Monkey menace tops complaints at Kathmandu DFO

Frustrated by troubles constantly created by marauding monkeys, Budhanilakantha School has filed a complaint at the District Forest Office, Kathmandu this month. Another similar complaint was registered at the office by Om Hospital in Chabahil a few days ago.These two are not the only cases. The DFO Kathmandu has been receiving a flurry of such…

Kathmandu undercover cops to take action against honkers

Kathmandu Drivers be-aware: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has started deploying plainclothes traffic cops to catch and penalise motorists who are caught honking unnecessarily while driving. DIG Sarbendra Khanal, MTPD in-charge, said the move was initiated after drivers showed little respect to the law that prohibited needless honking. “Undercover traffic cops will mingle with motorists and…

Kathmandu 38 unscrupulous taxi drivers booked

KATHMANDU: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) on Sunday took legal action against taxi drivers unwilling to serve the customers trips based on money charged as per the fare-metre reading. The MTPD officers had fanned out across the city in plain clothes and took action against 38 cabbies. The taxi drivers unwilling to provide a…

Culture of Disrespect Plagues US Embassy in Nepal

Sonu Khadka is a remarkable healthcare leader and nurse from the remote Far Western district of Achham, Nepal. She has trained and supervised community healthcare workers in her home community to combat disease and promote health with Possible. Possible is a public-private partnership non-profit healthcare collaboration between Nepalis and Americans that I have worked with…

Plastic bag ban proves to be just a fanciful idea

The government two years ago said a ban on plastic bags in the Capital city would come into force starting Nepali New Year (April 14, 2015), implying that buying, selling and using polythene sacs below 40 microns would be an offence and that the offender would be liable to pay fines. The decision was aimed…

Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Pashupati Thapa of Gaushala lost his life in a road accident Monday. A microbus knocked him down when he was crossing the road using a zebra crossing at around 9:30pm. Thapa, who was a cook at a guest house in Gaushala, died of head injuries. Last month Rabina Chaudhari, a school teacher, was killed after…

German man arrested for paedophilia

The Central Investigation Bureau of Nepal Police has arrested a German national on charge of paedophilia. Albert Fred Klinice, 63, was arrested from a Thamel-based hotel in the Capital, police said on Friday. A child was also rescued from the scene. Klinice will be booked for attempted rape and child molestation.

Delay in solar lamp installation causes inconvenience to public

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has started the second phase of installing 1,285 solar street lamps from last week. But the works are not progressing smoothly, as evidenced by the lamp posts laid along the footpaths beside freshly dug pits in different parts of the city these days. While pedestrians are having to skirt these lamp…

Kathmandu , Valley crime rate shows downward trend

The overall crime rate in Kathmandu Valley has shown a downward trend, according to the latest statistics released by Metropolitan Police Office. “Nine months (mid-July to mid-April) into the current fiscal 2016/17, a total of 4,491 cognisable incidents of crime were recorded compared to 4,617 during the corresponding period last fiscal,” suggest the data. The…

Car honking ban in Kathmandu valley from new Nepali year

In an effort to reduce sound pollution in the Valley, the government is preparing to impose a ban on vehicle horns, which will come into effect on the day of the Nepali New Year 2074 Baisakh (April 14, 2017) in Kathmandu Metropolitan City. “From April 14 onward, horns will be banned for public, government, tourist…