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KATHMANDU (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - On a Sunday morning, dozens of police officers in combat gear stand guard at a petrol station in Kathmandu’s Lalitpur neighborhood.

LALITPUR: A walk in and around Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is not so pleasant of late, with stench drifting across and piles of garbage creating an eyesore, all thanks to a h

At least nine persons have been killed in landslides triggered by heavy rain in two districts of Nepal.

Nine persons have died in floods and landslides in Sindhupalchok, Lalitpur and Chitwan districts within the past 24 hours.

Total land acquisition costs for the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track are likely to exceed Rs 2 billion by the time the much-touted highway is completed.

A mass drug administration program is to be undertaken in 40 districts of the country beginning February 8 under the Elephantiasis Control Program.

The Department of Roads has so far reconstructed a total 40 kilometres of roads in the Kathmandu Valley in course of the ongoing road-widening works.

The amount of lead used in paints by Nepali companies is mostly unsafe and poses a serious threat to children’s health, according to a recently launched report.

Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City has allowed Nepal Adarsh Nirman Company to operate an asphalt plant at Bagdole without carrying environmental impact assessment.

If everything goes as planned, Nepal will have its largest landfill site in three years.