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Pratik Rimal

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Kenyan detectives rescue 21 Nepali girls

Published On: July 20, 2018 04:55 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: July 20, 2018 02:55 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Sanima branch at Dolakha collides with its CSR priorities

Published On: July 18, 2018 12:45 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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'

Published On: June 20, 2018 03:35 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

False news travels faster on social media

Published On: June 9, 2018 02:00 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: May 29, 2018 12:38 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: May 1, 2018 11:26 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: March 31, 2018 06:50 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: March 28, 2018 12:14 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: March 21, 2018 10:08 AM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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

Published On: February 17, 2018 02:20 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

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.

78 rapes every month

Published On: February 3, 2018 02:04 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: On January 24, an eight year girl was raped, murdered and buried by her 16 year cousin brother, Jiudhan Rai in Khotang district, eight hours drive towards the East from Kathmandu, the capital. Her body was retrieved from the bank of Chimchima River.

Volunteering with a purpose

Published On: December 5, 2017 01:14 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: One of the most treasured volunteers of the country is Female Community Health Volunteers (FCHVs). In Nepal’s rough terrains, FCHVs play an important role to strengthen the national health system.

Dahal has undermined TRC: Commissioner Bhatta

Published On: December 4, 2017 01:05 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Dec 4: Just days ahead of the second phase elections of the federal and provincial elections, CPN Maoist (center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Sunday signed an agreement with the victims of the infamous Badarmude massacre in violation of the election code of conduct. As per the agreement, the families of the deceased and injured would be provided employment or allowances on need basis and a memorial will be constructed in 2/5 acre of land.

HIV/AIDS declining in Nepal

Published On: December 1, 2017 05:23 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

KATHMANDU, Dec 1 : It was in 2002 that my school invited two individuals with HIV positive to educate us on HIV/AIDS and the stigma it carried. We were told that AIDS wasn’t transmitted by hugs and handshakes; the mere presence of actually seeing people with HIV positive was ‘frightful’.

Changing Attitude could reduce road accidents

Published On: October 31, 2017 01:20 PM NPT By: Pratik Rimal

Fifty one people were killed in four separate accidents in the past three days. These accidents, often times are blamed to reckless driving and poor road conditions. But what does the death of 51 people have to tell about Nepal’s road accidents?