How cities are saving China

August 30, 2018 01:00 am

China has learned that rejecting one-size-fits-all approaches and promoting competition among cities is a valuable means of achieving breakthroughs

KATHMANDU, July 10: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has initiated a public private partnership with adGuru, an advertising company that specializes in out of the box outdoor advertising solutions to install smart street signs throughout the Kathmandu valley.

DANG, May 23: ‘Smart city’ was a buzzword during the local level elections a year ago. Political parties and candidates told voters that they would leave no stone unturned to turn their constituencies into smart cities. That means, people who were struggling for even basic services would have access to luxuries of life in their own localities. Locals of Dang were promised so by their leaders.

Asia-Pacific Peace and Development Service Alliance (APPDSA) organized a two-day conference on the topic of ‘Smart and Green Cities Equipping Youth Social Enterprise to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals’ at Tripureshwar in Kathmandu on May 14 and 15. APPDSA was formed under initiation of a forum of 300 young leaders of Asia and the Pacific and other participants at the United Nations Conference Center (UNCC) in Bangkok on 28 October 2014, including representatives of governments and the private sectors, for lively debates and discussion on many challenges in clusters concerning the environment, health service, disaster, culture of peace and youth entrepreneurship.

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KATHMANDU, Mar 6: The government is going to prohibit the entry of vehicles without green- sticker on the roads of the metropolitan cities from the first day of Nepali calendar, Baishakh (April 14).

KATHMANDU, January 14 : Ncell Mela concluded successfully on Saturday, entertaining thousands of visitors in three cities. The company organized the annaul carnival in Pokhara, Biratnagar and Lalitpur to get closer with customers and provide experience of faster mobile broadband—long-term evolution (LTE)/fourth generation (4G)—service.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: In the run up to the local, parliamentary and provincial elections, UML leaders made relentless efforts to cash in on the support of voters in Butwal, Dang and Nepalgunj with a self-contradictory campaign promise: to make the cities the administrative capital of Province 5.

Ncell Mela to be organized in 4 cities

December 12, 2017 17:05 pm

KATHMANDU, December 12 :  Ncell Private Limited is organizing its annual Ncell Mela in 4 major cities offering opportunities of high-speed connectivity form December 23.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Ncell Pvt Ltd has announced that its annual Ncell Mela will be organized in four major cities of the country, starting December 23.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Just like last year, there won't be any power cuts in Kathmandu and some other cities this winter, NEA officials said.

BUTWAL, Nov 13: Buoyed by the success of Rapid Bioassay of Pesticides Residue (RBPR) lab set up on the premises of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetables Market, the government has established six more such laboratories in six different cities.

POKHARA, Nov 9: There are altogether 5,881 voters in the mountainous district of Manang but more than 60% of them live outside of the district, according to candidates of various political parties.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The widespread monsoon floods and landslides that hit South Asia this year highlight, yet again, the need for the sub region to be at the forefront of building resilience to disasters.

Kathmandu, Oct 31: The world is observing Cities Day globally Today to work together for planned and sustainable urban life. The Ministry of Urban Development and other different concern committees had organized programs to marking the day on Monday. The national slogan for this year’s World Cities Day is ‘Town Planning in Federal Nepal.’

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GERMANY, Sept 7: Using almost 4,000 metric tonnes of sand, 19 sculptors have built a 55ft tower featuring a number of famous landmarks to claim the world record for tallest sandcastle.

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Electricity supply to Biratnagar, Anarmani, Duhabi and other cities east of Biratnagar has been disrupted as the Duhabi-based 132 KVA substation has been inundated by floods, cutting off import of electricity from India. Incessant rain for the last two days caused the folds, said a press notice issued by Nepal Electricity Authority.

KATHMANDU, August 8: Minister for Information and Communications, Mohan Bahadur Basnet, has said the government was busy with homework to establish an 'information centre' in major countries and cities of the world as it wants right dissemination of information about domestic affairs of public interests in foreign countries.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Ncell Private Ltd has expanded its fourth generation (4G) mobile Internet service to 10 more cities.

DANG, June 29: CPN-UML is taking the lead in two sub-metropolitan cities in Dang district. UML mayoral candidate Naru Lal Chaudhari is taking the lead with 107 votes, compared to 30 votes garnered by his closest rival Maoist Center mayoral candidate Jiban Gautam in Ghorahi Sub-metropolitan City.

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Subin’s experiences in cities

June 14, 2017 09:54 am

Subin Bhattarai is an author who has published four books till date: ‘Kathaki Part’, ‘Summer Love’, ‘Saaya’, and ‘Monsoon’. Born in Khotang but schooled in Kathmandu, he completed his Master’s degree in Environmental Science from Tribhuvan University. Here he shares his city experiences with Republica.

KATHMANDU, June 5: The Election Commission has decided to take the representatives from various diplomatic missions to visit eight cities across the country under the second round of the local level elections.

KATHMANDU, June 1: In a controversial move, the government has upgraded Birgunj and Biratnagar into metropolitan city.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Ten days after the first phase of the local elections were held, vote counting has been completed in most of the local units. As per the results, the main opposition CPN-UML has outdone its competitors by bagging most of the mayor/chairman positions and other key posts.

BIRATNAGAR, May 23: Biratnagar is gearing up for a grand celebration in response to the government's announcement to upgrade the sub metropolis into a metropolitan city.

KATHMANDU, May 15: Vote counting is set to begin soon in Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Pokhara Metropolitan City  and Bharatpur Metropolitan City.

KATHMANDU , May 9: The government has brought a new concept aimed at building systematic cities in the Tarai-Madhes region.

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Despite differences in individual politics and any number of other preferences, one thing many people agree on is how much they loathe getting stuck in traffic.

KATHMANDU, March 27: With Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) and Securities Board of Nepal (Sebon) at the loggerheads over expansion of remote work station (RWS), or branch office, brokerage firms have started provided stock trading services in places outside the Kathmandu Valley.

Over 15 new cities in the pipeline

March 7, 2017 08:49 am

NUWAKOT, March 7: As part of its local level restructuring plan, the government is set to expand over 15 new cities in Kathmandu, Nuwakot and Rasuwa, among other districts. The plan includes constructing and upgrading essential infrastructures, facilities and utilities.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: Renowned comedian duo Madan Krishna Shrestha and Hari Bansha Acharya popularly known as Maha Jodi along with a team are all set to entertain Nepali audience across the nation.

Kathmandu, Chengdu to be sister cities

December 22, 2016 21:24 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City is all set to sign a memorandum of understanding with Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province of China, on Friday for establishing sister city relations between the two cities.

Officials in one of India’s fastest growing cities are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to update land records in a pilot project that could be rolled out across the country if rules governing the use of drones were simpler, authorities said.

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LONDON, Nov 17: London is one of the worst cities in the world for quality of life, safety and personal happiness, according to a new survey of expatriates as reported by The Independent.

Demonstrators marched in cities across the United States on Wednesday to protest against Republican Donald Trump's surprise presidential election win, blasting his controversial campaign rhetoric about immigrants, Muslims and other groups.

Trees make cities healthier

November 3, 2016 00:15 am

There is a beautifully simple action that municipal leaders can take to reduce both extreme heat and air pollution: plant more trees

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has ordered four municipal authorities to make all the preparations to welcome Indian President Pranab Mukherjee, who is visiting Nepal for three days starting November 2.

Heineken launches 'Cities of the World'

September 25, 2016 21:05 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Heineken has introduced its global campaign -- 'Cities of the World' -- in Nepal with special edition Heineken 330ml bottles and cans.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Word Warriors, a collective of young Nepali spoken word poets, are running the ‘Word Express: The Spoken Word Jatra’, a travelling spoken word poetry festival.

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Ncell Mela in five cities from Sept 15

September 1, 2016 20:14 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 1: Ncell has announced to organize Ncell Mela in five major cities of the country  from September 15.

BANGKOK, Aug 12: "There is no evidence that this is linked to international terrorism," Pingmuang told a news conference Friday."

Mercer's Quality of living survey- conducted to help multinational organizations compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments- ranks cities in Western Europe, New Zealand, and Canada among the best in terms of such quality factors..

France and Romania are going to kick off Euro 2016 at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis this evening. This year’s European Championship is going to be the biggest ever with 24 teams competing over the course of 51 games.