KATHMANDU, July 28: The National Assembly has directed the government to carry out short term and long-term activities at flood and inundation hit areas.

LONDON, July 25: Chelsea football club are planning to create a special smoking area to accommodate new coach Maurizio Sarri and his tobacco habit, according to reports. The Italian is said to puff on up to 80 cigarettes a day.

KATHMANDU, July 14: The Hanumante River flooded settlements in Thimi and Radhe-Radhe temple area of Bhaktapur district during a torrential downpour on Thursday, as several parts of the district got submerged in water. A team of Nepal Army as well as police personnel carried out immediate rescue operation.

THAM LUANG CAVE, July 8: Thai authorities on Sunday said they plan to evacuate an area around a cave in northern Thailand where a dozen boys and their soccer coach have been trapped so that a “rescue operation” can take place.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Police have arrested nine party senior party leaders of Bibeksheel Sajha (BSP) after they started a protest program at Maitighar Mandala, a prohibited zone for protest.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to allow the use of forest area for the construction of the 37 megawatts Upper Trishuli 3 B Hydropower Project.

GORKHA, June 24: With the onset of monsoon and the subsequent fall in the numbers of trekkers, owners of hotels and lodges along the Manasalu trekking route are closing their facilities and returning home.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Current power outage in Thamel and adjoining areas would end after 5 PM, according to Nepal Electricity Authority. The area’s power supply has been cut off for maintenance of 11 KV transmission line.

KATHMANDU June 9 : The Metropolitan Police Sector, New Bus Park has confiscated 2,000 litres illicit home-made alcohol from various hotels and pubs in Gongabu area on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 10: Two weeks after the prime minister lashed out at concerned authorities for the delay in the reconstruction of the Dharahara tower, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has given a 15-day deadline to the Kathmandu Metropolitan City office to vacate all its rental properties in the periphery of Dharahara.

SIRAHA, May 8: Several unnamed and unregistered crusher industries are operating in the Chure range in Siraha. The office of the Cottage and Small Industries of Udayapur, with whom such industries are supposed to be registered, is unaware of their existence.

KATHMANDU, April 4:  The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) has announced the Pashupati area as free of beggars on Tuesday.

UDAYAPUR, March 25: Human settlements around Katari are at high risk from forest fires that have occurred at Belsrot, Khasibas and Risku of Churiya area in Udayapur district. These areas lie in Katari Municipality.

KATHMANDU, March 10: White water rafting, an adventurous tourist activity with high business potentials in Nepal, is threatened by the government’s failure to separate hydroelectricity projects from rafting sites in rivers allowed for rafting.

POKHARA, March 9: The Annapurna Conservation Area (ACA) is primarily known for trekking -- a popular adventure activity for tourists.

CHILE, Jan 17: Looking to put Chile’s sex abuse scandal behind him, Pope Francis dives Wednesday into another divisive issue roiling the South American nation: the plight of the indigenous Mapuche and their long-running conflicts with government authorities.

TEHRATHUM, Jan 13: The natural lakes and ponds in Tinjure Milke Jaljale area are gradually drying up for lack of conservation.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: Area of cultivated land in the country has been in a decreasing trend for the last three fiscal years, according to a report on economic activities by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).  The total land used for cultivation came down from 2,579,097 hectares in Fiscal Year 2015/16 to 2,548,763 hectares in the last fiscal year, decreasing by 30,334 hectares.

Swayambhu area some decades ago.

December 2, 2017 09:35 am

Swayambhu area some decades ago.

Fire at Patan Industrial area

November 14, 2017 19:50 pm

KATHMANDU,  Nov 14:  A massive fire has broken out in Patan Industrial area on Tuesday evening.

TIKAPUR, Oct 12: Locals of Tikapur Municipality have expressed disappointment over the municipal authority for dumping garbage in a dolphin conservation area.

DHARAN, Oct 6: Land mafias have encroached at least 42 bighas of land belonging to Sardu watershed area - the main source of water for the locals of Dharan Sub-metropolis in Sunsari district.

Low pressure area affecting weather

August 29, 2017 07:37 am

KATHMANDU, August 29: The impact of low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal and Orissa state of India has led to a change in the weather as well as rain in Nepal.

BARDIYA, August 29: A police squad from District Police Office, Bardiya has confiscated a large amount of illegal Sal trees from the border area, raising concerns over the rise in timber smuggling across Nepal-India border.

KATHMANDU, August 12: Thousands of people including leaders of newly emerging as well as old but outside-mainstream-politics parties have gathered in Maitighar area to express their solidarity with the orthodopedic surgeon Dr Govinda KC who has been demanding for the egalitarian medical educational system.

Hundreds of hitis or dhunge dharas (stone water spouts) are spread around the Kathmandu Valley. According to the research done by Dr Sandhya Khanal (Parajuli), lecturer at Central Department of Nepali History, Culture and Archaeology (NeHCA) at Tribhuvan University, there were 204 hitis in Kathmandu, 63 in Patan and 97 in Bhaktapur in 2073 BS.

Smugglers are not caught and vehicles are released on bail

BUTWAL, July 25:Industrial Districts Management Ltd (IDML) has initiated the expansion of Butwal industrial area in response to pressure from industrialists.

DHARAN, July 25: Illegal extraction and smuggling of stones from Andheri Khola of Sunsari is on the rise. The area falls under President's Chure-Tarai Conservation Region. Though vehicles used by smugglers are booked by District Forest Office (DFO), they are often released on bail which has further encouraged them to carry on with their illegal extraction.

RAJBIRAJ, July 12: The snakebite cases have abruptly increased in flood affected areas of Saptari district.

JUMLA, July 7: The production area of the famous Jumla apples is expanding, with increased plantation of new saplings each year. According to the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), apple farming has been started in an additional 250 hectares of land in the current fiscal year.

LONDON, June 16: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince William have arrived at a west London site where community groups have gathered supplies for those affected by the tower fire disaster.

POKHARA, June 10: Stating that haphazard parking, tangled telecommunications and electricity wires, narrow roads, and stray cattle were taking toll on Lakeside area of Pokhara, stakeholders have called on the newly elected mayor of Pokhara-Lekhnath Metropolitan City to get rid of the problems and develop Lakeside as the happening destination in the metropolis.

KABUL, May 31: A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350, an attack that left a scene of mayhem and destruction and sent a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.

KABUL, Afghanistan, May 31: A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of Kabul on Wednesday morning, killing 64 people and wounding as many as 320, sending a huge plume of smoke over the Afghan capital.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A total of 35 metric tonnes of garbage was extracted from Kathmandu valley-based major rivers and Ring Road area.

INRUWA, May 25: A Nepal Army squad has been mobilized for election security at Kaptangunj of Devangunj rural municipality along the border area of Sunsari district.

KANCHANPUR, April 30: A massive fire that started three days ago in Kanchanpur district continues to take toll on the Chure area.

Low pressure area causes rainfall

April 1, 2017 16:30 pm

KATHMANDU, April 1: The moisture wind from the Bay of Bengal has caused rainfall in the country and is forecasted to continue for some more days, the meteorologists said.

BAGHDAD, March 30: As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?

PANCHTHAR, March 25: An initiative has been taken to create the world's first conservation area for the endangered red pandas in eastern areas of Nepal, covering Panchthar, Ilam and Taplejung districts.

As a student of forestry, I had to conduct research for my practical assignment which led me to Bardia for the field work study. This journey helped me gain an important insight into the conservation of our valuable natural resources.

SOLUKHUMBU, March 13: The influx of foreign tourists has increased in Sagarmatha area lately.  Score of tourists coming from different parts of the world is increasing day by day. Most of them are coming in the season to view and enjoy panoramic landscape of Himalayan range including World's higest peak, Mount Everest.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Fourth master plan is to be introduced to develop Pashupati area as tourism and religious site.

MELAMCHI, Jan 28: The Thangpalkot VDC located in the alpine region of the Sindhupalchowk district on Friday was declared the Cardamom Pocket Area.

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: Bauddha Nayabasti area is tense following the death of a taxi driver Ram Kumar Lama. Locals have intensified protest against the death of Lama calling it suspicious. Irate locals have set a police beat on fire.

SALYAN, Dec 10: Some 120 students pursuing their school education in the remote parts of Salyan district have received scholarship.

Land donation to school in remote area

December 8, 2016 09:03 am

BAITADI, Dec 8: A local of Kotila VDC of Baitadi district has donated land to a school of the village.

POKHARA, Nov 22: One hundred twenty plants of Poinsettia (Lalupate) flower at the bank of Fewa Lake, Hallanchowk.

Tourist numbers up in Khumbhu area

November 9, 2016 19:34 pm

SOLUKHUMBHU, Nov 9: The number of tourists visiting Khumbu area in Sagarmatha zone is notably on the rise this year.