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.

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, June 11: An earthquake measuring 4.7 Richter scale jolted Kathmandu Valley early morning Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 30: A task force has been formed under the coordination of Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Balendra Shah to study the problem of waste management of the capital city.

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, April 20: Minister for Drinking Water Umakant Chaudhary has directed the authorities concerned to distribute Melamchi water to the Kathmandu Valley denizens from April 24.

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, Feb 21: Waste collection in the Kathmandu Valley remains suspended for over a week due to obstruction of the people along the Pasang Lhamu Highway en route to Sisdole in Nuwakot.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Waste management of 18 local governments in the Kathmandu Valley has been stalled since February 13 due to obstruction caused by local people.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Local administrations in Kathmandu Valley have decided to lift the odd-even rule enforced for private vehicles and taxis effective from Sunday night.

Recommends running physical classes in schools from February 13

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Three District Administration Offices (DAOs) in Kathmandu Valley have decided to lift the odd-even rule for public transport including buses, microbuses and three-wheelers.

Three found dead in Kathmandu

January 22, 2022 08:01 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Three people were found dead in different areas of Kathmandu on Friday.

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.

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.

Scrumptious lunch at Yak & Yeti

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.