Sonam Lama

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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.

Tusal-Bauddha road prepared for instant blacktopping after locals’ protest

Published On: May 11, 2019 08:57 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 11: The ward office of Kathmandu Metropolitan City-6, in coordination with four other parties, reached an agreement to blacktop the Chabahil-Sankhu road section after the enraged locals protested against the delay in rebuilding the road on Thursday morning. The Bauddha Trade Association, local residents' group, Shree Tusal Youth Club and United Builders Pvt Ltd jointly signed the six-point agreement for blacktopping the Tusal-Bauddha road on Sunday.

Municipalities demand scrapping of KVDA

Published On: May 9, 2019 08:12 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

LALITPUR, May 9: A meeting of mayors and deputy mayors of the 18 municipalities, including two metropolitan cities, of Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday unanimously decided to press the government to dissolve the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority (KVDA), accusing the latter of interfering with the jurisdiction of local units and obstructing their regular work.

Manjushree Park in limbo as jurisdiction dispute drags on

Published On: May 7, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 7: Though a huge statue of Manjushree, the ancient Buddhist saint, has been built in the Manjushree Park at Chobhar, Kirtipur Municipality, through local initiatives, confusions have surfaced over its operation due to a dispute between a local consumers' committee and the municipality over the authority to run the park.

Women working in informal sectors put forward five-point demand to labor ministry

Published On: May 2, 2019 02:30 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, May 2: While many events were organized on Wednesday to mark the May Day with formal discussions on labor rights, a group of women workers gathered at a function organized in a different way and submitted a five-point demand to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

Photo exhibition underway to remember late minster Adhikari

Published On: April 25, 2019 03:30 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, April 25: Nearly two months after the sudden demise of the then Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, a photo exhibition has been organized in the capital in remembrance of the late minister.

Crown, scepter continue to draw crowds to Narayanhiti museum

Published On: April 20, 2019 02:05 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, April 20: The number of visitors at the Narayanhiti Palace Museum has risen significantly after the royal crown and scepter were put on display at the museum in October last year.

Patients hit hard at Bir

Published On: April 11, 2019 07:54 AM NPT By: Sonam Lama

KATHMANDU, April 11: Patients coming to the government hospitals in the capital after being referred by hospitals in their districts faced difficulties as doctors have boycotted their duty except for emergency services for the last six days.