Monika Malla

Malla is a photo journalist at Nepal Republic Media.

PHOTOS: Bishalbazaar area in Kathmandu sealed off until August 21 after a local tests positive for COVID-19

Published On: August 14, 2020 07:40 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Bishal Bazaar area in Kathmandu has been sealed off for a week starting Friday.

Once a bustling business hub, Kathmandu’s New Road and Asan areas have a few takers today (with photos)

Published On: August 13, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: As COVID 19 crisis is grappling the world economy, signs of recession are also seen here in Nepal. Major shopping hubs in Kathmandu- New Road and old market of Ason have witnessed crisis owing to adverse impact on business.

PHOTOS: Last Monday of Shrawan in Shankharapur

Published On: August 10, 2020 01:35 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Shrawan is one of the holiest months in the Hindu calendar. Devotees of Lord Shiva perform religious rituals and take brata (fasting) on this day. Each Monday of the month, known as Shrawan Sombar, is a special day at Shiva temples. Hindu devotees walk barefoot and with holy water to offer to Lord Shiva.

PHOTOS: Three areas in Kathmandu sealed off amid rising COVID-19 cases

Published On: August 8, 2020 03:20 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: With a sharp increase in the cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the Kathmandu Valley in recent days, the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, decided to seal off Pyukha, New Road and Mahaboudha areas.

IN PICS: Haphazard disposal of used masks, gloves likely to emerge as major health and environment risk

Published On: August 6, 2020 07:30 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 6: The use of masks and gloves has increased following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19). However, the failure to ensure proper disposal of these safety apparels is likely to pose a serious health risk in urban areas.

In pics: People celebrate Gaijatra in Sankhu

Published On: August 4, 2020 07:45 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: Amid the heightened fears of the novel coronavirus disease, this year’s Gaijatra was celebrated without much fanfare in Sankhu, Kathmandu.

IN PICS: Protestors at Basantapur demanding use of Nepali language on embossed number plates

Published On: August 1, 2020 05:40 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: A group of people were seen protesting symbolically at Basantapur Durbar Square in front of Kal Bhairav on Saturday afternoon.

PHOTOS: Dhanraj still draws Naag posters though printed impressions rule market

Published On: July 24, 2020 04:30 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 24: Dhanraj Chitrakar started drawing serpentine deities from the age of 14. It has been over five decades since he has been into this business but now fears for a technological take over as people have shifted onto printed versions of Naag Posters. Now he is fearing for his profession which in some decades can be the rarest-of-rarest as the younger generation are drifting away from it.

PHOTOS: Supporters of social activist ‘Iih’ stage demonstration at Basantapur

Published On: July 21, 2020 07:00 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 21: Youths staged a demonstration against the government’s inefficiency in fighting COVID-19 on Basantapur Durbar Square premises on Tuesday afternoon.

IN PICS: Devotees throng Pashupatinath Temple despite rain and lockdown

Published On: July 20, 2020 01:30 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 20: A huge flock of devotees was witnessed at the Pashupatinath Temple area on Monday.

PHOTOS: Traffic police inspecting vehicles as public transportation resumes in Valley

Published On: July 19, 2020 07:05 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 19: Traffic police personnel are busy inspecting the public vehicles in Kathmandu as public transportation resumed a few days ago.

PHOTOS: ‘Enough is Enough’ campaigners resume Satyagraha

Published On: July 18, 2020 05:45 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 18: Accusing the Ministry of Health and Population of making no significant efforts to bring reforms in the ways to fight the pandemic of novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country, the ‘Enough is Enough’ campaigners have started Satyagraha (relay hunger strike) from Saturday afternoon on the Basantapur Durbar Square premises.

PHOTOS: The holy month of Shrawan and womanhood

Published On: July 16, 2020 05:33 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 16: Today is Shrawan 1st as per the Nepali calendar. With the beginning of the month, cosmetic shops are filled with red, yellow and green bangles, pote, tika and henna. Despite the lockdown imposed to curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, women are seen visiting shops to purchase varieties of cosmetic items.

PHOTOS: Sajha Yatayat  resumes services from today

Published On: July 16, 2020 12:22 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Sajha Yatayat, a public transportation service, is set to resume its services from today.

PHOTOS: Children being administered Vitamin A today and tomorrow

Published On: July 6, 2020 01:10 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 6:  The two-day Vitamin ‘A’ capsule and de-worming tablet administration program for children between six and five years of age kicked off today.

PHOTOS: Bauddhanath  reopens after more than two months

Published On: July 5, 2020 03:45 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Baudhanath Stupa Area, which had remained shut for more than two months since the country went into a nationwide lockdown on March 24 to contain the spread of the global pandemic of novel coronavirus disease, reopened a few days ago.

Photos: Independent youths stage demonstration in capital against government's apathy toward COVID-19 pandemic

Published On: July 2, 2020 08:24 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, July 2: A group of independent youths staged a demonstration on the Patan Durbar Square premises in Lalitpur on Thursday.

Photos: Janata Samajbadi Party stages demonstration against citizenship bill in capital

Published On: June 30, 2020 04:03 PM NPT By: Monika Malla

KATHMANDU, June 30: Taking strong exception to some of the provisions of citizenship bill which proposes granting naturalized citizenship to foreign women married to Nepali men only seven years after the marriage, the Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) staged a demonstration in the capital on Tuesday.