London street named after Freddie Mercury

February 28, 2020 12:09 pm

A quiet corner of south-west London has been named Freddie Mercury Close in memory of the famous Indian-origin singer-songwriter who lived in the area with his family.

In the sprawling slum of Petare in the east of Venezuela’s capital of Caracas, 31-year-old Fabian Solymar begins sketching a mural of abstract figures on a wall filled with Socialist Party political propaganda.

Notes from the streets

July 26, 2019 09:00 am

As I go about my work photographing people and places, I bump into many men and women selling little things like bottled water, chewing gum and instant noodles on the street. Often times, they sit quietly in their respective corners, with their baskets full of stuff, till someone approaches them for something.

ROLPA, July 25: Some time ago, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had claimed that the country would no longer witness homeless people wandering on the streets. He went on to the extent of saying that anyone who sees such people can inform the government authorities.

CARACAS, May 1: Venezuelans were expected to take to the streets on Wednesday for what opposition leader Juan Guaido pledged would be the “largest march” in the country’s history, a day after he called for the military to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has splurged a whooping Rs 108 million on five Italian-made street sweeping vehicles (or broomers) to fight dust pollution in the  capital city. The five broomers are set to be launched into use amidst a function at  Rastriya Sabha Griha, Tuesday.

Two years after his “Moonlight” triumphed on the eve of the Oscars, Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of the James Baldwin novel “If Beale Street Could Talk” on Saturday topped the 34th Film Independent Spirit Awards, winning best film, best director and best supporting female for Regina King.

A lemur made of damaged car bumpers and bin lids. An owl made from plastic junk. Colorful animals have popped up in Paris as part of a new exhibition by Portuguese street artist Bordalo II, who aims to highlight the effect of waste on the environment.

CHARLOTTE, Aug 2: Two North Carolina teens went overnight from singing on a street corner to sharing a stage with Grammy Award-winning singer Cyndi Lauper.

THE OLD STREET VENDOR

July 28, 2018 08:17 am

On a hazy evening, I was sitting on a chair in the yard sipping tea. My eyes scanned the pedestrians passing by; my ears listened to their whispers. The wind passed by my face, gently caressing it. A sense of pleasure rattled me as the howling wind touched my skin.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Noted members of civil society including a former chief justice, human rights activists, cinema actors, doctors, lawyers and representatives of various professions as well other sectors took to the street at Baneshwar on Saturday to press the government to address the demands of Dr Govinda KC, who is on the 22nd day of his 15th fast-unto-death.  Dr KC is pressing for reforms in medical education.

Street food experience

July 9, 2018 09:16 am

My stomach rumbled as the steam of the momos made way from the food cart into my nose. My eyes, however, were fixed at the hot samosas, still exuding wisps of smoke. Right beside the samosas were crusty smashed potatoes, sloshed with yogurt, and stirred with chilly. The shopkeeper lifted the lid of the steamer and steam of thick cloud belched.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Street vendors, hawkers and small-time traders have urged the government to designate them a place to carry on their business in the backdrop of a massive crackdown launched by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, July 6: Street vendors, hawkers and small-time traders have urged the government to designate them a place to carry on their business in the backdrop of a massive crackdown launched by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC).

KATHMANDU, June 2: Sightings of street children in the Kathmandu Valley has become a rarity thanks to the street children rescue and rehabilitation campaign launched by the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) under the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens. The Board has launched the street children rescue campaign since May 9, 2016.

KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal has entered the quarter-finals of Street Child Nepal World Cup Football tournament held at Moscow on Saturday. It defeated Kenya by 2-0 and Tajikistan by 3-1 to reach the knock-out stage.

KATHMANDU, April 21: 13th Darbar Marg Street Festival was organized on Saturday to mark Nepali New Year 2075.

LOS ANGELES, April 2: Steven Bochco, a writer and producer known for creating the groundbreaking police drama “Hill Street Blues,” died Sunday. He was 74. A family spokesman says Bochco died in his sleep after a battle with cancer.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Kiran Shoe Manufacturers, the producer of Goldstar shoe, has announced that it would support the Nepali team that is going to participant in the Street Child World Cup 2018 to be held in Russia from May 10.

Street vendors mess up metropolis

March 3, 2018 12:42 pm

LALITPUR, March 3: The Lalitpur Metropolis has witnessed mess due to prevalence of street shops alongside the busy roads of the city.

KATHMANDU, March 1: Arrival of Holi, festival of colors, has increased business activities in traditional city centers of Kathmandu. Basantapur, which is popular among people celebrating Holi, is seeing a fair transactions of goods related to the celebration.

Dr KC admitted at Bir Hospital for treatment, continues hunger strike under custody

Chitwan/Pokhara Jan 1: Chitwan and Pokhara are two most visited places in Nepal. A total of 489,451 international tourists visited Nepal in 2016 for holiday, which is about 65 percent of the total number of tourists who visited the country in the year.

High spirits at Pokhara street festival

December 30, 2017 07:59 am

The annual Pokhara Street Festival began amid much fanfare on Thursday. This is the 19th edition of the street festival and it covers three kilometers’ area on the streets of lake city. Every year, Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) hosts Pokhara Street Festival to bid adieu to the passing year and to welcome the coming New Year.

POKHARA, Dec 28: To promote domestic tourism, 19th Pokhara Street Festival has begun from Thursday. Restaurant and Bar Association Nepal (REBAN) Pokhara is organizing the festival for the past 18 years to promote Pokhara as a New Year destination for both Nepali and foreign tourists.

POKHARA, Dec 28: Pokhara is vibrant with celebratory mood among its denizens as well as visitors to welcome the forthcoming New Year. All preparations for the 19th edition of Pokhara Street Festival have been completed as the fest gears up to kick off on Thursday.

POKHARA, Dec 27: Pokhara is all set to welcome the English New Year and bid a farewell to 2017 through its 19th street festival. The festival, starting from Dec  28, 2017, aims to draw 500, 000 Nepali tourists into the Lakeside, organizers Restaurant and Bar  Association of Nepal (REBAN) said.

Pokhara Street Festival from Thursday

December 25, 2017 02:45 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: Pokhara is hosting 19th Pokhara Street Festival from Thursday to bid adieu to the year 2017 and welcome 2018.

Every year, Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) hosts Pokhara Street Festival to bid adieu to the passing year and to welcome the coming New Year. This year too, REBAN has been busy inviting guests for the festival.

KATHMANDU, Nov 20: Shelter Ashraya Nepal, a NGO based in Kathmandu, has finalized the squad that will represent Nepal in the upcoming Street Child World Cup to be held in Moscow, Russia next year.

Street dramas in all 77 districts

November 18, 2017 12:06 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: As polling dates for federal parliament and house of representative near, dramas on awareness of election education will be conducted in all 77 districts.

Ensuring Street Dogs’ Welfare

October 18, 2017 08:48 am

A team of three foreign and Nepali women have been working for the welfare of street dogs for a while now. Last year when German tourist Daniela Dris noticed that the condition of street dogs in Kathmandu was worst, she decided to do something for them. She collaborated with Julia Kreps from Poland and Ritu Thapa from Nepal to form a group.

Street vendors return to public land

September 4, 2017 03:23 am

GORKHA, Sept 3: Street vendors in Gorkha have illegally occupied a public land owned by the District Forest Office (DFO) along the Khaireni-Gorkha Highway, posing 'risk' for commuters.

BANGKOK: An advertising agency in Thailand has developed a “smart vest” that potentially could turn stray dogs into guardians of Bangkok’s streets and alleyways.

Ensuring Welfare of Street Dogs

August 27, 2017 10:42 am

KATHMANDU, August 27: While many of us seek peace by paying a daily visit to temples and offering respect to the idols that rule as a form of god, 36-year-old Manoj Shakya finds solace in feeding more than a hundred of stray dogs daily. He has been doing this for the past eight years.

Damon Belanger, a local artist from San Carlos, created the stencil designs for his latest art project at his home before heading to downtown Redwood City where he draws it out in chalk and paints the design on the sidewalk.

DUBAI, August 23:  Saudi police have arrested a 14-year-old boy who was filmed dancing at an intersection in the Red Sea city of Jiddah.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Five years ago, twelve years old Rina Dahal (name changed) of Dhading ran away from home and came to Kathmandu along with her friends. Though she used to work in a Thamel-based restaurant, she didn't earn enough to pay the rent of her room. This ultimately pushed her to the street life. The ill-treatment of the hotel owner and other staffs compelled her to quit her job.

Kathmandu has 23,000 street dogs!

March 21, 2017 23:30 pm

Over 23,000 dogs live in the streets of Kathmandu right now.

KATHMANDU, March 14: As most of the street children start using psychoactive substances at a tender age of eight or nine, they are likely to get addicted before reaching 15, which ultimately reduces their average life expectancy, argue experts working for the welfare of such children.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: Department of Food Technology and Quality Control on Wednesday monitored street food stalls in 20 different places of Kathmandu and Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development has allocated budget to various municipalities across the country to install the solar street lights in the respective locality in the current fiscal year. The installation will take place on the people's participation approach model.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The recent campaign on banning street vendors along the streets of Ason, Indrachowk and Hanumandhoka has helped to timely control the fire that broke out in a four-storey building in Makhantole of Kathmandu on Tuesday afternoon.

A model was sent strutting down a busy London street in jeans that were literally painted on to see if anyone would actually notice.

Steps to address street harassment

December 16, 2016 23:30 pm

Many people think that all you can do to address street harassment is to cope, walk fast, avoid eye contact, pretend to be on the phone, and think that it isn’t being said to you.

POKHARA, Nov 29: The 'Pokhara Street Festival' is being organized by the Restaurant and Bar Association of Nepal (REBAN) – Pokhara from December 28 to January 1 at the bustling Lakeside to bid farewell to year 2016 and welcome New Year 2017.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Daari (Beard) Gang has demonstrated on the streets against the countrywide bandh (general strike) called by the Netra Bikram Chand –led CPN (Maoist) calling for ensuring food security.

An anti-corruption organization has asked Oscar-winning actor Leonardo DiCaprio to pay back his earnings from The Wolf of Wall Street, estimated to be worth USD 25 million, following his alleged ties to the 1MDB Malaysian corruption scandal.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Solidarity for Dr Govinda KC Alliance is organizing a street march in the capital city on Saturday, to pressure the political parties to pass the impeachment motion against Lokman Singh Karki, the chief of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA).

HONG KONG, Sept 14: Asian markets mostly fell on Wednesday as uncertainty over the future of central bank monetary policy weighed on buying interest while warnings of an extended oil glut sank energy firms.