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June 11, 2019  Kripendra Amatya : The houses and structures which have blocked rajkulos and canals should be shifted elsewhere

With the onset of monsoon, pictures of Kathmandu streets being waterlogged have started to surface in social media. Royal canals, called rajkulo, are blocked by infrastructures. Concrete building and blacktopped roads stop infiltration of rain in soil, causing the ponds to go dry. As water fails to enter the soil due to concrete houses and paved roads and the sewerage gets jammed due to litter, even light rains could cause spread of water on the streets in the capital city. And as the water cannot enter the soil, underground water level decreases every year and people are forced to dig deeper to extract the underground water. 

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How two Sikhs built Kathmandu’s water pipelines and laid its roads http://bit.ly/2XbrJ6J

Prawash Gautam, Kathmandu

Jun 11, 2019 : The saying goes that Sardar Manohar Singh could point to where each water pipeline had been laid under Kathmandu, and where all the valves and chambers and reducing holes were. Manohar--who came all the way to Kathmandu from Rawalpindi in 1931--knew all this for a simple reason: he had played a crucial role in laying them. And when Kathmandu started tracing networks of roads above those very pipelines, it was Manohar’s son, Sardar Hardayal Singh, who would build paths and ensured their maintenance.

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पृथ्वी बचाउने सन्देश दिँदै सुकुम्बासी बस्तीका बालबालिका

२३ जेठ २०७६ काठमाडौं : टेकुस्थित बंशीघाट सुकुम्बासी बस्तीका बालबालिकाले विश्व वातावरण दिवसका अवसरमा बुधबार पृथ्वीलाई बचाउने, वातावरणलाई प्रदूषित हावा र अन्ये वातावरणीय समस्याबाट जोगाउने सन्देश दिएका छन्। बिहान ८ बजे करिब ४० बालबालिका बंशीघाट सामुदायिक भवनमा भेला भई वातावरणलाई जोगाउने सन्देश दिन रंगीचंगी चित्र, पोष्टर र प्ले कार्ड प्रदर्षण गरेका हुन्। 

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सुकुम्बासी वस्तीका बालबालिकाले मनाए विश्व वातावरण दिवस

२३ जेष्ठ २०७६, काठमाडौ : काठमाडौको त्रिपुरेश्वर स्थित बंशीघाट सुकुम्बासी बस्तीमा बस्दै आएका बालबालिकाले पृथ्वीलाई बचाउने र वातावरणलाई प्रदुषित हावा र अरु वातावरणीय समस्याबाट जोगाउने सन्देश प्रवाह गरेका छन् ।वातावरण दिवसका दिन बुधबार ३५ जना भन्दा बढी बालबालिकाले बंशीघाट सामुदायिक भवनमा भेला भई वातावरणलाई जोगाउने सन्देश दिन रंगीचंगी चित्र, पोष्टर र प्ले कार्ड बनाए ।

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In educated and elite Nepali circles, a different kind of “menstrual huts”

- Tsering D Gurung, Kathmandu

Twenty-five-year-old Rajina Shrestha ticks all the boxes of a modern Nepali woman. She is educated, opinionated and fiercely independent. But like thousands of others belonging to that troupe, she has not been able to reject one practice: observing menstrual restrictions every month.

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