My Republica

Bishnu Prasad Aryal

Illegal drug stores go unchecked across nation

November 8, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 8: Several drug stores across the country are running without registration for years. However, the government has not worked significantly to bring them under the book.

Private schools pushing own interests in education regulations

November 5, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: After they succeeded in incorporating two types of private schools- as companies and  as trusts- under the Education Act, the private schools are now advocating against inclusion of the provision for approval of school fees by a two-thirds majority of the guardians.

Govt's health insurance plan for all makes feeble start

October 27, 2016 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: The government's plan to provide health insurance for all the people within three years is off to a feeble start.

Dengue in 15 districts, govt in 'search and destroy' mode

October 25, 2016 08:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: The Ministry of Health has said that dengue has spread to 15 districts of the country and it has launched a 'search and destroy' campaign against the mosquitoes that cause dengue and their breeding sites.

Domestic trekkers are mistreated by hoteliers in ABC trail

October 24, 2016 01:40 AM

ANNAPURNA BASE CAMP, Oct 24: Trekking trails along the Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) that reaches to an altitude of 4130 meters traverse through cascading music of waterfalls, chirping of birds in the mysterious and wonderful forests amidst the background of serene snow-capped mountains. However, the local tourists traveling along the trails are the cold shoulder by the hotel owners as they get well paid by foreign tourists.

Resident docs at TUTH to boycott OPD from Today

October 4, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Resident doctors at Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) are all set to boycott the out-patient department (OPD) from Tuesday, in support of the hunger strike staged by Dr Govinda KC, senior professor at the Institute of Medicine (IoM).

TU gave affiliation to campuses without own premises

October 1, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: Tribhuvan University (TU), the oldest and biggest university in the country, does not have any records of the lands and buildings owned by college campuses to which it has granted affiliation.

Students attending classes in derelict building

September 30, 2016 00:00 AM

MELAMCHI, Sept 29: Some 500 students of Jalapadevi Secondary School in Melamchi Municipality, Sindhupalchowk district have been risking their lives every day by attending classes in a dilapidated building for over a year.

Pvt schools defy govt rules on fee restructure

September 19, 2016 08:28 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: Private schools have challenged the government to implement its rules for the restructuring of school fees. They have demanded that the government allow them to determine the fees at their respective schools.

Breaking barriers: A public school setting an example

September 6, 2016 02:00 AM

LALITPUR, Sept 6: A 13 year old girl with gleaming eyes and cheerful face does not have any interest in studying any private school at a time when middle and upper class people are bluntly interested in enrolling their wards in the expensive private schools.

Public school mergers gaining pace

August 17, 2016 00:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government has adopted the policy of merging public schools instead of uplifting the quality of individual schools.

2-day strike set to affect studies of thousands of students

August 15, 2016 11:45 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary, affiliated to the Maoist party headed by Netra Bikram Chand, a.k.a Biplav, has called a two-day strike in the education sector from August 15, demanding the government to fulfill their 17-point charter.

Local dialects on verge of extinction in lack of utility

August 12, 2016 02:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: At a time schools and colleges are happy teaching foreign languages, fueling massive brain drain from the country, no attention is being paid to preserve local dialects that are central to the survival of various ethnic cultures.

Pre-schools are under 2 govt ministries, causing confusion

August 11, 2016 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Montessori schools in the country, also known as pre-schools, are operating in a state of legal confusion as they fall under the jurisdiction of two different government ministries.

Quake-hit schools in 31 districts to be rebuilt within 3 years

August 10, 2016 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Hundreds of students in earthquake-hit districts will have to study under tents and inside cracked buildings risking their life and limbs for another three years.

Montessori schools under legal tangle of two ministries

August 6, 2016 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Pre-schools, widely known as Montessori schools, in the country are running in a state of legal confusion as they fall under the jurisdiction of two ministries.

Lacking utility, local dialects on verge of extinction

August 3, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: At a time when universities, colleges and private education institutes are vigorously promoting foreign languages, no one seems to be concerned about saving Nepal's diverse local dialects that are on the verge of disappearing.

JEMC, private publishers for doubling printing charges

July 29, 2016 03:00 AM

KATHMANDU, July 29: The state-owned Janak Education Material Center (JEMC) and private publishers have proposed to almost double the rate of book printing cost for school textbooks.

Govt's failure to choose NEB chair may delay next SLC exam

July 26, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, July 26: Uncertainty looms over the timing of the next School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination as the government has failed to appoint the chairperson at the National Examination Board (NEB), which will oversee the SLC exam from now onward.

Political haggling delays UGC member secy appointment

July 14, 2016 06:39 AM

KATHMANDU, July 14: The post of member secretary at the University Grants Commission (UGC) has remained vacant for the last 15 months owing to differences over sharing of position among political parties.