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Kathmandu Metropolitan City calls for full abidance to lockdown Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has called on all to fully follow the lockdown order the government has announced in view of the COVID-19 risk. It has also appealed that only the genuine helpless, destitute and needy workers to claim for the relief, citing that even people who can..

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Consumers facing difficulty to get daily essentials

KATHMANDU: Consumers have complained that their life has become difficult due to shortage of daily essentials in the market following the lockdown imposed to prevent spread of coronavirus. Doma Sherpa of Mahankal in Kathmandu Metropolitan City said that they have been facing difficulty to get..

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People leaving Kathmandu valley by foot Saturday, March 28th, 2020

KATHMANDU: People have started leaving Kathmandu Valley to their home towns by foot as the government has imposed lockdown since the past five days. More than 150 people, most of them from the Tarai belt, left the Valley, walking out through the Dakshinkali transit. As a result, Dakshinkali..

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Production and supply of daily essentials to continue Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The production and supply of daily essentials would continue during the nation-wide lockdown announced by the government as a preventive measure against COVID-19. Issuing a notice today, the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development has urged the concerned bodies to continue..

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Kathmandu valley to have quarantines of 5000 beds Sunday, March 22nd, 2020

KATHMANDU: Considering possible outbreak of COVID-19, the government has planned to immediately develop the public quarantine of at least 5000 beds in the capital city. The first meeting of the Quarantine Site Development and Management Taskforce held on Sunday decided to get jointly mobilize all..

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62 Nepalese returnees quarantined at Kharipati Saturday, March 21st, 2020

Ramesh Giri, BHAKTAPUR: Sixty two Nepali returnees from various countries have been quarantined at Kharipati in Bhaktapur. Despite government's ban on return from abroad for the time being over coronavirus crisis, they had landed at Tribhuvan International Airport on Saturday through various..

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Rs 100 million worth of emergency fund to fight COVID-19 Thursday, March 19th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is set to set up an emergency fund worth Rs 100 million to fight coronavirus. A metropolis meeting on Thursday took a decision to this effect. Metropolis ward, small, medium and big, each would receive Rs 200,000, Rs 300,000 and Rs 400,000..

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Police seize over one million pieces facemasks Monday, March 16th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Police arrested five persons alongside over one million pieces facemasks they were dealing to sell on the black market. Police have intensified a search against the black-marketing of daily essentials and emergency goods including the facemask lately. According to..

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Police arrest 7 persons along with 160,000 plus pieces facemasks Sunday, March 15th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The Kathmandu Police on Sunday arrested seven persons alongside over 160,000 pieces facemasks they stored to sell on the black market. Promoting black marketing of facemasks is punishable and the arrestees were found to have been selling each piece of facemask at Rs 30 to Rs 40 against..

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16-days of quarantine period over, evacuated Nepalis seen off Monday, March 2nd, 2020

Ramesh Giri and Sabin KC, KATHMANDU: The 175 Nepalis evacuated from corona virus-hit Chinese province of Hubei and quarantined at Kharibot in Bhaktapur have been bade farewell today after their health was tested fairly well. They were quarantined here since February 16. Their isolated stay came to..

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Pact inked for diverting 170 million litres water to Kathmandu Thursday, February 13th, 2020

MELAMCHI: An agreement has been inked with Panchpokhari Thangpal rural municipality in connection with implementing the Yangri Larke Project under the second phase of Melamchi Water Supply Project. Works are about to be completed under the first phase on pumping 170 million litres water to..

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KMC grappling with extra challenge in managing waste Friday, February 7th, 2020

Sharmila Pathak, KATHMANDU: Managing the city waste has posed extra challenge to Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) at present. The challenge is because the long-term dumping site which is under construction at Bancharedanda has not been constructed yet and the Sisdol landfill site has also become..

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Kharipati locals oppose setting up quarantine in Kharipati Wednesday, February 5th, 2020

BHAKTAPUR: Locals in Bhaktapur district have protested against the government's move to set up quarantine at Kharipati for those returning from Wuhan in China, fearing the possibility of infection. The Kharipati locals in unison with the cadres of Nepali Congress (NC), Nepal Communist Party (NCP)..

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Extra lane being mooted to ease traffic bottleneck at Jadibuti Sunday, February 2nd, 2020

Sanchita Ghimire, KATHMANDU:The government is looking for an alternative to putting an end to the traffic jam that is a daily phenomenon on the Koteshwar-Jadibuti section of the Araniko highway. It is said the government plans to extend the road on both to its right and left to build extra lanes..

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Nepal Police hold human rights activists Monday, January 27th, 2020

KATHMANDU: The police briefly held 12 human rights activists who reached the President Office in Sheetal Niwas to protest the election of Agni Prasad Sapkota to Speaker of the House of Representatives. A team from the Metropolitan Police Circle, Maharajgunj made the arrest of the right activities..

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Kathmandu Valley experiencing cold even during sunny days Friday, January 24th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Although Kathmandu Valley has witnessing sunny days for the past few days, the Valley dwellers have been experiencing chilling cold. Mainly the cold is being experienced in the morning and evening. Meteorologist Shanti Kandel said that though no specific weather system has developed,..

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Capital city witnesses continuous rain for 24 hours Friday, January 17th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Nepal's capital city Kathmandu has received continuous rain for 24 hours till Friday evening. The rain started from Thursday evening has stopped occurring late this evening. With the active westerly low pressure system, the entire nation has received rain, according to the..

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