KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A campaign against violation of traffic rules has been intensified in Kathmandu Valley. Traffic police have taken action against 12,711 drivers from different areas of the valley within a week.
As the Dashain festival unfolded this year in the Kathmandu Valley, the citizens were greeted with a welcome surprise – a significant reduction in the instances of crime, creating an atmosphere of peace and security.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Kathmandu Valley has turned quiet as residents return to their villages to celebrate Bada Dashain. The typically bustling roads of the Kathmandu Valley, perpetually congested with traffic, now present a deserted appearance as the population thins out.
KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Armed Police Force (APF) is set to offer complimentary bus services within the Kathmandu Valley on the occasion of Vijaya Dashami (Tika) this coming Tuesday. This initiative aims to facilitate the transportation of the general public during the festive Dashain Tika celebrations.
KATHMANDU, Aug 8: The Kathmandu Valley witnessed heavy rainfall, causing floods in the river and streams. The Weather Forecasting Division (WFD) said the federal capital saw continuous downpour since last night.
Nepal's urban landscape, particularly in the Kathmandu Valley, is facing an unprecedented challenge as the population continues to grow rapidly, leading to haphazard and uncontrolled urban development. This unchecked growth has severe consequences, and it is imperative that government bodies concerned take proactive measures to discourage further migration into the Kathmandu Valley and encourage outward migration to other parts of the country.
KATHMANDU, June 16: It has been found that government agencies, responsible for enforcing regulations, have constructed multiple buildings in the Kathmandu Valley without adhering to prescribed standards and with investments worth millions of rupees. Despite the requirement of obtaining house design approval from the Kathmandu Metropolitan City for construction projects, government agencies have failed to enforce this regulation. Notably, government-owned institutions such as the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN), Nepal Rastra Bank, Nepal Telecom, and Rastriya Banijya Bank (RBB) have constructed buildings without obtaining house design approval.
KATHMANDU, May 8: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is set to construct eight high capacity substations to improve the power transmission and distribution system of Kathmandu Valley. Substations of 400, 200 and 132 KV capacities are under construction in the valley.
The recent news that Kathmandu tops the list of the most polluted cities in the world is a matter of great alarm for all Nepalese citizens. With an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 202, Kathmandu has surpassed New Delhi, Chiang Mai, Hanoi, Bangkok and Dhaka in terms of pollution, making it the most toxic city in the world.
KATHMANDU, April 14: Inflation has increased in the Kathmandu Valley this year compared to mid-February last year. According to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the inflation rate in the Kathmandu Valley in mid-February this year is 7.95 percent. In mid-February last year, the inflation rate was 6.31 percent.
KATHMANDU, March 12: A Valley Chief Administrative Officers' Forum has been constituted with the objective of promoting inter-municipal relations, common programs, cooperation and collaboration, learning and experience sharing among the municipalities in the valley.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Public transportation in the Kathmandu Valley came to a grinding halt for several hours on Monday afternoon due to a massive protest launched by transport entrepreneurs against the 'excesses' of the traffic police.
The recent outbreak of Bird Flu, also known as Avian Influenza (H5N1) in three places in the Kathmandu Valley serves as a wake-up call for the government, poultry farmers and the general public to take this threat seriously.
KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Kathmandu Valley witnesses cold in mornings and evenings than in the afternoons. On Monday, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu dropped to 5.4 degree Celsius. Meteorologist Pratibha Manandhar has informed Republica that Kathmandu has the lowest temperature this year.
Recently, a team of government officials including employees of the Department of Environment, Department of Transport Management and Metropolitan Traffic Police Division conducted an on-the-spot pollution test of vehicles at Babarmahal in the capital. According to the employees involved in the test, over two-thirds of the vehicles failed the pollution test which means they were running in conditions below the prescribed standards for air pollution in the country.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Most of the public vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley have failed the pollution test. On Friday, a team comprising members of the Department of Environment, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division and the Department of Transport Management conducted pollution test of vehicles at Babarmahal in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: On the day of the House of Representatives and Provincial Assembly elections to be held on November 20, non-essential vehicles will not be allowed to operate in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Oct 3: Nearly 1.7 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley for their homes to celebrate the Dashain festival this year. The number is nearly double that of last year. The festival exodus is recorded from the beginning of this month (Asoj) till Fulpati, the seventh day of Dashain.
KATHMANDU, Sept 27: The Department of Livestock Services is going to conduct a health examination of goats in the Kathmandu Valley from today. The department is going to conduct the health examination of goats at 10 different places in the Valley from today.
KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Traffic police have punished 3,070 motorists in a single day in the Kathmandu Valley. According to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, they were punished at various places in the valley for violating traffic rules on Wednesday.
KATHMANDU, Sept 13: There will be traffic congestion in Kathmandu Valley today. Traffic congestion has increased since Monday due to the visit of Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) Li Zhansu to Nepal.
KATHMANDU, August 17: On June 20, there was a robbery at Lal Bahadur Thapa's house in Shankharapur Municipality 9, Khulalata, Kathmandu. A group of armed robbers entered the house at around 1:00 AM and stole cash, gold and silver jewelry and mobile phones. Thapa told the police that they stole goods worth Rs 2,41,000.
KATHMANDU, August 12: The traditional festival of Gaijatra or the ‘cow festival’ is being observed in three cities of the Kathmandu Valley and some other places in the country amid various entertainment programs, fun, humor and satire.
KATHMANDU, August 10: Various settlements have been flooded due to heavy rains in Kathmandu last night. Due to the floods triggered by heavy rainfall, the settlements along the Bagmati and other major rivers were inundated.
KATHMANDU, August 9: Narrow footpaths. Roads with potholes. Uncontrollable Traffic jams. The capital city is already in a sorry state. But the situation has worsened even more due to the 'heaps of garbage' found everywhere in the squares, alleys and corners of the capital city these days.
The deteriorating and declining metropolitan image of Kathmandu is damaging its ‘Shangri La’ character. A centralized system has pushed people of outer districts to settle here, in the capital city, in search of a better future. As a result of being the main tourism hub and witnessing a large concentration of administrative establishments, and educational and health centers, Kathmandu began to gradually transform into a nasty city with all sorts of mess.
KATHMANDU, July 20: In a case of utter negligence by a drinking water bottling plant, insect larvae and algae has been found in a water jar produced by the plant at a time when cholera outbreak is feared in Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has projected the Kathmandu Valley’s energy demand to reach 3,100 MW in the next three decades. The NEA has decided to hold discussions on the need to formulate a masterplan for the upgradation of physical infrastructures that can withstand the increasing demand of electricity as well as to start the collection of the required resources.
KATHMANDU, April 24: The supply of water from the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk to the Kathmandu Valley that was disrupted following major floods and landslides in Sindhupalchowk some 10 months ago has resumed from today.