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Dye filter

Author(s): Alok Gupta
An improvised bio-sand filter helps Nepal dyers treat toxic effluents Read more: Dye filter

River restoration is not just an ecological act

Author(s): Aditya Batra

Despite decades of restoration efforts by a rich ensemble of state-development actors, cultural heritage votaries and rights activists, the Bagmati is nothing less than a sewage canal by the time it meets its tributaries in Kathmandu. In her book Reigning the River: Urban Ecologies and Political Transformation in Kathmandu Anne Rademacher, assistant professor of social and cultural analysis at New York University, chronicles how the river’s degradation resonates with the perceived social, cultural, religious and political disorder in the tumultuous democracy. She shares her insights with Aditya Batra Read more: River restoration is not just an ecological act

Locals obstruct landfill site expansion‚ seek compensation

KATHMANDU: Efforts to expand the Sisdole landfill site in Nuwakot have not made much progress with locals demanding compensation for their land that will be used for the site’s expansion.

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