My Republica

Bishnu Prasad Aryal



Is it ethical for teachers to take to politics?

June 21, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 21: As many as 1,000 teachers across the country resigned from their posts to contest the local body elections, indicating how far school teachers are active in politics.

Are blood transfusions to patients in Nepal safe?

June 14, 2017 05:15 AM

KATHMANDU, June 13: Blood transfusion to patients in Nepal takes place without the blood being irradiated [exposed to radiation],  although this is against WHO rules.  According to  officials at the Ministry of Health,  blood meant for transfusion must be irradiated as per  international practice. The blood is sterilized through irradiation to make it safe from disease.

No high-quality lab to test drugs for market

June 8, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, June 8: The government has shown gross negligence over the  quality of medicines the public uses. Hundreds of medicines are available in the market, but the government has yet to set up a laboratory to test the quality of the medicines.

Nepal's sole bone marrow transplant doctor

June 7, 2017 01:30 AM

KATHMANDU, June 7: A total of 18 bone marrow transplants have been successfully carried out in Nepal by a single doctor in Kathmandu since 2012.

Grade XI exams to begin from June 15

May 31, 2017 15:41 PM

KATHMANDU, May 30: Following the government decision to hold second phase of local polls on June 28, the Ministry of Education (MoE) has rescheduled the exams of Grade XI, which was frequently postponed. The exams of Grade XI will be held from June 15 to 24 this year.

New budget hands over of secondary education responsibility to local govts

May 30, 2017 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 30: The fiscal budget presented on Monday by Finance Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has provisioned to hand over the responsibility of secondary level education to the local governments. However, the stakeholders have doubted the effective implementation of the decision.

State-owned campuses fail to deliver quality education

May 25, 2017 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, May 25: Inside a big hall of Tri-Chandra Campus at the heart of the capital city, teachers and students were recently communicating but they could not hear each other's words.

Govt to buy drugs for its hospitals in bid to slash prices

May 20, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, May 20: In a bid to provide medicines  to the general public at cheaper rates, the Ministry of Health (MoH) is planning to itself  procure and supply  medicines  for  government hospitals and health institutions across the country.

First time voters prefer good candidates over party links

May 15, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, May 15: Many first-time voters, who constitute nearly 50 percent of the total eligible voter population in the country, were not for  voting on the basis of political party affiliation in the local polls held Sunday.

Can school teachers get involved in politics?

May 11, 2017 01:50 AM

KATHMANDU, May 11: At a time when school teachers' active participation in politics is being criticized, the teachers affiliated to various political parties have claimed that it is their political right.

4.4 million school textbooks yet to be printed

May 11, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, May 11: Though the new academic session began on April 14, around 4.4 million school textbooks are yet to be printed.

28 percent of population affected by hypertension: report

April 29, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 29: An empirical study shows that 28 percent of the population in the country is affected by high blood pressure or hypertension.

Colleges exacting '4 times higher' fees than ceiling for MD/MS

April 27, 2017 07:26 AM

KATHMANDU, April 27: Medical colleges have reportedly been asking fees four times higher than the ceiling for the postgraduate MD/MS programs.

Colleges exacting '4 times higher' fees than ceiling for MD/MS

April 27, 2017 03:15 AM

KATHMANDU, April 26: Medical colleges have  reportedly been  asking fees four times higher than the ceiling for  the postgraduate MD/MS programs.

Govt seeks to scrap Bir tender for radiotherapy machine

April 24, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, April 24: Following a controversial procurement process at Bir Hospital for a Cobalt-60 radiotherapy machine, the Ministry of Health is planning to request the Indian embassy  to provide the machine as a grant.

Health minister spills some beans

April 20, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, April 20: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has started investigation into embezzlement of state funds by staffers no longer present.

SLCE for 12th graders from April 23

April 17, 2017 05:30 AM

​KATHMANDU, April 17: The School Leaving Certificate Examinations (SLCE) is scheduled to begin from April 23, ending the 83 years old history of the School Leaving Certificate (SLC), which started from 1934.

Intern docs made to work 36 hrs a shift for Rs 9,500 monthly

April 12, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 11: Private medical colleges have forced medical interns to work up to 36 hours in a shift while they are paid only around Rs 9,500.00 per month, it has come to light.

Utter negligence by DEOs encourages schools to arbitrarily hike fees

April 11, 2017 08:18 AM

KATHMANDU, April 10: Utter negligence of District Education Offices in the Kathmandu Valley has encouraged private schools to arbitrarily raise their tuition fees, flouting the rules.

Utter negligence of DEOs encourages schools to arbitrarily hike fees

April 11, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 10: Utter negligence of District Education Offices in the Kathmandu Valley has encouraged private schools to arbitrarily raise their tuition fees, flouting the rules.