JANAKPUR, March 14: Holi is a big festival for Janakpur residents. It would be celebrated with great pomp that included folk songs, dance, music and lots of colors. Cultural groups would get booked from weeks earlier while markets and crossroads would be thronged by massive crowd. This year nothing as such happened.
UNITED NATIONS, March 14: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Monday that women are suffering "new assaults on their safety and dignity" around the world, pointing to extremists subjugating women and governments curtailing women's freedoms and rolling back laws against domestic violence.
KATHMANDU, March 14: As most of the street children start using psychoactive substances at a tender age of eight or nine, they are likely to get addicted before reaching 15, which ultimately reduces their average life expectancy, argue experts working for the welfare of such children.
KATHMANDU, March 15: Stating that the digging up of roads and the pipe laying work of the Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has severely affected the health of the general public, the Environment Conservation Committee of parliament has instructed the KUKL to immediately adopt measures to minimize the dust pollution caused by its activities.
KATHMANDU, March 13: Holi, the Hindu festival of colors, is being celebrated across the Tarai region on Monday, amidst much fanfare and merrymaking. The festival is considered as the most important festival in the region after Chath.