- Girish Giri
As he watched the fire slowly consume his beloved wife’s body, somewhere else his newborn was struggling for his life. This was the card that life had dealt him, and he was going to have to play it. And that's precisely what Manoj did. After the pyre burnt down, he went to the hospital to wait on his son. MORE
Context: World Hepatitis Day
- Dr. Vivek Sharma
Sexual exposure and perinatal transmission is also the source of infection, although not much significant. Patients who receive multiple blood transfusions, like those suffering from Thalassemia and Hemophilia are also prone to the infection. MORE
Nepal's meet with Scotland offers chance to shadow dismal show in T20 Qualifier
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 28 - Following its dismal performance in the World T20 Qualifiers, Nepal will be hoping to get some momentum with a noteworthy performance against the Scotland in the first of two 50-over ICC World Cricket League Championship fixtures, kicking off in Ayr on Wednesday.APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, passes away following cardiac arrest
Hindustan Times, NEW DELHI, July 27 - Former president and Bharat Ratna APJ Abdul Kalam died on Monday after collapsing during a lecture in Shillong.Opinion Collection Committee's report endorsed
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 27 - The meeting of the Citizen Relations and Public Opinion Collection has endorsed the report on the people's feedback on the draft of the new constitution.
Former crown prince Paras admitted to hospital for heart problem
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 26 - Former crown prince Paras Shah was admitted to Norvic International Hospital in Thapathali, Kathmandu for heart-related problem.Manpower agencies reopen after concluding 31-point agreement with the Ministry
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 26 - The manpower agencies which were closed down since the past three weeks resumed operation from Sunday after 31-point agreement was concluded between the Ministry of Labour and Employment and the Foreign Employment Entrepreneurs’ Association chaired by Bimal Dhakal.5 Nepali cricketers ranked in T20 top 100 bowlers
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 24 - Five Nepali bowlers have secured place in the top 100 of the ICC T20 International Bowling Ranking.
Banda called by Biplav-led Maoist affects life in the Valley
Several vehicles torched, vandalized; over dozen banda enforcers held
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 24 - Banda called by CPN Maoist led by Netra Bikram Chand 'BIplav' has affected life in the Kathmandu Valley since early morning on Friday.RPP-N breaks election manifesto vow by calling shutdown
Setopati, Kathmandu, July 22 - In contradiction to the commitment made in its election manifesto to never enforce shutdown, the Rastriya Prajatantra Party - Nepal (RPP-N) has enforced banda in different parts of the country on Wednesday.Nepal quake forces 'living goddess' to break decades of seclusion
AFP, Kathmandu, July 21 - When a massive earthquake struck Nepal in April, Nepal's longest-serving "living goddess" was forced to do the unthinkable -- walk the streets for the first time in her life, she told AFP in a rare interview.
Top four mull new deal on religion, citizenship
Kathmandu, July 28 - The top four parties are mulling over making a new deal on the provisions related to religion and citizenship in the preliminary draft of the new constitution.Minister Pandey stresses on working together with Maldives in international forums
Kathmandu, July 28 - Minister for Foreign Affairs Mahendra Bahadur Pandey stressed on consolidating the SAARC and underscored the need for Nepal and the Maldives to join hands in international forums during his meeting with Foreign Minister of Republic of Maldives on Monday.Student union locks HSEB, Education Department offices
Bhaktapur, July 28 - The student wing of the CPN (Maoist) All Nepal National Independent Students' Union (Revolutionary) padlocked the offices of the Department of Education and the Higher Secondary Education Board (HSEB) on Tuesday morning.
Construction of diversion begins near broken Jayshree bridge
Kawasoti, July 28 - Construction of diversion route has begun to the south of the Jayashree Bridge at Gaindakot, Nawalparasi district 14 hours after the bridge broke down on Monday evening, said Chief Engineer at the Western Regional Road Division Office, Butwal, Deepak Kumar Bhattarai.Indian govt announces 7-day state mourning to honour Kalam, but no holiday
PTI, New Delhi, Jul 28 - Late APJ Abdul Kalam. File photo: PTI Government has announced a seven-day state mourning in honour of former President APJ Abdul Kalam. However, there will be no holiday. "As a mark of respect to the departed dignitary, seven days of st...PM Koirala condoles death of ex-President of India APJ Abdul Kalam
Kathmandu, July 28 - Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has expressed deep sorrow over the demise of India’s former President APJ Abdul Kalam. Kalam died on Monday night at the age of 83 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
CPN-UML leader Nepal's health improving
Kathmandu, July 28 - The health condition of the CPN (UML) leader and former Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal is gradually coming to normal.Thousands of passengers stranded as bridge collapses in Gaindakot
Ratnanagar (Chitwan), July 28 - The bridge over Jayashree River in Gaindakot in Nawalparasi district collapsed on Monday evening, disrupting vehicular movement along the Narayanghad-Butwal section of East West Highway.Talks wil top four only after implementation of past pacts: Yadav
Biratnagar, July 28 - Chairman of the Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Upendra Yadav has said that talks with the four major parties will be relevant only after the latter implement the past agreements signed with the Madhesi, indigenous and other forces.
Earthquake 2015 and tourism: Impact and solutions
It’s worthwhile to inform Russian people about Nepal’s rich history, religion, culture, people, cuisine and beautiful landscapes. Only little proportion of Russians know about the historically and culturally affluent Kathmandu Valley and Lumbini, the birth place of Gautam Buddha, for instance. Once informed about Nepal, however, many of them could put Nepal on their top destination list.
Leonid MyasnikovConstitution and its Constitutionality
The drafting process is accused of not giving enough space to the opposition to express their views. This act is refusal to a democratic process of giving equal opportunity to the opposition to forward and establish their claims.
Abhishek JhaCIAA jurisdiction should not be curtailed
It is not clear why the CIAA jurisdiction on "improper conduct" has been stripped off like this. This was never an issue in the legal constitutional sector.
Post- Earthquake reconstruction challenges
Even in situations where required fund is no longer a problem, Nepal lacks state of the art expertise and the consolidated political commitment that contribute to and set stage for the reconstruction with due attention to future seismic hazards.
Dipendra Pant/Kathmandu, June 26India will stand by Nepal
Today I convey to you the deep and abiding commitment of the Government and 1.25 billion people of India and the personal commitment of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to stand shoulder to shoulder with you as you seek to "wipe the tears of every Nepali”
Sushma SwarajAborting the Unethical
Illegal abortions performed by doctors have persisted unchecked for decades; this is a source of shame for all in the medical field.
Dr. Alok Atreya
Reconstruction drive: Too much focus on resource, too little on implementation
As we talk to spend billions of rupees for reconstruction, there comes the obvious question: Is the existing institutional capacity of the government competent enough to pilot the huge reconstruction drive?
Prem KhanalBuilding better: Time to choose between ad-hoc and wise reconstruction
Most houses that collapsed in this earthquake were from the villages, built by local masons whose knowledge do not necessarily incorporate skills to build quake-resilient structures. It is vital to educate them and complement their traditional knowledge with skills to build such structures.
Dipendra GautamEarthquake, engineering and moral ethics
During ground shaking, maximum acceleration occurs for a very short duration, creating maximum force. It is called peak ground acceleration, PGA. Therefore PGA is the most important seismic parameter for engineers in designing buildings, required to estimate the maximum force, so that the capacities of the walls, beams and columns could be determined and appropriately chosen for the size to resist such destructive force.
Hari Prasad Pokharel
Few facts about Hepatitis C
With better awareness and understanding of how we can prevent hepatitis, we can save many lives on a daily basis and eventually eliminate this disease. Nepal is categorized into country with moderate prevalence of Hepatitis C (prevalence rate 1.5-3.5% of the total population). Sexual exposure and perinatal transmission is also the source of infection, although not much significant. Patients who receive multiple blood transfusions, like those suffering from Thalassemia and Hemophilia are also prone to the infection.
Dr. Vivek SharmaMithila Diaries
Don’t judge me but I said, "I am Madhesi" and the couple did not understand me and walked away. They looked lost, so did I. At the age of 11 or 12, I changed my name from "Moni" to "Monica". Not so important. Also not very important that I cried each time I was put into a non-Nepali category. I felt bad when, at the age of 16, I heard the guy I liked saying "who's going to date that “dhoti".
Monica JhaDarjeeling's gift to Tupche
Quality education, modern teaching approaches and qualified teachers were a far cry for the small, remote village of Tupche.That's when Puran Sir came from Darjeeling along with his wife and some of his teacher friends. Since then, he and his team have worked rigorously for the betterment of the school and the students.
After the Quake: Reflections of a Trek Operator
It has been almost three months since the first quake and the long-term physical damage to the trekking areas appears to be mostly confined to the Langtang and Manaslu regions. However, the damage to the reputation of Nepal tourism appears to be far more widespread and long-lasting. We feel fortunate that the Kathmandu valley and the major trekking routes in the Everest and Annapurna regions were either largely unaffected or have recovered well from the quakes.
Andrew LeonardZero-cost migration policy: A first step towards improving labor migration
Government is one of the major beneficiaries of the sweat and blood of the migrant workers, with a quarter of the GDP sustained by the remittance. Meanwhile, manpower agencies have become richer than ever. It is the responsibility of these beneficiaries to make sure that the workers get a fair deal.
Jebli Shrestha/July 19Failing SLC is not the end of the world
There is a need to put into place a social support system to provide emotional, psychological support to the students so they do not feel that life's success begins with passing SLC while life's purpose ends with failing it.
Dr Vikash Paudel
What is Kawasaki Disease?
Pioneer researches have found that some heart disease in the young may be the long term effect of undiagnosed and untreated Kawasaki Disease in childhood. Many such cases have been reported In Nepal.
Dr Dharmagat BhattaraiKathmandu I love
Butterflies as big as hands flit through the Kathmandu I love. Power stagnates by changing hands, in the Kathmandu I love.
Rebecca Johnson BistaNaya Nepali, Naya Nepal
Nepalis need to reflect upon why one generation after the other failed to capitalize on the hard-achieved political gains to inculcate democratic reforms into our administration, institutions and politics, and to bring tangible gains in the lives of the people.