My Republica

Bishnu Prasad Aryal



28 percent of population affected by hypertension: report

April 29, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: An empirical study shows that 28 percent of the population in the country is affected by high blood pressure or hypertension.

Colleges exacting '4 times higher' fees than ceiling for MD/MS

April 27, 2017 07:26 AM

KATHMANDU, April 27: Medical colleges have reportedly been asking fees four times higher than the ceiling for the postgraduate MD/MS programs.

Colleges exacting '4 times higher' fees than ceiling for MD/MS

April 27, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, April 26: Medical colleges have  reportedly been  asking fees four times higher than the ceiling for  the postgraduate MD/MS programs.

Govt seeks to scrap Bir tender for radiotherapy machine

April 24, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, April 24: Following a controversial procurement process at Bir Hospital for a Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine, the Ministry of Health is planning to request the Indian embassy  to provide the machine as a grant.

Health minister spills some beans

April 20, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has started investigation into embezzlement of state funds by staffers no longer present.

SLCE for 12th graders from April 23

April 17, 2017 05:30 AM

​KATHMANDU, April 17: The School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SLCE) is scheduled to begin from April 23, ending the 83 years old history of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC), which started from 1934.

Intern docs made to work 36 hrs a shift for Rs 9,500 monthly

April 12, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 11: Private medical colleges have forced medical interns to work up to 36 hours in a shift while they are paid only around Rs 9,500.00 per month, it has come to light.

Utter negligence by DEOs encourages schools to arbitrarily hike fees

April 11, 2017 08:18 AM

KATHMANDU, April 10: Utter negligence of District Education Offices in the Kathmandu Valley has encouraged private schools to arbitrarily raise their tuition fees, flouting the rules.

Utter negligence of DEOs encourages schools to arbitrarily hike fees

April 11, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 10: Utter negligence of District Education Offices in the Kathmandu Valley has encouraged private schools to arbitrarily raise their tuition fees, flouting the rules.

Fee hike: Govt to monitor private schools

April 9, 2017 23:47 PM

KATHMANDU, April 9: After private schools arbitrarily raised tuition fees for the coming academic session beginning April 14, the Ministry of Education has said it will monitor the schools and take necessary action.

Gagan makes mark in health sector but has miles more to go

April 7, 2017 09:05 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: Health Minister Gagan Thapa, who assumed  office on August 26, 2016, has succeeded in bringing about changes in policy-making but has yet to implement all these changes in full and ensure efficient service delivery to the public.

Trump policy to affect family planning programs in Nepal

April 5, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Various organizations working in the family planning sector in Nepal are going to be hit hard by US President Donald Trump’s policy of not supporting various family planning methods anywhere. Especially, the economically disadvantaged people in the remote parts of the country will be affected by the policy, according to the stakeholders.

Govt unable to check pvt school fee hikes

April 4, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 3: Disregarding a Supreme Court (SC) directive to private schools not to increase their fees before a lapse of three years, the schools have increased the fees by up to 60 percent.

Patients suffer as Bir pressed to buy Rs 60m cobalt machine for Rs 118m

April 1, 2017 07:01 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: Pressure to purchase a specific radiotherapy machine for Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest hospital in the country, has deprived cancer patients of treatment for more than a year and a half.

Over 1,800 health posts operating without buildings

March 31, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: More than 1,800 health posts across the country are operating without proper buildings, curbing their ability to offer efficient healthcare services.

21.2pc undergraduate students coping with depression: Study

March 28, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: A recent study has revealed that 21.2 percent of undergraduate students in Nepal are coping with depression and 35.4 percent are addicted to the Internet. The study has also linked sleep disorder to Internet addiction.

No safety rules yet against pollution near schools

March 27, 2017 05:00 AM

A majority of the 2,000 schools in  Kathmandu Valley are running alongside the roads, without any consideration of the harmful effects of the pollution on the thousands of school children. The existing rules include provisions for a healthy atmosphere and greenery at schools as well as on restrictions on  the sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the school vicinities. However, these rules have remained confined to paper.

120 new cases of TB detected daily in Nepal

March 25, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 25: On an average, 120 new cases of tuberculosis are detected in Nepal daily, despite the government's attempts to end the epidemic by 2035.

SEE concludes, results within 90 days

March 24, 2017 12:25 PM

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of Grade 10, which used to be called as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams in the past, concluded on Friday with the target of publishing the results within three months.

Election hampers printing of school textbooks

March 21, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: There is only one week left to supply school textbooks to various districts before the new session starts in April. However, a total of 12.1 million copies of school textbooks are yet to be printed, partly because of the printing of ballot papers for the upcoming local elections.