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Gyanu Sapkota

Violence against women goes unabated despite efforts

December 14, 2016 07:44 AM

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: A woman, whose name has not been disclosed for privacy reasons, came to the National Women's Commission (NWC) on Sunday to file a case against her husband for marrying a second wife.

KMC preparing to expand anti-child labor drive

November 29, 2016 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to declare four more wards as child labor-free zones after its first experimental project in Ward No 31.

One-third of Nepali children age 5-14 put to work: CBS

November 24, 2016 00:20 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: In what is considered a sorry state of affairs, some one-third of the children in Nepal are part of the labor force.

One person one rupee can enable a disabled

November 19, 2016 08:46 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: "Your small donation of one rupee can transform the life of people living with disabilities," said Yam Nath Mainali, member secretary of National Disabled Fund (NDF) under the Social Welfare Council.

KMC's urban poverty reduction plans reach nowhere

November 15, 2016 04:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)'s plan to reduce urban poverty has reached nowhere in lack of definition of poverty and policy to implement it.

KMC's urban poverty reduction plans reaches nowhere

November 12, 2016 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) allocates budget every year to reduce urban poverty but it has not successfully utilized the budget due to lack of standard definition and set policy.

Women hesitant to report cases of sexual harassment

November 5, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Cases of sexual harassment at workplaces are generally not registered despite the country having legal provisions to discourage harassment in public and private offices.

Revival of Gurukul in modern era

November 5, 2016 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Nov 5: Seventh grader Om Mahaseth does not prefer to return to his home in Dhanusha district. He is happy to live far away from his home along with his two sisters and a brother in an ashram, which provides food, education and shelter free of cost.

'Domestic violence against women high among poor'

October 24, 2016 01:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Violence against women in the country is till rampant despite several attempts to fight against the social ill.

Two state bodies trade blame over NGO anomalies

October 21, 2016 07:47 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: At a time when everyone and every institution is obliged to obey the law of the land, two state bodies are trading blame for flouting the law.

Women finding festivals less tedious

October 8, 2016 08:35 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: Although in the past, festivals meant additional work for women, the scenario is gradually changing. In recent years, they face less hassles and a more liberal family environment.

TU unconcerned about students' troubles

October 6, 2016 01:40 AM

KATHMANDU, Oct 6: Office of the Controller of Examinations (OCE) at Tribhuvan University (TU) is yet to realize the troubles faced by students from the districts to collect their certificates from Kathmandu.

More children being adopted within Nepal than by foreigners

September 26, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: The number of Nepali children being adopted by couples within the country is higher than those being adopted by foreign couples.

Mismanagement, lack of resources ail TU Central Library

September 23, 2016 00:15 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Tribhuvan University Central Library is in a state of disarray in lack of proper management, adequate space and other resources necessary to keep the country's biggest library in order.

Stunting rate down 20 pc in 14 yrs

September 13, 2016 07:23 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: The stunting ratio among children in Nepal has declined by 20 percent in the last 14 years.

Most municipalities have no fire engines

September 10, 2016 00:10 AM

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The government is working on a plan to ensure all 217 municipalities across the country have fire engines.

Organic market offers respite from pesticide-laced veggies

August 30, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Aware about the government authorities' failure to stop pesticide-laced vegetables from reaching the market, and ultimately to their kitchens, many people are consciously choosing to buy organic vegetables.

Handicraft sellers worry as high entry fee keeps tourists away

August 27, 2016 00:00 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: With the number of tourists visiting Basantapur Durbar Square dwindling, curio and handicrafts sellers at the heritage site are seeing a drastic decline in their income.

Are marriages made for divorce?

August 23, 2016 00:30 AM

KATHMANDU, August 22: Marriages may be made in heaven. But in the capital city Kathmandu, people do not hesitate to break up their marriages for all manner of reasons.

Educated couple opts for organic farming for a cause

August 19, 2016 06:54 AM

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: Her mother died of cancer caused probably by consuming vegetables contaminated by pesticides. The incident made her determined to do something against using pesticides.