Priyanka Adhikari

The contributor for Republica.

Some basic rights still a struggle for LGBTI in Nepal

Published On: October 20, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Oct 20: Esan Regmi who identifies himself as an intersex person was not allowed to give his master’s exams at Kailali Multiple Campus. The exam center accused him of being a ‘fake student’ on the first day of the exams.

43% Nepali children below five years are malnourished: UNICEF

Published On: October 16, 2019 07:32 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: Around 43 percent children under the age of five are malnourished in Nepal, according to a report published by UNICEF.

Social media users welcome Xi, criticize govt for ignoring public

Published On: October 13, 2019 07:51 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: Chinese President Xi Jinping’s visit to Nepal, 23 years after the last visit by a Chinese President, has kept social media users busy for weeks. Opinions of the general public, as well as experts started flooding as the government started preparing for President Xi’s visit.

Govt introduces standards for cosmetic items

Published On: September 28, 2019 08:15 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Bureau of Standard and Metrology (NBSM) finalized three sets of standards for different groups of cosmetic items earlier this week. A meeting of Nepal Council for Standardization (NCS) headed by Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies, Matrika Prasad Yadav, took the decision to approve the Nepal Standards-2019 for cosmetics recently which is to be effective for all imported, produced, cosmetics and sale, distribution and uses of cosmetics in Nepal.

Youths to march for climate justice

Published On: September 20, 2019 12:45 PM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Organizations and groups of students in Nepal are all set to lead a march against climate injustice on Friday. Community Police officials to stakeholders involved in sustainable development are participating alongside students in different cities.

Will dengue impact Visit Nepal 2020?

Published On: September 19, 2019 07:24 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: As there is a mounting concern that the outbreak of dengue could affect the upcoming Visit Nepal 2020, government officials said they have taken all necessary measures to ensure that no tourist is affected by this mosquito-borne fever.

From public harassment to acid attack, legal loopholes emboldening assailants

Published On: September 12, 2019 08:23 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Acid attack survivor Muskan Khatun had endured months of harassment from her perpetrators before she was attacked with acid last Friday, family members said. Khatun was on her way to her school when three local youths splashed acid on her at Ganeshman Chowk in Birgunj. Police said Khatun had rejected ‘love proposal’ from of one of the attackers before she became their target.

Capital sees first dengue death, govt minister also hospitalized

Published On: September 6, 2019 07:15 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 6: Agriculture and Livestock Development Minister Chakrapani Khanal has been hospitalized after being diagnosed with dengue, a mosquito-borne disease which has been spreading like wildfire across the country.

First-ever postgraduate degree in adventure tourism on the lap of Everest

Published On: September 4, 2019 07:32 AM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

KATHMANDU, Sept 4: Nepal Mountain Academy (NMA) is starting a postgraduate degree in adventure tourism studies. Academic advisor to the NMA, Prof Dr Ramesh Bajracharya claimed this to be the first-ever postgraduate course in adventure tourism in the world.

Eat, Pray, Love? Not Always.

Published On: November 16, 2018 12:48 PM NPT By: Priyanka Adhikari

It is when Elizabeth, the protagonist of the novel says, "I think I deserve something beautiful”, that motivated me to pack my bags for a solo travel.