Air cleaner now due to reduced vehicular movement, rainsBy Indira Aryal
Air quality is considered satisfactory in Kathmandu Valley as well as other areas across the nation now as the air pollution index has reached livable conditions (green sign) since the enforcement of lockdown one month ago.
Lockdown hits hospitals hard as OPD income dries upBy Indira Aryal
As the lockdown has continued for over a month amid COVID-19 menace, the number of outpatients visiting public hospitals has dropped drastically resulting in limited internal income and posing financial crisis to hospital management.
Wild animals enjoy free movement during lockdownBy Indira Aryal
Conservationists have witnessed a number of wild animals moving on the national highways and streets near human settlements, thanks to the shut down and almost no human and vehicular movement.
Bhaktapur locals find the New Year dull in absence of jatrasBy Indira Aryal
The New Year this time was different for local Newar community in Bhaktpur district. It was just like an ordinary day. The New Year festival was cancelled amid the fear of global pandemic COVID-19. Moreover, there has been a nationwide lockdown in place, and the New Year day fell on the 21st day of lockdown.
Bhaktapur municipalities bring smiles to poorBy Indira Aryal
All four municipalities in Bhaktapur district have been working separately to provide relief packages to labourers, daily wage earners and poor families and helping them to wear smiles on their faces. Since the enforcement of lockdown by the federal government to stop the possible spread of global coronavirus pandemic, poor and labourers have been facing insecurity as they lost their job.
Lockdown not same for everyone, poor want to return to villagesBy Indira Aryal
Bus stops along the Araniko Highway still see crowds of people seeking a way to escape from the Kathmandu Valley despite the direction of the government to stay indoors. The Araniko Highway that passes through Bhaktapur and Kavre is used to reach Sindhupalchwok, Sindhuli, Dolakha, Ramechhap, Okhaldhunga, Khotang as well as the districts of the eastern and central Terai. Most people who had come to the valley from various districts and were working as taxi drivers, factory workers, labourers in...
Coronavirus lockdown helps improve air qualityBy Indira Aryal
At a time when the whole world is fighting against the global pandemic of coronavirus through lockdown to stop the possible spread, a positive change has been seen in the environmental sector, especially the air quality.
Bhaktapur dwellers stay indoors in support of lockdownBy Indira Aryal
As the global fight against the COVID-19 continues, people in Bhaktapur have stayed indoors with the assurance from the local governments to support people in case of emergency.
Traffic police generate awareness about Covid-19By Indira Aryal
The Metropolitan Traffic Police Office Division (MTPD) has started generating public awareness about the possible spread of Coronavirus in the Valley by displaying placards at different places of the city.
Women, dalits more vulnerable to climate change: expertsBy Indira Aryal
Climate change is one of the much talked-about issues globally today. It is posing a big threat to environment, hitting hard the areas like forest, water and agriculture in Nepal.