Nepal was ranked as the 12th most polluted country in the world in 2020 AD with regions of Narayani, Pokhara and Kathmandu being the most polluted with AQI values reaching a hazardous level.

KATHMANDU, Oct 30: Two people have been found dead at different places in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 17: The impacts of the low pressure system in the Andhra Pradesh and the Odisha coastal area in India and developing westerly wind system caused cloudy weather and rainfall in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: People have started leaving the Kathmandu Valley to celebrate the Dashain festival.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Passengers without masks will not be allowed to travel in public transport in the Kathmandu Valley. The decision was taken at a meeting with the chief district officers of three districts of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur) with effect from Friday morning.

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September 10, 2021 16:19 pm

With the lifting of the prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley from Wednesday, gradually people have started to get back to normal routine of life including commuting to work and enjoying lunch with colleagues, friends or business partners.

KATHMANDU, September 4: Although garbage collection resumed in the Kathmandu Valley a few days ago, the major thoroughfares of the Valley are still littered by solid waste.

KATHMANDU, September 1: The ongoing prohibitory order in the Kathmandu valley has been extended once again but has been eased upto some extent. A meeting among the three chief district officers (CDOs) of the valley made the decision today to extend the prohibitory order till September 16, allowing the running of businesses and industries by following strict health and safety protocols

KATHMANDU, August 31: Some local activists have started a campaign to collect garbage from Kathmandu and take it to the Sisdol dumping site after the government and Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) failed to collect garbage in the Kathmandu Valley for the past 25 days.

The waste collectors can make a schedule for waste collection. They can collect only biodegradable waste on one day and non-biodegradable waste on another day. It will help in maintaining a proper waste segregation system; otherwise this becomes only a propaganda campaign. No formal municipal waste recovery and recycling programs are practiced at present.

KATHMANDU, August 24: The local administration in the Kathmandu Valley has decided to allow both private and public vehicles to run on the valley streets even after 8PM.

KATHMANDU, August 10: The district administration offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Valley, banning the movement of private and public vehicles after 8PM from August 12 to August 24.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have extended the ongoing prohibitory orders by a week.

KATHMANDU, July 25: A meeting of the chief district officers of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – has decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order in the Valley by 10 more days.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by 10 more days. The newly enforced prohibitory orders will be effective till July 25.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by another 10 days.

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KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, public buses have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, means of public transport have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order allowing some more public activities.

Prohibitory order: What’s new!

June 28, 2021 14:12 pm

KATHMANDU, June 28: Districts Administration Offices of three districts in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory order by one more week. However, they have decided to further ease the prohibitory order allowing a few more public activities.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The Kathmandu Valley looked lively on Tuesday with human and vehicular movements following the government’s decision to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the second wave of COVID-19 from today.

KATHMANDU, June 22: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley – Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- have eased the prohibitory orders enforced to contain the second wave of the coronavirus from Tuesday.

Prohibitory order: What’s new!

June 21, 2021 11:40 am

KATHMANDU, June 21: The district administration offices – Bhaktapur, Kathmandu and Lalitpur – decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders by a week on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The district administration offices of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur – the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley - have extended the prohibitory orders enforced in the Valley to curb the further spread of COVID-19, relaxing some restrictions enforced earlier.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The prohibitory orders enforced in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by a week till June 21, according to Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the chief district officer of Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The prohibitory orders enforced in the Kathmandu Valley to curb the spread of COVID-19 are likely to be extended by a week, according to Prem Prasad Bhattarai, the chief district officer (CDO) of Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by 10 days.

KATHMANDU, June 2: The district administration offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to ease the prohibitory orders enforced to curb the further spread of COVID-19. The DAOs are planning to ease the prohibitory orders to some extent as the number of new cases of COVID-19 is gradually declining not only in the valley but also across the country. However, epidemiologists fear the worst if the prohibitory orders are not eased scientifically.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to further extend the ongoing prohibitory order by a week more to break the chain of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Chief District Officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur are holding a meeting on Tuesday to further extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The air quality in the capital city which did not see any improvement until the third week of prohibitory order has finally improved in the last few days. Rain and strong winds have scattered the pollution concentrated in the valley.

KATHMANDU, May 23: The growth rate of new COVID-19 cases in the Kathmandu Valley has remained constant for around a week. The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing around 2,500 new cases of COVID-19 daily on average for the past one week, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, May 17: Vehicular emissions are one of the key contributors to Kathmandu’s air pollution. Thanks to the lockdown aimed at containing the raging COVID-19 Pandemic, the vehicular movement is almost non-existent for the past three weeks. Brick kilns, numbering around 100 in the Valley--another major source of air pollution, are not operational. Among others, vehicular emissions, emissions from brick kilns and other industries and burning of waste materials are considered responsible for Kathmandu’s toxic air.

KATHMANDU, May 10: The District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committees (DCCMCs) of the Kathmandu Valley has recommended the COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee (CCMC) to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders for 15 more days.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The Kathmandu Valley recorded as many as 4,198 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

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KATHMANDU, May 2: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 3,595 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, May 2: The government has decided to tighten traffic flow in various districts, including in the Valley from today, as coronavirus infection surges sharply.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The prohibitory order issued by the chief district officers (CDOs) of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur has come into effect from today.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed 2,047 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Kathmandu Valley has reported as many as 12,945 cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) since April 11 as the country started witnessing the second wave of the disease triggered by a new variant.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Kathmandu Valley, where lies the federal capital of the country, recorded 1,966 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The three District Administration Offices (DAOs) in the Kathmandu Valley have issued a week-long prohibitory order placing restrictions on various services and activities in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 26: District Administrations Offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have decided to enforce a prohibitory order in Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur districts to contain further spread of the COVID-19 cases.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The district administration offices (DAOs) of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to suspend all their regular services except emergency ones for a week in wake of the growing risk of COVID-19 infection.

According to Air Visual, an organization based in Switzerland that collects and processes air quality data, Kathmandu ranked seventh out of almost 100 cities in the world in terms of poor air quality and polluted cities on Thursday afternoon. Last week Kathmandu was on the top in the list.

KATHMANDU, April 2:  The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL), water supply authority in Kathmandu Valley, has begun distributing Melamchi water at Balaju area in Kathmandu starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Air pollution has been reduced to some extent due to the rainfall that occurred in the hilly areas of the country including the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday evening.