since last year, 40,266 patients have so far gained recovery, according to a report released by the metropolis on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Kathmandu’s premier landmark hotel Soaltee is all set to be rebranded as “The Soaltee Kathmandu” as a management agreement with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) ends on May 14, 2021.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu has asked stakeholders, including hospitals, ‘to not create panic among the public in the name of public notices showing oxygen shortage’.

Oximeters worth Rs 600 to 700 per unit found being sold at as high as Rs 2,220

KATHMANDU, May 11: The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by two more weeks.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The district administration offices (DAOs) in 63 of the 77 districts in the country have enforced prohibitory orders to break the chain of coronavirus spread.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Prohibitory orders in the three districts of  the Kathmandu Valley that are in force for a week since April 29 have been extended by one more week.