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  • Nepali town turns to the past for solutions to current water crisis

    Kathmandu,Sept 25: Experts hope that reviving an ancient water system of canals, ponds and rainwater harvesting can help Bhaktapur resolve its water shortages and better cope with floods in the crowded Kathmandu valley On a Saturday afternoon in Bhaktapur, once one of the three historical kingdoms of the Kathmandu Valley, Sita Laxmi Kilambu and her neighbours are not at home enjoying their weekend brunch. Instead, they are donating their sweat to a cause that they hold dear—revitalising a near-dead...

    Taste ‘authentic’ burgers in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,Sept 24:Kathmandu is a city where you get all types of food. But there are a few items that restaurants have not perfected yet. One such food item is the burger. Even though it is available at almost all restaurants, there are only a few that serve good and tasty ones. Handmade Burger Restaurant in Kupondol of Lalitpur is one such place that specialises in burgers. Opened this July, the restaurant serves a variety of burgers. The restaurant’s name...

    Country still needs Rs 600 billion for reconstruction

    File: Post-earthquake reconstruction works Kathmandu,Sept 17: Nepal still needs Rs 600 billion more in order to complete the ongoing post-earthquake reconstruction works, Rajdhani reports in a three column story. The report quotes National Reconstruction Authority’s CEO Sushil Gyewali to inform that the Authority is taking initiatives to collect the money from international donors as many of them are yet to implement the promises they made on different occasions.

    PM wants INGOs to concentrate efforts on economic growth

    Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli receives the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Martin Junge at his office on Sunday, September 16, 2018. Photo: LWF Kathmandu, September 17 Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli says international non-government agencies working in Nepal should concentrate their efforts on economic growth of most marginalised people in the society. Receiving the Lutheran World Federation’s General Secretary Martin Junge at his office on Sunday, the Prime Minister said the support provided by INGOs should help them...

    A Division League to commence on September 29 after a gap of five years

    Kathmandu, September 16 Nepal’s football governing body, All Nepal Football Association, says it is organising the Martyrs’ Memorial A Division League from September 29. This is the first A Division League tournament of domestic football in past five years. The tournament could not be held in last four years owing to internal disputes in ANFA. Organising a press conference in Kathmandu, ANFA General Secretary Indra Man Tuladhar announced the date. According to him, the winning team will get a...

    Kathmandu will not get Melamchi water this Dashain too

    Workers constructing pipelines for the Melamchi Drinking Water Project, in Babarmahal of Kathmandu, on Saturday, December 3, 2016. Photo: RSS Kathmandu,Sept 16: Naya Patrika reports in a snippet that the government’s target to complete the construction works of Melamchi Water Supply Project by upcoming Dashain festival next month is being missed as a 12 kilometre section of a tunnel is yet to be fixed with concrete. The project’s Executive Director Surya Raj Kandel, however, has claimed the works are going...

    Nepali women celebrate Teej with fasting, songs and dances

    Kathmandu, September 12 The Teej festival, also called Haritalika, is being observed by Nepali women, Hindus in particular, throughout the country on Wednesday. Women fast and wish for a prosperous life of their spouses on this festival, which falls on the third day of the waxing moon in the lunar month of Bhadra. Women rejoice with various delicious dishes known as ‘dar’ a day before Teej and fast on the next day as per the tradition. Women on this...

    Nepal’s thirsty mountain villages

    As Springs Across Nepal Falter And Fail, The 13 Million People That Live In Nepal’s Hilly Areas Face The Brunt Of A Water Crisis That Is Only Now Being Understood Sharada Bogati of Bidur-9 cleaning dishes beside her home. Unlike many neighbourhoods in Bidur, families in her neighbourhood get enough water for their daily use and also for vegetable farming Every month, women from Thumka Women’s Group for Change in Bidur municipality in Nuwakot district...

    Multiple landslides obstruct Narayangadh-Muglin road

    Chitwan, September 11 Landslides at various points of Narayangadh-Muglin road in Chitwan district has obstructed the road connecting Kathmandu and Pokhara to the East-West Highway since last night. Police have suggested that motorists and passengers use alternative routes as it will take some more hours to clear the landslide debris. Chief of the District Traffic Police Office Bed Prasad Gautam says a section of hill has fallen down in Charkilo, therefore resuming the traffic immediately is very difficult. In...

    New Army Chief assumes office

    President Bidya Devi Bhandari confers the insignia of Chief of Army Staff on General Purna Chandra Thapa, on Sunday, September 9, 2018. Photo: RSS Kathmandu, September 9 Newly appointed Chief of Army Staff of Nepali Army, General Purna Chandra Thapa, has assumed his office on Sunday. Before taking over the leadership, President Bidya Devi Bhandari, who is also the Supreme Commander-in-Chief of the military organisation, amidst a special function at the Sheetal Niwas, conferred the insignia of CoAS on...

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