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Mercury rises with sunny days in Valley

Mercury rises with sunny days in Valley

KATHMANDU:  With the weather bright and clear for over a week now, the capital’s temperature has begun to rise, giving valley denizen respite from the severe cold. According to the Meteorological Forecasting Division, minimum temperature in the Valley has jumped to 3.5 Degree Celsius by today, from 0.5 Celsius of January 14, the coldest day […]

January 24th, 2017 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

People leaving for Dashain increases

People leaving for Dashain increases

KATHMANDU:  Many people belonging to different parts of the country are leaving the Kathmandu Valley to celebrate the Dashain festival. Around 80,000 to 90,000 people leave the Valley on a daily basis, informed the Metropolitan Traffic Police Headquarters. Assistant Spokesperson Rajendra Bhatta said 89,659 people had left the Valley in 8,814 vehicles in the last […]

October 4th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS | Read More »

Dashain Changa Chait 2073: an unexpected flop!

Dashain Changa Chait 2073: an unexpected flop!

KATHMANDU:  Dashain Changa Chait 2073, the yearly kite flying event, which kicked off from Friday at Tundikhel saw an insignificant number of visitors. The exhausted volunteers were trying to persuade people inside the gate. The stalls which were set in the morning were already packed up while the dancers were ready in costumes expecting for guests to arrive. When inquired,  a […]

September 30th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS | Read More »

Guthis struggling to find funds, dance performers

Guthis struggling to find funds, dance performers

LALITPUR:  Kathmandu Valley is home to culturally and historically rich Newars with customs and practices dating back centuries. However, local cultural organisations, called Guthi, that shoulder the responsibility of giving continuity to the practices, have been struggling to do so because of lack of sufficient funds and performers. This year, the traditionally performed Mahakali Naach […]

September 26th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

KMC withdraws from Ranipokhari reconstruction

KMC withdraws from Ranipokhari reconstruction

KATHMANDU:  Kathmandu Metropolitan City has recently announced its decision to pull out of the reconstruction of the historic Bal Gopaleshwor temple, which lies at the centre of Ranipokhari. The rebuilding work at Ranipokhari was halted more than two weeks ago upon instructions from the Department of Archaeology, citing that the works did not meet previously […]

September 19th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Heavy rain exposes Valley’s drainage

Heavy rain exposes Valley’s drainage

KATHMANDU:  Incessant rainfall since Sunday evening has inundated roads all over Kathmandu Valley, obstructing vehicular movement and adding to the woes of pedestrians.   According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Kathmandu, the traffic movement has been adversely affected on most of the road stretches due to poor drainage system. DSP Gyanendra Pakhrin, operation chief at […]

September 13th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS | Read More »

Capital sees increase in cholera cases

Capital sees increase in cholera cases

KATHMANDU:  Are you fastidious about washing hands before eating? If you are not, then it is about time that you practised this habit, as a cholera outbreak stares Kathmandu Valley in the face. A number of cholera patients have been admitted in the Valley, as per Dr Bhim Acharya, Director of Epidemiology and Disease Control […]

September 3rd, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS | Read More »

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

Balgopaleshwar Temple reconstruction suspended

KATHMANDU:  The reconstruction work of Balgopaleshwar temple at the center of Ranipokhari has been halted for flouting archaeological norms. The Department of Archaeology requested the concerned authorities to halt the reconstruction work after some experts and activists expressed serious objections over the ongoing reconstruction work of the historic temple. They also criticized the Kathmandu Metropolitan […]

August 30th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS | Read More »

Rafting in Bagmati to mark 172nd cleanup campaign

Rafting in Bagmati to mark 172nd cleanup campaign

KATHMANDU:  A rafting program was organised in Bagmati River on Saturday on the occasion of 172nd week of Bagmati River Clean-up Campaign. A total of 170 persons, including parliamentarians, heads of the various diplomatic missions in Kathmandu, high-ranking officials of Nepal Police and Nepal Army in 21 boats enjoyed the rafting stretching 3.5 kilometres that […]

August 28th, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

Selfiemandu: Growing selfie craze in the capital

Selfiemandu: Growing selfie craze in the capital

KATHMANDU: “Aau darling timi ra ma ghumna jaula, Angalo mari muskuraudai selfie hanaula” This song rightly captures the mood of selfie-takers and the growing trend of clicking selfies. Selfies are viral these days regardless of the age of people. The selfie culture is gaining ground not only in the capital but also around the different corners of […]

August 21st, 2016 | Posted in CAPITAL, LATEST NEWS, PHOTO FEATURE | Read More »

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