Kathmandu, some parts of it at least, was given a facelift overnight on the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal last week. It had to be done. We could not keep major parts of the valley enveloped in dust and dotted with potholes during the times of high level visit from the largest neighbor.
KATHMANDU, Oct 12: From erecting welcome gates and arches at various places to patching up and painting roads and squares and growing gardens overnight, the authorities in Kathmandu left no stone unturned to decorate and beautify the capital city to welcome Chinese President Xi Jinping who is arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday on a two-day state visit.
Living in Kathmandu has its perks as well as its downsides. Be it the pretty cafes or the marvelous historical sites, Kathmandu is a city that’s very much alive and bustling. It’s a city that demands to be explored. However, the traffic, pollution, and potholed roads often take away from its beauty. We asked the residents of Kathmandu what they thought was the best and worst things about living in Kathmandu. Here are their answers.
KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Social media users have questioned the rationale behind police personnel shooting a buffalo dead at New Road on Tuesday, accusing the security men of being insensitive toward animal rights.
Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Ishwor Pokhrel planting trees amid a plantation program organized by Kathmandu Metropolitan City in collaboration with Tokha Municipality at children friendly park, Tokha on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: Kwaneya, the first day of the chariot procession of the Living Goddess Kumari and the most important day of Indra Jatra, one of the biggest festivals in the Kathmandu Valley has been observed at Basantapur Durbar Square on Friday.
The first day begins from Kumari Ghar, Basantapur and heads toward Chikanmugal, Jaisi Dewal, Lagan, Hyumat, Bhimsensthan, Maru and halts at Kumari Ghar. Lord Ganesh’s chariot is pulled first, followed by Lord Bhairab and then Kumari.
KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Parliamentary Committee on Development and Technology has said that it will hold a comprehensive discussion with the concerned stakeholders to resolve various demands raised by local people around Sisdol landfill site at Bancharedanda in Nuwakot, which is under-construction.
First it was only in hot and humid regions of the plains. So Kathmandu did not feel the heat of the attack. Then it was reported from Dharan, a hill town in eastern Nepal. Kathmandu was alarmed but did not do much to nip the problem in the bud. Now it’s here, in Kathmandu, the capital city.
KATHMANDU, Sept 3: The policy adopted by the government to operate electric vehicles has come into implementation as the private sector has brought the charging station for electric vehicles into operation intending to address this government policy.
KATHMANDU, Aug 31: American car brand Jeep has been organizing a four-day Jeep Camp in Kathmandu from Thursday to demonstrate the potential and capabilities of its machines. Jeep made its entry into the Nepali market by launching Jeep Compass in many variants.