PARSA, June 20: Construction of the 27 kilometers Pathalaiya integrated check post is likely to get delayed due to various factors including the negligence of the contractor.

KHOTANG, June 11: With the onset of monsoon, a section of Diktel-Hurlung road of the Mid-hills Highway has been left muddy after the contractor delayed in blacktopping the road.

It does not come as a surprise that teachers and students alike, of private schools, are among the most affected by strikes in Nepal. While a day-off at work seems like an attractive prospect, only education professionals, parents and students see that there exists an intricate layer to these so-called “relief holidays”. From having to miss a class, to having to compensate for the lost day during well-deserved public holidays, there are reasons why people loathe these strikes.

KUALA LUMPUR, March 20: Deepak Adhikari of Mijure VDC-2 in Kaski has been selling sweat in Malaysia. The low pay apart, the living condition for this blue-collar worker is not decent. He feels suffocation in sharing the room with 15 other migrant workers in what he describes no less than an 'open jail'.

ILLAM March 16: A youth of Mai municipality in Ilam district has been serving a painful jail life in Saudi Arab for the past 11 months.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 18: After his 18-month-old son got diagnosed with brain tumor, Shambhu Singh, a local of Kamaha village of Sunsari district did not think twice before selling off the only plot of land they had to cover the cost of treatment.