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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.