Aditi Baral

The contributor for Republica.

How private individuals are doing their bit amid coronavirus pandemic

Published On: March 27, 2020 07:05 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, March 27: While the trepidation of COVID-19 has already forced several businesses to shut, compelling people to spend their savings to buy essentials, some businesses and even ordinary people are offering a helping hand to the needy at the time of the global pandemic.

As COVID-19 threats loom, Uniglobe College goes online

Published On: March 20, 2020 09:03 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, March 20: These days Ajay Adhikari, a student of Uniglobe College, Kamaladi doesn’t feel pressurized to wake up early in the morning to reach college as early as possible. Instead of following his previous routine of waking up and rushing towards the college, Adhikari a 17-year-old student living in Balaju rather wakes up with no pressure and looks forward to join the online classes for the day. Adhikari is one of those 200 students who join the online classes that the college has started providing to its students of late.

Valley denizens under the influence of coronavirus 'myths'

Published On: March 12, 2020 08:59 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, March 12: While some people believe that myths about coronavirus (COVID-19) have triggered unfounded fears about its spread, many argue that these myths have rather influenced people to take better preventive measures.

COVID-19 fear hampers Holi celebrations in Valley

Published On: March 10, 2020 08:44 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, March 10: For 19-year-old Jiya Silwal, Holi has been her favorite festival since her childhood.  Silwal, now a student of Global College of Management, remembers going to events and live shows during Holi from the time when she was a school student.

Govt schools in Kathmandu Valley ill-prepared to prevent spread of coronavirus

Published On: March 7, 2020 10:16 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, March 7: While private boarding schools have already started adopting preventive measures to tackle the possible spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), it has been found that most government-owned schools have failed to take any precautionary measure to contain the possible spread of this fatal virus among students.

Ex-govt secretary’s wife ‘fatally attacked’ at home, domestic help found dead

Published On: February 11, 2020 07:30 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Muna Karki, the wife of former government secretary Arjun Karki, who was seriously injured after an attack inside their house, died on Monday afternoon. Their domestic help was also found dead inside the house.

Despite regular operations, broomer machines fail to impress Valley denizens

Published On: February 6, 2020 08:34 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Although broomer machines are seen operating in the Kathmandu Valley on a regular basis, they have drawn criticism from the operators as well as the general public for not being suitable for the road and environment of the Valley due of some major technical drawbacks they have.

Nepali students in Wuhan desperate to return home

Published On: February 6, 2020 08:13 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepali students wishing to return from Wuhan – the Chinese city at the epicenter of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak — are frustrated and angry because of delays by the Nepal government in evacuating them. The students are on the verge of mental breakdowns. They are confined to their rooms and are desperately awaiting help from the authorities in Kathmandu.

Unheard stories about the 'banner guy'

Published On: January 26, 2020 08:41 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: An elderly person of average height, with face covered with long and grey beard and clad with traditional Bhandgaunle topi and wearing white shirt bearing Nepal's national flag and self-written slogans is often seen wandering in down-town Kathmandu.

Tear down these walls, says Lalitpur mayor

Published On: January 22, 2020 08:16 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: As a part of its city beautification campaign, Lalitpur Metropolitan City has started to tear down old brick walls and build new ‘fence walls’ at three different places. These walls, as claimed by Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan, are called ‘less obstructive fence walls’ and the metropolitan office has plans to build them around Pulchowk Engineering Campus, Jawalakhel Football Ground and Lagankhel Football Ground.

'Smoke from Australian fires will not have direct impact on Nepal'

Published On: January 18, 2020 09:24 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Amid forecast of the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) that the smoke from Australia's fires will make a full circuit around the world, there are concerns around the world if this would leave impact on other countries as well. Meteorologists and atmospheric scientists in Nepal, however, say there is no need to panic although there are some chances of receiving slightly visible effects in the sky over this Himalayan nation should the fire keep on razing at a dangerous pace.

Valley weather to clear from today

Published On: January 10, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: After gloomy weather with active winter rainfall for many days, most parts of Nepal are set to see improved weather conditions beginning Friday, according to the Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD).

20 habits to quit in 2020

Published On: January 1, 2020 02:08 PM NPT By: Aditi Baral

'New Year new me' is a catchphrase most of us think of when we think of New Year. There might be a number of habits that we may want to change or give up. Changing each and every one of them might not be possible. However, here are 20 habits that you should consider quitting in 2020.

Chengdu Int'l Railway Port wants Nepal to launch its pavilion there

Published On: December 31, 2019 07:17 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

CHENGDU, Dec 30: The Chengdu International Railway Port which has established a new model of the modern service industry in Sichuan Free Trade Zone, has wished for Nepal to set up a National Pavilion there as other countries have done. At present, this port has allotted space for six pavilions of different nations, while 13 other nations have already signed contracts to establish their national pavilions to showcase their products.

100’s group wants to spread warmth to all 77 districts

Published On: November 26, 2019 09:02 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: Every morning while waiting for his school bus at Anamnagar, Sashank Khadka sees people bringing trunks of clothes to a donation rack. The donation rack has been there for about four months now receiving many clothes donors and takers every day.

US official lauds Nepal’s progress in justice reforms

Published On: November 23, 2019 07:41 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Jorgan K Andrews has said that Nepal has been doing well in the sector of justice reforms and security sector.

Valley cities go for more fitness spaces

Published On: November 21, 2019 08:34 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Keeping the health and well-being of the public in mind, all metropolitan cities and municipalities in Kathmandu Valley have started going for fitness spaces and public parks in their respective areas.

15th century idol stolen from Patan spotted in Dallas Museum

Published On: November 21, 2019 08:04 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: An idol stolen from a temple in Patan in 1984 is currently on display at the Dallas Museum of Art.

Many people still count on friends, family to land a job

Published On: November 12, 2019 11:54 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 12: Shuvam Khatri, 24, is working in a construction company as a logistic officer for the past four months. His desperate hunt for a job to build a career in engineering sector almost went in vain until one of his uncles recommended him to the construction company he is currently working in.

Thousands expected to join 'Occupy Tundikhel' campaign today

Published On: November 9, 2019 07:22 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Concerned over the ever-increasing encroachment of public space in the capital city, thousands of people in Kathmandu are joining the 'Occupy Tundikhel' campaign in Khulla Mancha starting Saturday.