KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Minister for Drinking Water, Energy and Irrigation, Mahendra Ray Yadav has pledged to provide water to the Kathmandu Valley residents throughout the year by making optimum use of the water in the rivulets and stone spouts in the rainy season.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The much-awaited Melamchi water distribution is starting in Kathmandu Valley from today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Tremors of earthquake measuring 5 Richter scale were felt in Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas on Sunday night.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 30: Minister for Water Supplies, Mahendra Ray Yadav, has assured that water supplies from the Melamchi River to Kathmandu Valley will be restored by the third week of January, 2024.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The minimum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley has dropped to 5.8 degrees Celsius, marking the lowest recorded temperature this year.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The Kathmandu Valley experienced a frigid morning with a minimum temperature of 6.2 degrees Celsius, marking the lowest recorded temperature this year, as reported by the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

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 28: Dashain festival this year has become peaceful except for a few incidents in the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts), said the traffic police.

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, Sept 16: Four people including three from the same family were found murdered at Gairigaon, Tinkune in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, August 8: A deluge of heavy rainfall swept through the Kathmandu Valley, leading to widespread flooding in rivers and streams on Tuesday.

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 28: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) is preparing to supply power from the underground transmission line system in the Kathmandu Valley within two months.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The garbage collection of Kathmandu Valley will not be halted even during the rainy season, thanks to the blacktopped road up to the landfill site in Banchare Danda.

KATHMANDU, May 23: A total of 5,312 cases related to banking fraud and financial crime have been registered in Kathmandu Valley in the first 10 months of current Fiscal Year 2022/23.

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.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The police have arrested a young man on the charge of swindling various people out of Rs 1.3 million by making fake promises to send them to Portugal.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Air pollution across the country including the Kathmandu Valley has gone rampant in the past few days, and the condition is expected to remain for three more days.

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, April 3: The general impact of westerly wind as well as partial influence of local wind has caused rain in various parts of the country including Kathmandu Valley at present.

Ghode Jatra being celebrated today

March 21, 2023 09:15 am

KATHMANDU, March 21: Ghode Jatra, also known as Horse Racing Day, is being celebrated in Kathmandu today. The government has granted a public holiday on the occasion within the Valley.

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 24: Many roads in the Kathmandu Valley have been damaged due to leaks in the pipeline during the Melamchi water distribution in Kathmandu.

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.

Take Avian Influenza Seriously

February 8, 2023 07:50 am

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.

Fighting Air Pollution

December 10, 2022 08:10 am

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, Nov 3: The number of squatter families in the  Kathmandu Valley has reached 3,496, according to a government report.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14:  Melamchi Drinking Water Development Committee (MDWDC) is making necessary preparations to bring water from Melamchi to Kathmandu Valley from mid-November.

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 29: The number of people going to their hometowns for Dashain has started to increase.

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 26: Most of the Nepali people could not return to their homes to celebrate Dashain with open hearts for two years due to COVID-19 pandemic.

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, Sept 9: The Kathmandu Valley recorded 46 millimeters of rainfall in a period of three hours today.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Dengue infection which has been spreading in the Kathmandu Valley for three weeks has now spread from house to house, according to doctors.

KATHMANDU, August 18: The Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) has permitted 11 brokerage firms to open their branches at 18 locations outside the Kathmandu Valley.

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.

Gaijatra festival today

August 12, 2022 09:10 am

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 cluttered with garbage

August 9, 2022 17:26 pm

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.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Tremors of earthquake were felt in Kathmandu Valley and parts of eastern and central parts of Nepal on Sunday morning.