Kathmandu to be declared “beggar-free”
January 14, 2020

The government is all set to declare Kathmandu a ‘beggar-free metropolitan city’ coinciding with the 25th Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Day on December 15. In April, 2019, the government had declared Pashupati area as “beggar-free zone”. Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya informed that a meeting of the KMC Executive took the decision on November 19. […]

Rani Pokhari renovation underway
January 14, 2020

As the 2015 earthquake of 7.8 magnitude rattled the country, numerous cultural heritage sites sustained serious damages. One such heritage site was Rani Pokhari which not only served as a scenic attraction for visitors in the area, but also a place of worship for many. The site was almost completely damaged due to the recurring […]

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women
January 14, 2020

Maya BK, 21, was gang raped on June 27, 2019 by her boss and his friends. She belonged to the underprivileged Dalit community from Dhangadi. Her only crime was that she rejected proposal for sex from her boss. The men are still under-investigation. Her culprits had made the incident look like a suicide. Nirmala Pant, […]

Kathmandu’s wires are more than visual pollution, they are hazards
January 14, 2020

Kathmandu’s wires are a sore sight for many – for a city grappling with almost all forms of pollution, visual pollution probably is one of our least worry.  The last time the issue was addressed was in February, 2019 – when Nepal Electricity Authority said the wires will go underground. When making the announcement, they also […]

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