KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has announced a big waiver on the customs tax on the import of sanitary pads and their raw materials.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Refuting the news reports that political influence was used to unduly benefit the company, Blueprint Trading Company, which is partly owned by the son of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, has clarified that it is involved in importing 'sanitary pads' is untrue, misleading and wrong.

KATHMANDU, July 8: It has been suspected that former finance minister Janardan Sharma gave customs duty exemption on the import of sanitary pads so as to benefit Jaiveer Singh Deuba's company. Jaiveer Singh is the son of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

KATHMANDU, May 31: The Nepal Sanitary Pad Manufacturers Association (NSPMA) has protested against the government's decision to give a 90 percent custom tax waiver on the import of sanitary pads.

‘Axe the Tax’ (Photo Feature)

January 9, 2022 14:09 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 9:  “If you try to sit, I'll tax your seat, If you get too cold, I'll tax the heat, If you take a walk, I'll tax your feet.” The song written by George Harrison and famously sung by The Beatles in 1966 exposes the government’s mindset of taxing anything and everything.

KATHMANDU, Sept 23: The Ministry of Finance has clarified that there has been no changes in the tax imposed on sanitary pads in the new budget.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: The government has introduced a substitution budget for the ongoing fiscal year 2021/22. Finance Minister Janardhan Sharma unveiled the new budget of Rs 1.63 trillion in parliament amid protests of the lawmakers belonging to the main opposition party, CPN-UML, on Friday.

ROLPA, Jan 2: Nepal Rastriya Basic School in Huama village of Rolpa has started providing free sanitary pads since a few weeks. The pads are kept in a sanitary box hung in the school's toilet.

DAMAK, Nov 2: A group of single women in Damak of Jhapa district have united for entrepreneurship. After being trained in commercial production of sanitary pads, they have collaborated and started to work together.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Nepal Natural and Human Resources Development Association (NAHUDA), a local non-government organization, is organizing a three-day workshop on making homemade sanitary pads made of cotton and flannel. The workshop which started on June 16 will conclude on June 18. Some 35 women from Naulo Bihani Tol Bikash Sanstha in Tokha-8, Kathmandu, are participating in the workshop.

SINDHULI, May 30: Girls studying at the community schools in the rural parts of the country often skip their classes while menstruating.

SINDHULI, May 25: Girls studying at the community schools in the rural parts of the country often skip their classes while menstruating. The unavailability of sanitary pads is considered a major reason forcing girls to skip school, every month, hampering their education.

BIRGUNJ, April 9: "As we all will be talking about sanitary pads and menstrual hygiene now, those males who feel uncomfortable can leave while others please listen carefully," requested social activist Shaili Chaudhary while speaking in front of the victims of the first ever tornado in Bharwaliya of Bara on Sunday.  The deadly calamity destroyed more than 200 houses in Bharwaliya alone.

PARBAT, March 13: The Ministry of Social Development of Gandaki State will provide sanitary pads to girls attending Secondary Education Examination (SEE) scheduled to take place from March 24. Of the total 2,874 community school students taking the test from Parbat district, 1,437 are girls.

Made by accident

February 1, 2019 11:27 am

Accidents are just that, things that shouldn’t have happened but they did. While accidents are commonly related to all things unfortunate, they are not necessarily sad. You will be surprised to learn that some of your favorite things were made unintentionally. They were never supposed to be made but they came about accidentally. Thank god for accidents!

Sanitary pads for female students

January 6, 2019 15:33 pm

Located on Molung Rural Municipality, the girls of Saraswati Secondary School Bungnam were provided sanitary pads with the help of ward chairperson Pradip Baniya. The girls were provided the sanitary pads at their own school.

The pad women of Kathmandu

January 4, 2019 09:51 am

Even in today’s day and age, menstruation is nothing short of a taboo. In most households and offices even, it’s still an unmentionable topic – something that’s uttered silently if at all. Ever noticed how women mouth the word ‘pad’ when there are men around at office? In rural areas, the situation is even worse. News of girls missing school for four to five days every month is something we have all heard about time and again and quite frequently.

POKHARA, Dec 4: The Pokhara Metropolitan City (PMC) is to make sure all the educational intuitions in the metropolis would have sanitary pads for the girl students, keeping in mind the sensitive issue related to the reproductive health of the girls.

SURKHET, Sept 15: Filthy materials including sanitary pads, socks and slippers were found in the hooch seized from various places of the district by police on Saturday.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 11: The Krishnapur municipality in Kanchanpur, the district in Province 7, has made arrangements for availing sanitary pads within from schools to adolescent girls during menstruation.