Stories Tagged 'Kathmandu valley'
A rush on gasoline stations in the Kathmandu Valley has eased with Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) boosting deliveries. Panic buying triggered by talk of a possible shutdown led to petrol pumps going dry over the last few days.
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Last month the Newars of the Valley paid homage to the Rato Matsyendranath with a month long jatra inviting bountiful harvest. Amid the din of the jhyali, and pomp and fanfare, revellers followed the Rain God’s chariot as it made its way from one tole to another in Patan’s urban core.
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Kathmandu was ranked among the top 10 cities of the world where liveability had improved in the last five years, according to the Global Liveability Ranking Report 2016 published by the Economist Intelligence Unit last August.
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Chicken meat prices have started to drop due to a supply glut caused by the arrival of fresh harvest in the market. According to the Nepal Chicken Sellers Association, the price of poultry meat reached Rs320 per kg on Friday.
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Article 30 (1) of the constitution guarantees every Nepali the right to live in a clean and healthy environment. Article 30(2) confers a right of compensation to anyone whose health is affected by environmental pollution or degradation.
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Heavy rainfall the Kathmandu Valley is witnessing these days is expected to continue for a few more days.
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