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Bishnu Prasad Aryal

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.

Fee hike: Govt to monitor private schools

April 9, 2017 23:47 PM

KATHMANDU, April 9: After private schools arbitrarily raised tuition fees for the coming academic session beginning April 14, the Ministry of Education has said it will monitor the schools and take necessary action.

Gagan makes mark in health sector but has miles more to go

April 7, 2017 09:05 AM

KATHMANDU, April 6: Health Minister Gagan Thapa, who assumed  office on August 26, 2016, has succeeded in bringing about changes in policy-making but has yet to implement all these changes in full and ensure efficient service delivery to the public.

Trump policy to affect family planning programs in Nepal

April 5, 2017 08:02 AM

KATHMANDU, April 4: Various organizations working in the family planning sector in Nepal are going to be hit hard by US President Donald Trump’s policy of not supporting various family planning methods anywhere. Especially, the economically disadvantaged people in the remote parts of the country will be affected by the policy, according to the stakeholders.

Govt unable to check pvt school fee hikes

April 4, 2017 04:30 AM

KATHMANDU, April 3: Disregarding a Supreme Court (SC) directive to private schools not to increase their fees before a lapse of three years, the schools have increased the fees by up to 60 percent.

Patients suffer as Bir pressed to buy Rs 60m cobalt machine for Rs 118m

April 1, 2017 07:01 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: Pressure to purchase a specific radiotherapy machine for Bir Hospital, the oldest and biggest hospital in the country, has deprived cancer patients of treatment for more than a year and a half.

Over 1,800 health posts operating without buildings

March 31, 2017 05:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 31: More than 1,800 health posts across the country are operating without proper buildings, curbing their ability to offer efficient healthcare services.

21.2pc undergraduate students coping with depression: Study

March 28, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 28: A recent study has revealed that 21.2 percent of undergraduate students in Nepal are coping with depression and 35.4 percent are addicted to the Internet. The study has also linked sleep disorder to Internet addiction.

No safety rules yet against pollution near schools

March 27, 2017 05:00 AM

A majority of the 2,000 schools in  Kathmandu Valley are running alongside the roads, without any consideration of the harmful effects of the pollution on the thousands of school children. The existing rules include provisions for a healthy atmosphere and greenery at schools as well as on restrictions on  the sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the school vicinities. However, these rules have remained confined to paper.

120 new cases of TB detected daily in Nepal

March 25, 2017 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, March 25: On an average, 120 new cases of tuberculosis are detected in Nepal daily, despite the government's attempts to end the epidemic by 2035.

SEE concludes, results within 90 days

March 24, 2017 12:25 PM

KATHMANDU, March 24: The Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of Grade 10, which used to be called as School Leaving Certificate (SLC) exams in the past, concluded on Friday with the target of publishing the results within three months.

Election hampers printing of school textbooks

March 21, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 21: There is only one week left to supply school textbooks to various districts before the new session starts in April. However, a total of 12.1 million copies of school textbooks are yet to be printed, partly because of the printing of ballot papers for the upcoming local elections.

Education ministry 'confused' about status of DEOs

March 20, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 20: With the 744 local level government units coming into effect by minimizing the roles of the 75 districts as per the spirit of Nepal's federal constitution, the Ministry of Education (MoE) is left thoroughly perplexed about the status of the present official education bodies and the existing Education Act.

Valley pollution impact as bad as smoking: Experts

March 17, 2017 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: A statutory provision requires that the warning 'smoking is injurious to health' should appear on every packet of cigarettes. However, the people of Kathmandu Valley are unknowingly inhaling fumes equivalent to the smoking of 10 cigarettes every day.

Valley pollution impact as bad as smoking: Experts

March 16, 2017 07:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 16: A statutory provision requires that the warning ‘smoking is injurious to health’ should appear on every packet of cigarettes. However, the people of Kathmandu Valley are unknowingly inhaling fumes equivalent to the smoking of 10 cigarettes every day.

Girls outnumber boys across country in Grade 10

March 14, 2017 01:20 AM

KATHMANDU, March 14: The number of girl  students in Grade 10 across the country is higher than boys, indicating a greater dedication among girls to the pursuit of education.

Ratio of kidney docs to patients dismal

March 10, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, March 10: Although the government has announced free dialysis for kidney patients soon, the number of kidney specialists available in the country is dismally low.

Printing ballot papers to affect textbooks availability

February 28, 2017 01:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government's preparations to hold local elections will affect the printing of school textbooks, causing a crisis for millions of students.

Cheap cloth masks unreliable against Valley pollution: Study

February 23, 2017 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Mina Gaha, a 49-year-old from Tansen, Palpa district came to Kathmandu for her child's medical treatment four days ago. Gaha now feels suffocated, with throat and chest pains and coughing.  “I use a cloth mask throughout the day, believing it would help,” she told Republica while walking on a road near Singh Durbar

Reconstruction of 4,067 quake-damaged schools yet to begin

February 20, 2017 05:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nearly two years have shot by since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal in 2015, but the government is yet to begin the reconstruction of 4,067 schools ravaged by the quake in 31 affected districts due to the lack of resources.