TOKYO, June 17: Japan's age of consent was raised from 13, among the world's lowest, to 16 years old on Friday as lawmakers passed key reforms to sex crime legislation.


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I hate the idea of adulthood that convince people it comes with age To the wisdom you show is often to be mistaken To be replaced with, 'you are still small and not big enough to make it. The idea of adulthood is suffocating When you aren't fully able to decipher what's being like an adult really  When everything around seems going like just the day before you turned 20

Max von Sydow, the self-described “shy boy”-turned-actor known to art house audiences through his work with Swedish director Ingmar Bergman and later to moviegoers everywhere when he played the priest in the horror classic “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 90.

Are US presidents getting older?

October 20, 2019 00:00 am

With three front-runners over the age of 70 and one heart attack suffered by candidate Bernie Sanders on the campaign trail, the presidential primaries for 2020 have been putting presidents’ ages on the agenda.

When People Get Married Around the World

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: A year after the civil code increased the minimum age for marriage to 20 years from 18, some lawmakers have sought a revision of the marriageable age saying it has caused problems for Indian women marrying Nepali men especially in the tarai.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Janku is a term applied to a particular Newari tradition in which a cultural ceremony is performed when Newari people reach certain ages.

Old age

March 1, 2019 07:40 am

As the wheel of  time keeps churning Memories are  formed and burning

Exercise to beat aging

February 23, 2019 08:32 am

Exercise and diet have been evidenced to help prevent Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's disease as well as a lot of heart condition issues like hypertension and weight gain.

Howling age

October 13, 2018 10:29 am

Finally I am 13  My teenage has began The time we write our stories And the time we have.

A new study conducted at Flinders University in Australia has put forward a theory about a classic optical illusion called "My Wife and My Mother-in-Law." It's also known as the Boring Figure.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The National Youth Council (NYC) has proposed to revise the existing age range for youth stipulated in the NYC Act-2072.

WASHINGTON, July 22:  It takes astrophysicist John O'Meara little time to respond to a question about NASA's most outstanding achievement.

July 9: There's about a 50 percent chance you already have cytomegalovirus (CMV), but don't worry, it's pretty harmless in healthy adults. It's long been believed that the virus probably weakens the immune system in older people, but now mice tests have shown that the opposite is true – somehow, the virus gives the immune system a bit of a late-stage boost.

SYANGJA, June 12 : Sita Gaire of Waling Municipality has recently joined a school. Just like other children of her village, she attends classes at Laxmi Secondary School every morning, hoping to learn to use the social media. Gaire is a mother of two sons, who have moved to South Korea and Poland in search of employment.

Infographics: India's retirement age

April 29, 2018 00:05 am

India's retirement age

TOKYO, April 22: The world’s oldest person, a 117-year-old Japanese woman, has died.

BHAKTAPUR, April 8: The public has been observing foreigners celebrating many festivals including Holi, Gai Jatra and Bhai Tika. On Sunday, the locals of Bhaktapur got a rare chance to see a foreigner celebrating Janku, a Newari festival celebrated when a man or woman of the Newar community turns 77.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The government has shelved the decision of the previous government to lower age threshold for elderly allowance to 65 years.

KATHMANDU, March 29: A task force formed to determine ideological and organizational modality to merge the CPN-UML and the CPN (Maoist Center) has proposed scrapping a provision which prohibits party members over the age of seventy from taking on leadership position.

LONDON, Mar 14: Family spokesman says physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.

WASHINGTON, Mar 12: The White House is forging ahead with a plan to give firearms training to teachers while pulling back from moves opposed by gun lobbyists such as raising the age limit for purchasing some weapons.

NEW YORK, March 1: Walmart announced Wednesday that it will no longer sell firearms and ammunition to people younger than 21 and would also remove items resembling assault-style rifles from its website.

Free speech in filter age

February 22, 2018 00:30 am

Speech has always been filtered. In democratic societies, everyone has the right to express themselves but no one has ever been guaranteed an audience.

COPENHAGEN, Feb 14: Prince Henrik, the French-born husband of Danish monarch Queen Margrethe who publicly vented his frustration at not being the social equal of his wife or their son in line to become Denmark’s king, died late Tuesday. He was 83.

Kathmandu, Feb 12 (RSS): Senior citizens have demanded an increment in the old age allowance.  Currently, State provides monthly allowance of Rs 2,000 to senior citizens above 70 under the Social Security Allowance Scheme.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: Nepali Congress spokesperson Bishow Prakash Sharma has said that the politics should be guided by agendas rather than the age.

Dimitrov comes of age to win ATP title

November 20, 2017 08:54 am

LONDON, Nov 20: Grigor Dimitrov claimed the biggest title of his career and sent out a huge statement of intent as the stylish Bulgarian beat David Goffin 7-5 4-6 6-3 to win the ATP Finals on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: Nepal School Volleyball Commission (NSVC) is organizing 1st Pabson-School Commission U-18 Men’s and Women’s Volleyball Tournament from Sunday.

Celebrating Old Age

October 23, 2017 08:29 am

Birth and death are those two abstractions which have no definition, scale, order and value. We are born; are infant, grow adult, get matured and finally become old. We start withering; the mysterious ageing process suppresses us within ourselves. We get nostalgic. With all criteria fulfilled we welcome the mighty death.

'Dark age' for Jumla folks

October 8, 2017 04:30 am

JUMLA, Oct 8: Mun Bahadur Dangi of Dangiwad village of Jumla never went to school. Neither he had any experience of studying late night using oil lamp. However, he always had a dream to see electricity replacing oil lamps and children of his village studying with ease. Just one and half years ago, the dream suddenly got fulfilled thanks to the wind energy installed by Alternative Energy Promotion Center (AEPC) in his village.

Working to earn from an early age

September 24, 2017 09:51 am

Chotu is a 16-year-old carpenter working at a wood craft outlet in Patan Industrial Estate. He is from Bihar, India and is currently living inside the industrial estate with his co-workers.

Coming of age

September 23, 2017 00:30 am

One day I was having a nice conversation with my grandson who had come from Poland. He said, ‘I will be celebrating coming of age ceremony next year’. ‘But you already had one three years ago when you had your bartabanda!’ I replied.

The age of anime

September 8, 2017 10:53 am

Cosplay, a contraction of the words costume play, is a hobby in which participants called cosplayers wear costumes and fashion accessories to represent a specific character.

Heil Machine Age

July 19, 2017 01:30 am

The mindset of the current government leadership needs to be broadened to think in terms of the Internet of Things.

SHENYANG, July 13: Nobel Peace Prize laureate Liu Xiaobo, China’s most prominent political prisoner, died Thursday at a hospital in the country’s northeast, officials said. He was 61.

IILAM, June 28: On Monday, eighty-one-year-old Radha Krishna Ghimire of IIlam Municipality-5, Barbote reached nearby Siddheswari Elementary School to get his voter's identity card. He is glad to be a part of elections taking place after such a long time.

CINCINNATI, June 20: Otto Warmbier, an American college student who was released by North Korea in a coma last week after almost a year and a half in captivity, died Monday, his family said.

KATHMANDU, June 11: The minimum age to become a member of a cooperative has been set at 16, according to a decision made the Parliament's Finance Committee. The committee unanimously decided the minimum age which is also same age to get a citizenship certificate. The committee changed the age in the proposed bill to amend and integrate laws related to cooperatives from 18 years.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Family and supporters honored Sunday the 85-year-old climber who died attempting to regain his title as the oldest person to scale Mount Everest, while Nepali officials stressed the need to limit the age for such a daunting physical challenge.

Age of YouTube!

April 3, 2017 11:37 am

YouTube has become a source of entertainment worldwide. Youngster these days are no more interested in tuning on the TV and waiting for their favorite cartoon. Instead they prefer to stay online and search for their favorite videos. This trend has not only replaced TV with YouTube but has also given rise to various YouTube sensations and crazy fan following.

KATHAMNDU, March 15: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said end of load-shedding (power outages) means taking the country to the age of light from the period of darkness.

Age of voodoo politics

March 15, 2017 00:15 am

We today face a form of voodoo politics: rule based on “alternative facts” and unfounded and untestable theories

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: When the 42nd Senate of Tribhuvan University (TU) recently announced, for the first time in the country's history, to set an age bar restricting candidates above 28 years of age from participating in the upcoming Free Student Union (FSU) elections, the decision was welcomed by a majority of students. But for some, it became an “unnecessary burden”.

Veteran actor Om Puri dies at age 66

January 6, 2017 10:14 am

Veteran Bollywood actor Om Puri died on Friday in Mumbai, close friend and actor Anupam Kher said.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Tribhuvan University (TU) has set age bar for its students to contest elections to the Free Students Unions (FSU).

LONDON, Dec 26: George Michael, who rocketed to stardom with WHAM! and went on to enjoy a long and celebrated solo career lined with controversies, has died, his publicist said Sunday. He was 53.

KATHMANDU, Nov 24: In what is considered a sorry state of affairs, some one-third of the children in Nepal are part of the labor force.

CALIFORNIA, Nov 12: Many actors think there ought to be a law against posting their ages online, and California this year obliged critics of ageism in Hollywood by passing a law targeting a leading movie and television information website.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Some 600,000 children of school-going age are still out of school, it has been claimed. However, the government data shows that the national enrollment rate of schoolchildren is 96.6 percent.