AIR POLLUTION Hazy Kathmandu

Kathmandu,Nov 17 : As India’s north continues to struggle with extreme pollution levels and Kathmandu and other cities have also witnessed a similar situation, the statement has put a fresh spotlight on air quality in cities across South Asia, including Kathmandu. Statistics show that India, Pakistan and Bangladesh have the worse air by far. Even Nepal is the eighth polluted country of the world. Of the world’s most polluted 30 cities, 22 are in India, according to research by...

Diabetes Is A Significant Threat To Public Health In South East Asia

Kathmandu,Nov 14 : Diabetes is a significant threat to public health across the WHO South-East Asia Region. An estimated 91 million people in the Region suffer from diabetes. Around 49 million – more than half – are unaware they have it. Undiagnosed or poorly controlled type 1 or type 2 diabetes can lead to heart, kidney, nerve or eye damage. It can also lead to premature death, which in the Region accounts for just under 50% of all deaths...

Bangladeshi President arrives in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, November 12 Bangladeshi President Abdul Hamid has arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day tour to Nepal. President Hamid is paying a goodwill visit to Nepal upon an invitation from President Bidya Devi Bhandari. President Hamid leads a 52-member delegation which will stay in Nepal till November 15. During his time here, he will be calling on President Bhandari on Wednesday where he will also attend a state banquet organised in his honour. He will then call...

Quake-devastated 287 schools rebuilt

Kathmandu,Nov 07 : Reconstruction of earthquake-affected 287 schools in Gorkha has been completed. Baburam Devkota, engineer at District Project Implementation Unit (Education) under the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), shared rebuild of school was gaining momentum in Gorkha in the aftermath of 2015 earthquake. “The deadly earthquake had affected total 419 schools in the district”, he said, adding, “The reconstruction of school buildings is taking place based on priority”. He further informed toilet construction was completed in 70 schools of...

Local Pollution Deteriorates Kathmandu’s Air Quality

Kathmandu,Nov 06 : As the level of air pollution has started to decline in New Delhi, it is still one of the worst in the world. Experts in Nepal said that a low level of pollutants from New Delhi has also entered in western Terai and western hills of Nepal. Experts said that New Delhi’s air pollution has nothing to do with the current level of deteriorating air pollution in Kathmandu Valley in other parts of Nepal. Air Pollution...

Kathmandu dubbed as 7th most polluted city in world

Kathmandu,Nov 04 : Nepal’s capital city Kathmandu has been labeled as the seventh most polluted city in the world, according to the pollution ranking recently unveiled by Numbeo. Numbeo, the world’s largest database, has recently made public the pollution ranking of 290 cities around the globe. With pollution index 97.73, Kathmandu featured in the top ten along with  Kabul, Afghanistan (103.92); Accra, Ghana (102.61); Tetovo, Macedonia (98.09); Faridabad, India (96.58); Cairo, Egypt (96.28) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (95.91); Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia (95.34); Karachi, Pakistan (95.29) and Ghaziabad,...

Myagdi, Baglung experience quake

Kathmandu,Nov 01 : An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was felt in settlements of the western region in Myagdi and Baglung early this morning. The quake with its epicenter near Adhikari Chaur of Baglung was measured at 3.51 am, the National Seismological Center said. The arrival of quake early in the morning terrorised the normal life. In Myagdi, it was primarily experienced in Siwang, Arman, Babiyachaur and Barajja, said one Umesh Sapkota of Arman. Similarly, its wave...

Fulpati, seventh day of Bada Dashain, being observed today

Kathmandu,Oct 05 : On the occasion of Bada Dashain festival, the Fulpati is being taken into the homes as per tradition throughout the country today. Fulpati, an assortment of flowers, leaves and fruits of different plants considered auspicious, is anointed at the Dashaighar on the seventh day of the Bada Dashain festival. The Fulpati is brought to Kathmandu as per the Vedic rites to be anointed at the Dashaighar at the Hanumandhoka Durbar. The Gurujyuko Platoon, the Nepal Army,...

Partly Cloudy And Rain In Eastern and Central Region

Kathmandu,Oct 04 : With the eastern part of the country wherein a Cyclonic Circulation is over Jharkhand and adjoining Bihar and a Trough is extending up to Northeast India across West Bengal. Thus, Meteorological Forecasting Division predicted that there will be partly to generally cloudy in the eastern and central regions and partly cloudy in the western region. Light to moderate rain is possible at a few places of the eastern and central regions and light rain is likely...

Leopard spreads terror in Myagdi village

Kathmandu,Oct 03 : A leopard’s regular arrival at Aulagaun of Histan in Annapurna rural municipality-3, Myagdi for a week has caused panic among the locals. In a week, the animal killed four goats, two dogs and 20 domestic fowls in the village. “Leopard enters the village almost every night,” complained a local Yam Prasad Purja. It has so far killed two goats kept by Tika Ghatane and two of Dhan Kumar BK, two dogs, 14 fowls raised by Sandesh...

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