KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Palls of dust are among the most visible outdoor pollution in Kathmandu Valley. Satungal, Kalimati, Satobato, Gwarko, Kalanki and Teku, among other localities, suffer the worst from dust pollution. Many Valley residents hardly remember a time when the air could be inhaled without fearing much harm to one’s health.
KATHMANDU, Feb 7: About 40,000 people suffer from cancer every year in Nepal while 10,000 cancer patients die annually, claimed Dr Budhi Ratna Khadkey, secretary of Nepal Academy of Science and Technology (NAST), citing their 10 years of research.
A medical doctor and epidemiologist (MD-PhD) by training, Dr Carlos Dora, has a distinguished career in public health and environmental issues. At the World Health Organization (WHO), he is the coordinator of the unit ‘Interventions for Healthy Environments’ which is a part of the Department of Public Health and Environment.
KATHMANDU, Feb 1: The Supreme Court, issuing an interim order on Wednesday, has instructed the government and authorities concerned to take effective measures to control dust and smoke pollution in the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: While air pollution in India's capital city has received worldwide attention, little has been said and done about air quality in Kathmandu, whose air pollution is on track to reach Delhi levels.
NEW DELHI, Oct 31: Residents of New Delhi woke up to a blanket of smog on Monday as air quality deteriorated sharply overnight in India's capital, triggering warnings that even healthy people were at risk of respiratory problems.