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Pratik Rimal

UT Tyler in hot water, withdraws scholarship in last hour affecting 54 Nepali students

May 1, 2018 11:26 AM

KATHMANDU, May 1: Sriya Adhikari and her family were elated when she received an email from the University of Texas Tyler (UT Tyler), USA. The email had opened doors for her future: a US$ 20,968 annual Presidential scholarship to fund her four years undergraduate degree in Bachelors in Accounting.

With 5.1 pc people obese in Nepal, a big challenge looms

March 31, 2018 06:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: A fast food joint in New Road is one of Suman Gurung's favourite hangouts. One recent afternoon, the 18-year-old was munching a chicken burger with his usual company of five, who were likewise  relishing their salad, fries and sandwich with extra cheese topping.  “I love that extra cheese in my sandwich,” Ritesh Karki, a friend of Gurung, said with a smile as he turned to his food with obvious relish. The small eatery, popular among youths, was bustling with customers.

Nepal's first oil spill of 12k liters puts police on high alert in Udayapur

March 28, 2018 12:14 PM

In Nepal’s first oil spill accident, police of Udayapur at Ghurmi are in high alert of possible fire.

Medical drone could solve health accessibility

March 21, 2018 10:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 21: With ample cases where patients suffer and die in lack of timely health care services, a medical drone could hold key to improve access in remote Nepal. Mahavir Pun, chairman of National Innovation Center, argues so.

Understanding human psychology can say why people rape

February 17, 2018 14:20 PM

KATHMANDU: After four days of intense backache, Shristi Thapa (name changed) finally decided to head to visit a physician in a prominent hospital in Kathmandu.

78 rapes every month

February 3, 2018 14:04 PM

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: On January 24, an eight year girl was raped, murdered and buried by her 16 year cousin brother, Jiudhan Rai in Khotang district, eight hours drive towards the East from Kathmandu, the capital. Her body was retrieved from the bank of Chimchima River.

Volunteering with a purpose

December 5, 2017 13:14 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: One of the most treasured volunteers of the country is Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs). In Nepal’s rough terrains, FCHVs play an important role to strengthen the national health system.

Dahal has undermined TRC: Commissioner Bhatta

December 4, 2017 13:05 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Just days ahead of the second phase elections of the federal and provincial elections, CPN Maoist (center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday signed an agreement with the victims of the infamous Badarmude massacre in violation of the election code of conduct. As per the agreement, the families of the deceased and injured would be provided employment or allowances on need basis and a memorial will be constructed in 2/5 acre of land.

HIV/AIDS declining in Nepal

December 1, 2017 17:23 PM

KATHMANDU, Dec 1 : It was in 2002 that my school invited two individuals with HIV positive to educate us on HIV/AIDS and the stigma it carried. We were told that AIDS wasn’t transmitted by hugs and handshakes; the mere presence of actually seeing people with HIV positive was ‘frightful’.

Changing Attitude could reduce road accidents

October 31, 2017 13:20 PM

Fifty one people were killed in four separate accidents in the past three days. These accidents, often times are blamed to reckless driving and poor road conditions. But what does the death of 51 people have to tell about Nepal’s road accidents?