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, Feb 20: Kathmandu has secured the position of the fourth most polluted city globally, based on its air pollution levels.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kathmandu has extended its earlier decision to designate a prohibited zone in the district for the next two months.

A disaster in the making due to poor urban infrastructure planning and weak city governance

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Kathmandu Valley has experienced the lowest temperature this winter. At 6:30 this morning, the minimum temperature in Kathmandu Valley was measured at 2.2 degrees Celsius.

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 25: Annually hundreds of people have been untimely losing their lives in the Kathmandu Valley due to road accidents.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: It rained in some parts of Kathmandu today.

Did your hands freeze this morning?

January 23, 2024 11:00 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The minimum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley has dropped to 3.2 degrees Celsius today, making it the lowest recorded temperature till date this year.

16 people injured in Tudikhel stampede

January 16, 2024 08:27 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The number of those who were injured in a stampede at Tudikhel in Kathmandu on Monday has reached 16.

KATHMANDU, Jan 13: The world-famous travel website 'Tripadvisor' has declared Kathmandu, the federal capital of Nepal, as the best natural destination in the world.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The minimum temperature in the Kathmandu Valley has dropped to 3.5 degrees Celsius today, compared to yesterday's minimum of 4.5 degrees Celsius.

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 health insurance program is set to commence in Kathmandu after three months.

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).

Water, the essence of life, flows through the veins of our city, and in its nooks and crannies, Kathmandu harbors a unique heritage - the traditional stone spouts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 16: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced that electricity supply will be disrupted at various places in Kathmandu today morning.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: In a groundbreaking ornithological revelation, the first-ever documented sighting of a Greater White-fronted Goose (Anser albifrons) was made in Bhaktapur last week.

In his trademark rustic style, Prasain has struck a chord with the suffering masses, bringing these issues to the forefront―a matter that has become a persistent thorn in the government's throat.

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.

Message of Durga Prasai's Rally

November 24, 2023 07:40 am

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.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Two groups are demonstrating in the capital today. At present, the protestors have started arriving in the Balkhu and Tinkune area.

In Pictures: From Balkhu to Tinkune

November 23, 2023 11:16 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: The streets in Kathmandu wear a deserted look on Thursday following announcements by two groups to hold demonstrations in the capital today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Tremors of an earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt across Kathmandu Valley and its surrounding areas last night.

Hold demonstrations peacefully

November 23, 2023 07:32 am

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 4: A total of seven people injured in the earthquake in Jajarkot district have been transported to Kathmandu from Chaurjahari for further medical treatment.

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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: An earthquake rattled the Kathmandu Valley, just as people were immersed in the celebrations of Dashain, a major Hindu festival.

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.

Man stabbed in Tilganga

October 2, 2023 12:37 pm

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: A young man was stabbed with a knife in Tilganga, Kathmandu. Sabir Hussain, 38, was injured in the incident.

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 30: The number of dengue patients has increased in the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) area of late.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The identities of the four individuals who were brutally murdered in Gairigaun, Tinkune, Kathmandu, have been confirmed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has announced the temporary shutdown of the Syuchatar-Teku transmission line for a duration of three days.

Tackling Dengue Menace

September 11, 2023 07:43 am

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.

KMC Mayor Shah blessed with baby daughter

September 3, 2023 10:07 am

KATHMANDU, Sep 3: Balendra Shah (Balen), the mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), and his wife Sabina Kafle, celebrated the birth of their daughter this morning.

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.

KATHMANDU, Sep 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority has announced the possibility of an eight and a half-hour power supply interruption on Saturday in various areas of Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The Nepal-Pakistan Friendship Festival concluded in Kathmandu with resounding success.

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.