Single women and disabled people decry government’s decision to cut their social security allowance
Rights activists demand the government to withdraw its ‘irresponsible’ decision, which could put thousands of vulnerable people at risk of extreme poverty.
Traffic officers in Kathmandu Valley get much-needed downtime during lockdown
More than 500 traffic personnel have been assigned on duty close to their residence, and they have plenty of time to spend time with their loved ones.
Kathmandu ward makes it compulsory for relief recipients to work for four hours to check fraud
At least one member needs to perform labour work assigned by local authorities, if the family is to receive essential supplies from the government.
People are unsure if or when normalcy will return as coronavirus cases seem to be only just rising
Protracted lockdown has affected thousands of people in Kathmandu who have come from other parts of the country for jobs and studies.
Husband of newborn mother who died of Covid-19 says they had to wait for seven hours to get an ambulance
There have been several complaints about ambulance drivers refusing service during the lockdown.
Tenants forced to take corona tests as city deals with rising corona cases
Doctors at Teku hospital say out of around 750 people who come for Covid-19 test every day, over 40 percent people come as forced by their landlords.
As government announces to make lockdown stricter, experts say, it does not offer long-term solution
Public health experts say since the virus is here to stay, the government should focus on resuming daily life with precautions in place.
Traffic fatality rate in Valley unchanged despite lockdown restrictions
Overspeeding on empty roads has caused 10 deaths in the last 48 days, according to the traffic division office.
Covid-19 outbreak affects reconstruction of heritage sites in Kathmandu
Projects face labour crunch due to the lockdown as most workers have returned home.
Biratnagar city office calls out Kathmandu local administration and government for impeding Valley residents from going home
Biratnagar city had helped 160 Valley residents to retrun home during lockdown but they were stopped at Nagdhunga.
Communities come together to respond to the Covid crisis
In an inspirational display of humanity, several groups around Kathmandu are making sure the most vulnerable in our society have food to eat in this time of crisis.
Instead of letting veggies rot, this trader is delivering it to the needy for free
Arjun Dhungana, a wholesaler at Balkhu vegetable market, finds happiness in putting vegetables on the plates of the needy.
2021 population census pilot delayed due to lockdown
If restrictions remain for a long time, methodology might be changed, says official
After lockdown affected regular incomes, some are switching their businesses
With tourist arrivals suddenly dropping, restaurant business was among the first casualties of the pandemic.
Many in Kathmandu Valley can neither stay here nor go home
Without adequate rations and no savings, many are making a long walk back to their hometowns.