Saturday, January 28, 2012

Kathmandu architect chronicles a dying culture

Kathmandu architect chronicles a dying culture
AGENCE FRANCE PRESSE (AFP)

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: It is said that the medieval era never really ended in Nepal, its historic towns and architectural jewels blessed by an unbroken continuity of life and ritual that links the present with the past.

The lasting image for tourists flying out of Kathmandu is of the multi-roofed pagodas of palaces and temples and the 16th century courtyards, which were once the basic unit of city planning.

But much of the capital´s ancient architecture will soon be no more than a memory, according to one of the world´s leading authorities, Niels Gotschow, as haphazard urbanization and a desire for modernity change Kathmandu.

"To put things into a book is an act of preservation because one day this will be the only way to remember," says Gutschow, who has dedicated the last four decades to chronicling and preserving Nepal´s architectural treasures.

Read more at Republica.com

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

M4.5 Earthquake in Siraha, M4.6 in Humla | Nepal


Kathmandu, January 18, The National Seismological Centre (NSC) website reports of minor earthquake in Siraha district of south-eastern Nepal at 5:01pm Nepali time (11:16 UTC). There is no immediate reports of casualty caused by the tremor of magnitude 4.5M(L).

Update: January 19, Another earthquake measuring M4.6 hits Humla at the dawn of January 19 at 6:32am local time (0:47 UTC).

This is the third jolt above M4 measured in Nepal within 10days time span.

Update: Siraha, January 24, NSC recorded earthquake measuring M4 epicentered at Siraha on January 24 at 9:52am local time (4:07 UTC). It is the second M4 scale above tremor hit in the area.


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Petroleum price hiked

Kathmandu, January 18, Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) hiked prices of petroleum products today. Price of petrol is increased by Rs. 10 per liter to Rs. 115. Similarly, prices of diesel and kerosene are set at Rs 85 per liter, upped by Rs. 9. Price of liquid propane gas (LP) is set at Rs. 1,500 per cylinder.

Price of aviation fuel is also increased by Rs. 5 per liter to Rs. 105.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Energy Demand and Supply Status

Total Available Energy, Annual Power Demand and Peak Load Demand

Data: NEA Annual Report 2011
*Annual Total Power Demand approximated from Peak Load Demand x empirical co-efficient


Total power generated, in Nepal, from all resources amounts to 698MW (bulk purchase from India not included), whereas the peak load demand for year 2011/12 is estimated to stand at 1,057MW. aba ke garne ???

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Monday, January 16, 2012

Smog affects flights at Kathmandu International Airport | Nepal

Smog affects flights at Kathmandu International Airport KTM/TIA

KATHMANDU, January 16: All international flights have severely been affected at Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, due to poor visibility caused by a thick smog since Monday morning.

Till 1:30 pm, only two international flights--a Bahrain Airways flight and a Gulf Air flight--have landed a the airport, Bimlesh Karna, air traffic controller at TIA informed Republica, adding that there are four more international flights in queue for landing.

On a normal day, 10 international flights land at the country´s only international airport by noon. In the morning, the visibility for landing of any flight at the airport was almost nil. The condition has however been gradually improving, with visibility recorded 2.5 kilometers at 1 pm.

The minimum temperature in the capital was two degree Celsius and the maximum was four degree Celsius, making Monday morning one of the coldest of the season.

Source: Republica

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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Latest loadshedding schedule in Kathmandu, Nepal

*New: Now you can add Loadshedding Schedule to your Google Calendar! Add from the calendar below or goto http://bit.ly/LS_GrpN (replace N with your Group no.)


Latest loadshedding schedule in effect in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Update: Jul 4 Loadshedding hours reduced! Now daily average ≈6:45 (weekly 47hours) effective from July 5 / Asar 21 (Sat).


  • Load-shedding will take place on the given time inside the Kathmandu Valley and 5 minutes later outside the Valley.
  • Depending upon the condition, load-shedding could increase/decrease.


Also Follow @PowerCutAlert on Twitter for Power Outage Alerts approx 30mins prior to schedule


Official load shedding notice published by Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) (in Nepali)
(नेपाल बिद्युत प्राधिकरण द्वारा प्रकाशित आधिकारिक लोडसेडिङ्ग समय तालिका)



Calendar
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Add the schedule to your Google calendar, get notifications for load-sheddings on your email or smart phones or SMS notifications to any mobile phones - all for FREE.

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Audio Notice Board
You can also dial at following numbers for Audio Notice Board for load shedding.
Note: It might cost you some talk time.
(Audio notice in Nepali Language only)


Group 1 : 1618070701011, Group 2 : 1618070701012, Group 3 : 1618070701013, Group 4 : 1618070701014, Group 5 : 1618070701015, Group 6 : 1618070701016, Group 7 : 1618070701017


Total Available Energy, Annual Power Demand and Peak Load Demand
Data: NEA Annual Report 2011, A Year in Review - FY2012/13
*Annual Total Power Demand approximated from Peak Load Demand x empirical co-efficient


Total power generated, in Nepal, from all resources amounts to 762MW (bulk purchase from India not included), whereas the peak load demand for year 2013/14 is estimated to stand at 1,271.70MW. aba ke garne ???

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Average weekly loadshedding hours - trend in Nepal

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Rainfall and Load shedding trend More on Rainfall in Kathmandu >>

Thursday, January 12, 2012

M4.2 Earthquake in Dailekh: Minor tremor jolts western Nepal


Kathmandu, January 12, The National Seismological Centre (NSC) reported of minor earthquake in Dailekh district of western Nepal at 2:44pm Nepali time. According to NSC, the tremor with Magnitude of M4.2 had its epicenter in the remote northern part of the district.

There were no immediate reports of any damage caused by the earthquake.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Nepal Stock Index (NEPSE) Trend

Nepal Stock Index (NEPSE) Trend


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Kathmandu, Jan 4, Nepal Stock market (NEPSE) started the new year with positive gain. However, the momentum could not last longer that NEPSE index saw negative gain of 5 points today, the sharpest fall in past 2 months. Earlier, NEPSE dropped by 5.63pts on Nov 6, 2011. Nepal Stock Market closed today at 318.99 pts.

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Data source: http://www.nepalstock.com


Sunday, January 1, 2012

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