Aditi Baral

The contributor for Republica.

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.

Asia-Pacific mayors vow to work for sustainable, resilient cities

Published On: November 7, 2019 08:50 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Mayors of over a dozen metropolitan cities of the Asia Pacific region have vowed to work together in the field of sustainable urban development. They made a pledge to work together to establish more sustainable and resilient cities during the International Seminar on Heritage and Sustainable Tourism that kicked off in Lalitpur on Wednesday.

Kathmandu wonders if Delhi's pollution comes to haunt it

Published On: November 4, 2019 07:44 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: In view of the worsening air quality in Delhi, environmentalists in the country have urged the stakeholders for timely measures to prevent a similar level of pollution in Kathmandu.

Number of passport seekers increases sharply after US demands passport number for DV lottery

Published On: October 23, 2019 09:28 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The mandatory provision of the Diversity Visa of the United States to include the applicants' passport number from this year has resulted in a dramatic surge in the number of persons seeking passport.

Valley woefully unprepared for big fire incidents

Published On: October 19, 2019 08:01 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Last week’s massive fire at Victory Lounge on Durbarmarg destroyed property worth over Rs 60 million. The club located on the sixth floor of a private building caught fire after an electrical short-circuit. Was this a tragedy just waiting to happen? The incident exposes an egregious lack of resources and manpower for dealing with big fires that may break out in Kathmandu Valley.

'I can't be home this Dashain'

Published On: October 5, 2019 05:45 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: The last time Captain Ujjwal Silwal remembers celebrating Dashain with his family is a couple of years ago. Captain Silwal is a pilot of Nepal Airlines who has an experience of 19 years in the field of aviation. For him, the sky is like his home and the wind his companion.

‘There should be a legal age for drinking alcoholic beverage’

Published On: October 3, 2019 07:55 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

With the advent of festive season, which coincides with the Oktoberfest of Germany, Republica's Aditi Baral interviewed Sashin Joshi, the executive director of Jawlakhel Group of Industries, which produces premium German beer brand Warsteiner in Nepal.

Oli ridiculed as Nepal completes rituals of open-defecation free nation

Published On: October 1, 2019 07:46 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Social media was abuzz with instant pictures of people answering the call of nature out in the open as Nepal officially announced an end to open defecation on Monday.

Police: Traffic congestion along Naubise-Nagdhunga road eases

Published On: September 30, 2019 10:22 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 30: The hours-long traffic jam along the Nagdhunga-Naubise road section witnessed over the past few days has eased significantly after the authorities introduced a slew of measures.

10 underrated but beautiful places you should visit this Dashain

Published On: September 28, 2019 08:00 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Be it to take Instagram-worthy picture perfect for instant double taps or to revive the significance of living, traveling can be the ultimate way to enjoy holidays. For many Nepalis, Dashain is a perfect time to travel. Keeping Visit Nepal 2020 in mind, traveling inside Nepal should be a priority. Besides frequently-visited places like Pokhara, Chitwan National park, and Lumbini, finding unique and not so frequently-visited places can be a daunting task.

Indian celebs pour support to acid attack victim*

Published On: September 27, 2019 10:25 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Pictures and videos of Bollywood celebrities sending warm messages to acid attack survivor Muskan Khatun and Nepali celebrities meeting her at her hospital bed are fast spreading on social media since Wednesday.

Buffalo on the loose shot dead at New Road by police

Published On: September 25, 2019 09:55 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: Social media users have questioned the rationale behind police personnel shooting a buffalo dead at New Road on Tuesday, accusing the security men of being insensitive toward animal rights.