Hefty fines fail to deter polluting vehicles

Kathmandu's drivers would rather pay hefty fines than get an emission test for Rs35

Breathing can kill you

It is that time of the year again when smog makes Kathmandu’s air hazardous to health. Hospitals are swamped not with Covid, but COPD...

Sonia Awale

Onset of winter leads to flight delays

With domestic and international flights now near pre-Covid levels, and the onset of winter means Kathmandu airport is once more living up...

Pokhara’s shrinking Phewa Lake

The once pristine Phewa Lake that used to reflect the majestic Annapurnas and Machhapuchre is shrinking, depriving Pokhara of its main attraction.Siltation from the...

While the forests are burning

Nepal continues to face a series of forest fire incidents

Nepal's smoky mountains

A series of photographs of Kathmandu Valley taken by Abhushan Gautam on 10 May 2020, and on 6 April 2021 from the...

Thick haze adds to Nepal Covid-19 woes

After a year of living in the shadow of the Covid-19 pandemic, Nepalis were bracing themselves for a second wave from India,...

Nepal is going up in smoke

Wildfires lead to hazardous air quality for third straight day, with no end in sight

Kunda Dixit

Wildfires in Nepal cause air quality to plummet

Kathmandu Valley endured one of the worst air quality in recent years on Friday as wildfires fanned by strong winds scorched forests...

Central Nepal engulfed in smoke

Kathmandu Valley and Central Nepal was engulfed in thick haze on Monday afternoon as prevailing winds whipped up fires in Chitwan and...

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