Based on air pollution levels, Kathmandu has been ranked as the fourth most polluted city in the world. Currently, the air quality in Nepal’s capital is considered poor, with PM2.5 levels of 184 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) at 9:45 a.m. PM2.5, the primary airborne pollutant less than 2.5 micrometers in diameter, poses a serious health risk, according to data from global air quality reporting organization IQ AirVisual.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: The minimum temperature in Kathmandu has dropped to 3 degrees Celsius, making it feel colder than the previous day. As of 6:30 AM this Friday, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu was 3.4 degrees Celsius.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Did you experience a freezing sensation in your hands this morning? With temperatures dropping to 3.4 degrees, it's no surprise that the cold is making an impact. Today, a chilly atmosphere envelops most parts of the country, including the Kathmandu Valley. By 9 o'clock in the morning, working becomes a challenge as the hands feel the bite of the cold.
In a major development that makes Kathmanduites heave a sigh of relief, the Melamchi Water Supply Project, a vital lifeline for the residents of Kathmandu Valley, is approaching the final stages of repair. This news comes as a ray of hope for the people grappling with persistent water shortages in the bustling capital.
SINDHUPALCHOK, Jan 4: The repair work of the Melamchi drinking water project has reached its final stage. The destructive flood that occurred in the Melamchi River in June 2021 caused extensive damage to the estuary area of the project.
KATHMANDU, Dec 22: There will be a direct chartered flight from Kathmandu to Phuket, the renowned tourist destination in Thailand, on January 21. Rupsey Holidays has announced that Himalaya Airlines will operate a direct flight on the Kathmandu-Phuket route on January 21.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu, has maintained restricted areas around Maitighar, the President's Office, Prime Minister's residence in Baluwatar, and other designated areas. Last month, the DAO issued a prohibition order for a one-month period in these areas. Following the conclusion of that period, the restricted area has now been extended for an additional two months.
KATHMANDU, Dec 21: The minimum temperature till 5:45 this morning was measured at 4.8 degrees Celsius in Kathmandu. This is the lowest temperature recorded in Kathmandu so far this year, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).
KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Durga Prasai, a medical entrepreneur advocating for a change in the political system, will limit today's protest activities to a motorcycle rally in Bhaktapur on the fourth day of the ongoing demonstration.
The streets of Kathmandu witnessed a surge of people under the leadership of Durga Prasai, rallying together for what they call the "great campaign to save the nation, nationality, religion, culture, and citizens of Nepal."
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The streets in most parts of Kathmandu remained deserted, yet tense on Thursday due to separate protests organized by the CPN-UML-affiliated Yuva Sangh and medical entrepreneur Durga Prasai-led group.
The air in Kathmandu is filled with tension and anticipation, not for a celebration or a momentous occasion, but rather for a demonstration scheduled for Thursday. The mastermind behind this controversy is none other than a controversial medical practitioner, Durga Prasai.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Preparations are underway for the construction of Chhathi Mai Puja sites in rivers and ponds at various locations in Kathmandu. The construction of Chhath Puja venues is currently ongoing at 21 different places in Kathmandu.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Kathmandu, the capital of Nepal, has been accorded the prestigious status of a UNESCO Creative City, also marking its inclusion in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network. The city joins a group of 350 cities from more than 100 countries already in the network. Among the 55 cities added to the network, Kathmandu has been recognized for its contributions to the world of film.
In the heart of Nepal lies its bustling capital, Kathmandu. Amidst its ancient temples and vibrant bazaars, a recent surge of events has sparked a nationwide debate, bringing to light the unsettling question: Are rules only designed for those with less power? As countless citizens come forward with stories and evidence that seem to imply a biased system, the narrative is becoming hard to ignore.
KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The celebrated Indian singer, Kailash Kher, and his band, Kailasha, have made their much-anticipated arrival in Nepal. Kher's visit to Nepal on Friday is in preparation for a live performance at the Prive Nepal Club.
KATHMANDU, Sept 19: At present, the low pressure line of monsoon is located in the southern region, closer to Nepal. At present, there is a partial to normal change in the provinces, including the hilly areas of the Sudurpaschim Province, while there is a partial change in the Terai areas of the Sudurpaschim Province.
In recent times, the Kathmandu Valley has witnessed a disturbing rise in instances of murders stemming from seemingly petty disputes. The grim incident that unfolded in Gairigaun, Tinkune, where four lives were ruthlessly taken, has once again sounded the alarm on the urgent need for proactive measures to curb this escalating violence.
In recent weeks, various parts of the country including the Kathmandu Valley have been grappling with a severe outbreak of dengue fever, a mosquito-borne disease that has tragically claimed 14 lives and affected more than 24,000 individuals.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Health authorities have raised concerns over the growing number of dengue infections, which has now extended to Kathmandu Valley. Mukunda Rijal, the ward chairman of Kathmandu-16, succumbed to the disease last Monday. According to the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD), the death toll from dengue has reached 14.
KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The District Administration Office, Kathmandu had announced that it would provide a range of public services even during the public holidays, but it sees almost no arrival of service seekers.
As this project encapsulates a legacy of misguided development that has left the Kathmandu Valley parched and disillusioned, it is time for the government to launch a thorough investigation into the project's chronicle, identify those responsible, and offer transparent answers to the citizens.
KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Due to the risk of floods in the rainy season, the Melamchi water supply project remains closed since mid-June, deepening the water supply crisis in the Kathmandu Valley. Even though there is water everywhere in the Kathmandu Valley as it has been raining for the past several days causing flooding of rivers and unorganized drainage, the residents of the valley are facing a shortage of safe drinking water.