Giving voice to urban youth

May 3, 2019 09:57 am

The team at Shilpee Theatre has decided to keep things realistic for “Symphony of Storm”, their new play that circles around the “storm” that comes with being a teenager in our society, encapsulating different dimensions of the teenage life ranging from education and family matters to love.

UNITED NATIONS, April 3: Around 68 percent of the world's population is projected to live in urban areas by 2050, according to a UN report released on Monday.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Electricity supply has been restored in urban areas of Parsa and Bara through alternative supply system. However, it won't be possible to immediately resume power supply to rural areas, according to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA).

SYDNEY, March 20: Australia on Wednesday cut its annual intake of immigrants by nearly 15 percent, and barred some new arrivals from living in its largest cities for three years, in a bid to ease urban congestion.

Managing urban traffic

July 15, 2018 02:00 am

If much-hyped slogan of “prosperous Nepal” is to be realized, Nepal needs to start gathering real-time data and implement the smart city initiatives

KATHMANDU, June 11: Once considered a problem only in high-income countries, overweight and obesity rates are on the rise in Nepal, particularly in urban areas.

Our urban hustle

June 8, 2018 07:35 am

I can’t remember the last time I queued to pay my electricity or water bill and this weekend is going to be my last (fingers crossed) trip to the fruit and vegetable market because online deliveries apparently work. Unlike the previous generation, I don’t really feel the need to molest and grope my fruits and vegetables before I buy them.

KATHMANDU, March 28: All cable operators in metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities switched to digital system from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, March 29: All cable operators in metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities switched to digital system from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Deputy Prime Minister Kamal Thapa was given formal farewell today from the Ministry of Energy and Ministry of Urban Development.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Do you feel that the price of vegetables is increasing by the day? If so then rooftop farming can be the best solution for your problem. Rooftop farming could be the best available option, considering you have some open space, for greenery and some organic vegetables.

GUJARAT, Dec 18: Gujarat election results show the party is retaining its seats in rural areas.

CHITWAN, Dec 17: The health insurance programme introduced by the government is gaining popularity in the urban areas rather than the rural areas of the district.

Urban Girl’s Young Entrepreneur

November 26, 2017 11:55 am

As per the national consensus, women’s literacy rate in the country is far less than men. As a result, men are regarded as breadwinners whereas women are confined inside fours wall of a house.

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to help improve the delivery of urban services and infrastructure in eight municipalities in the southern parts of Nepal, including in Province 7 in the far west.

SINDHULI, August 30: Locals of rural areas in Sindhuli are facing problem as most of the banks are centered in Sindhulimadhi -- the district headquarters.

KATHMANDU, August 13: In a bid to forward the urban development in an integrated manner, the Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has held a discussion on the draft of the Urban Development Act on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: French Ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona has apprised Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba that French companies are interested in developing Kathmandu Urban Cable Car project.

KATHMANDU, May 21: Although the CPN (Maoist Center) made considerable gains in the  local elections as compared to its performance  in the Constituent Assembly (CA) election held in 2013, the former rebel outfit seems to have largely failed to impress urban voters.

KATHMANDU, April 18: The Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to open Janata Health Centers in all wards of the metropolitan cities, sub-metropolitan cities and municipalities across the country.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Per capita consumption expenditure in urban areas is twice as much as in rural areas, according to a recent survey.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Per capita consumption expenditure in urban areas is double than in rural area, according to a recent survey.

BAGHDAD, March 30: As the fight for the Iraqi city of Mosul drags on, many might ask: Why has it taken the combined militaries of the United States and Iraq backed by an international coalition more than two years to dislodge a relatively small force of militants lacking heavy weaponry?

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Amid screeching wheels and honking horns of vehicles plying the Ring Road engulfed with dust and pollutants, two staffers at Mitra Park of Chabahil in the capital are busy writing details of patients in a two-storey building, critically damaged by the earthquake of April 2015.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Abortion trends at private and government hospitals and at abortion centers in Kathmandu show an alarming increase in abortions among girls and women below 20 years of age  in urban areas.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC today left for India today morning to take part in the 6th Asia-Pacific Ministers Conference on Housing and Urban Development slated for December 14 to 16.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)'s plan to reduce urban poverty has reached nowhere in lack of definition of poverty and policy to implement it.

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) allocates budget every year to reduce urban poverty but it has not successfully utilized the budget due to lack of standard definition and set policy.

Urban Girl's go better

August 4, 2016 10:13 am

When Nikita Acharya set up her Urban Girl (UG) online accessory store in 2012, she never thought that Nepal’s e-commerce market will boom in just couple of years.