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Squatters in Valley hate police but can’t do without: Report Print E-mail
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Thursday, 04 August 2016

Kathmandu: Members of squatter communities in Kathmandu, who live in constant fear of being subjected to torture and ill-treatment, dread police the most but turn to them for help in crisis, according to a report.

The report titled Torture and Ill-Treatment: Perceptions, Experience and Justice-seeking in Kathmandu’s Squatter Community, released on Tuesday, claims high prevalence of torture and ill-treatment in squatter settlements.

A total of 67.3 percent respondents of the 750 households surveyed for the report said they fear police the most while 57.5 percent said political actors and parties also cause panic.

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Plastic thinking Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 August 2016

By: Vikash Raj Satyal

VikashPlastic is non-biodegradable and hence possesses a big challenge to waste management in metropolitan areas
Plastic garbage has exacerbated environmental problems in urban Nepal. We can see ugly mounds of garbage everywhere, mostly comprised of plastic, scattered all over our cities, smothering their beauty. We also frequently find our roads water-logged as plastic clogs drainage. The garbage dumped into our rivers and streams obstruct natural flow of river, causing floods in rainy seasons. Blockade of in-house drainage is also common.

 

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Encourage innovation Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 August 2016

• A relatively new technology has the potential to end the country’s energy crisis

By: RABIN DHAKAL, KSHITIZ KHANAL

The Government of Nepal declared an energy emergency last February—the third one in the last eight years—and set a target to end the crisis in two years. With the recent change of government, the fate of the plan is in limbo. Hydropower, the major source of Nepal’s electricity, cannot end Nepal’s energy crisis in such a short time because of its capital-intensive and time-consuming nature. Alternative technologies like solar, micro-hydro, biogas and wind have been explored; yet, for several reasons they have not been enough. More appropriate energy generation technologies have to be explored to widen energy access to different parts of Nepal.

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270 million litres water per day in Valley Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 03 August 2016

Melamchi• COMPLETION OF MELAMCHI PROJECT COULD BRING 100 LITRES PER HOUSEHOLD, EACH DAY

If everything goes as planned as many as 2,700,000 people of Kathmandu Valley will get adequate supply of water by the end of 2017.

According to Project Implementation Directorate of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, the KUKL will collect altogether 270 million litres of water on a daily basis after completion of Melamchi Drinking Water Project.
As much as 170 million litres of water will be collected from Melamchi with additional 100 million litres of currently available water.

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Monsoon gives rise to cold, fever infection in Kathmandu Print E-mail
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Monday, 01 August 2016

Cholera PatientKATHMANDU: With the monsoon at its peak, the number of common cold and fever patients has increased significantly in the Kathmandu Valley. The influx of patients thronging the Teku Hospital with such ailments has risen lately, according to communicable disease specialist at the Hospital, Dr Sher Bahadur Pun. More than 10 fever patients come to the Hospital on a daily basis, according to Dr Pun.

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