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.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As the pandemic of the coronavirus disease is raging the country through its second wave, local administrations have been imposing prohibitory orders in order to restrict the movement of people and break the chain of transmission at the community level.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The three districts in Kathmandu Valley have reported a total of 3,666 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday alone.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Kathmandu looks beautiful these days. The air pollution level has drastically plummeted. According to the data received from pollution monitoring devices installed at different places in the Kathmandu Valley, the average air quality index (AQI) stands around 60 μg/m3.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to impose stricter prohibitory orders from Saturday to control the movement of people in the streets.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing a scary growth in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the past few weeks.

Kathmandu, April 29: The prohibitory orders imposed by the local administration of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus is being strictly enforced.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The local administration in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley -- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- imposed a week-long (April 29-May 5) prohibitory orders issuing separate notices in an apparent bid to break the terrifying chain of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The prohibitory order enforced in the Kathmandu Valley starting from Thursday has been extended by a week.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Ncell Axiata Limited as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative has taken up the responsibility for building and maintaining of iconic Lainchaur ground at the heart of the city. With the aim to greatly benefit the people of Kathmandu, the building of the iconic Lainchaur Green Park will contribute to the making of a clean, green, and healthy city.

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April 23, 2021 15:40 pm

KATHMANDU, April 23: The skies of Kathmandu have clearly opened up after months, unveiling the deep blue sky. The beautiful view of the mountains and nature have opened themselves to the eyes of Nepali citizens after several weeks of unpredictable and polluted weather.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, is known not only for huge population density but also for hazardous levels of air pollution. Mainly due to its bowl-like structure and haphazard urbanization as well as industrial activities, the Kathmandu Valley usually reports severe air conditions, especially in the dry season.

KATHMANDU, April 23: According to the Bagmati Province Transport Infrastructure Directorate, Hetauda, the roadway connecting the Sisneri-Dakshinkali-Kathmandu on the Bhimphedi-Kulekhani road section of Makwanpur has been closed to vehicles from Kathmandu to Hetauda since this morning.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The weather across the country has significantly improved, thanks to the rainfall for the last few days. The sky, which used to be covered with a canopy of haze and dust owing to the hazardous level of pollution earlier this month, now looks crystal blue.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The chariot procession of Seto Machhendranath, the god of rain and good times, has begun with adherence to safety protocol. The towing of chariot began from Keltol and was brought to Tindhara Pathshala, Durbarmarg Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Kathmandu Valley, the country’s most densely-populated place, added 435 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Sunday alone, revealed the daily COVID-19 updates released by the health ministry.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Locals in the Ason area in the capital city Kathmandu celebrated the annual chariot festival of Pahan Charhe amid fanfare on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Kathmandu Valley, which reported the world’s worst quality air in the past few days, witnessed a slight improvement on Saturday following a short spell of drizzle on Friday evening.

The participants of the symbolic protests drew attention of the government to immediately implement the Kathmandu Valley Air Quality Management Action Plan-2020

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KATHMANDU, April 5: Air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated again on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Public health experts have advised against going outside the house except for emergency purposes bearing in mind the rising pollution level across the country. Air pollution may cause several health issues including breathing complications, they warned.  "If emergency, wear a proper mask while going out.’’

KATHMANDU, April 2: The sky above the Kathmandu Valley witnessed a slight improvement on Friday as the atmosphere started clearing up following the rainfall that occurred on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The obstruction in the management of the waste produced in the Kathmandu Valley is to be removed following talks between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the locals of Sisdol of Nuwakot amidst the presence of the local people’s representatives.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Two minors have downed to death in the course of swimming in a pond on the bank of Bagmati River in Taudaha area in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley, which saw a severe deterioration since a few days ago, has witnessed a slight improvement on Thursday following the rainfall on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The residents of the Kathmandu Valley have started receiving the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Water of the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district that was brought to the Valley through a long tunnel started flowing from their taps from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, March 27: The services provided by the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) have been affected for the past two days due to low visibility caused by adverse weather.

Lalitpur’s Bhaisipati reported a PM 2.5 reading of 396 μg/m³ as of 6 PM today

KATHMANDU, March 26: Regular flights to and from Kathmandu have been badly affected as a thick haze hangs over the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Mar 15: As springs hit door steps, Cherry blossoms have covered the majority of the parts of Kathmandu decorating it with pink petals.

The “Overseas Chinese Bookstores’ Joint Book Exhibition” has been held 10 times since 2010 and there were more than 100 Chinese bookstores participating and millions of books displayed in the activity.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley on Sunday was measured between PM 2.5 reading of  79.83 μg/m³ and  145 μg/m³.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and Kathmandu University (KU) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) for maintaining Kathmandu city's cleanliness and sanitation.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Bird flu, also known as avian influenza (H5N1), has been detected in Tarakeshwar Municipality in Kathmandu, for a second time, officials said on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Kathmandu Valley where Nepal's capital city lies reported further deterioration in the air quality on Thursday.

Valley Pollution Index for Feb 24, 2021

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February 22, 2021 19:26 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 22:  The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital is situated, reported continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 21:  The Kathmandu Valley on Sunday reported deterioration in the air quality index (AQI) as the fine particulate matters (Pm 2.5) reading docked at 128.61 μg/m³ in the morning between 9 and 10.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: The air quality index (AQI) of the Kathmandu Valley where lies Nepal’s federal capital city, reported a slight improvement on Friday as the highest fine particulate matters (Pm 2.5) index was recorded at 77.15 μg/m³ in the evening between 6 and 7.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The air pollution level in the country’s capital city has been deteriorating for the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital is situated, reported continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the continued deterioration of the air quality in the last few days.

Bird flu cases confirmed in Tarkeshwar

February 12, 2021 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Bird flu has been confirmed in Sanglekhola of Tarkeshwar Municipality in the district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the highest PM 2.5 reading of 203.67 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) on Monday in the morning between 8 and9.

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: Senior leader of Dahal-Nepal faction of the Nepal Communist Party (NCP) Jhala Nath Khanal has claimed all candidates belonging to Oli-led faction of the NCP including Oli himself will fare so badly in the next election that they will have their election security deposits seized.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Kathmandu Valley, on Tuesday, reported a deterioration in the air quality index (AQI).

KATHMANDU, Feb 8: The Kathmandu Valley, where Nepal’s federal capital city lies, reported the highest PM 2.5 reading of 144.5 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) on Monday in the morning between 7 and 8.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed slight improvement in the air quality index (AQI) on Sunday influenced by the first spell of rainfall of this winter that occurred on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Air quality index (AQI) of the country’s capital city, Kathmandu, further worsened on Saturday despite the fact that most businesses remained shut and the city received the first rain of winter this year. The highest AQI on Saturday was measured at 191.72 μg/m³.