Stories By 'Anup Ojha'
Police shot and arrested gangster Ashok Lama after a brief gunbattle in Lalitpur on Monday at UN Park. Lama, 38, is accused of extorting and threatening businessmen in the Valley.
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Kathmandu Mayor Bidhya Sundar Shakya inaugurated the city’s first recreational centre for senior citizens at Bhurungkhel in ward-18 on Saturday.The centre will serve as a geriatric oasis where old age persons can pursue different hobbies, play and make friends.
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Authorities on Friday extended the deadline for the third time to complete the 10km Kalanki-Koteshwor road section.The road project was scheduled for completion in 2017. Various delays compelled the authorities to extend the date to July 2018 due to 2015earthquake and the border blockade imposed by India. The latest extension is December 2018.
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Five people died in the last one month because of rabies following dog bites in Kathmandu, according to Teku based Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital.
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The government’s budgetary allocation to disburse loans for start-ups taking academic certificates of Nepali youth as collateral has drawn cynicism from a section of experts in Kathmandu.
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People from the least advantaged group, that includes the disabled, senior citizens and socially marginalised, are less optimistic about the government’s budget announced on Tuesday.
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