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Bishnu Prasad Aryal



Education ministry 'confused' about status of DEOs

March 20, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 20: With the 744 local level government units coming into effect by minimizing the roles of the 75 districts as per the spirit of Nepal's federal constitution, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is left thoroughly perplexed about the status of the present official education bodies and the existing Education Act.

Valley pollution impact as bad as smoking: Experts

March 17, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: A statutory provision requires that the warning 'smoking is injurious to health' should appear on every packet of cigarettes. However, the people of Kathmandu Valley are unknowingly inhaling fumes equivalent to the smoking of 10 cigarettes every day.

Valley pollution impact as bad as smoking: Experts

March 16, 2017 07:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: A statutory provision requires that the warning ‘smoking is injurious to health’ should appear on every packet of cigarettes. However, the people of Kathmandu Valley are unknowingly inhaling fumes equivalent to the smoking of 10 cigarettes every day.

Girls outnumber boys across country in Grade 10

March 14, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: The number of girl  students in Grade 10 across the country is higher than boys, indicating a greater dedication among girls to the pursuit of education.

Ratio of kidney docs to patients dismal

March 10, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 10: Although the government has announced free dialysis for kidney patients soon, the number of kidney specialists available in the country is dismally low.

Printing ballot papers to affect textbooks availability

February 28, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government's preparations to hold local elections will affect the printing of school textbooks, causing a crisis for millions of students.

Cheap cloth masks unreliable against Valley pollution: Study

February 23, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Mina Gaha, a 49-year-old from Tansen, Palpa district came to Kathmandu for her child's medical treatment four days ago. Gaha now feels suffocated, with throat and chest pains and coughing.  “I use a cloth mask throughout the day, believing it would help,” she told Republica while walking on a road near Singh Durbar

Reconstruction of 4,067 quake-damaged schools yet to begin

February 20, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nearly two years have shot by since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, but the government is yet to begin the reconstruction of 4,067 schools ravaged by the quake in 31 affected districts due to the lack of resources.

Scholarship students say medical colleges cheating them

February 16, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Private medical colleges have been accused of charging students on government scholarships fees under unreasonable heads.

'Consultancies into human trafficking, money laundering'

February 14, 2017 12:50 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: Many education consultancies in the country are reportedly involved in cheating, human trafficking, embezzling foreign currency and money laundering.

75% drug users between 15 to 30 year olds

February 11, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Drug addiction among students has been emerging as a challenge for the country. Admission trends at rehab centers indicate that 75 percent of drugs users are between 15 to 30 years of age.

Around 250 ghost schools in exist in Valley only on papers

February 7, 2017 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Around 250 private schools in the Kathmandu Valley alone are found to be existing only on papers.

Teaching-learning of early grade readers at community schools poor

February 7, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The teaching-learning process of early grade students has been utterly neglected by the teachers in the community schools, a report released on Monday said.

Rs 2.36 b splurged on community hospitals under party influence'

February 2, 2017 01:34 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: At a time when many government hospitals are in a pathetic condition, the Ministry of Health (MoH) doled out more than Rs 2 billion in three years to community hospitals and NGOs with political access.

TU research centers heading nowhere

February 1, 2017 02:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The research centers of Tribhuvan University (TU) established with the aim to promote academic and applied research works for the development of the nation are heading nowhere. The professors and researchers are more interested in working with donors and NGOs rather than contributing in making the research centers as think-tank of the country.

Nurses being paid nominal salaries by private hospitals: NNC

January 28, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 28:  While Nepal marked the Nurses Day on Friday, nurses working in private hospitals of the country are forced to work for nominal salaries, depriving them of the basic pay scales of government hospitals.

No records of students returning from abroad

January 24, 2017 00:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A total of 146,870 students were issued no objection letters (NOC) starting from fiscal year 2010/11 to December 15, 2016, permitting them to go  abroad for higher studies. Besides, hundreds of students go to India each year without any LOC as this is not compulsory for study in India.

Govt to hire docs for districts from private sector: Gagan Thapa

January 20, 2017 00:49 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: After doctors did not show any interest in working on contract at government hospitals outside Kathmandu Valley, the Ministry of Health (MoH) has come up with a plan to hire specialists for at least six months for working in the remote districts.

Urban health centers in pathetic condition

January 14, 2017 01:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Amid screeching wheels and honking horns of vehicles plying the Ring Road engulfed with dust and pollutants, two staffers at Mitra Park of Chabahil in the capital are busy writing details of patients in a two-storey building, critically damaged by the earthquake of April 2015.

Early-age abortions on rise in urban areas

January 12, 2017 06:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Abortion trends at private and government hospitals and at abortion centers in Kathmandu show an alarming increase in abortions among girls and women below 20 years of age  in urban areas.