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.
KATHMANDU, March 25: It has been decided to recommend to the Council of Ministers to release 44,000 ropanis of land out of the 100,000 ropanis for the construction of new cities proposed in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Normal life in the Kathmandu Valley was partially affected in the early morning Monday, following the possibility of a protest after the US-funded Millenium Challenge Corporation (MCC) was ratified by parliament on Sunday evening.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A meeting of the Chief District Officers of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, and Lalitpur on Thursday decided to close all museums in the valley effective from tonight. The decision comes in the wake of growing risk of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Keeping in view of the rising cases of COVID-19, local administrations have decided to enforce odd-even rule for both public and private vehicles in Kathmandu Valley from Friday midnight.
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.
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 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 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.