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Anjali Subedi

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Nepal’s health reporters brave the pandemic

Published On: May 3, 2021 08:30 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, May 3: Kailash Joshi, a journalist from Far West Nepal, has not taken a break from his work for the past one year. Just when he thought that COVID-19, that is wreaking havoc worldwide, was perhaps making an exit from Nepal, 'it came back with a bigger roar'. The country is engulfed by the second wave of COVID-19, and Joshi is also infected by the virus. The 30-year-old local of Dhangadhi tested positive for the virus on Thursday. But unlike other patients with COVID-19 symptoms, Joshi cannot take a full rest.

Social media is ‘dangerous’ to women journalists in Nepal

Published On: March 8, 2021 11:52 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Women journalists say that their Facebook and Twitter inboxes are filled with ugly messages soon after they put forth 'different views'

Agents, Institutes extorting millions for G2G job placements in Israel

Published On: January 26, 2021 10:08 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Collusion between govt officials and Institutes suspected

She gave all her love to children with autism

Published On: January 18, 2021 11:48 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: She has a clear rough patch on her right cheek that looks like a skin disease. But this three-year-old mark is not a disease but 'a gift by a small boy with autism'.  “He simply came around, badly bit her and did not feel sorry.”  One day, exhausted, she was in a deep sleep and another boy peed on her ear and vanished. She was vomited on her neck, put feces on her hands and legs, and thrown into weirdest troubles.

VIDEO: Anti-plastic behavior dying a slow death, environment ministry in a slumber

Published On: December 18, 2020 02:16 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Urmila Thapa had stopped using plastic bags around three years ago. She had developed a habit of carrying cotton bags to grocery shops, cosmetic outlets or garment stores. She would even make an extra effort to hand over plastic waste separately to garbage collectors. A local of Chandragiri Municipality – 14, Kathmandu, she wanted to make sure that she played a role in curbing environmental hazards. However, it's been some time she is no more that concerned.

Unable to pay Rs 10,000 monthly rent, Nepal's only female paralympian to make it to a global competition starts living in a hut

Published On: December 15, 2020 09:15 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Thulung is someone who inspires millions of people with disabilities within and outside the country's borders. However, for the state she's still not someone who deserves a dignified life.

Brainchild behind ‘Bir Gorkhali’ says Nepal will soon restore monarchy

Published On: December 9, 2020 10:25 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Saurav Bhandari slams Kamal Thapa, and other top politicians. He says Nepal’s political scenario will be very different in two months from now

Visually impaired street singers say their lifeline is gone (with video)

Published On: December 6, 2020 11:00 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: They would wake up before sunrise, and reach their destination early. After short interactions with locals, they would decide whether to give a concert or just quit, and move a little further in the neighborhood. Many people would shower love and affection, and a few would even harass them. An entire day's hard work meant enough money for meals for that day, and a sound sleep. They would even save a bit. And the same routine repeated, day after day. Life was hard, but it was beautiful.

When will Nepal rise?

Published On: November 19, 2020 07:08 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

It's important to rise. But where is the possibility? Who is the possibility? Where are the forces with vision and humility?

How a Kolkata girl came up with her viral video about Nepal (with video)

Published On: October 17, 2020 04:30 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

"I am originally from Calcutta. I got married to a Nepali when I was 21 and then Nepal became my second home. Kathmandu as a city, where my husband lived and later I lived along with him captivated me," she said.

Ostracized by entire village, a family in Siraha fights for justice after their mother is tortured for ‘witchcraft’ (with video)

Published On: October 15, 2020 09:35 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Oct 15: Kusundi, a remote village in Siraha district, is gripped by a different kind of fear. It is not the coronavirus pandemic, but 'a witch who can make them fall sick just by an evil spell' that has ‘bothered’ the village people. The villagers avoid passing through a certain house, 'where the witch lives'. Even throwing a glance into the direction of the house is considered a risk.

Expect more rape and murder unless internal security is improved: Experts

Published On: October 5, 2020 10:43 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The country is in a state of shock over multiple stories of rape and murder of minors. Experts warn of worse days ahead in terms of the safety of girls and women.

Nepal will never experience load-shedding again: Kulman Ghising

Published On: September 26, 2020 09:25 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

Energy Minister Barshaman Pun has urged the people not to worry about the current power cuts as ‘that is just a temporary inconvenience due to incessant rains'

How a successful model overcame depression that almost destroyed her life

Published On: September 25, 2020 05:08 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

She competed for Miss Nepal 2018. She worked as a model for a number of beauty and accessory products. Shikshya Sangroula wanted to excel in studies as well. While all this was going on, she was fighting her own battles.

Nepali woman in Bangalore finds hope after horrific acid attack by her husband

Published On: September 12, 2020 09:20 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: It was the era of the Maoist insurgency, and her village in Achham was not untouched. Minors were joining the rebel forces either willingly or by force. Saraswati Bista was 14. Her parents were worried about her safety. A relative brought a marriage proposal. She tied the knot at 15; with a man from Baitadi who used to work as a watchman in Delhi, India.

Danfe Health’s digital care is supporting corona-infected to stay in home isolation

Published On: August 30, 2020 06:05 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

70 patients are receiving service for Rs 200 per day

Sexual harassment in public transportation is rampant, but few victims speak out

Published On: August 27, 2020 08:08 AM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: Neeti Khadka*, an undergraduate student, had a horrible experience inside a public bus last year. She was on her way home from college, and a man in his 40s touched her from behind. Both were standing in a crowded bus, heading to Thankot from New Bus Park. He inched closer, wanting to rub his body against hers, as his hands were moving over her shoulder, trying to reach her chest. She tried to push him off but he wouldn't care. She was in tears, and did not know how to react. He started touching her sensitive parts. A woman intervened after a few minutes.

A couple hopes to raise Rs 250 million to treat daughter's SMA

Published On: August 21, 2020 01:32 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Her eyes were expressive even as a newborn. Compassion and purity in abundance; this was what the mother felt when she held the tiny life in her arms. Does every baby girl look so enticing or is she obsessed because she’s her daughter? Wondered Aleena Gurung Shrestha, 26. The innocent life however did not keep her happy for long. Siyona Shrestha, now 11-month-old, will die within the next few months if a rare disease called spinal muscular atrophy (SMA type- 1) is not cured. And the cure is expensive. The family needs at least Rs 250 million ($2.3 million) for the treatment.

Badala Barilai wins millions of hearts; Saput says he wants to be a superhit

Published On: August 7, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Prakash Saput wanted someone 'who would look like a rapist by appearance' to play a lead role in his project – Badala Barilai. He would however question himself whether rapists or potential rapists look any different from normal people. His quest to find a suitable actor for the story song forced him to try different ways, including a rapid google search. 'Top ten villains of Nepal' he typed and scrolled. He went through the suggestions, one by one. He found Dhruba Koirala, a theatre and movie actor, impressive!

I was forced to file a case. I now feel exempted of that guilt: Durga Devi

Published On: July 31, 2020 05:45 PM NPT By: Anjali Subedi

KATHMANDU, July 31: Durga Devi was getting ready for work at Bhimdatta Municipality when she received a call early this morning today. Eight police officers, against whom she had filed a case for tampering with evidence in the rape and murder of her 13-year-old daughter Nirmala Panta, got a clean chit from the district court yesterday. This is a rare case where the complainant celebrates victory of defendants. Durga Devi was happy to hear of the court verdict. “I am not aware of the details of the complaint back then, but a sense of guilt later bothered me,” she told Republica.