Nepali folk songs move beyond love and loss

Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- Inside buses on their daily commute Nepalis are used to listening to familiar-sounding songs that feature alternating female and male voices, responding to one another, often che... Read More


Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- With increasing awareness about the climate emergency and air pollution, many around the world have taken steps to reduce their own carbon footprints by flying less, being more e... Read More

More e-scooties for cleaner Kathmandu air

Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- Despite an initial lukewarm response, sales of electric two-wheelers have spiked in Kathmandu as commuters realise that their initial and running cost is much lower than petrol m... Read More

Fully Charged

Kathmandu, Aug. 23 -- The people of Kathmandu do not need to be told that they breathe some of the dirtiest air in the world. Diesel trucks, buses, cars and motorcycles emit toxic exhaust into the ver... Read More

My Sweet Lord

Kathmandu, Aug. 22 -- Bhawani KC, 84, fastens a peacock feather in her hair, ties a green scarf around her neck and dons a green tika. She then pulls a green ribbon tied to a tiny swing on which sit s... Read More


Kathmandu, Aug. 22 -- The overnight visit to Nepal by India's Minister for External Affairs S Jaishankar was an effort to reboot relations with Nepal, deeply wounded by New Delhi's five-month border b... Read More

Kathmandu to host international education conference

Kathmandu, Aug. 21 -- Now that most children are enrolled in school across Nepal, the government is working with private organisations to put more attention on improving the quality of education they ... Read More

Worldwide women's activist

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- The first Nepali elected as a member of the committee of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), journalist and gen... Read More

"Unusual appointment ... extraordinary tasks"

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- Yogesh Bhattarai is Nepal's 37th Tourism Minister in 41 years. He has taken the place of Rabindra Adhikari, who was killed in a helicopter crash in April, and wants to continue p... Read More

Driving Nepal deeper into debt

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- In the past three years, federal and provincial governments spent a massive Rs216.5 million on vehicles. If we add the budget allocated to vehicles this fiscal year, it adds up t... Read More