Sonam Lama

The contributor for Republica.

Bimala Tamang's kin prepare to move apex court

Published On: August 21, 2019 07:05 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Aug 21: The kin of Bimala Tamang are preparing to appeal to the Supreme Court for a re-investigation of  her mysterious death. They had filed an application at the high court on August 9 after Kala Adhikari Sanjel, Sangita KC and Tirtha Kumari Shrestha , the three main suspects in the case, were released on bail on July 19.

COPD exacerbating due to rise in air pollution: Research

Published On: August 11, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Aug 11: An average of 12 percent of Nepalis are affected by Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), according to recent research conducted by the National Health Research Council on the state of non-communicable diseases in Nepal in July 2019.

Recycling factories halt work to protest against VAT

Published On: August 6, 2019 08:28 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: Waste management companies, plastic collection centers and recycling factories in Kathmandu have halted their work since two weeks to protest against the government's decision to mandatorily register them under the Value Added Tax (VAT) system.

Bhaktapur schools teach about Khwapa past, present

Published On: July 23, 2019 07:11 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

BHAKTAPUR, July 23: The Constitution of Nepal 2015 empowers local bodies to design and implement their own curriculum for schools. Bhaktapur Municipality has done just that.

'Early warning system could have minimized flood damage'

Published On: July 17, 2019 07:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, July 17: Are we learning any lessons from past natural disasters? Very little, if any.

Lack of transcribers hinders schooling for visually impaired

Published On: July 6, 2019 06:52 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, July 6: Although this year’s SEE results disappointed some community schools with their students securing low in GPA, there was a moment of glory for Balkalyan Secondary School as a visually impaired student at the school, Lokesh Dangi, topped the SEE in Rolpa.

Conflict victims still awaiting justice

Published On: July 5, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, July 5: Since the end of the decade-long armed conflict, conflict victims in heavy numbers are yet in their transitional phase of seeking justice.

Kin stage protest demanding fair probe into Bimala death

Published On: June 24, 2019 08:20 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 24: Kin of Bimala Tamang who was found hanging inside one of the rooms of Samata Hospital in the capital last Tuesday staged a demonstration outside the Metropolitan Police Circle, Gaushala on Sunday demanding fair probe into the case. The post-mortem report has stated suicide as the cause of death while the relatives of the deceased claim that she was murdered.

Bimala case: Murder or suicide?

Published On: June 22, 2019 02:25 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 22: On Monday evening at around 7:32 pm, Buddhiraj Tamang's phone rang. The call went unnoticed as he was cycling on the way home from Gaurighat in the capital.

Samata Hospital founder Sanjel, three others arrested after suspicious death of a staffer

Published On: June 19, 2019 04:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 19: Police on Tuesday arrested four persons including the founder of Samata Hospital, Uttam Sanjel, after a female staffer working at the hospital was found hanging inside one of the hospital rooms.

Valley people protest against delayed Melamchi Water Supply Project

Published On: June 16, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 16: Hundreds of people from different areas of the three districts of the capital valley - Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur - staged a protest at Thapathali chowk in Kathmandu on Saturday, demanding the completion of the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) at the earliest.

Reforestation program held to mark World Environment Day

Published On: June 6, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 6: The residents of Gokarneshwar Municipality ward-3, Baluwa planted fruit saplings at Suntakhan village on Wednesday to mark the World Environment Day.

'Effective utilization of budget and human resources could lessen environmental hazards'

Published On: June 5, 2019 08:55 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 5: With lots of gloomy reports released globally, the World Environment Day which is observed worldwide on June 5 every year is hardly a day for celebration.

Cycle rally organized to mark World Bicycle Day

Published On: June 2, 2019 05:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, June 2: With global reports declaring Kathmandu as one of the most polluted cities in Asia, a group of about 230 cyclists took to the streets to celebrate the 2nd World Bicycle Day which is observed on June 3, and advocated cycle-friendly lanes.

Frostbite victim Everest climber Jirel may lose fingertips

Published On: May 29, 2019 03:00 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 29: At around 9:50 am of 23rd May, Lal Bahadur Jirel scaled Mt Everest. Little did he know then that scaling the highest mountain would cost him more than his inner strength and mettle.

Rising cases of C-section mar women's reproductive health

Published On: May 25, 2019 05:05 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 25: According to the latest research conducted on women's reproductive health, the cases of Caesarean section (C-section) delivery in Nepal are on the rise. As per the medical records, Bharatpur Hospital of Province 3 was found to have performed the highest number of C-sections in pregnant women. Of the 9,282 institutional births, 3,426 (37 per cent) had taken place through C-sections in fiscal year 2075/76.

BED approach proposed for better mental health

Published On: May 21, 2019 08:44 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 21: Mental health experts and activists have stressed the need for initiating physical, social, emotional and psychological efforts to ensure better mental health.

Local products displayed in 'Fashion from Home 2019'

Published On: May 20, 2019 09:02 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 20: With an aim to promote local products through women's participation, Federation of Business and Professional Women Nepal (FBPWN) organized an ensemble of fashion wears in Kathmandu on Saturday evening.

Acid attack survivor Magar comes forward to support another victim

Published On: May 18, 2019 04:30 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 18: On February 22, 2015, Sangita Magar was attacked with acid by an acquaintance at Basantapur Durbar Square when she was studying at a tuition center.a

Govt getting ready to ratify Palermo Protocol

Published On: May 15, 2019 10:15 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 15: The Human Trafficking Control Section at the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens (MoWCSC) is planning to work on the concluding observations made in November 2018 by the UN CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against women) Committee on Nepal's sixth periodic report.