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Pratik Rimal

An ingenious way to save traditional Newari craftsmanship

December 6, 2018 07:00 AM

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

Home Calling! (With Video)

November 15, 2018 16:25 PM

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

October 29, 2018 07:28 AM

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

October 24, 2018 09:10 AM

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)

October 10, 2018 19:57 PM

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

October 9, 2018 10:05 AM

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

September 17, 2018 07:25 AM

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!

August 9, 2018 06:25 AM

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

July 22, 2018 12:30 PM

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.

Kenyan detectives rescue 21 Nepali girls

July 20, 2018 16:55 PM

KATHMANDU, July 20: Twenty one Nepali girls who were working illegally in two famous strip clubs of Westlands in Nairobi, Kenya were rescued after a raid operation, according to Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigations.

Police dismisses ‘bullet rumor’ in Jumla, doctors slam the lie

July 20, 2018 14:55 PM

Did the police lie from its press release about Jumla's incident? Experts skeptical.

Sanima branch at Dolakha collides with its CSR priorities

July 18, 2018 12:45 PM

KATHMANDU, July 18: Sanima Bank Ltd, which opened its branch in a newly reconstructed community school at Melung rural municipality of Dolakha, is straying from its own corporate social responsibilities where it champions children and education.

PM Oli's speech 'full of sound and fury, signifying nothing'

June 20, 2018 15:35 PM

Deconstructing Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's address at Nepal-China Business Forum in Beijing.

False news travels faster on social media

June 9, 2018 14:00 PM

Social media was flooded with false information of Dr. Upendra Devkota, Nepal’s top neuro surgeon's death twice. But what is false news and how does it spread so quickly?

“I will take Dhungel to International Court,” says Sabitri Shrestha

May 29, 2018 12:38 PM

After Bal Krishna Dhungel was granted the Presidential Pardon, Pratik Rimal from spoke to Sabitri Shrestha, sister of Ujjan Shrestha to understand how the decision has affected the family. Excerpts.

UT Tyler in hot water, withdraws scholarship in last hour affecting 54 Nepali students

May 1, 2018 11:26 AM

KATHMANDU, May 1: Sriya Adhikari and her family were elated when she received an email from the University of Texas Tyler (UT Tyler), USA. The email had opened doors for her future: a US$ 20,968 annual Presidential scholarship to fund her four years undergraduate degree in Bachelors in Accounting.

With 5.1 pc people obese in Nepal, a big challenge looms

March 31, 2018 06:50 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 29: A fast food joint in New Road is one of Suman Gurung's favourite hangouts. One recent afternoon, the 18-year-old was munching a chicken burger with his usual company of five, who were likewise  relishing their salad, fries and sandwich with extra cheese topping.

Nepal's first oil spill of 12k liters puts police on high alert in Udayapur

March 28, 2018 12:14 PM

In Nepal’s first oil spill accident, police of Udayapur at Ghurmi are in high alert of possible fire.

Medical drone could solve health accessibility

March 21, 2018 10:08 AM

KATHMANDU, Mar 21: With ample cases where patients suffer and die in lack of timely health care services, a medical drone could hold key to improve access in remote Nepal. Mahavir Pun, chairman of National Innovation Center, argues so.

Understanding human psychology can say why people rape

February 17, 2018 14:20 PM

KATHMANDU: After four days of intense backache, Shristi Thapa (name changed) finally decided to head to visit a physician in a prominent hospital in Kathmandu.