MAKWANPUR, May 18: Ruling alliance has emerged victorious at Thaha Municipality in northern Makawanpur. According to the vote count results published this morning, CPN (Maoist Center)'s candidate Bishnu Bista and Nepali Congress candidate Bharat Gopali, on behalf of the ruling alliance, registered their victory as mayor and deputy mayor, respectively, of Thaha Municipality.
DHARAN, May 14: The Mayor and Deputy Mayor candidates of democratic-left coalition are leading in the local polls as the vote counting is currently underway. As per the preliminary results of the 100 vote counts from ward one, two and three, respectively, mayoral candidate Kishor Rai is leading with 116 votes out of the total 300 votes counted so far.
KATHMANDU, May 13: Voting has been postponed at four polling stations in Kavrepalanchowk district after the polling officials were found casting votes of differently-abled people at another symbol than their request, giving over four or five ballot papers to the voters. Police had to fire aerial shots to take the situation under control after clashes erupted.
CHITWAN, May 13: People have been found to be using chits to cast their votes in Bharatpur. At a polling center in Krishnapur of Bharatpur, the ruling coalition parties have been found to have given chits to voters to cast their votes.
GORKHA, May 13: Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) leader Dr Baburam Bhattarai has cast his vote at a polling center in Palungtar Municipality-1. After casting his vote, Bhattarai took a photo of himself with a swastika stamp and posted it on social media.
KATHMANDU, May 13: The Election Commission (EC) has stated that more than 35 percent of the votes have been cast so far even as voting in a few polling stations in various seven districts were obstructed.
BARA, May 13: Voting at two polling stations in Pacharauta Municipality has been suspended. The polling was stopped due to the protest of the locals after it was found that more votes were cast than the number of total registered voters at Srinagar Bairiya polling station and Bargachhi polling station of Pacharauta-2.
ILAM, May 13: Former Prime Minister and senior leader of CPN (Unified Socialist), Jhalanath Khanal has said that the second local level elections would play an important role in institutionalizing democracy and republic He said that the country would move forward on the journey of socialism while protecting democracy and republic through this election.
SURKHET, May 13: The people of the Raute community who live a nomadic life in the jungles have been deprived of their right to vote in the local elections this time around as well. Although Gurans Rural Municipality of Dailekh had distributed temporary identity cards to the Rautes four years ago, the members of the community have not received citizenship certificates.
KATHMANDU, May 11: As many as 1,505 teachers across the country have submitted their resignations right before the local level polls slated for May 13. Basanti Shrestha, 45, resigned from the post of teacher on April 24 and has filed her candidature for the post of deputy mayor of Chandragiri Municipality.
KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Tourism Board has decided to operate shuttle bus service for the convenience of tourists on the day of the local level election. Shuttle buses will be operated in Kathmandu on May 13, keeping in mind the inconvenience to the air passengers between the airport and the hotel as movement of public and private vehicles is prohibited on the day.
BIRGUNJ, April 8: A team of the Armed Police Force (APF), Nepal, on Thursday nabbed three persons for possessing a gun and its cartridge. APF Superintendent Tej Prasad Pokharel said the three were held along with a long-range gun and its cartridge from Nahar Chowk area of Bindabasini Rural Municipality-3 in Parsa.
KATHMANDU, April 4: Vianet has launched a new referral campaign to increase its service users. Under the campaign, Vianet customers can now get a Mi Dual Band Router as well as three months internet for free.
Nepal occupies the 85th place in the world and the top position in South Asia in terms of happiness, according to the 10th edition of the World Happiness Report 2022 released ahead of the annual International Day of Happiness on March 20. However, this piece of news came as a surprise for many in Nepal who thought there is hardly anything to be happy about in the country for the past some time. But the Nepalis are still happy. Here is why and how.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal recorded 73 new cases of COVID-19 along with 192 recoveries and zero deaths from the deadly virus on Saturday, according to the information released by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).
TAPLEJUNG, Feb 28: The District Court of Taplejung has sentenced a person to 36 years of jail time. The court found Ram Karki guilty of raping a girl and murdering her afterward by pushing her off a cliff.
HUMLA, Jan 9: Food depots in Humla have run out of stock. Food depots in Sarkegad, Shreenagar, Tajakot Chankheli, Yangchu, and Yalwang set up by the Food Management and Trading Company Limited (FMTC), a state-run entity, targeting the rural people’s access to food grains are running out of stock due to a delay in food supplies.
Target groups, beneficiaries or service seekers should be encouraged and engaged in all stages and processes of social innovation directly or indirectly including identification, design, implementation, and governance. They need to identify their problems and own the solutions.
KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The lifeless body of Ujwal Vishwakarma, 10, who had gone missing after falling into a drain in Kapan on September 21, was found at Bagmati Rural Municipality-1, at the border of Lalitpur and Makawanpur districts, last night.
RANJHA, July 26: Three children who went missing from Kohalpur-4 of Banke district six months ago have been rescued from Bareilly, India. Among the rescued children are 11-year-old Rosan Wadi, 7-year-old Bishal Wadi and 5-year-old Pooja Wadi, according to Kohalpur Ward-4 Chairman Tirtha Ram Tharu.
Due to the exaggeration of negative aspects and ignorance about many positive aspects in our daily life, frustration, hopelessness, irritation, annoyance, dysfunction etc have been growing in our society.
Dissolution of Parliament in December, 2020 was the consequence of a series of ill-conceived ploys by three restless former prime ministers to sabotage, oust, and bring the curtain down on the political career of the incumbent.
HONG KONG – In 1960, the Nobel laureate economist Ronald H. Coase introduced the “problem of social cost”: human activities often have negative externalities, so individual rights cannot be absolute. Institutions must intervene. There is no better example of this dynamic than the COVID-19 crisis.
In today’s social climate, discussions on the topic of discrimination are becoming more and more common as we examine ourselves and the world we live in more closely. Discrimination between different groups of people is a popular focus, but oftentimes discrimination within marginalized groups is overlooked. Internalized racism is common in minority groups. It can manifest itself through conscious and unconscious acceptance of a racial hierarchy, believing your own race is less inferior or another race is superior. Internalized racism can lead to colorism, low self-esteem, and even self-hatred.
The Covid-19 pandemic has altered our perception about what is normal, and thus our 'needs' and 'wants' carry a new meaning. As we wander amid an unprecedented crisis, many of us believe that it may perhaps change us as a species. Our priorities have changed, and so has our outlook towards life. It has changed everything from the way we communicate to the overall functioning of each sector of the business environment.
KATHMANDU, June 29: Security experts have expressed fears that the prolonged lockdown and restriction measures put in place to contain COVID-19 without any support to ease the life of ordinary people could soon push the country toward a state of social unrest.
Have you ever heard a Brahmin man murdered for marrying a Dalit woman? At least, I have not. Love is blind, it is said. But I say love has eyes of caste, race, ethnicity, religion, sex, wealth, and geography. The provision of the constitution that all adults, irrespective of their gender and caste, can choose their partners sounds like a false promise.
KATHMANDU, May 28: After shutting its business for weeks due to the lockdown, one of the most sought-after restaurants in town, Bajeko Sekuwa is now running back on track with active home delivery services. Although the restaurant hasn’t been able to function like in the pre-lockdown phase, the operators are content that they are able to provide service to their customers and possibly pay salaries to their staffs. “We are satisfied that we have been able to stand up to the expectations of our customers but the major satisfaction we have is that the home delivery service has made it possible for us to pay salaries to our staffers even in a time of a crisis,” said Sanjib Kumar Timalsina, head of operations at the restaurant.
KATHMANMDU, May 25: Aakriti Khanal remembers how before the COVID-19 lockdown she used to be a different individual as compared to now. “I was a book-worm who was almost a nerd, always reading books,” she recalls. However, the period after the lockdown has been quite eccentric for her. In a bid to cope with the ongoing lockdown, she has now developed a few new hobbies and enjoys having discovered them. Sketching and watching anime are her current major hobbies.
KATHMANDU, May 10: The Federation of Women Entrepreneurs' Association of Nepal (FWEAN) has urged the government to waive the interest of the capital women entrepreneurs have burrowed to start their businesses as they are forced to incur a huge loss due to the nationwide lockdown enforced by the government to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).
CAMBRIDGE – Aristotle was right. Humans have never been atomized individuals, but rather social beings whose every decision affects other people. And now the COVID-19 pandemic is driving home this fundamental point: each of us is morally responsible for the infection risks we pose to others through our own behavior.
21-year-old Aakriti Kapali says that the coronavirus pandemic feels like a bad, sad dream. The only good thing, so far, is that her life, though changed, hasn’t come to a standstill. Since her job is mostly translating and transcribing data, she is working from home. And she’s grateful to have that semblance of normalcy in life in the current times.
Facial recognition cameras equipped with Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled body temperature detection technology have been installed in cities across China to detect people who may be infected with COVID-19 to prevent them from traveling. The facial recognition technology (FR) is probably developed with good intentions, but experts argue this intrusive surveillance could be potentially used by totalitarian regimes against the population. Therefore, many pro-social technology experts, human rights activists, and politicians have been calling for a ban. The law enforcement agencies and other technologists, however, argue FR has the potential to offer huge benefits to society and are instead a calling for proper regulation.
Actor Shruti Haasan says she has learnt to navigate through the "lopsided" gender dynamics on a film set, where the hero gets preferential treatment, while most women use silence as a defence mechanism.