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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.