In its latest reincarnation, the derelict space at Tinkune has become a volleyball ground
Most of the players are unemployed youths waiting to migrate for work. They say the game has become a stress reliever while those who set up the courts are making an income.
Department of Archaeology to inspect Kamal Pokhari restoration site
Heritage conservationists have criticised Kathmandu Metropolitan City for disregarding the historic, cultural and ecological values of the pond in the name of beautification project.
Campaigners decry use of force by police on peaceful civic protest against the House dissolution move
Unwarned, protesters were hit by water cannons and beaten up as they marched towards Baluwatar. Earlier in the day, rights activists were rounded up from same area.
A motley crew of people and political talk at Capital protest
Thousands attended Friday’s rally called by Dahal-Nepal faction of Nepal Communist Party against Oli’s House dissolution move. But not everyone was there to protest.
Five men who posed as prospective tenants and robbed a woman arrested
Police ask house owners in Kathmandu Valley to remain vigilant while renting out rooms and flats.
Nepal Police to recruit temporary police for elections
Officials say around 96,000 temporary police personnel will be recruited from third week of February.
Heritage enthusiasts raise alarm about Kamal Pokhari restoration project
On Monday night, a back-hoe loader was caught digging the historic pond. Heritage conservationists protested, but Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya was not at his office.
Kathmandu city police accused of taking kickbacks from street vendors
Nepal Street Vendors' Trade Union says that members of the city police have been earning hundreds of thousands of rupees every month by intimidating street businesses.
Parents apprehensive of sending kids back to schools after nine months
Many schools in the Valley have resumed classes from Sunday but virologists say the move is risky.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City doesn’t have any plans yet for street vendors
While Lalitpur Metropolitan City authorities have adopted a much gentler way to manage street vendors, their counterparts in Kathmandu are still resorting to brute force.
Traffic police reintroduces surveillance vans to catch rule violators
Motorists dismiss the vans as a mere gimmick unless there are enough of them to cover the entire city.
Easier driver’s licence tests go against road safety, officials say
The move is aimed at easing the pressure of service seekers and discouraging corrupt practices, transport department director-general argues.
Rani Pokhari is covered with algae, officials don’t have concrete plans to clean it
Conservationists say problem arose as the pond does not have an outlet. They suggest use of natural methods such as introduction of fish to remove the algae naturally.
Traffic jams on Koteshwor-Jadibuti road getting worse
Officials say the airport authority has not been cooperating fully to allow road widening work on its land due to security concerns.
Thamel to now focus on domestic visitors
Businesses should provide affordable services, but not compromise on standards, experts say.