Supreme Court outlawed chaupadi in 2005, yet it’s claiming lives in Achham

A young girl died while she was practicing chhaupadi in Achham district of Sudur Paschim Province last night. Police have identified the deceased as 21-year-old Parbati Rawat, of Siddheshwori 21, Sanfebagar municipality-3. The... Read more »

Kathmandu’s wires are more than visual pollution, they are hazards

Kathmandu’s wires are a sore sight for many – for a city grappling with almost all forms of pollution, visual pollution probably is one of our least worry.  The last time the... Read more »

With great power comes great ignorance (for the privileged)

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is going through a health crisis. Yesterday, Oli visited Grande International Hospital for a ‘regular heath checkup’. While there have been reports that the Prime Minister is... Read more »

US Congressmen urges govt to “fully protect human rights of Tibetans in Nepal”

US Congressmen James P McGovern and Christopher H. Smith, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, released a letter to the Ambassador of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, urging the Nepalese... Read more »

International Day for Elimination of Violence Against Women

Maya BK, 21, was gang raped on June 27, 2019 by her boss and his friends. She belonged to the underprivileged Dalit community from Dhangadi. Her only crime was that she rejected... Read more »

Rani Pokhari renovation underway

As the 2015 earthquake of 7.8 magnitude rattled the country, numerous cultural heritage sites sustained serious damages. One such heritage site was Rani Pokhari which not only served as a scenic attraction... Read more »

Kathmandu to be declared “beggar-free”

The government is all set to declare Kathmandu a ‘beggar-free metropolitan city’ coinciding with the 25th Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Day on December 15. In April, 2019, the government had declared Pashupati... Read more »

Victoria’s state government honours two Nepalis

Victoria’s Multicultural Awards for Excellence has bestowed two people of Nepali origin with the Award for Meritious Service to the Community for their individual contributions in community building. The award honours outstanding... Read more »

You want affordable healthcare? Get in line

You want affordable healthcare? Get in line It is approximately 11:30 a.m. I am standing near the counter at TU Teaching Hospital, observing. An elderly man and a young girl, (presumably his... Read more »

Newly elected minister Bhatta setting a bad example?

Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s cabinet reshuffle has many researching on the newly elected ministers. Naturally, the first thing we scan for is their respective social media handles. During the course, we... Read more »