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Lawmakers for Media Council leadership from distinguished people Friday, January 17th, 2020

Narayan Neupane, KATHMANDU: Today's meeting of the Legislation Management Committee of the National Assembly has univocally noted the leadership of Nepal Media Council should be prestigious and distinguished. Council's key responsibility is to regulate the media sector –the fourth estate of the..

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Child ‘love marriages’ in Nepal blight young lives Wednesday, January 15th, 2020

Surkhet (Nepal) (AFP): Teenager Asha Charti Karki told her parents she was going out to study, but instead she ran off to wed her boyfriend -- one of a growing number of Nepali teenagers who are marrying young by choice. "There were rumours about us in the village and I had fights at home. I felt..

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Unprepared journey to Australia might invite trouble Monday, January 6th, 2020

Naryan Adhikari, MELBOURNE: Australia has lately become a preferred destination for Nepali young generation to pursue higher studies. It is the third country which welcomes the most Nepali students after China and India. Australia, the world's sixth largest country by the total area, has been a..

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Endangered Himalayan Salamander in crisis Saturday, January 4th, 2020

Ganga Parajuli, ILAM: The endangered Himalyan Salamander is on the verge of extinction due to the growing human encroachment in its habitat, use of pesticides in cereal crops and its trafficking. The Himalayan Newt Tylototriton verrucosusis considered one of the most primitive species among living..

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Rohingya refugees land in Kushadevi in search of work

Pema Lama, BANEPA: Karan Happis, a Rohingya Muslim from Myanmar, works as a mason at a construction site at local Kushadevi. He said he has started working on a house construction site which is close to the place where 10 other Rohingya refugee families live. He gets Rs 600 to 700 per day as wage...

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Sugarcane farmers come to Kathmandu to share problems Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Ramesh Lamsal and Ashok Ghimire, KATHMANDU: Sitaram Mahato, 60, from Sarlahi district is one among the sugarcane farmers visiting the federal capital Kathmandu in a bid to get his problem heard- he wants to share the plight that he and his friends are not paid for long by the sugar mills for their..

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EU’s ban on Nepali aircraft unchanged Saturday, December 28th, 2019

CB Adhikari, KATHMANDU: Nepal has achieved around 70 percent progress to meet International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO)'s safety standard. The process of separating the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) to establish two bodies: a regulatory and service-providing has reached the final..

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Sherpa’s restaurant in Portugal popularizing Nepali dishes Thursday, December 26th, 2019

Bhagwan Giri, LISBON: Portugal has been an attractive labour destination among Nepalis, mostly in the agriculture and manufacturing sectors. And one among them is Dhanraj Sherpa of Gaurishankar-7 in Dolakha district, who arrived here 10 years ago and worked in different capacities for 33 months,..

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Mental health remains serious issue for migrant workers Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Stakeholders have suggested that the migrant workers should be given psychological counseling besides the medical tests of the migrants before going abroad. At an interaction programme organized here today by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and an NGO called Koshish, the..

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Nepal Govt to dismantle ‘Chau Goth’

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has decided to dismantle all the 'Chau Goth' prevailing in some of the districts in the Far-Western region in the light of disparity against women. The 'Chau Goths' are small huts made for menstruating women away from their houses in the name of..

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Will the Coronavirus Cause a Major Growth Slowdown in China? Monday, January 27th, 2020

The panic generated by the new coronavirus, 2019-nCov, which originated in Wuhan, one of China’s largest cities and a major domestic transport hub, reminds many of the..