Stories Tagged 'Bagmati river'
Even after burning thousands of bodies, it hasn’t gotten any easier for 49-year-old Chandra Dhakal.
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Madhukar Upadhyay, like many who grew up in the 70s and 80s, recalls swimming in the Bagmati as a child. The waters were pristine then, as translucent as glass, with fish abounding. “My dad’s generation even used Bagmati’s water for drinking, after only a quick decantation process,” he says.
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The premises of the Pashupatinath Temple had never been as enchanting as it was that day. Flower sellers had already spread their stalls with offerings and oblations that were been neatly packed into traditional leaf plates. They were constantly inviting each visitor to take one before heading into the temple. The ringing of bells, chanting of devotees and bustle of the market, all filled the morning with a palpably religious feeling. Amid these vibrant scenes, a guide was leading a group of tourists towards the banks of the Bagmati River. His sun-tanned face had sharp, peircing eyes. His firm gait and gestures seemed assured, as he addressed his guests in the most polite of tones.
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Around 35 metric tons of solid waste was collected and managed several various rivers and the Ring Road areas of Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.
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Thousands of people participated in the march from Sundarijal to Chobar on the bank of the Bagmati River on Saturday to mark the 200th week of the Mega Bagmati Clean-up Campaign.
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A total of 32 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from Valley rivers on Saturday as part of the ongoing river clean-up drive that is carried out every Saturday.
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