Sajira Shrestha

Trainee Journalist at Republica.

Why a deadline for sexual assault victims to get justice?

Published On: May 21, 2022 07:50 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, May 21: It is only fair and rational to think that the deadline for justice should be when the victims get justice and the perpetrators get punished. However, the National Penal Code Act 2017, Chapter 18, Section 229 (2), statute of limitations, states that “no complaint shall lie after the expiry of one year from the date of commission of any of the offences such as rape, sexual harassment, child sexual abuse, among others.”

Like A Dog’s Bite !

Published On: May 15, 2022 02:30 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

Down the street, you walk Pretending everything is fine. Headphones in and music on You walk slowly with a smile. Just for a moment, you think Life is great like an old wine.

Namaste Eid fest concludes with a great success

Published On: May 8, 2022 06:18 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, May 8: Namaste Eid 2022, a multicultural event organized with an aim to bring people from various communities of Nepal together to celebrate Eid and conclude the fasting month of Ramadan concluded successfully at Bhrikutimandap, Kathmandu on Saturday.

Start-ups: A Glimmer of Hope

Published On: April 28, 2022 05:30 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

The start-up scene in Nepal is okay, if not too well. The launching of start-ups didn’t slow down although all other sectors of the economy were held back by the COVID-19 pandemic for over two years. Similarly, there is no dearth of innovative business ideas introduced by the budding and young entrepreneurs in the country. That certainly gives us a glimmer of hope in these torrid times. But right government policies, implementation of government commitments made to the start-ups in the past, and investors willing to take risks are lacking.

When you meet my shadow

Published On: January 3, 2022 03:52 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

Too afraid to raise my voice, Every time you put your hands on my flesh. Thoughts about all the people run through my mind, Every time you force your lips on mine.

Spiderman swinging its way to Nepali audience’s heart

Published On: December 22, 2021 06:00 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: Sajal Lopchan, 28, a freelance filmmaker, and his friends decided to go to watch Spiderman: No Way Home on December 17, all dressed up as the characters in the movie. He himself cosplayed as Tom Holland's Spiderman whereas his team members Ronish Raut, Jason Lopchan, Bimesh Shrestha, Bishal Dhakal, Tosit Ghatane and Biplov Gauli cosplayed as Tobey Maguire’s spiderman, Andrew Garfield’s spiderman, Tom Holland’s spiderman (Black suit), Doctor Strange and J Jonah Jameson and Doctor Octopus, respectively.

Debunking myths about eclipses

Published On: November 19, 2021 03:55 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

Earth will be witnessing the longest lunar eclipse after almost six centuries today.

Pandemic casts a shadow on electric decorative lights business

Published On: November 3, 2021 08:15 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: The festival of lights ‘Tihar’ has officially begun with Kaag and Kukur Tihar already celebrated on Wednesday. As the people are busy buying goods that are needed for the celebrations, the sale of electric decorative lights is also high across the country. It is believed that Laxmi, the Goddess of Wealth, visits the homes of those who keep their home well-lit and clean during Tihar. Due to this belief, people illuminate their homes with electric lights and butter lamps to invite the goddess to their homes.

ICC nominates Sandeep as Player of the Month for September

Published On: October 11, 2021 03:01 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Nepal's young leg-spinner, Sandeep Lamichhane has won the International Cricket Council's (ICC) Player of the Month nomination for September.

SAFF Championship: Nepal vs India Match today

Published On: October 10, 2021 09:33 AM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: Nepal will be playing against India in the third game of the 16th SAFF Championship at 9:45 PM tonight.

Collection of children’s stories, ‘Poleko Makkai’ out now

Published On: October 9, 2021 02:47 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Shree Ram Rai, a writer who has been established in Nepali literature from Khotang and is currently practicing literary journalism in Kathmandu, has recently brought another collection of children's stories named Poleko Makai' in the market.

Nepal defeats Sri Lanka 3-2

Published On: October 5, 2021 12:00 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: In the second match of the SAFF Championship, Nepal defeated Sri Lanka 3-2 on Monday.

Cinema hall operators are optimistic as they plan to resume screening movies

Published On: September 27, 2021 03:31 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

They demand government to introduce special incentives to bail this industry out of COVID-19 crisis

Constitution Day award ceremony draws widespread criticism

Published On: September 19, 2021 05:38 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Sept 19: On the occasion of Constitution Day, the government has presented various decorations, awards and medals to 903 individuals. However, it is being widely criticized by politicians as well as the general public.

3,284 foreigners arrested in five years for committing various crimes in Nepal

Published On: September 16, 2021 05:15 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Sept 16: Nepal is becoming a hotbed of crime for foreign nationals. Foreigners are even involved in big crimes such as drug trafficking, gold smuggling, cybercrime, child sexual abuse and prostitution in Nepal.

Nepal Police distributes masks to 6686 people under ‘Where is your mask?’ campaign

Published On: September 3, 2021 02:59 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Free masks have been distributed to 6,686 people under the campaign ‘Where is your mask?’ run by Nepal Police for the prevention and control of the COVID-19 infection on Thursday. Under this campaign, since April 20, a total of 1,078,309 people have been given free masks.

Instagram is down all across the globe for several users

Published On: September 2, 2021 04:48 PM NPT By: Sajira Shrestha

Popular social networking site, Instagram is down for several of its users globally. Several Instagram users have reported about the issue on Twitter on Thursday.