Upendra Lamichhane

The contributor for Republica.

No more scrunching your nose in modern public toilets built in Lalitpur

Published On: May 11, 2024 08:30 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, May 11: Public toilets often conjure up images of dirty, smelly, and unsanitary places in Nepal. However, a newly inaugurated public toilet in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, has changed this perception.

Colorful triumph: Cancer survivors celebrate life with joyous Holi festival

Published On: March 25, 2024 05:55 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

BHAKTAPUR, March 25: There was a time when a cancer diagnosis instilled fear not just in patients but also in their families, with thoughts of impending doom. Cancer was perceived as the end of life and death was awaited. However, times have evolved, and today, cancer patients do not panic, instead they overcome the disease with regular treatment and celebrate the gift of life.

Blind Rocks: Sristi KC’s story of resilience and empowerment

Published On: March 8, 2024 08:50 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

Sristi KC, who hails from Bhaktapur, has transformed her own adversity into a source of inspiration for visually impaired individuals across the country. Despite losing her eyesight at the age of 16, KC has emerged as a caregiver and advocate for the blind community.

Campaign to save wild elephants gathers momentum in eastern Nepal

Published On: February 26, 2024 09:15 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Shiva Gandarva from Kachankawal, Jhapa, a victim of wild elephants, has been spreading awareness to save the lives of elephants through the medium of songs with the help of sarangi, a folk musical instrument. He has continuously been involved in the campaign to save elephants, stating that the existence of both humans and elephants is equally important.

Jumla yet to get to taste the fruits of democracy

Published On: February 19, 2024 07:40 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: There is a saying - democracy dawned in Nepal in 2007 BS but the people of Jumla came to know about it only in 2008 BS! The essence of this saying is that the residents of remote and rural Jumla, which is far away from the capital, got the news of the arrival of democracy too late due to the lack of transport and communication.

Why are motorcycles worth millions of rupees left to rot at police offices?

Published On: January 11, 2024 04:45 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: The columns of motorcycles impounded in various cases and carelessly dumped at the police offices indicate how property worth millions of rupees can be irretrievably lost if effective policies and rules are not formulated on time by the authorities concerned.

Nepali POW in Ukraine appeals to govt for rescue

Published On: December 6, 2023 01:00 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: A Nepali individual, who is a prisoner of war (POW) in Ukraine, has requested the Nepal government to rescue him. In a video posted by the POW on social media, he has publicly appealed to the government for assistance in his rescue, expressing concerns for the well-being of his parents.

Bipin’s sister prepares globe amaranth Bhaitika garland, hopes for his safe return before it withers away

Published On: November 29, 2023 03:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The ceasefire between Hamas and Israel has brought some calm to the area. But, in Kanchanpur, Nepal, far from Israel, Bipin's relatives are going through a war in their minds.

'Red Carpet' on Ratnapark-Suryabinayak road

Published On: September 20, 2023 02:00 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: How long will it take to cover the distance of 19 km from Ratnapark to Suryavinayak by public transport? There is no definitive answer; it can take up to one to one and a half hours. It takes even more time during office hours. However, now there will be some certainty in this road section. On the occasion of Constitution Day, the government has operated express bus service on the Suryavinayak-Ratna Park road section from Wednesday.

Agitating Banchare Danda locals serve October 7 deadline for govt meet their demands

Published On: September 16, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

​KATHMANDU, Sept 16: The residents of Banchare Danda Landfill Site, who earlier announced to obstruct the garbage trucks from entering the dumping site from September 18, have put off their protest plan until October 7.

Risk to increase if KMC does not manage Samakhusi River at the earliest

Published On: August 7, 2023 12:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Ram Babu Thakur, a veteran salon owner on the banks of the Samakhusi River in Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC), had to bid farewell to his shop when the concrete slope covering the river was removed. After more than 25 years of earning his livelihood there, leaving the place was heart-wrenching for him.

Tilottama Municipality sets an example in waste management and cleanliness

Published On: July 23, 2023 08:40 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, July 23: The enlightened Gautama Buddha, who was born in Lumbini, shared his wisdom on cultivating a clean mind 2,500 years ago. Tilottama Municipality, which is located near Buddha's birthplace, is currently sharing the knowledge of how to keep the city clean and tidy.

Waling Municipality: Making the best out of waste

Published On: July 20, 2023 07:30 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

SYANGJA, July 19: Who even likes garbage? As soon as they see some garbage, they walk with their noses closed from three miles away, but the Mayor of Syangja, Waling, Krishna Khand, looks at garbage with admiring eyes. That's why, when he sees a pile of garbage somewhere, he says, "Wow, garbage!" "I see bountiful crops in the rotting garbage," he said, "I see cash in non-perishable garbage."

Nepal Republic Media’s IPO receives overwhelming response from general public

Published On: June 8, 2023 06:10 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, June 8: Binod Tripathi of Kavrepalanchok is currently working in Suceava, Romania, a country bordering the war-torn Ukraine. Even though he is abroad, he is equally interested in the shares of Nepali companies.

“They neither let me live nor die”

Published On: May 23, 2023 04:30 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, May 23: "They neither let me live nor die," said Binu Yadav, who has been on a hunger strike for 13 days, sitting on the main road in Maitighar Mandala. Due to her lack of nutrition, she has had to be hooked up to a saline IV.

Development, the Bhaktpur Way!

Published On: May 21, 2023 12:40 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

With the end of Biska Jatra, the Bhairab Rath of Bhaktapur has been garaged for this year. However, the chariot of development continues to parade in the Island of Goodness, Bhaktapur Municipality. The new development practices initiated by the municipality have made the ancient city of Lichhavi era more vibrant. In contrast to other municipalities in the country, Bhaktapur Municipality has charted a unique path towards development symbolized by the moving-forward chariot of Bisket.

Why is KMC moving its office paying over six million rupees in rent a month?

Published On: March 28, 2023 10:45 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, March 28: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) appears to have lately started focusing on other tasks while forgetting to address the main problems of the city. Many people have been surprised by KMC’s preparation to move to a new building with an expensive rent, ignoring the existing physical structures that are under construction and need to be strengthened.

Holi revelers celebrate Colorella ~ Holi Carnival 2023 by Radio Nagarik 96.5 (Photo Feature)

Published On: March 6, 2023 02:52 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, March 6: Radio Nagarik 96.5 and Republica daily on Monday successfully organized a special Colorella ~ Holi Carnival 2023 in the capital to mark the festival of colors.

Turkey's ‘miracle baby’ interests Nepal’s ‘miracle boy’!

Published On: February 11, 2023 11:00 AM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Feb 10: The tragic stories and pictures after the devastating earthquake in Turkey that killed more than 15,000 people in Turkey on Monday are watched by millions of people around the world sitting in their rooms. One out of these millions is the 'miracle boy' of Nepal, Sonis Awal, who was rescued from the ruins after 22 hours in the 2015 earthquake.

In Pictures: Rights activists staging street drama demanding justice for Nirmala Kurmi arrested

Published On: January 23, 2023 04:36 PM NPT By: Upendra Lamichhane

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Police have arrested the rights activists, who were staging street drama at Maitighar Mandala demanding justice for Nirmala Kurmi of Banke.