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Aditi Baral

Aditi has been covering social affairs for Republica Daily since June, 2019.

'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.

Youths, celebrities join traffic volunteer mobilization campaign

Published On: September 23, 2019 09:16 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), Ram Shah Path, on Sunday launched a Traffic Volunteer Mobilization Campaign in Kathmandu to educate people about traffic rules. The 15-day campaign has been launched as a part of the Youth Mobilization Year 2019 for the management of overall traffic condition in the Kathmandu Valley.

28,000 items in Kaiser Library in sorry state after quake

Published On: September 21, 2019 07:47 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Four years since the destructive earthquakes of 2015, Kaiser Library in the capital is still awaiting reconstruction. The 112 years old Kaiser Sumsher’s home-based library which was later handed over to the government by his wife after his death was turned into ruins by the 2015 earthquakes. Since then almost 28,000 Kaiser Shumsher’s rare collections are left to rot in the library.

Three-day China Film Festival begins in Kathmandu

Published On: September 18, 2019 09:14 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 18: The China Film Festival officially kicked off on Tuesday to mark the 70th anniversary of the People's Republic of China.

‘Increasing tropospheric ozone affecting Nepal’s population, agriculture’

Published On: September 16, 2019 08:14 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: After a continuous struggle for over three decades to protect the depleting ozone layer, the UN has set “32 years and healing” as its slogan this year to observe the International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer.

Foreign nationals flock Bishwa Bhasha for Nepali, Newari, Sanskrit and Pali (with video)

Published On: September 7, 2019 09:01 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 7: The number of foreigners aspiring to learn the languages spoken in Nepal has witnessed a sharp increase.

Hundreds join protest in capital against cruelty to animals

Published On: September 5, 2019 06:00 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Hundreds of people gathered at Maitighar Mandala in the capital on Wednesday to protest against violence and cruelty inflicted on animals.

Nepali youths living abroad say the wish to work for Nepal govt inspired them to return

Published On: August 30, 2019 05:30 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Ten Nepalis working and studying in seven different countries returned to Nepal and worked at the federal, provincial and local governments for three months.

What’s trending in Nepal?

Published On: August 29, 2019 10:16 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: “Ever since I started following Trending Nepal, I get updated about the recent trends and happenings,” said Aayush Marasini, 18, a high school graduate.

How a startup became Nepal's leading ride-hailing firm

Published On: August 26, 2019 07:58 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: “Do you know what our major problem is?” asks Asheem, Pathao's regional director.

As dengue fear grips Valley, KMC opts for awareness drive

Published On: August 24, 2019 07:36 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, AUG 24: As the fear of dengue spreads in Kathmandu, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) is planning to launch sanitation and cleanliness campaign. Shukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital (STIDH) at Teku has witnessed at least 42 dengue patients since April.

Arko Kurukshetra, a play of our times

Published On: August 20, 2019 07:17 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: “Who am I? Who created me?”

Patan Mental Hospital overwhelmed but government help slow in coming

Published On: August 17, 2019 07:41 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Established in 1982 with 50 beds, Patan Mental Hospital still has just the same number of beds. And these remain occupied throughout the year. However, the hospital’s outpatients department (OPD) sees more than 175 patients every day. About 75 percent of such patients are adults aged between 22-45 years.

Teenage suicides up, govt a passive spectator

Published On: August 15, 2019 07:20 AM NPT By: Aditi Baral

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Recent reports of young people committing suicide have grabbed national headlines. Although a lot of schools and colleges are taking significant steps to help their students by hiring student counselors and child physiologists, 'teen suicides' are only going up.