Westerly wind clears Kathmandu air

December 2, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Kathmanduites can take a respite from the winter pollution, at least for a few days. And the credit goes to the westerly wind that has blown away the dust particles eastward.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu sees a sharp rise in air pollution levels during winter months. The city is enveloped in dust and smoke. The seven Air Quality Monitoring Stations, spread across the Valley, have already begun showing “unhealthy” Air Quality Index (AQI) readings, as evident in the data of the last seven days.

When Rain Falls For Dust

May 26, 2019 13:36 pm

Dear dust, Let's become what human, Wish to be with their loved one Two souls in a body.

KOPPAL/SHIKRAWA, May 17: Every morning around dawn, dozens of people gather by the dusty banks of a stream snaking through Shikrawa village, two hours south of India’s capital, New Delhi, to do the same thing: defecate in the open.


May 17, 2019 09:54 am

Not the temples, nor the monasteries, palaces or even the historical architecture – it’s the all-permeating dust that has come to define us. When we leave Kathmandu, we heave a sigh of relief just grateful to be away from all the dust. Conversely, when we re-enter the capital, the overwhelming feeling is “here we go again with all the dust and pollution”. This dust is something everyone in the valley quite literally feels – as fine grit in our teeth, face and hair and covering just about any surface anywhere.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has splurged a whooping Rs 108 million on five Italian-made street sweeping vehicles (or broomers) to fight dust pollution in the  capital city. The five broomers are set to be launched into use amidst a function at  Rastriya Sabha Griha, Tuesday.

SARLAHI, Nov 25: Locals of Gairchowk in Sarlahi district obstructed the Nawalpur-Malangwa road section on Saturday demanding the authorities to blacktop the road as soon as possible. The locals took to the street to protest against the dust pollution caused by the poor condition of the major road.

A Nepali documentary ‘DUST’ is participating in the ‘First Global University Film Awards’ to be held in Hong Kong.  The 50-minute documentary will be screened from November 7 to 9.

KATHMANDU, June 19: With the onset of monsoon, Kathmandu’s pollution levels have fluctuated between government and World Health Organization set standards. Yet, with road expansion and construction at slow pace, residents of Kathmandu choke with the dust when the sun shines.

The westerly winds carrying parts of those dust storms to Nepal still have strength left as the monsoon in the country has not fully developed yet.

Valley of dust

June 10, 2018 02:30 am

Road digging to start again

KATHMANDU, June 8: The four million or so denizens of Kathmandu Valley will have to put up with dust pollution for at least the next five years, thanks to the sewerage development projects and the underground installation of power lines that are to be carried out without any coordination between the different government bodies.

NEW DELHI, May 8: Thunderstorms and gusty winds are likely to hit several northern India states, including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

NEPALGUNJ, April 8: People often do weird things to become successful overnight, but many a times their dreams come crashing down to the ground. In want of earning quick money, they not only lose the money they have, but also invite bad consequences. Many Nepalgunj denizens have experienced it when their dreams to earn big money in a short time were shattered.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Owing to the rising pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, the government has now taken initiatives to curb dust and smoke in the valley by forming a separate unit under the Ministry of Forest and Environment.

Locals protest dust pollution

March 17, 2018 13:00 pm

ITAHARI, March 17: Local residents living near the roads leading to the religious centre of Barahachettra demonstrated against the dust pollution they said was a result of carelessness on part of the Department of Road and local government.

DANG, Feb 19: Locals have brought the vehicular movement to standstill for an hour demanding dust control.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: It’s been days, dwellers and business owners of Kalanki area are dealing with the consequences of road expansion in the area.

KATHMANDU, Jan 15: The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a mandamus in the name of government authorities to carry out development activities only by controlling dust pollution and managing garbage in the Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal Student Union NSU) has organized a stage-in-protest for one hour in front of Kathmandu Metropolitan City office gate on Friday against the air pollution in the city.

KUKL told to tackle dust pollution

January 11, 2018 08:25 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Amid huge public outcry regarding air pollution in the Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Water Supply and Sanitation has instructed the Project Implementation Department (PID) of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) to speed up its pipe laying works and to take concrete measures to mitigate the environmental hazards arising from it.

GORKHA, Oct 2: An x-ray machine which was purchased by the Gorkha Hospital a decade ago has remained unused to date.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Center for Sports Science's (CSS) Wilkins Victor’s all-round performance sink Nepal by five runs in fourth and final 50 overs practice match of the Chennai tour played at Sri Ramachandra Medical College Ground.

KATHMANDU, July 10: A fleet of high-end cars used by former royals, former prime ministers and VVIPs are gathering dust at parking lots of various government offices.

BIRATNAGAR, July 5: Letang, Sundarharicha and Ratuwamai rural municipalities of Morang were once known as the stronghold of the CPN-UML. In every election, the party would emerge victorious. But the results of the local elections held recently clearly disappointed the party, signaling that other parties too are making in-roads into the strongholds of CPN-UML.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The newly elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Bidya Sundar Shakya, has reaffirmed his commitment to rid Kathmandu district of dust and smoke at the earliest.

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KATHMANDU, March 20: Environmental activists have made an indirect reference to the dust pollution in the Kathmandu valley by placing masks over the mouth of many statues in the capital city including that of   King Mahendra located at Durbar Marga.

X-ray machine gathers dust

March 17, 2017 10:16 am

TEHRATHUM, March 17: The X-ray machine at the primary health post at Sakranti Bazar in Terhathum district is lying unused for the last seven years for lack of a skilled operator.

KATHMANDU, March 14,: Stating that the digging up of roads and the pipe laying work of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has severely affected the health of the general public, the Environment Conservation Committee of parliament has instructed the KUKL to immediately adopt measures to minimize the dust pollution caused by its activities.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Stating that the digging up of roads and the pipe laying work of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has severely affected the health of the general public, the Environment Conservation Committee of parliament has instructed the KUKL to immediately adopt measures to minimize the dust pollution caused by its activities.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The term “dust” has become a common term among the inhabitants of Kathmandu  valley as if it were popular. Post-earthquake reconstruction activities, road expansion and the expansion of water pipes for the completion of Melamchi Drinking Water project are the main causes of dust that infests Kathmandu.

Our capital city Kathmandu is now turning into Dustmandu. With the increase in pollution and dust in the air, irritation and other health problems are not uncommon among Kathmanduites. Republica talked to the people in Kathmandu to get their opinion on this issue.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: With dust pollution consistently worsening over the last couple of months and posing a serious health hazard for hundreds of thousands of people living in the capital, the agencies responsible seem to be clueless how to respond.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Supreme Court, issuing an interim order on Wednesday, has instructed the government and authorities concerned to take effective measures to control dust and smoke pollution in the Kathmandu Valley.

SC order to minimize road dust

January 31, 2017 10:19 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Supreme Court has issued an interim order in the name of the authorities concerned to adopt smoke and dust minimization methods while constructing roads in Kathmandu Valley.

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Dust problem in Biratnagar turns acute

January 6, 2017 02:59 am

BIRATNAGAR, Jan 6: On Wednesday, Dinesh Rajbanshi of Birtnagar-6 had to travel back and forth from his home and bordering Indian town of Jogabani twice. Although he wore a facemask and had his whole body covered from top to bottom, he still could not avoid excessive dust while travelling on his motorbike.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: Poorly managed road expansion drives, unchecked vehicle emission and pipe laying work for the Melamchi Water Supply Project across Kathmandu Valley have posed a serious respiratory health hazard for Valley residents.

JHAPA, Nov 7: Several reports of taskforces, formed to study problems in tea farming and recommend needful suggestions to the government, are gathering dust, affecting tea farmers, workers and industrialists.

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: Though the country is reeling under acute energy crisis, the government does not have any official figure of energy demand at present and demand forecast for coming years.

KATHMANDU,June 27: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office has been deploying over 900 sweepers to clean the streets of Kathmandu every day.