KATHMANDU, June 20: The district administrations in the Kathmandu Valley have decided to extend the ongoing prohibitory orders in the Valley by a week.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Monsoon is expected to enter Nepal from the east in a few days. The monsoon has already developed in the Bay of Bengal and it is heading towards Nepal, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology said.

KATHMANDU, June 5:Kathmandu Valley, one of the places worst affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, has so far reported a total of 248,861 cases of the coronavirus disease including 193,507 cases in Kathmandu, 20,695 in Bhaktapur and 34,659 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Former King Gyanendra Bir Bikram Shah and Queen Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah appeared in a video over social media on Thursday to thank their well-wishers within and without the country for their support and prayers during the former royal couple’s battle against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 30: On the occasion of the third National Women’s Rights Day, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stated that violence against women under any circumstances cannot be forgiven.

KATHMANDU, May 28: The district administration offices of the three districts in the Kathmandu Valley have imposed a fresh round of prohibitory orders in view of the growing risk of the coronavirus.

Nagarkot area sealed from today

May 27, 2021 16:03 pm

BHAKTAPUR, May 27: The Nagarkot area of Bhaktapur district has been sealed following the rise of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Kathamndu Valley.

KATHMANDU, May 27: The district administration offices in the Kathmandu valley have decided to shut down grocery and food shops for a week, claiming that the crowd of people at shops has further spread the infection of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Bird flu has been detected at three places in Kathmandu again, according to the Department of Livestock Services.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A protest led by activists against the government amid the prohibitory order took place in Kirtipur on Wednesday. The group of activists staged the protest at Kirtipur against the government in memory of Surya Bahadur Tamang, who died of starvation during the first wave of the pandemic last year.

KATHMANDU, May 26: Mayor of Chandragiri Municipality, Ghanshyam Giri, has been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infection. A PCR test conducted on Tuesday showed him infected with the virus.

KATHMANDU, May 24: A British study has concluded the Astrazeneca vaccine to be effective against the new variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease. According to the BBC, the vaccines developed by American companies like Pfizer, Oxford, and AstraZeneca are found to be effective against the contagious variant B.1.617.2 found in India.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The Minister for Communication and Information Technology, Parbat Gurung has announced to prioritize journalists to administer vaccines against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 23: Chief Executive Officer of Ncell Axiata Limited, Andy Chong has handed over 150 units of oxygen concentrators to Chief Specialist Mahendra Prasad Shrestha of the Ministry of Health and Population to ease the treatment of patients in district hospitals.

KATHMANDU, May 20: The second wave of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease has heavily affected the Kathmandu Valley. The populated valley sees hundreds of patients arriving at hospitals on a daily basis. However, due to the lack of intensive care units (ICUs), medical oxygen, and beds, the passing days faced by the sick and the doctors have become very challenging.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As many as 43,018 people inside the Kathmandu Metropolitan City have received their second dose of Verocel (Chinese vaccine) against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 18: There are a total of 39,305 active cases of the coronavirus disease in the Kathmandu Valley alone.  This accounts for 34.31 percent of the active cases reported from across the country as of Tuesday afternoon, the health ministry said.

KATHMANDU, May 17: Kathmandu Metropolitan City has so far reported 51,412 cases of the coronavirus disease. Of the cases confirmed since last year, 40,266 patients have so far gained recovery, according to a report released by the metropolis on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 14: Kathmandu’s premier landmark hotel Soaltee is all set to be rebranded as “The Soaltee Kathmandu” as a management agreement with Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG) ends on May 14, 2021.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu has asked stakeholders, including hospitals, ‘to not create panic among the public in the name of public notices showing oxygen shortage’.

Oximeters worth Rs 600 to 700 per unit found being sold at as high as Rs 2,220

KATHMANDU, May 11: The ongoing prohibitory orders in the Kathmandu Valley have been extended by two more weeks.

KATHMANDU, May 9: The district administration offices (DAOs) in 63 of the 77 districts in the country have enforced prohibitory orders to break the chain of coronavirus spread.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Prohibitory orders in the three districts of  the Kathmandu Valley that are in force for a week since April 29 have been extended by one more week.

KATHMANDU, May 4: As the pandemic of the coronavirus disease is raging the country through its second wave, local administrations have been imposing prohibitory orders in order to restrict the movement of people and break the chain of transmission at the community level.

KATHMANDU, May 3: The three districts in Kathmandu Valley have reported a total of 3,666 new cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) on Monday alone.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Kathmandu looks beautiful these days. The air pollution level has drastically plummeted. According to the data received from pollution monitoring devices installed at different places in the Kathmandu Valley, the average air quality index (AQI) stands around 60 μg/m3.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Local administrations in the Kathmandu Valley are preparing to impose stricter prohibitory orders from Saturday to control the movement of people in the streets.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The Kathmandu Valley has been witnessing a scary growth in the number of new cases of COVID-19 in the past few weeks.

Kathmandu, April 29: The prohibitory orders imposed by the local administration of the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley to break the chain of transmission of the coronavirus is being strictly enforced.

KATHMANDU, April 29: The local administration in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley -- Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur -- imposed a week-long (April 29-May 5) prohibitory orders issuing separate notices in an apparent bid to break the terrifying chain of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The prohibitory order enforced in the Kathmandu Valley starting from Thursday has been extended by a week.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Ncell Axiata Limited as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative has taken up the responsibility for building and maintaining of iconic Lainchaur ground at the heart of the city. With the aim to greatly benefit the people of Kathmandu, the building of the iconic Lainchaur Green Park will contribute to the making of a clean, green, and healthy city.

What will the weather be like today?

April 23, 2021 15:40 pm

KATHMANDU, April 23: The skies of Kathmandu have clearly opened up after months, unveiling the deep blue sky. The beautiful view of the mountains and nature have opened themselves to the eyes of Nepali citizens after several weeks of unpredictable and polluted weather.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Kathmandu, Nepal’s capital city, is known not only for huge population density but also for hazardous levels of air pollution. Mainly due to its bowl-like structure and haphazard urbanization as well as industrial activities, the Kathmandu Valley usually reports severe air conditions, especially in the dry season.

KATHMANDU, April 23: According to the Bagmati Province Transport Infrastructure Directorate, Hetauda, the roadway connecting the Sisneri-Dakshinkali-Kathmandu on the Bhimphedi-Kulekhani road section of Makwanpur has been closed to vehicles from Kathmandu to Hetauda since this morning.

KATHMANDU, April 23: The weather across the country has significantly improved, thanks to the rainfall for the last few days. The sky, which used to be covered with a canopy of haze and dust owing to the hazardous level of pollution earlier this month, now looks crystal blue.

KATHMANDU, April 20: The chariot procession of Seto Machhendranath, the god of rain and good times, has begun with adherence to safety protocol. The towing of chariot began from Keltol and was brought to Tindhara Pathshala, Durbarmarg Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Kathmandu Valley, the country’s most densely-populated place, added 435 new cases of the coronavirus disease on Sunday alone, revealed the daily COVID-19 updates released by the health ministry.

KATHMANDU, April 12: Locals in the Ason area in the capital city Kathmandu celebrated the annual chariot festival of Pahan Charhe amid fanfare on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 10: The Kathmandu Valley, which reported the world’s worst quality air in the past few days, witnessed a slight improvement on Saturday following a short spell of drizzle on Friday evening.

The participants of the symbolic protests drew attention of the government to immediately implement the Kathmandu Valley Air Quality Management Action Plan-2020

Wildfires reported in more than 60 districts, flights disrupted, concern authorities remain silence

KATHMANDU, April 5: Air quality of the Kathmandu Valley deteriorated again on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Public health experts have advised against going outside the house except for emergency purposes bearing in mind the rising pollution level across the country. Air pollution may cause several health issues including breathing complications, they warned.  "If emergency, wear a proper mask while going out.’’

KATHMANDU, April 2: The sky above the Kathmandu Valley witnessed a slight improvement on Friday as the atmosphere started clearing up following the rainfall that occurred on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The obstruction in the management of the waste produced in the Kathmandu Valley is to be removed following talks between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) and the locals of Sisdol of Nuwakot amidst the presence of the local people’s representatives.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Two minors have downed to death in the course of swimming in a pond on the bank of Bagmati River in Taudaha area in Kathmandu on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Quality of air in the Kathmandu Valley, which saw a severe deterioration since a few days ago, has witnessed a slight improvement on Thursday following the rainfall on Wednesday evening.

KATHMANDU, March 28: The residents of the Kathmandu Valley have started receiving the much-anticipated drinking water supplied by the Melamchi Drinking Water Project. Water of the Melamchi River in Sindhupalchowk district that was brought to the Valley through a long tunnel started flowing from their taps from Sunday.