POKHARA, June 19: The no-vehicle zone policy that was introduced in Lakeside, Pokhara, has been removed. The government’s decision to designate the area as a vehicle free zone was subject to much criticism.

BAGLUNG, June 17: Nepal Telecom has expanded its 3G service to 80 places in Dhaulagiri Zone, an increment from 21 earlier.

SOLUKHUMBU, May 7: Three districts of Sagarmatha Zone -- Solukhumbu, Okhaldhunga, and Khotang -- have been found suitable for tea and coffee farming.

BAJURA, April 29: Rajali, the part of Badimalika-3 in Bajura district (Province 7) is to be declared the zone free from chhaugoth (makeshift hut meant for the shelter of menstruating women and new mothers).

BHIMDUTTANAGAR, Mar 26: With the enforcement of the government's nationwide policy of banning the motor vehicles completing 20 years of operation, 325 such vehicles have been sent off the roads in Mahakali Zone.

Rs 5 million spent in lavish program when target groups struggle with debt

'No-vehicle zone" for peace hub

March 20, 2018 10:05 am

Seven years back, Lakeside, the biggest tourist hub in Pokhara, was declared a ‘no-vehicle zone’ on Friday afternoons. The ban on vehicles was implemented from Hallan Chowk to Fishtail Gate which is about a 3-km stretch of Lakeside. However, the campaign was dropped after seven months as the locals refused to comply.

Inner lanes to be four-wheel free zone

January 3, 2018 21:36 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has planned to impose a ban in the mobility of four-wheels in some inner roads of the city.

Leaving comfort zone is a favor

December 23, 2017 08:28 am

I don’t clearly remember my first international flight. It was hellish because of my terrible headache and emotions going wild. But I do remember the first time I stepped in Sydney. I felt hate and regret.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Five years ago, financial strain compelled Raj Kumar Magarati of Dallu to leave his home for India in search of employment at a tender age of 16.

The District Administration Office, Nuwakot has declared Dhikure Bazaar and its adjoining areas in the Likhu rural municipality-1 of Nuwakot as prohibited zone. Issuing a public notice, the Nuwakot DAO has declared the area from Dhikure Bazaar to Chaughada in the east, Barahafedidanda in the west, Majhpani in the north and Chaughuda in the south as per the Local Administration Act, Clause 6 (7).

NUWAKOT, Nov 23: The District Administration Office, Nuwakot has declared Dhikure Bazaar and its adjoining areas in the Likhu rural municipality-1 of Nuwakot as prohibited zone.

A joint initiative of Kathmandu Municipality, Metropolitan Police Division and Thamel Development Council made Thamel, the country’s biggest tourist hub, a no-go zone for vehicles on October 22. See how Thamel has become more vibrant and jovial in 13 pictures.

Paris’ Public Park Gets Nudist Zone

September 4, 2017 08:00 am

PARIS: City officials have designated part of a Paris public park, the Bois de Vincennes, as a clothing-optional zone. Those taking advantage of the experimental space are expected to abide by a displayed charter of “good behavior,” and exhibitionism and voyeurism are strictly prohibited. (Signs will let park users know which area is designated.)

SAPTARI, Sept 1: Dhiwaga village in Saptari would be popularly called a ‘food zone’ due to its abundant production of food grains. Over the years, the small village with around 1,000 households was gradually shrinking. Floods every monsoon and the changing course of the nearby Belan river was taking its toll on the land. This impacted the production of rice, maize and wheat in Dhiwaga. According to the locals, all their land have now turned into a desert.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 19: The Fish Super Zone based in Bara has suffered damage worth Rs 500 million due to inundation triggered by incessant rainfall in the past few weeks in major parts of the tarai.

POKHARA, July 7: The District Traffic Police Office, Kaski has made public a one month schedule under the 'no horn zone' to be launched in the Lakeside from July 16.

MANANG, July 3: Mountainous district Manang has gained the status of an Open Defecation Free (ODF) zone as 1,265 out of the 1,275 houses in the district successfully constructed toilets.

PANCHTHAR, July 2: CPN (Maoist Center) has registered first victory in Mechi Zone in the second-phase local level elections held on June 28.

“A true learning sustains through an effective teaching”, believes Shisir Khanal, CEO of Teach for Nepal (TFN), an organization working in the field of education. Established in 2012, TFN is currently active in three districts. It has so far provided its services to about 36 schools. Earning a Master’s Degree in International Public Affairs from the University of Wisconsin-Maddison, he set out on a journey with a vision to improve the education system of Nepal. Khanal talks to Republica’s Sonam Lama, about his experiences and challenges.

SYANGJA, Feb 13: Good news for orange growers! Syangja will be developed as orange zone.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 12: Bhaktapur has been declared 'potato zone' under the Prime Minister Agricultural Modernisation Project (PMAMP) under the Ministry of Agricultural Development.

BHAIRAHAWA, Jan 11: The government is implementing ‘fishery zone program’ in eight village development committees (VDCs) of Rupandehi.

BUTWAL, Dec 20: The CPN-UML aligned youths and students in Rupendehi have taken out a demonstration in protest of the daylight murder of Youth Association of Nepal (YAN) – Rupendehi Chairman and Devdaha's youth entrepreneur, Durga Tiwari, by unidentified assailants.

KAPILVASTU, Dec 5: The local authorities have designated Taulihawa – the district headquarters of Kapilvastu – as a prohibited zone from 6 am this morning.

Zone potential

December 1, 2016 00:15 am

The plan to develop super zones in each of the seven provinces is welcome news for farmers

BHAKTAPUR, Nov 28: Energy Minister Janardan Sharma has said that Kathmandu denizens won’t face load-shedding hereafter.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed Executive Director of Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), Kulmansing Ghising, to prepare a concrete draft so as to declare the Kathmandu Valley a load-shedding free zone.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Minister for Defense Balkrishna Khand has said that the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee's recent trip to Nepal has conveyed the message that Nepal is safe destination for the visitors.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Lawmakers have demanded that security of the people residing in the buffer zone should be guaranteed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Telecom (NT), the state-owned telecommunications provider, has got authority to expand the 'optical fiber network' to 32 districts along the Mid-Hill (Pushpalal) Highway.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: Karnali Janadhikar Manch (KJM) has demanded with the authority concerned to declare Karnali as a special autonomous zone while considering State Restructuring.