Free the public space

November 11, 2019 10:09 am

Hundreds of people gathered at Khula Manch of Kathmandu on Saturday to express solidarity with “Occupy Tudikhel” campaign. People from all walks of life joined the rally chanting ‘save Kathmandu’s lungs.’

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Hundreds of people on Saturday gathered at Khula Manch in the heart of the capital to express their solidarity with the “Occupy Tudikhel” campaign. The gathering started at 8:00 in the morning. People from all walks of life convened at the Open Theatre to chant slogans like: “Let's Save Kathmandu's Lungs,” among others.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Aryal has directed Guthi Corporation to make sure that the lands under the purview of the corporation are well-maintained.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 21: Gamali Bishwakarma had been running a tea-shop at Telkot on the way to Nagarkot, a popular tourist destination in Bhaktapur.

KATHMANDU, August 3: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense Ishwar Pokharel has expressed the government's unswerving commitment to protect the public land.

BUTWAL, July 6: The District Court, Rupandehi, has issued an interim order against Tiger Palace, a five-star hotel in the district, over public land encroachment.

KATHMANDU, June 18: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) on Monday filed corruption cases against 16 individuals on the charge of grabbing 590 ropanis of public land in Guthichaur of Jumla.

KATHMANDU, April 28: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Saturday demolished 52 structures built illegally on public land at Khulla Manch at the heart of the capital city.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The government has expedited a process to scrap all decisions that paved the way for illegally transferring the ownership of public land to private individuals. The Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM) has directed the Ministry of Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation to scrap all controversial decisions taken since 2047 BS, paving the way for transferring ownership of 114 ropani of public land belonging to Lalita Niwas to private individuals.

KATHMANDU, April 15: Scrapping an illegal decision to lease the government-owned land to private firms for commercial purpose, the Ministry of Defense on Tuesday reclaimed 7 ropanis of land worth Rs one billion in Lalitpur from Nepal Ex-Servicemen Association (NESA) of Nepal Army.