KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Last week’s massive fire at Victory Lounge on Durbarmarg destroyed property worth over Rs 60 million. The club located on the sixth floor of a private building caught fire after an electrical short-circuit. Was this a tragedy just waiting to happen? The incident exposes an egregious lack of resources and manpower for dealing with big fires that may break out in Kathmandu Valley.

Time for jazz

October 18, 2019 11:12 am

Surya Nepal Jazzmandu, aka the Kathmandu Jazz Festival, started on October 17 (yesterday) and will continue until October 23. For these seven days, Jazzmandu 2019 will celebrate its 17th year by hosting several shows across Kathmandu valley, as renowned musicians from Nepal and around the world come to join the festival to give the audience a sneak peek of the different dimensions of jazz.

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: State-owned Food Management and Trading Company (FMTC) is likely to start selling goats for Dashain festival from Monday and mountain goats from Tuesday.

One day treks around Kathmandu valley

September 27, 2019 10:15 am

For many of us, traveling for days or perhaps weeks high up in the mountains is the ultimate dream. However, due to work or school, we might not have the luxury of taking a week out of our busy schedule to travel for a long time. This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t travel at all, we can still make short but frequent trips around the valley in order to get our dose of the wilderness. Here are a few places we recommend you visit.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has urged one and all to strictly follow traffic rules.

The battle of Sindhuli

August 18, 2019 02:05 am

King Prithvi Narayan Shah’s unification campaign was focused on Kathmandu but it seemed like a powerful state to win over. To weaken it, he blockaded the Kathmandu Valley.  This affected East India Company’s trade with Tibet (and China) because their trade was carried out via Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: In a bid to operate public transportation in the Kathmandu valley through an integrated system, the government has brought a bill in parliament for the formation of Kathmandu Valley Public Transportation Authority.

12,000 taxi drivers faced action

August 7, 2019 09:53 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Traffic police have taken action against 12,749 taxi drivers in Kathmandu Valley for cheating passengers in various pretexts.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to launch what it has called ‘Recharge Kathmandu Program’ with a view to avoiding groundwater-related land subsidence by increasing the underground water level of the city.

Monsoon mayhem

July 13, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: Floods and landslides caused by incessant rains in the past couple of days wreaked havoc across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley on Friday.

Four killed in Valley

July 13, 2019 07:06 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: Four persons were killed in the Kathmandu Valley as houses collapsed on Friday due to continuous rain from Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU, July 13: With the major highways linking the Kathmandu Valley obstructed due to landslide and flash floods, tens of thousands of passengers have been stranded on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Over 41,000 drivers have been booked for violating the 'no-horn' policy in the Kathmandu Valley ever since this policy was introduced on April 14, 2017.

KATHMANDU, June 21: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Bina Magar has said the first phase construction of the Melamchi Water Supply Project would be completed in the coming fiscal year and water distributed in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Under growing pressure and after hearing from representatives of the local, provincial and federal levels in Kathmandu Valley on Monday, Prime Minister KP Oli has hinted at withdrawing the much-contested Guthi Bill from parliament.

KATHMANDU, June 7: The government has announced a public holiday on coming Sunday or June 9 to be effective in the Kathmandu Valley to observe the Bhoto Jatra.

Rainfall predicted for three days

May 30, 2019 17:16 pm

KATHMANDU, May 30: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted partly cloudy weather and rainfall, from light to moderate, for three continuous days in Kathmandu Valley as well as to other parts of the country.

Cause of delay

May 16, 2019 01:00 am

Reconstruction process in Kathmandu Valley has been affected mainly due to urban poverty. Poverty incidence in Kathmandu has risen to 11.5 percent

KATHMANDU, May 3: The Kathmandu metropolitan city (KMC) has identified a new landfill site to dispose of garbage generated in Kathmandu valley during rainy season.

KATHMANDU, April 29: In an effort to lessen traffic congestion, 'pick and drop' system has been put in place in Koteswor – one of the central part of Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Sajha Yatayat has added 20 new city buses in its fleet of buses operating in Kathmandu Valley. The buses have been brought from India and have now arrived at Raxaul.

Relocate unsafe petrol stations

March 25, 2019 02:05 am

The petrol pump stations which thousands of bikers and motorists visit and which should be placed in locations safe for both operators as well as the visitors remain mostly in too risky areas.  It is so within the Kathmandu Valley and towns and cities outside the valley, which is why the government authorities must immediately direct them to enhance their safety measures, relocate them and if the operators stand defiant even shut them down.

KATHMANDU, March 20: A new international ice-cream franchise is soon to be introduced in the Kathmandu Valley, promising a totally new experience to the consumers. Co-founded by Bibhushan Sharma and Niskarsh Ghimire, Creative Mills has brought Twisting Scoops to Nepal for the first time.

KATHMANDU, March 2: The economic cost of traffic congestion in the Kathmandu Valley was above Rs 16.5 billion in 2018, according to an estimate. The loss calculation was made based on the collective time wasted of drivers and passengers, in all vehicles plying on Kathmandu Valley roads.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has taken action against a total of 6,664 taxi drivers for unfair business practices and in various traffic rule violations in Kathmandu as of now in the current fiscal year.

Foggy weather disrupts flights at TIA

January 27, 2019 11:07 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Take off and landing at the only international airport of the country has been affected due to bad weather this morning.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A government-run project to manage waste from the Kathmandu Valley has failed to make headway for months. At the heart of the stalemate is the issue of managing 988 staffers of Kathmandu Metropolitan City working on waste management.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Chandragiri hills, one of the highest land elevations around the Kathmandu valley, has witnessed snowfall for the second time this year on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) has predicted that the various parts of the country will witness partial to normal rainfall throughout the day today.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: The government will have to spend about Rs 300 million to bring the Melamchi water to Kathmandu Valley under temporary arrangement, according to officials concerned.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley have claimed 132 lives in the first six months of the current fiscal year, indicating a sharp rise in the number of road fatalities.

Kathmandu Valley needs 21,000 plus CCTV

January 20, 2019 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Kathmandu Valley needs the installation of CCTV at 21,441 locations. A recent study by the Metropolitan Traffic Office Ranipokhari showed that a total of 9,117 points in Kathmandu, 5,985 in Bhaktapur and 6,339 in Lalitpur require the fixation of advanced cameras for the security purposes, said Office chief and Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailesh Thapa.

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: Volunteers collected 36 metric tonnes of waste in course of cleaning the various rivers and the Ring Road area in the Kathmandu Valley today. The collected waste was managed with the help of local governments.

SB Furniture opens its new showroom

January 19, 2019 02:15 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 19: SB Furniture announced the opening of its new showroom in the Kathmandu Valley, on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: The government has decided to buy 300 electric buses for Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Incidents of police confiscating counterfeit gold in the Kathmandu valley are rising in the recent days. On Monday, police arrested a person for possessing one kilogram of counterfeit gold at his residence in Sukedhara.

KATHMANDU, Dec13: Public buildings and other infrastructure built in the Kathmandu Valley are least accessible to differently-abled people, according to a report prepared by a non-governmental organization (NGO).

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The teaching-learning process at 600 government schools in the Kathmandu Valley was affected on Friday as the government teachers gathered at Bhrikutimandap in the capital to join protests organized by the Confederation of Nepalese Teachers (CNT).

Nov 30: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

November 30, 2018 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: To ease the traffic pressure in the Kathmandu valley during the Asia Pacific Summit (APS), the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has imposed ‘odd-even’ system for the vehicles starting from November 29 till December 2.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: A private company has started placing ‘smart dustbin’ at 70 various locations in the Kathmandu Valley, in association with the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.

Number of women with drunk driving ups

November 27, 2018 11:39 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The number of women driving with drink has increased in the Kathmandu Valley in the recent time.

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Upon raiding the house belonging to Jiban Bahadur Thapa Magar, 42, of Tokha Municipality-8, on Tuesday, police found 15 people including Magar gambling in the house.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: The Nepal Transport Workers Association has demanded construction of public toilets in bus stops of the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: In view of festivals--Tihar, Nepal Sambat and Chhath, security will be tightened across the market in the Kathmandu Valley, said the police.

Temperature dips across the country

November 4, 2018 18:33 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: With the impact of pollutants in the atmosphere for the absence of rainfall, the temperature across the country including the Kathmandu valley has dipped. The minimum temperature of Kathmandu was recorded 8.6 degree Celsius on Sunday.

BANEPA, Oct 31: The home administration on Saturday lifted a ban on the movement of tipper trucks during daytime in the Kathmandu Valley.

LALITPUR, Oct 26: The Sajha Yatayat is adding 20 more buses to its fleet in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: More than 2.1 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley for various destinations for celebrating the Dashan festival.

Consistent taste since 1990

October 13, 2018 10:20 am

The first-ever restaurant to serve haas ko choila in the Kathmandu Valley, ‘Shyam Dai ko haas ko choila’ has been around for a solid 28 years. Choila is traditional Newari delicacies- chunky meat pieces packed with flavor after intense marination with local spices. Though buff choila and chicken choila are more commonly available in local eateries, ‘haas (duck) choila’ is a rarity in itself. Only a handful of restaurants have incorporated the savory item in their menu.