Why we lag behind

August 5, 2018 00:20 am

While the decision making executive positions are strictly male arena, women officers often get lost in the labyrinthine of the social and cultural gender constructs

The narrative behind the viral photo of a polar bear starving, reportedly thanks to climate change, has been called into question by the National Geographic photographer who took it in the first place.

TOKYO, July 26:  The last six members of a Japanese doomsday cult who remained on death row were executed Thursday for a series of crimes in the 1990s including a sarin gas attack on Tokyo subways that killed 13 people.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Former Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to immediately hold talks with Dr Govinda KC and save his life by fulfilling his demands.

The world will be watching when US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki, but host country Finland is used to it.

BAGLUNG, July 8: Preliminary investigation into the jeep accident launched by the police has determined overload and over speed to be the causes of accident at Syangboche of Lo Ghekar Damodarkunda Rural Municipality of Mustang last Friday.

TOKYO, July 6: Doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara and six of his followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, closing a chapter on one of Japan’s most shocking crimes in recent memory.

KATHMANDU, June 19: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that weakness on the side of the government is the main reason behind the high death toll of natural disasters in Nepal.

DHANGADI, June 4: Police arrested two, including Kalu Rana, 23, the mastermind behind Rs 950,000 rupees loot from Gongabu, Kathmandu today, SSP Dhiraj Pratap Singh said.

KATHMANDU, May 22: Chudamani Upreti alias Gore, the main accused of the 33 kg gold smuggling case, has been made public after arrest.

Behind bars and beyond

May 4, 2018 13:15 pm

Mahesh Shah* was tricked by a ‘friend’ and sentenced to seven years in jail on a drug possession charge. He has served his term and is now a free man but, in his case, being free comes with its fair share of baggage. Though, now at 38, he works as a laborer and has a loving family, he confesses that his days out in the world hasn’t been much better than the time he was in jail.

LAHAN, April 25: Lack of repair and maintenance of a section of the East-West highway at Mirchaiya of Siraha district has posed a serious risk of accidents.

NEW YORK, April 19: For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?

Earning behind the bars

April 7, 2018 03:28 am

KHOTANG, April 6: The inmates of Diktel district prison are earning good money inside the jail, making fabric used for Dhaka topi or caps.

KATHMANDU, March 10: Province 6, 7, and 2 lag behind in overall development indicators, while the indicators of province 3 are at the top in almost all categories, says a study report on Nepal’s provinces.

Women behind the scenes in Hollywood

March 10, 2018 00:05 am

Women behind the scenes in Hollywood

PANCHTHAR, Mar 5: Infrastructure development projects run by UNNATI-Inclusive Growth Program, a Nepal-Denmark development cooperation, in seven hilly districts of Province 1 are progressing at a very slow pace.

DHANUSHA, Feb 14: Ram Ishwar Yadav alias Bechan Yadav of Chorakoyalpur -6 in Dhanusha arrested on a murder charge has been in the Jaleshwor Prison since October 29, 2009, awaiting trial.

BARCELONA, Jan 8: Real Madrid’s faltering title defence continued as they were held to a thrilling 2-2 draw at Celta Vigo on Sunday which saw them fall 16 points behind runaway leaders Barcelona, who beat Levante 3-0 to stay nine points clear at the top of La Liga.

KATHMANDU, Dec 25: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has found herself between a rock and a hard place as the political standoff over an election ordinance shows no signs of ending almost three weeks after the completion of the parliamentary and provincial elections.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 8: CPN-UML candidate Sher Bahadur Tamang is leading in Sindhupalchowk-2. Lama has secured 14,354 votes where his rival candidate Pashupati Shamsher Rana, from Rastriya Prajatantra Party Prajatantrik has got 13,156 votes.

UDAYAPUR, Nov 30: The District Police Office, Udayapur has today arrested the mastermind behind the ambushing of the vehicle carrying the House of Representatives election candidate Narayan Bahadur Karki of the Nepali Congress at Danuwarbensi, Udayapurgadhi rural municipality-6 on Wednesday.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Nov 26:  Keeping aside their reconstruction works, residents of Sindhupalchowk have turned in to cast their votes in excitement. As of 1:30 PM, around 50% of votes have been cast, the Office of the Chief Election Officer said.

CHITWAN, Nov 21: A bomb disposal squad of the Nepalese Army has defused a bomb planted by an unidentified group behind the house of Minister for Forests and Soil Conservation, Bikram Pandey, at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-2, this morning.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 4: Actor Matt Bomer will be making his directorial debut with an episode of ‘American Crime Story- Versace’.

NEPALGUNJ, September 5: Sikta Irrigation Project is yet to complete. But the government is spending huge resources every year for maintenance and reconstruction work of the mega irrigation project.

Unseen scene: behind the seen

July 29, 2017 10:30 am

This spring, I made another attempt of renewing my licence at the transport management office in Ekantakuna. Prior to this, I had made an attempt early this year to get a new licence. After devoting three days and nearly 12 hours every day, the verdict came to a dark end when I stepped my foot while circling the number eight.

KATHMANDU, July 20: Top leaders of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) have said that the party had to stand second in the recently-held local elections due to backstabbing within the party.

JHAPA, July 14: Officials of Nepal Ginger Producers and Entrepreneurs Association have said they do not know why ginger export to India has come to a halt.

The numbers behind China

KATHMANDU, June 16: Budget constraint has been cited as the main reason behind a delay in completing the 16- kilometers Tripureshwor-Nagdhunga road widening project.

Behind the inattention

June 16, 2017 10:08 am

Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) is a condition that is marked by a pattern of inattention or hyperactivity, which interferes with the development and functioning of the brain. There are a lot of children who aren’t diagnosed but have this disorder and are constantly under pressure from their parents to sit still and concentrate on what they are doing. The Week talked to Dr Ravi Raj Timasina, psychiatrist at Institute of Medicine, Maharajgunj, to know more about this disorder and how kids with the disorder should be handled.

Man behind the fire motorbikes

June 15, 2017 10:07 am

KATHMANDU: Currently we have 10 fire motorbikes on stand-by at the Juddha Barun Yantra Office in New Road. But, do we know who came up with the idea?

Behind the curve

June 10, 2017 00:15 am

At least 1.94 percent of total population of Nepal has some kind of disability. Persons with disabilities, living in remote rural areas, experience a number of challenges, including illiteracy, poverty and malnutrition. These challenges seem insurmountable for the disabled.

Leaving no one behind

June 6, 2017 00:25 am

NRA’s strategies will bear fruit when there are effective institutions and capable human resources

MANILA, June 4: Philippine police on Sunday identified the gunman behind an attack on a casino that killed 36 people as a heavily indebted local man addicted to gambling, ruling out any involvement by Islamic militants.

CHHITWAN, May 17: UML mayoral candidate Devi Gyawali continues to take the lead in the race for the mayor of Bharatpur Metropolitan City with 6735 votes, compared to 4987 votes garnered by his closest rival Maoist Center mayoral candidate Renu Dahal.

NEW YORK, April 19: President Donald Trump is targeting a visa program cherished by tech companies for bringing in programmers and other specialized workers from other countries.

Behind the Cramps

April 7, 2017 11:36 am

When it comes to abdominal cramps, it’s hard to draw the line between normal pain and too much pain. Dr Rangina Laikangbam, gynecologist at Alka Hospital, Jawalakhel, says that although severe cramps may be just that, there might be other reasons behind the pain. The Week talked to her to understand the reasons behind the cramps and how you can take care of yourself.

KATHMANDU, March 23: Police have arrested two people in connection with the murder of a lady. Prakash Lamichhane, the main culprit, plotted a plan to murder his own girlfriend Radhika Shrestha.

Behind the ban

March 17, 2017 07:23 am

These may still be early days for the ban put on public vehicles older than 20 years, but Basanta Adhikari, head of the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Ekantakuna division, expresses much pride in the effectiveness of the implementation so far.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) Governor Chiranjibi Nepal has said that the present mismatch between deposit collection and loan mobilization was because of the lack of financial discipline in bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

Small details make big differences; this cannot be truer when it comes to checking up on an airplane. Every inch of the craft needs the staffs’ full attention. As such, aircraft inspections need to be very precise.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Home Affairs Bimalendra Nidhi on Friday directed the chiefs of security agencies to carry out a thorough investigation into the gold smuggling and nab the kingpin at the earliest.

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) of Nepal Police on Wednesday arrested two people on the charge of spreading terror saying that if the telephone call with red numbers on display were received, something bad would happen to the receiver.

KATHMANDU, Dec 22: A research has shown that climate change could be the reason behind increasing diarrhoea epidemic in the last 12 years in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Preliminary police investigation states that personal enmity was the reason behind the murder of Rupandehi District Chairman of UML-aligned Youth Association of Nepal (YAN), Durga Tiwari.

ISTANBUL, Dec 11: Turkey said on Sunday that Kurdish militants may be responsible for the two bombs that killed 29 people and wounded 166 in an apparent coordinated attack on police outside a soccer stadium in Istanbul after a match between two top teams.

KATHMANDU, Dec 8: Majority of international non-governmental organizations and non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs) involved in the reconstruction and rehabilitation work do not submit their monthly progress report to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), according to the authority.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 28: Singer Lady Gaga has hinted at why her engagement to actor Taylor Kinney was called off.