The crux of the COVID-19 employment impact lies in underemployment, which globally has contributed more to estimated job losses (in work hours) than unemployment and whose impact is potentially longer term. Given our pre-existing problem of underemployment, especially among youth in the 25-39 age group, this represents an unprecedented employment challenge considering that we are right in the middle of our demographic dividend.
KATHMANDU, June 6: Dozens of celebrities, national figures and Nepali nationals across the globe have come together to join hands with ‘Save Nepal Global Alliance’ to support Nepal to battle the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
The findings of the survey paint a rather somber picture. Of the 2,000 youth surveyed between 18 to 40 years of age, only around a third (34%) believe that the country is headed in the right direction. This is significantly less than a 2018 National Governance Survey that found 80 percent of respondents between 18 to 39 years of age considered the country to be heading in the right direction.
KATHMANDU, April 29: The coronavirus infection in Nepal last year had made the elderly and the chronically-ill people more vulnerable, resulting in a large number of deaths in the same groups. However, the current wave of COVID-19 has affected the healthy youths as well. Doctors involved in the treatment of the patients have pointed out that the death rate of even the youths has increased.
South Asia is particularly vulnerable to road-related accidents where frequent road users such as motorcyclists, cyclists, pedestrians, and public transport users are killed in road crashes more than in any other region of the world.
KATHMANDU, Jan 8: Had it not been the COVID-19 pandemic, Kusum Panta, an undergraduate student at Golden Gate International College, would have already graduated with a Bachelor degree in Arts around this time. She would have then been following in the footsteps of her parents attending the long-awaited Public Service Commission (PSC) examinations.
KATHMANDU, June 11: Young people in huge numbers were protesting peacefully at Naxal in Kathmandu, demanding transparency and accountability from the Oli-led government but the Nepal Police used force to disperse the crowd today.
KATHMANDU, Aug 2: The government has provided employment to nearly 175,909 people through 6,864 projects across the country run by various local units under the Prime Minister Employment Program in Fiscal Year 2018/19.
KATHMANDU, June 9: Only six youths have received subsidized loans so far for self-employment under the much-hyped scheme introduced by the government to give loans to educated youths against the collateral of their academic certificate.
JAJARKOT, April 4: Youths of Jajarkot have decided to join hands to support the victims of Province 2, who have been rendered homeless due to the deadly thunderstorm of Sunday. The said they decided to help their neighbors during this hour of need.
KATHMANDU, Feb 17: Protesters have gathered at Maitighar Mandala to express their solidarity to folk singer Pashupati Sharma, who was forced to remove his new song title ‘Lootna Sake Loot” from Youtube following the threat from the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP).
KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Metropolitan Crime Division of Nepal Police received 926 complaints relating to cyber crime to date in the current fiscal year. The cyber crimes are the criminal activities carried out with the use of computers and the internet.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: The fourth edition of the Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp, which was held last week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 17 to 20 December, brought together 150 youngsters from 40 different countries along with a dozen entrepreneurs and experts as mentors to create an environment for innovation.
KATHMANDU, Sept 28: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has unveiled unified working procedure related to interest subsidy for concessional loans, paving the way for unemployed educated youths, returnee migrant workers, women entrepreneurs, Dalits and earthquake victims, among other targeted groups, to borrow money from bank and financial institutions at cheaper interest rates.
KATHMANDU, Aug 4: An independent group of youths from Dolpa district has vented their ire against the plan of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) to field senior leader Bam Dev Gautam in a re-poll after forcing the elected lawmaker from the district Dhan Bahadur Budha to resign.
PALPA, July 10: Bagnaskali rural municipality of Palpa has started to provide loans to promote self employment in agriculture and animal husbandry after youths present their education certificates as collateral.
KATHMANDU, June 15 : Nepal Tarun Dal, a sister organisation of the Nepali Congress, is to launch 'Youth Dialogue, People's Goodwill' programme. Tarun Dal General Secretary, Bhupendra Jung Shahi, said that the Tarun Dal is going to launch different campaigns till mid-July to make the organisation stronger.
MYAGDI, June 11: Thirteen youths of Myagdi who had decided to follow middlepersons after paying a huge amount with a hope of entering the United States of America illegally have been reportedly stranded in Nigeria.
The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), also known as One Belt One Road (OBOR), is an initiative of China to build a wide network of land and sea routes to global connectivity. It is a Chinese dream envisioning the revival of the historic Silk Road that laid the way for Chinese prosperity, enriching international trade and political relations. It is now being reinvented with a plan to develop the land-based Silk Road Economic Belt that links China with the rest of Central Asia, Europe, the Middle East, Russia and East Asia, according to modern parameters.
Simply put, the national budget is the annual financial statement that presents the government’s proposed revenues and spending for a fiscal year. The budget comprises wealth allocation that is to be spent in the development of various national sectors.
KATHMANDU, May 3: myrepublica.com, a digital version of Republica English daily, has been publishing a series of news and videos regarding air pollution under the title "BREATHE" since the past few months. This time Republica Online talked to Dr. Om Murti Anil, a cardiologist, about the causes and remedies of heart disease.
KATHMANDU, April 26: Karl Marx Birth Bicentennial Celebration Committee, an organization established on the initiation of four communist parties of Nepal, has decided to familiarize the principle of Marxism to 10,000 youths on May 4 and 5 on the occasion of the 200th birthday of German philosopher Karl Marx.
PAANCHTHAR, April 18: Animal husbandry has a long history in high mountainous and hilly regions. However, residents in this region are slowly switching to other professions in recent days, which have resulted in the decline of animal husbandry.
MYAGDI, April 8: Budhi Bahadur Pariyar, 29, of Malika Rural Municipality-2, Beligaun had promised his wife Pabitra that he would return home from Malaysia during next Dashain with new clothes for her. Unfortunately, his dream has been shattered. The whole village was grief-stricken when he returned home before the promised date, but, in a white coffin.
I personally love writing diaries and adore traveling. And yet, those two things have never been able to come together, conjugate into one. One of these days I plan to change it and so does the government with its ‘Tourism Vision 2020’.