-Dr. Sudan Prasad Neupane
Latest developments confirm that Nepal has already entered the stage of health transition wherein non-communicable diseases are the main causes of mortality. While embracing the health similar to middle-income countries, Nepal faces unprecedented challenges of quickly gaining momentum to the preventative aspects of life-style related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes. MORE
12 hurt in Pokhara airport construction dispute
Kaski, Dec 18 - At least 10 people were injured in a clash which ensued between locals and the police at the Chhinedanda-based office of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) in Pokhara on Thursday.US, Cuba restore diplomatic ties after 50 years
AFP, December 18, 2014 - The United States and Cuba made a historic breakthrough in their Cold War stand-off Wednesday, moving to revive diplomatic ties and launch measures to ease a five-decade US trade embargo.Pakistan mourns 141 killed in Taliban school massacre
PESHAWAR, Pakistan, Dec 17, 2014 (AFP) - Pakistan on Wednesday began three days of mourning for the 132 children and nine school staff massacred by the Taliban in the country's deadliest ever terror attack, as the world unites in revulsion.
Snow-covered Khaptad (PHOTO FEATURE)
Yogesh Rawal, Kailali, December 16, 2014 - Hilly districts of the Far-West have seen heavy snowfall. This has affected people's daily lives. Schools have been closed, and people have been confined to their homes.2 shifts formally beings in govt offices
Kathmandu, Dec 16 - In a bid to provide efficient service to the people, some government offices of the five development regions began twelve-hour-long service in two shifts a daily from today.UK doesn't hold any position on secularism: UK embassy
Setopati, Kathmandu, Dec 15 - In its clarification to the government of Nepal over ambassador Andy Sparkes' controversial remarks on religious conversion, the UK embassy has stated that the ambassador's article was misunderstood.
Maoists to hold general convention from Feb, 2016
Debates on leadership transfer from June
Setopati, Kathmandu, Dec 14 - UCPN (Maoist) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal has proposed that the party hold it special general convention from the first week of February, 2016.First draft of constitution by January 22 deadline: Bhattarai
Setopati, Kathmandu, Dec 13 - "The political environment is becoming increasingly positive. It is still possible to draft the constitution by the January 22 deadline if the parties are able to sort out the differences in the next few days," Bhattarai said, adding, "But, I think it will be a great achievement if the parties are able to prepare the first draft by that deadline."UML to form politburo, standing committees on the basis of consensus
Setopati, December 12, 2014 - Cancelling the party's scheduled elections for politburo and standing committees, the rival leaders of the Communist Party of Nepal United Marxist Leninist (CPN-UML) – Madhav Kumar Nepal and KP Oli - have decided to form the committees on the basis of consensus.
Fuel price goes down
December 19, 2014 - Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) on Friday reduced the price of petrol and diesel/ kerosene by Rs 7 per liter and Rs 5.30 per liter respectively.Federal alliance stresses consensus for statute
Kathmandu, Dec 19 - The Federal Republican Alliance (FRA) led by the UCPN (Maoist) has urged the ruling parties to take forward the constitution writing process on consensus.India launches its biggest ever rocket into space
BANGALORE, India, Dec 19, 2014 (AFP) - India successfully launched its biggest ever rocket on Thursday carrying an unmanned capsule which could one day send astronauts into space, as the country ramps up its ambitious space programme.
A total of eight children found dead at Australian property
SYDNEY, Dec 19 : (AFP) - Eight children ranging from fourteen months to teenagers were found dead at a home in the Australian city of Cairns Friday, police said, reportedly in a gruesome mass stabbing that comes just days after a deadly siege in Sydney.4 Biratnagar sub-metropolis staff resign over CIAA probe
Biratnagar, Dec 19 - Four employees of the Biratnagar Sub-Metropolis Office, in Morang have resigned after the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) asked them to submit the original copy of their academic certificates.Cold wave affects normal life in the Far-West
Dhangadhi, Dec 19 - The cold wave sweeping the Far-West region has pushed the mercury further down, affecting normal life across the district.
CA continues deliberations on CPDCC report
Kathmandu, Dec 19 - The Constituent Assembly (CA) continued deliberations on the report of the Constitutional Political Dialogue and Consensus Committee (CPDCC) on the fifth consecutive day on Thursday.Ensure justice panels's independence: Rights bodies to PM
Kathmandu, December 19, 2014 - Eight local and international human rights organizations and conflict-era victims groups have urged Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala to ensure independence of transitional justice mechanisms.Failure of timely constitution will plunge country into crises: CA chair Nembang
Kathmandu, Dec 19 - Constituent Assembly (CA) chairman Subas Chandra Nembang has pointed out the need to intensify dialogues among the political parties for timely constitution.
Life expectancy and new challenges
Latest developments confirm that Nepal has already entered the stage of health transition wherein non-communicable diseases are the main causes of mortality. While embracing the health similar to middle-income countries, Nepal faces unprecedented challenges of quickly gaining momentum to the preventative aspects of life-style related conditions such as cardiovascular diseases and diabetes.
Dr. Sudan Prasad NeupaneNepal's political parties and their power mentality
The crux of Nepal's problems largely lie in the political parties' mentality to rule. Such tendency will never resolve Nepal’s existing problems of poverty, unemployment, large scale temporary and permanent migration, unbalanced regional development, among others.
Chandra Sharma PoudyalHealing 'fail' psychology
The categorical 'pass' and 'fail' evaluation of SLC exam became demotivating factor for millions of youngsters towards education.
Give Presidential System an Honest Chance
If the drafters of our constitution should malign everything about the presidential system, they should at least have the courage to defend the parliamentary system as it has been practiced in our country.
Sagar RijalChina’s Neighborhood Policy under Xi Jinping
The enthusiasm shown by China during the 18th SAARC Summit in Nepal is a precursor that China is very serious towards the plight of her immediate South Asian neighbors.
Dr. Pushpa AdhikariWhat ‘stops’ a positive force from leading Nepal ?
Nepal is a paradise. To realize its true beauty, the first thing we need to do is to change our own attitudes. Let us not wait. Let us start building the leadership our beautiful Nepal deserves!
When hospitals do more harm than good to patients
Every doctor with a degree and license has to 1) treat the patient at hand and 2) contribute to the overall attempt of the mankind to fight diseases and ailments. What if we only treat patients? Today's patients are cured but at a terrible cost to the entire humanity. Take the case of Antimicrobial Resistance arising from indiscriminate use of antimicrobials.
Jiwan KshetryEnriching South Asia
A new Asia Pacific compact for the well-being and development bridging the SAARC region with ASEAN nations and ultimately with Melanesian countries and Pacific islands is a real possibility and an opportunity that shouldn't be wasted. The new scenario could well constitute the foundations of a new arc of peace, development and prosperity that would potentially assume the same importance as the much talked about new Silk Road.
Anil KarkiHIV, poverty and breastfeeding
I had delivered lectures on HIV to these medical students. I have taught them theories from standard textbooks, prescribed practices of the World Health Organization (WHO), our national guidelines and facts from the latest scientific researches. But, I had not anticipated a real situation like this.
- Dr. Rolina Dhital
Understanding Nepal through KIMFF
Katmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is totally a different kind. This festival is about offering food for the mind and the heart of curious audience. It’s about mountains, challenges and beauty; it's also about different global as well as local social issues.
Isabelle LippitschGlobal warming and its implications in South Asia
Even though SAARC Summit was a perfect place to find a common agenda, leaders did not take a definite step on climate change. The meeting only agreed to establish a rapid response to natural disasters and underlined the urgency to establish a legal protocol by the end of 2015. Nepal, being the host and one of the most vulnerable countries, should have initiated the conversation.
Suman GautamBroken strings
Cannot a male or a female spend his/her life with the one whom he/she loves? Do guardians have any leverage to make decisions for their adult children even in areas as vital as love and marriage?
A pen and children
Yeah, I, my mom, dad and friends and every citizens should now create an environment which guarantees the rights of these 8-year-olds. Yes, the pens should be handed now. These pens that will enable them to understand who they are and what they should get.
Sakshi PaudelSome tips from Hospitality graduate
In college years, manager is a big word for hospitality students; later it becomes heavier. For the first few times, they feel immense pleasure to sign above ‘Manager’s Signature’, but gradually this task becomes heavier because of consequences a signature can brings. They just don’t want to sign anymore. From my experience, there are certain factors in hotels and restaurants which could make the first work experience sophisticated, and therefore pose equal chances of growth or discouragement.
Roshan ThapaWhose responsibility?
How is it possible that a human, a child potentially in danger can be left on the pavement while doctors, nurses and surgeons are working a few meters away, while hundreds of people are passing by?
Different: Yes, I am!
Everything I do is in a hope that I might make you proud someday, in a grand way. And all I want you to say to me is, ‘Make your own choices and learn from your own mistakes, be different but yourself, I might not be happy with it but my love and blessings will always be with you.’
Riddhima SharmaAre we responsible road users?
Current trends suggest that 5 to 6 person are losing their lives daily in road accidents in Nepal. Most of them can be saved if the road users start owning up personal responsibilities.
Prameet Ranjan JhaKathmandu is your home, that’s enough reason to keep it clean!
As easy as it is to fall in love with Kathmandu it is also easy to hate it. Home does not end at our house’s doorstep. Home is every space that makes an important part of our everyday life.