KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Even though old faces always seem to dominate the election nominations, many fresh faces have dared to challenge such seasoned candidates by filing their candidacies in the local as well as parliamentary and provincial polls this year.
KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The appalling air pollution and the ailing health of locals in Kalanki have time and again made headlines for more than the past two years. The locals have knocked the doors of several government authorities, political leaders and high-level officials, urging them to control air pollution in the area but their voices haven't been heard.
KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Locals of Chandragiri Municipality staged a peaceful protest in the capital on Wednesday, venting their ire against the snail-paced construction of the Kalanki-Nagdhunga road section that has exposed them to prolonged dust pollution.
KATHMANDU, September 10: The annual report of the National Center for Children at Risk (NCCR), a government body functioning under the Central Child Welfare Board (CCWB) in coordination with Nepal Police, has shown that as many as 2,052 children went missing across the country in the last fiscal year or 2016/17.
KATHMANDU, August 19: Despite knowing how important mother's milk is for an infant, nursing mothers often are obliged to leave their newborns starving just to avoid the embarrassment of breastfeeding them in public.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: Five years ago, twelve years old Rina Dahal (name changed) of Dhading ran away from home and came to Kathmandu along with her friends. Though she used to work in a Thamel-based restaurant, she didn't earn enough to pay the rent of her room. This ultimately pushed her to the street life. The ill-treatment of the hotel owner and other staffs compelled her to quit her job.
KATHMANDU, July 14 : Continuous exposure to sound has led to various kinds of hearing and psychological problems among the officials of Hello Sarkar, a government hotline initiated by former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai with the objective of resolving public grievances.
Currently, there are altogether 15 officers working at the office. There are two shifts and each staff has to work for seven hours a day.
KATHMANDU, July 12: Continuous exposure to sound has led to various kinds of hearing and psychological problems among the officials of Hello Sarkar, a government hotline initiated by former Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai with the objective of resolving public grievances.
KATHMANDU, July 11: The lack of co-ordination among government authorities has stalled the Dholahiti road expansion project again, compelling the locals to struggle with dust and mud for more than past two years.
KATHMANDU, June 29: On the evening of June 20, a few locals of Satdobato, Lalitpur witnessed a shocking incident which left them bewildered. No one had imagined that a street brawl between some girls would end in a stabbing. A girl of 18 was beaten up brutally by a group of eight other girls and stabbed.
On June 16, the Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) published the results of the first Secondary Education Examination (SEE), previously known as the School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams. Since then, SEE graduates have been wandering around in groups in order to check out colleges. After the publication of the results, colleges, especially those in the cities, have been flocked with students who have come from different corners of the country to find a college that is good enough for them.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Hundreds of youths from Karnali region staged a peaceful protest in the capital on Saturday demanding that the government increase budget for Dolpa and Humla districts which still lack road connectivity with the rest of the country.
KATHMANDU, May 19: Even as the dominance of male candidates for the executive posts continues as the vote counting for the first phase of local elections goes on, some women have managed to make it to the top positions by sidelining powerful competitors in various municipalities and rural municipalities. Few more are on their way to set history.
Top leaders of the major political parties participated in the first round of local level elections on Sunday. Like millions of voters, they reached the polling centers and voted for their preferred candidates.
KATHMANDU, May 4: Bhoj Raj Pandey, Chairperson of Kathmandu Association of Blind (KAB) was extremely happy when the government announced the local level elections after a gap of 19 years. Pandey, blind by birth, cannot see but that does not mean he is unaware about the crises and problems facing the country.
KATHMANDU, April 2: Almost two years have elapsed since the devastating earthquake of April 25, 2015 occurred but not even a single monastery damaged by the quake has been rebuild so far thanks to the sluggish post-earthquake reconstruction work of the government and bickering over reconstruction leadership.
KATHMANDU, March 29: After standing for almost an hour through traffic jams in a crowded public vehicle, two of the passengers rushed to the front row to grab a seat. They were just about to stretch their cramped muscles when somebody from the back pulled the sweater of one of them and said: ‘Excuse me, you are not allowed to sit here, these seats are reserved for women.