Heritage activists welcome anti-corruption body probing Pashupati jalahari installation
In February, the Pashupati Area Development Trust had replaced the receptacle at the base of the Shiva Linga with a golden 96-kg one inside the temple defying a court order.
The Covid-19 call center
Data from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division show the call centre has received 300,000 phone calls so far.
At Covid-19 call centre, most of the queries of late are about vaccines
Operators say though they are troubled by some prank calls, the overwhelming number of people asking about jabs is an encouraging sign that Nepalis are up for the shots.
Power poles and land dispute delay Ring Road widening work
The Chinese contractor has said it cannot start work on Kalanki-Maharajgunj section until the electricity poles are removed. The work is already delayed by a year.
As long-route buses are garaged, small vehicles are fleecing passengers
Some unscrupulous vehicle operators are misusing travel passes meant for emergencies and charging passengers up to three times the normal fare.
Government routinely renews prohibitory orders but does little to enforce them
Public health experts say the government’s rapid reopening of the economy may invite a third wave of coronavirus.
Vehicles overcharging passengers on the pretext of Covid-19 restrictions
Transport operators say the problem will not be resolved as long as there is a ban on long-haul passenger vehicles.
City removes bus park from Khula Manch with no alternative venue for it
Authorities say there will be a bus park at the centre of the Capital city only after the view tower is built. No one knows when that is. Meanwhile, people suffer waiting by the roadside for buses.
Kathmandu planned 10,000 antigen tests daily, did 7,306 in two months
The biggest metropolis in the country with over 1.6 million population has twice become Covid-19 hotspot--last year and this year.
With majority population unvaccinated, concerns abound over hasty lifting of Covid-19 restrictions
Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre says it is devising a strategy to tackle a possible third wave.
Transporters and businesses are flouting health safety protocols
Public vehicles are carrying passengers beyond their seating capacities, business hubs are crowded and restaurants are providing dine-in services.
Prohibitory orders extended by 10 days, odd-even rule for public vehicles removed in the Valley
Examinations can be conducted with no more than 25 examinees per exam hall.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City erasing mural that honoured frontline pandemic workers invites ire
Four artists had painted it with permission from authorities. The highhandedness is another example of the City’s insensitivity to needs of citizens and its incompetence, observers say.
Senior citizens increasingly worried as they wait for Covid-19 vaccines
As 1.4 million people aged 65 and above are waiting for their second shots, there are other risk groups who need immediate vaccination, but the jabs are nowhere in sight.
Lockdown further relaxed in Valley with shops and public vehicles allowed to operate
Health experts say restrictions are being eased without any preparations and this could cause virus surge.