TAPLEJUNG,  May 30: Stating that eyesight problem is getting prevalent among children, ophthalmologists in the district have warned parents to take precautionary measures ‘before it is too late’. Excess exposure to cell phones, laptop and computers, among other digital devices, have taken a severe toll on children’s eye health, they claimed.

We are going to observe a second lunar eclipse for the year on 27th July 2018, the first one happened on January 31st, 2018. This is the greatest eclipse not only of the year but of the century.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain is the forecast throughout the country, according to an alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. According to the alert, major rivers and rivulets are likely to swell and trigger early warnings.

TULSIPUR, July 2: Incessant rain for the past two days has affected the life in Dang. Flooding in over one dozen seasonal rivers along the Tulsipur-Ghorahi-Lamahi road section has disrupted transport.

A human virus that causes a rare form of leukemia increases the risk of disease by changing the way DNA loops inside our cells.

JHAPA, May 13: A nation-wide banda called by Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal has partially affected life in the district.

SAPTARI, April 26: Shyamdevi Mishra of Tilathi-Koiladi-1 reached a health post at Chhinnamasta Rural Municipality for check up after feeling exhausted. When health workers found out that she had low blood pressure, they suggested her to drink Jeevan Jal, an oral rehydration mixture.

BRASILIA, March 19: More than 5 billion people could suffer water shortages by 2050 due to climate change, increased demand and polluted supplies, according to a UN report on the state of the world’s water.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The functioning of regional office of Department of Food Technology and Quality Control (DoFTQ) in Dhangadi in far-western Nepal is sure to be affected as a provincial minister’s quarters will soon move into the office.

DHANKUTA, Jan 11: The banda imposed by the locals demanding that Dhankuta district be declared the capital of Province-2 has entered the fourth week today, continuing to cripple life in the hill districts.

KATHMANDU, Dec 18: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli said  Monday that the functioning of the judiciary would not be affected by political changes such as change of government or other such developments.

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BEIJING, Dec 11: In November, the Indian Medical Association declared a public health emergency in New Delhi because of high levels of air pollution. Schools were shut and emergency traffic restrictions put in place. Air pollution in New Delhi is nearly 30 times the level considered safe by the World Health Organization, causing more damage to the lungs than smoking two packs of cigarettes a day. New Delhi is far from alone.

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Arguing that unreasonable demands from the Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) and Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) had made an electoral alliance impossible, senior Nepali Congress (NC) leader Bimalendra Nidhi has said that he is least bothered about the candidacy of RJPN leader Rajendra Mahato from his Dhanusha constituency.

KHOTANG, Nov 4: Telecommunication services in Khotang are in a halt since the last three months. Thousands of Nepal Telecom (NT) users have been affected after both its networks -- Namaste and Sky phones -- were obstructed in the northern and southern parts of the district.

Allowing smartphones in class may affect the students’ ability to concentrate, eventually hampering their academic performance, warns a new research. Instead of using their phones to follow the lectures, students use them to communicate with friends, watch YouTube videos or just browse around the web to follow their interests, said the study published in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

DHULIKHEL, Oct 16: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the recent expansion of the Cabinet would not cause any impact on the elections going to be held later this year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: Chief Election Commissioner Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has urged the government not to take any decision that can affect the scheduled parliamentary and provincial elections.

PALPA, Oct 7: It is one of the busiest roads in the central region. Thousands of passengers travel through it every day. However, a road section along the Prithivi Highway has literally changed into a death trap since the last few days. Landslides have not stopped falling down the road while public and private vehicles are seen moving at snail pace. Police personals have been constantly monitoring the section while providing safety alerts to drivers.

KATHMANDU, August 28: Olympian Gaurika Singh has said she doesn’t let politics affect her performance in swimming as she concentrates only on getting better and target for the best.

RATNAGAR (Chitwan), Aug 24: As many as 216 houses were badly affected by floods and inundation triggered by incessant rainfall occurred on mid-August in Madi, Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, August 22: The recent incessant monsoon rains, which triggered massive floods in tarai and landslides in other parts of the country, have added an element of uncertainty to the growth outlook for Fiscal Year 2017/18, according to Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB).

SYANGJA, August 6: Swine flu rumors have affected pig farming in Waling of Syangja.  Many shops selling pork have shut down, while trade of pigs and piglets has come to a halt.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Election Commission (EC) on Sunday said that its plan to use Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) in the upcoming elections could be affected if the government and the political parties didn't decide immediately whether to use them in the upcoming elections.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The reconstruction of one-third of earthquake destroyed schools will be halted after a year due to financial crunch.

KATHMANDU, June 1: With the monsoon now just around the corner, concerns have been raised that the second phase of local elections rescheduled for June 28 might be marred by rainfalls and water-induced disasters.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Various organizations working in the family planning sector in Nepal are going to be hit hard by US President Donald Trump’s policy of not supporting various family planning methods anywhere. Especially, the economically disadvantaged people in the remote parts of the country will be affected by the policy, according to the stakeholders.

BIRGUNJ, March 28: Cargo clearance process at the Kolkata port of India is getting delayed as port authorities are thoroughly scanning foreign cargoes coming via the port on the request of Indian intelligence agencies.

KATHMANDU, March 18: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Federal Affairs and Local Development Kamal Thapa who is also the chair of Rastriya Prajatantra Party has urged the Election Commission to correct its decision regarding to remove the portion of Hindu state and monarchy from the party statute.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The government's preparations to hold local elections will affect the printing of school textbooks, causing a crisis for millions of students.

JHAPA, Jan 31: Anuja Shivakoti of Dhulabari is a doting mother. She hardly ever refuses to serve food items that her children demand. Additionally, she has her own farm where fresh vegetables and grains are grown. A big joint family is always at the disposal of the children to take care of their needs.

CANBERRA, Australia, Jan 31:  The White House had assured Australia that its passport holders won't be affected by President Donald Trump's executive order suspending immigration from seven Muslim-majority countries, the Australian prime minister said Tuesday as he resisted pressure to join other Western leaders in publicly denouncing the travel ban.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Although the Indian media and defense strategy community have been raising serious concerns about the proposed first-ever military drill between China and Nepal, Indian State Minister for External Affairs V K Singh on Wednesday said the drill would not create any rift between Nepal and India.

SINDHUPALCHOK, Jan 3: Continuous snowfall, rainfall and the dipping mercury level have largely affected daily life of earthquake victims of Sindhupalchok district, who have been living in temporary shelters since the quake damaged their houses in April 2015.

TV actor Karan Mehra, who became a popular face on the small screen with his role as Naitik in Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, says that Hina Khan’s exit from the show will affect its popularity.

DHADING, Oct 21: With 'warm bag' program no more receiving budget from the center, maternal safety has been affected in the district. According to government health officials, the bag that would consist of sanitary pads, medicines and warm clothes for baby and mother is highly in demand whereas the center has not been sending budget for the program.

POKHARA, Oct 3: Nepal's tourism sector has started bearing the brunt of Indo-Pak tensions as international tourists have started cancelling their bookings to Nepal citing safety concerns.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: All Nepal National Independent Student Union-Revolutionary, affiliated to the Maoist party headed by Netra Bikram Chand, a.k.a Biplav, has called a two-day strike in the education sector from August 15, demanding the government to fulfill their 17-point charter.

DOLAKHA, Aug 10: Monsoon rains have affected different works of Upper Tamakoshi Hydropower Project which was already battered by last year's earthquake and Indian blockade.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal's development assistance absorptive capacity is low, project management is weak and delays are common. If early indications are anything to go by, implementation of projects to be funded by Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) of US government won't be any different.