Kathmandu is Cruel to Animals

Today I am taking a break from political blogging to highlight cruelty to animals in Nepal. By Siromani Dhungana/UWB Whatever may be the rationale behind a cruel act, cruelty cannot be hailed. Nepal’s capital Kathmandu is cruel to animals. Stray dogs, cows, oxen and cats starve to death in this city where hundreds of thousands ofContinue reading “Kathmandu is Cruel to Animals”

Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao is arriving in Kathmandu on December 20 on a three-day visit, Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai said on Tuesday. “After the visit of the Chinese Premier, I will visit China,” PM Bhattarai told a select group of journalists. Wen will be the highest-ranking official to visit from Nepal’s immediate neighbours—India and China—since 2001.Continue reading “Chinese Prime Minister Will Come to Nepal in December”

Kathmandu’s (and Nepal’s) Tribhuvan: One of the World’s Most Hated Airports (!)

We agree with CNNgo’s assessment. We also agree with what they have said at the end of their note on Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan: Never mind. The city’s markets and surrounding mountains are lovely. These photos, taken on 11 Nov, are the evidence. Pics by Dinesh Wagle [More photos at the end of this post] CNNgo recently putContinue reading “Kathmandu’s (and Nepal’s) Tribhuvan: One of the World’s Most Hated Airports (!)”

A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed

By Deepak Adhikari/AFP A small aircraft taking tourists on a sightseeing trip around Mount Everest crashed in Nepal on Sunday, killing all 19 people on board, officials said. The Buddha Air Beechcraft plane carrying 10 Indian passengers, three other foreign tourists, three locals and three Nepali crew crashed into a hillside in heavy rain andContinue reading “A Buddha Air Plane, Returning to Kathmandu from a Everest Flight, Crashes on a Hill. All 19 on Board Killed”

The Earthquake that Rocked Us in Nepal

Read a news report on the quake here र नेपालीमा: भैचालो जसले हामीलाई हल्लायो By Dinesh Wagle The scary thing (or good, depending upon how you see things) is that the epicenter of the 6.8 earthquake that rocked Kathmandu and eastern Nepal this evening was, according to the US Geological Survey, 272 kilometers away (east) from Kathmandu. (68 kmContinue reading “The Earthquake that Rocked Us in Nepal”

Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated

All Pics by Makar Shrestha Around 80 per cent of the total 4,113 samples of foodstuff randomly collected from factories and shops across the country failed food quality test in the last fiscal year, while 23 among the 29 categories were found contaminated, according to the Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DFTQC). According toContinue reading “Food in Kathmandu (and possibly all over Nepal): Almost Everything’s Contaminated”

Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu

Kathmandu: A small group of criminals set a passenger bus on fire at the Manohara bridge early in the morning today (around 4:30 am). The bus was coming out from a garage in Balkot, Bhaktapur, to ply on the Nepal Yatayat route, according to my colleague Makar Shrestha who reached at the stop some 15 minutes afterContinue reading “Nepal banda: Bus burnt in Kathmandu”