Westerly wind clears Kathmandu air

December 2, 2019 08:03 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Kathmanduites can take a respite from the winter pollution, at least for a few days. And the credit goes to the westerly wind that has blown away the dust particles eastward.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Kathmandu sees a sharp rise in air pollution levels during winter months. The city is enveloped in dust and smoke. The seven Air Quality Monitoring Stations, spread across the Valley, have already begun showing “unhealthy” Air Quality Index (AQI) readings, as evident in the data of the last seven days.

SYDNEY, Nov 12 : Fires raged across a swathe of Australia’s east coast on Tuesday, destroying more homes and shrouding Sydney in smoke from a blaze authorities fear they will be unable to control until next week.

SANTA BARBARA, Sept 7: Dozens of people trapped on a scuba diving boat that caught fire off the Southern California coast appear to have died from smoke inhalation, not burns, authorities said Friday.

Retraining your mind

September 6, 2019 07:25 am

My father-in-law smoked for 30 years until one day he decided to quit cold turkey. He hasn’t touched a cigarette for two years now. A friend of mine loves Indian sweets but it’s been six months that she hasn’t had a gulab jamun. She wants to eventually give up sugar and that’s how she has decided to start. My mother has been exercising without a break for over 20 years. It doesn’t matter if she’s not feeling well, she will do something or the other to stretch her muscles, even if she can’t do a rigorous workout.

PORTO VELHO, BRAZIL, Aug 28: Lingering smoke in the Amazon caused concern Tuesday among Brazilians who say that respiratory problems — particularly among children and the elderly — have increased as fires in the region rage.

RAUTAHAT, June 21: Lawmaker of Rautahat Constituency-3, Prabhu Sah has distributed gas cylinders to every house-hold free of cost as part of his campaign to declare kitchens smoke free in his constituency.

ITAHARI, Jan 9: Two girls of the same family in Itahari have died due to suffocation caused by smoke on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: The newly elected mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), Bidya Sundar Shakya, has reaffirmed his commitment to rid Kathmandu district of dust and smoke at the earliest.

MANILA, Philippines, June 2:  A gunman stormed a crowded Manila casino early Friday and used gasoline to set gambling tables on fire, creating clouds of smoke that swept through the crowds and killed at least 36 people, police said. The gunman, who had fled with more than $2 million in stolen casino chips, then forced his way into a room in an adjoining hotel and killed himself.

RONKONKOMA, N.Y., May 16: Smoke in the cockpit forced an American Eagle flight to return to an airport on New York's Long Island.

KATHMANDU, March 29: Nepal Civil Aviation Authority(NCAA) has conducted an emergency simulation by setting fire to the Biratnagar Airport(BA) in a risk-free manner  on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Are you buying firecrackers to explode during Tihar for fun and gaiety? Beware, here is how deleterious effect of the firecrackers blast can be- one can suffer cancer!

NEW DELHI, Sept 24: A Samsung Note 2 phone emitted smoke and sparks on a flight from Singapore to southern India, the airline said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: British Scientists are developing the test which can detect mutant cancer cells in the blood, before the cancer symptoms appear, The Sun reported.

Holy smoke

August 16, 2016 00:45 am

The number of vehicles on the streets of Nepal continues to steadily increase, growing by an astonishing 43 percent in the fiscal 2015/16 as compared to 2014/15. This despite the fact that during the four months of the border blockade Nepal didn’t import a single vehicle. The rapid rise in vehicle imports in Nepal has been attributed primarily to three factors: lower interest on vehicle loans, rise in remittance after the blockade and improved state of motor roads all over Nepal.