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Authorities' apathy imperils ancient Sohrakhutte Paati

Kathmandu, Feb. 20 -- Wooden pillars and remains of the 211-year-old Sohrakhutte paati, which was demolished as part of a road expansion drive in 2015, are all missing, but none of the authorities con... Read More


Following threats, popular folk singer Sharma pulls video from YouTube

Nepal, Feb. 18 -- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is known for his folksy sense of humour. His satirical style of expression-often interwoven with idiomatic language-tends to send crowds into peals of la... Read More


Illegal sand mining, soil erosion threaten Sleshmantak forest

Kathmandu, Feb. 17 -- The illegal mining of sand and soil in the eastern and northern parts of Vishwarup Temple, near the Sleshmantak forest, is proving to be a great threat to the area and to its sta... Read More


Kathmandu metropolis to review its faulty building code

Kathmandu, Feb. 16 -- After receiving widespread criticism from heritage experts, conservationists and urban architects over Kathmandu Metropolitan City's new 'Building Code 2075,' the metropolis has ... Read More


Traffic police launches drive to shape up public bus drivers

Kathmandu, Feb. 14 -- In a bid to curb unruly behaviours of drivers and conductors of public vehicles and to minimise road accidents, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has come up with a new ru... Read More


Kalanki-Koteshwor section undergoes road safety audit

Kathmandu, Feb. 13 -- In a bid to control the increasing number of accidents along the eight-lane Kalanki-Koteshwor road section of the Ring Road, the Department of Roads has launched 'Road Safety Aud... Read More


Use of concrete in ancient temple draws ire from heritage conservationists

Kathmandu, Feb. 8 -- The Pashupati Area Development Trust has begun reconstruction on the unique Vishwarup temple on the premises of the Pashupatinath temple by digging 12 pits and filling them with c... Read More


While KMC fails, a person's drive to manage strays thrives

Kathmandu, Feb. 7 -- There is almost no Kathmandu street that does not have a stray cow, either wandering along the road or sitting in a corner, on a heap of garbage, chewing on anything it thinks edi... Read More


Traffic police launch safety drive on Valley's newly widened road

Kathmandu, Feb. 6 -- In a bid to minimise the increasing number of accidents along the eight-lane Kalanki-Koteshwor road, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has started a week-long traffic aware... Read More


Singha Durbar-Putalisadak road still in dark-so is KMC

Kathmandu, Feb. 5 -- Despite repeated media coverage about broken street lamps on the Singha Durbar-Putalisadak stretch, the authorities concerned have not taken any initiative to fix them. On Octobe... Read More