Stories By 'Anup Ojha'
Wooden pillars and remains of the 211-year-old Sohrakhutte paati, which was demolished as part of a road expansion drive in 2015, are all missing, but none of the authorities concerned are working towards finding and preserving the artifacts.
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Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is known for his folksy sense of humour. His satirical style of expression—often interwoven with idiomatic language—tends to send crowds into peals of laughter. A satirical song directed at corruption, malpractices and social anomalies, however, has not gone down well with the sister wing of Oli’s own party.
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The illegal mining of sand and soil in the eastern and northern parts of Vishwarup Temple, near the Sleshmantak forest, is proving to be a great threat to the area and to its status of being a Unesco World Heritage Site.
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After receiving widespread criticism from heritage experts, conservationists and urban architects over Kathmandu Metropolitan City’s new ‘Building Code 2075,’ the metropolis has announced to review the code and conduct an extended interaction with experts.
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In a bid to curb unruly behaviours of drivers and conductors of public vehicles and to minimise road accidents, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has come up with a new rule called “one minute with drivers and two minutes with passengers”.
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In a bid to control the increasing number of accidents along the eight-lane Kalanki-Koteshwor road section of the Ring Road, the Department of Roads has launched ‘Road Safety Audit’.
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