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Pratik Rimal

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(Exclusive video interview) NepaliSat-1 is a major leap for Nepal, says Maskey

Published On: April 19, 2019 08:10 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, April 19: Yesterday, Nepal launched its first ever satellite. Named as NepaliSat-1, the nanosatellite weighing 1 kg was airborne at 2:31 AM Nepali time from Virginia, United States.

Bara-Parsa was hit by Nepal’s first recorded tornado

Published On: April 6, 2019 03:50 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, April 6:  Bara and Parsa districts were hit by a tornado, the first recorded wind-induced disaster of the country, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Earlier, had reported that the disaster was “probably the first wind storm” disaster on of the country. Earlier, the DHM had classified the wind as a gale at 30 knots.

Nepal Airlines held passengers against int'l air safety protocols

Published On: April 5, 2019 04:30 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, April 5: As per international air safety protocol, the Nepal Airlines Dubai-bound flight of April 3 had the responsibility to deplane all of its 257 passengers after it cancelled its flight citing notice to airmen (NOTAM).

Nepal's air quality is the worst in South Asia: Global Air report

Published On: April 3, 2019 08:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, April 3: Nepal’s air quality is degrading every year, according to the State of Global Air 2019 report by the Boston-headquartered Health Effects Institute. From 2015 to 2017, annual exposure of Nepalis to air pollution increased from 96 µg/m3 to 100 µg/m3.

Bara, Parsa was probably hit by the first wind storm of the country: DHM

Published On: April 1, 2019 01:40 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, April 1: A 30-knot wind storm known as gale, probably the first in Nepal, hit Bara and Parsa districts killing 28 and injuring over 500 people, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.  At 30 knots, gale, a classification of wind speed according to the Beaufort scale, blows at 15 meters per second or 55.56 kilometre per hour.

After the cabinet’s decision, police labels Chand’s party an "organized crime group"

Published On: March 13, 2019 11:20 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, March 13: Following the government’s decision to restrict Netra Bikram Chand (Biplav) led Nepal Communist Party, the Nepal Police has labelled the party as a criminal group. Following the decision of yesterday, the supporters have been stripped off their freedom unless they leave their arms.

INTERVIEW: Rebuilding cities through Vastu Shastra

Published On: March 7, 2019 07:05 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, March 7: Dr. Eike Hartmann, a German national, is an ardent believer of Stapatya Veda and Vastu Shastra.

ECAN urges govt to help Nepali students at AIBT

Published On: February 28, 2019 07:49 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The Education Consultancies Association of Nepal (ECAN), umbrella organization of education consultancies has said that the government would need to come forward to help students if the appeal of the Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT) was cancelled.

Nursing certificates won't be affected: AIBT

Published On: February 26, 2019 01:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: After the Australian Skills Quality Authority cancelled the registration of Australia Institute of Business and Technology (AIBT), there are concerns about what happens to AIBT’s current and alumni students. Pratik Rimal spoke to AIBT’s company director Fiona Kee via email.

Govt ‘muzzling critical voices under pretext of reasonable restriction’

Published On: February 18, 2019 08:33 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The alleged government move to force singer Pashupati Sharma to take down his latest folk song, “Lutna Sakay Loot Kanchha” from YouTube has sparked a debate: is the government trying to curtail freedom of expression and speech by resorting to “reasonable restriction”, a constitutional provision which is subject to a government’s interpretation?

Cancer to affect around 30,000 more Nepalis in 2019

Published On: February 4, 2019 04:16 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Feb 4: The number of cancer patients is on the rise in Nepal and an approximate 30,000 to 40,000 new cases are likely to be reported in 2019, according to data at the Nepal Cancer Relief Society.

An ingenious way to save traditional Newari craftsmanship

Published On: December 6, 2018 07:00 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

How would you save vanishing traditional craftsmanship? An entrepreneur finds a way.

Home Calling! (With Video)

Published On: November 15, 2018 04:25 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: Ashish Sinha and Kalash Tuladhar have been friends for over a decade. Both of them went to the United States to study and lived for a number of years before they thought of coming back to Nepal.

WiMAX along border affected by frequency collision with Indian telcos

Published On: October 29, 2018 07:28 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The customer care division of the wireless broadband service of state-owned Nepal Telecom is busy throughout the day. There’s one common complaint from its customers along the Nepal-India border from eastern to western Nepal.

Recapping Wendy’s journey to transform lives through education across the world

Published On: October 24, 2018 09:10 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

Wendy Kopp had little idea that the inequities in education that she saw while at Princeton would take her beyond borders to transform lives through education.

Mental Health: 5 common myths in Nepal (with video)

Published On: October 10, 2018 07:57 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

As the world marks World Mental Health day on Wednesday, the theme for this year is Young People and mental health in a changing world. It is a day for global mental health education, awareness and advocacy against social stigma.

Life without father: Growing up in time of Maoist insurgency

Published On: October 9, 2018 01:34 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Mamta Sharma has some blurred image of her father. He was lean, wore a cotton shirt and pants, she recalls. She was four then.

Running from dad's shadow

Published On: September 17, 2018 07:25 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: As a child, he had it all: a loving dad, a kind mom, happy childhood, mind-boggling wealth and a vast expanse of imperial residence, the Hacienda Nápoles.

1,480 rape cases last year, 4 every day!

Published On: August 9, 2018 06:25 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Aug 9: Amid public outcry against the increasing incidence of rape being reported from across the country, Nepal Police data on the subject is sure to be shocking.

Law Minister ‘thinking of’ apologizing over his remarks

Published On: July 22, 2018 12:30 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, July 22: Just couple of days after Durga Prasad Prasain, executive director of B&C Hospital, Jhapa landed in controversy with his statement, Minister of Law, Sher Bahadur Tamang has followed suit.