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.
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.
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.
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
MOSCOW, Sept 3: Islam Karimov, who crushed all opposition in the Central Asian country of Uzbekistan as its only president in a quarter-century of independence from the Soviet Union, has died of a stroke at age 78, the Uzbek government announced Friday.
RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 16: Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100.