KATHMANDU, Sept 24: Do you ever wonder how the potholes on our roads get repaired and by whom? Municipal workers are often to be seen repairing the roads and filling potholes. But there is more to it than that. Ten different steps are involved before a pothole gets patched up. These steps have to be approved by various individuals and departments in the municipal bureaucracy.
BHAKTAPUR, July 3: A special municipal assembly of Madhyapurthimi municipality called for today turned out to become controversial due to differences among the people's representatives at the municipality.
PYUTHAN, March 17: Pyuthan is the oldest and one of the most well-facilitated municipalities of the district. However, there are some villages in the municipality, which are yet to be connected to roads.
DAMAK, Nov 29: On Sunday, a fire in Shivasatakshi Municipality of Jhapa killed four members of the same family. The municipality did not have its own fire engine and the locals had to wait for two hours for a fire engine from another local unit to arrive at the scene. Locals are wondering if the family could have been saved if their municipality had its own fire engine.
BHAKTAPUR, Nov 28: It is the responsibility of the municipality to monitor irregularities and take stern action against those violating laws. However, Madhyapur Thimi Municipality in Bhaktapur has been found breaching the law itself.
JUMLA, Oct 5: The Dashain festival is just around the corner and demands for all types of commodities have soared up. As usual, dealers are making attempts to take advantage of the situation by selling outdated products. There have been numerous complaints against such incidents.
KATHMANDU, Aug1: At a time when there is criticism from various quarters over the increasing burden of tax on ordinary people, Ilam Municipality in eastern part of the country has decided to impose 50 paisa per liter tax on petroleum products in the name of controlling pollution.
ILAM, July 21: At a time when over use of pesticides have been increasingly posing risks to people's life, Suryodaya Municipality of Ilam is gearing up to be a pesticide free zone in three years. For this, the municipality is working with stakeholders - farmers, people's representatives and industrialists. According to the plan, vegetables, crops and tea grown in this municipality will be fully organic.
PALPA, July 10: Bagnaskali rural municipality of Palpa has started to provide loans to promote self employment in agriculture and animal husbandry after youths present their education certificates as collateral.
KATHMANDU, July 7: The Qatar Red Crescent and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Nepal today signed an agreement to rehabilitate and rebuild community infrastructure and facilities in Gorkha.
PYUTAHAN, July 7: Though the human civilization and technological advancement has taken a new leap, locals living in many wards of Gaumukhi Rural Municipality are yet to be introduced to the means of communication.
SURKHET, July 2: As part of the 'Prosperous Birendranagar: One home, one woman employment' program, depending on the type of their jobs, women can get 50% loan without interest and 50% grant. For the first year of the program, the municipality has sanctioned a budget of Rs 18 million.
DOLAKHA, June 26: Bhimeshwar Municipality Office has started internal study for building an airport in the municipality. The second meeting of Bhimeshwar Municipal Council held in Charikot has allocated a budget of Rs 200,000 to conduct feasibility study for the airport.
DHADING, Jun 1: Dhunibensi municipality, which borders the federal capital of the country, has launched a mobile application to make its activities technology friendly. The app has been developed so as to inform the people about the activities, services and the processes to be fulfilled to get the services from the home itself.
CHITWAN, May 29: Disproportionate tea-cher-student ratio, lack of infrastructures and poor management committees are common problems of community schools in Madi. However, Madi Municipality is now set to change this. With an aim to ensure quality education in schools, the municipality office has decided to merge them.
KHOTANG, May 20: Rupakot Majhuwagadi Municipality of Khotang has started strict plans to end the middlemen practice in vegetable sales in the municipality. Rules have been formulated to end the middlemen practice in the weekly bazaar held in Diktel.
BUTWAL, May 14: A landslide after yesterday’s rainfall has halted vehicular movements along the Siddhartha highway since 2 AM today. At around 1 AM yesterday, a landslide had fallen at Hedbox, an area that is at higher risks of landslides during monsoon every year.
SYANGJA, May 8: Bhirkot Municipality of the district has come up with a noble idea to attract pregnant women into a regular health check-up providing an egg each a day to the pregnant women who visit a health post on a regular basis.
SARLAHI, April 23: The office of Balara Municipality has resumed operation after 20 days following an agreement with five ward chiefs and locals who had padlocked the office as a protest against the mayor.
DANG, April 21: Babai Rural Municipality office recently extracted mines from over six rivers in the region. The existing laws allow local bodies to use local resources for development, but there certainly are some guidelines.
SYANGJA, April 17: The chairperson of Fedikhola Rural Municipality of Syangja has admitted his son and daughter to a community school in his bid to support the student enrollment campaign launched by the government.
UDAYAPUR, April 8: After the locals protested against the construction of airport by cutting down trees from local community forest, the Triyuga Municipality is mulling to use the wasted lands along Triyuga and Luhale rivers for the proposed Sagarmatha Airport.
BAJURA, April 7: Badimalika Municipality has come up with a noble idea in a bid to enforce old-age security. It will deprive those, who are found staying away from their responsibility to look after their old parents, of administrative facilities like birth and death registrations it provides.
DAMAK, March 20: Himalaya Mahalaxmi Tea Garden based in Damak Municipality, which is owned by the former king Gyanendra Shah, has not paid taxes worth over Rs 38 million. Shah has not paid the taxes even after he was stripped of all state powers and reduced to an ordinary citizen.
TERHATHUM, March 19: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women. As per the decision, an additional Rs 1,000 to Rs 1,500 -- depending on the distance of their homes from the birthing centers or health institutions- will be provided to such women.
TERHATHUM, March 18: With the objective of encouraging women to give births at birthing centers and health institutions, Menchyayem Rural Municipality of Terhathum has decided to increase the motivation allowance for such women.