KATHMANDU, July 4: In what is worrying news for Kathmanduites, SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) virus has been detected in the sewers of Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 2: A record of 32 new cases were detected in the Kathmandu Valley in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported 17 more cases of coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: A group of youths took to the streets in the capital city on Saturday morning to exert pressure on the government for reforms in the medical sector.

KATHMANDU, June 16: The government on June 10 decided to relax the ongoing nationwide lockdown which was enforced on March 24. Private vehicles are allowed to operate on an odd-even basis while businesses and industrial activities have been allowed to resume effective from June 11.

KATHMANDU: Five new cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) have been confirmed in the Kathmandu Valley, according to the Ministry of Health and Population.

KATHMANDU, June 11: A group of independent youths staged demonstration at Naxal in Kathmandu, on Thursday afternoon asking the government to scrap the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) agreement signed with US government and expand the scope of Polymerase Chain Reaction tests (PCR) for coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal has entered into the 72nd day of nationwide lockdown enforced in an attempt to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Police have arrested nine businessmen involved in gambling from the capital city on Monday.

KATHMANDU, May 23:  The country has already witnessed two months of nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Except emergencies, all other services and business activities have come to a grinding halt.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The whole country is under lockdown orders in a bid to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Although industries and business activities are halted, the farmers can't remain idle as this is an important season for them.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Kathmandu looks amazingly beautiful these days. Not only because of the clear atmosphere due to the declining pollution amid the ongoing lockdown imposed to curb COVID-19, but also due to the jacarandas full of blossoms.

KATHMANDU, May 10: As an attempt to ease the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country, the government has introduced a ‘timecard system’ for vehicles effective from Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Amid ongoing nationwide lockdown, construction works in Kathmandu are going on.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Chandragiri Municipality has been operating a vehicle disinfecting tunnel at the Nagdhunga check post since Friday.

IN PICS: 34th Day of Lockdown

April 27, 2020 21:05 pm

KATHMANDU, April 27: It has already been 34 days since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown from March 24. The restriction order has been imposed in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 22: From the very first day of nationwide lockdown, as many as 200 people are being served free meals every day at Bauddha, Kathmandu.

Photos: Painting Rato Machhindranath

April 22, 2020 12:53 pm

KATHMANDU, April 22: Rato Machhindranath is worshipped as the god of rain. According to legends, it is believed to have been brought to Kathmandu from Kamaru Kamakhya, India. Chariot of this deity is pulled with much fanfare during the chariot festival that is attended by a huge crowd in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 6: With the traffic being minimal in the capital due to the ongoing lockdown, the Department of Roads is accelerating road repair works in some parts of the capital.

KATHMANDU, March 31: As the government on Sunday announced to provide relief package to the daily bread earners through the local levels, people have flocked to the ward offices on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started spraying disinfectant to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the capital.

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Things to do in Kathmandu

March 13, 2020 12:03 pm

March 13: Many of us complain about there not being enough fun things you can do in your free time in Kathmandu. But in the last few years, paying heed to that complain, a number of organizations have introduced different fun activities that you can participate in either as a one-time thing or as a hobby. Here are five fun activities you can be a part of in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, March 11: One year has passed since the operation of broomer by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to keep the city streets dust-free. However, the city roads do not look free of dust as expected.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 28: A fire has broken out on the premises of under-construction view tower near City Hall in the capital on Friday afternoon.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Kathmandu has shown a slight improvement in average air quality, with its position sliding to 137th  most polluted city in the world in 2019 from 100th position in 2018.

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KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Chinese embassy launched its Chinese Visa Application Center (CVAC) in Kathmandu on Monday.

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Nexus defeats Himalayan by 103 runs

February 23, 2020 12:48 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Nexus Cricket Academy defeated Himalayan Cricket Academy (HCA) by 103 runs in the Orchid College Second Himalaya Cricket League in Kathmandu on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: India has announced to take precautionary measures by screening all passengers arriving at its airports from Kathmandu starting from Monday even though Nepal has not reported any confirmed cases of coronavirus at present.

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Rain with thunderstorm predicted

February 21, 2020 14:01 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The weather would remain partly to fully cloudy across the nation today as well as rainfall along with thunderstorm has been predicted at some places due to influence of westerly low pressure wind system.

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Neat & nice

February 21, 2020 11:37 am

There are so many restaurants in Kathmandu that you could go to a new one each week and still have many you didn’t get a chance to visit at the end of the year. But don’t let the newly opened Ghuicho restaurant in New Road be one of them. You will surely be missing out on some really good food if you don’t manage to have lunch or dinner here.

KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The weather will be partly to generally cloudy throughout the country today due to the influence of the Westerly wind with the possibility of rain and snowfall in some places, the Meteorological Forecasting Division said.

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