KATHMANDU, May 5: Chief Justice of India Dhananjaya Yeshatwant Chandrachud stated that children involved in crime should be rehabilitated into society according to reform-oriented concepts.

KATHMANDU, April 27, 2024: Save the Children launched a research report titled ‘Breathless Future: Unveiling the Impacts of Air Pollution on Children and Women in Kathmandu and Saptari’ on Friday. The report aims to shed light on the systemic impact of air pollution on various aspects of children’s lives, while also exploring its impact on women and underrepresented groups.

KATHMANDU, March 12: All children of 413 local levels across the country were vaccinated under the Measles and Rubella Immunization campaign launched by the government.

In a heartwarming collaboration that speaks to the power of community and compassion, Nepal Rising and Karmayog Foundation have joined forces to uplift and support the Chepang community in Nepal. Nepal Rising, with its commitment to empowering communities, generously provided the necessary funds for the initiative, while Karmayog Foundation took on the role of ground coordinator, ensuring that the project was executed effectively and efficiently.

KATHMANDU, Feb 29: More than half of the children diagnosed with measles in Nepal have not received the measles-rubella vaccine, as reported by the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

Woman and two children die in Imadol

February 11, 2024 09:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: A woman and her two children died in Mahalakshmi Municipality-3 in Imadol of Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: One percent of the children have congenital heart disease, said Dr Urmila Shakya, senior pediatric cardiologist at the Sahid Gangalal National Heart Centre.

The government has announced free basic education, making it not only free but also mandatory. However, the announcement and policy do not seem to have translated in practice, as confirmed by a recently published study report. According to the study conducted by Center for Education and Human Resource Development, about 800,000 children of school-going age have not even reached the school premises.

JUMLA, Feb 5:  Two children died in a fire incident in Khatyad Rural Municipality-2 Gadekhola Tol of Mugu.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Most of the victims of disasters induced by climate change are children, according to police data.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The 32nd International Day of Persons with Disabilities is being celebrated with various programs in Nepal today. This year's Disability Day is being celebrated with the theme “United in action to rescue and achieve the SDGs for, with and by persons with disabilities.”

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Disturbing statistics reveal that in Nepal, a staggering 43 percent of children aged between six months and five years suffer from anemia. This concerning data, sourced from the Nepal Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) for 2022, underscores the prevalence of anemia among this vulnerable age group. Furthermore, the report highlights that anemia is more widespread among children under five years of age compared to women aged 14 to 59, with children facing a nine percent higher risk.

Ultimately, social media is a double-edged sword; it can be full of flowers or it can be a pit of pity, which depends upon individual users.

NEPALGUNJ, Sept 22: At least nine inmates have escaped from a child reform center in Banke, according to police.

GENEVA, Aug 28: All children are entitled to a clean and healthy environment, a UN committee said for the first time on Monday, bolstering young people's arguments for suing authorities over the ravages of climate change.

KATHMANDU, Aug 13: Two children who were stuck in the middle part of the Balkhu rivulet were rescued on Saturday. Police rescued the children from the area which is located in between Kirtipur and Chandragiri municipality.

BAGLUNG, June 25: Two children have died after being struck by lightning in Baglung. The incident took place at 9:00 pm on Saturday night when lightning struck the house of Chitra Bahadur BK in Pakhapani of Dhorpatan Municipality-5.

RANJHA, May 25: Children with intellectual disabilities are compelled to study in a crammed classroom at an intellectual disability day care service center operating from Saraswati Basic School at Nepalgunj Sub Metropolitan City-9 in Banke district.

NEPALGUNJ, May 18: Children, who were missed out on different life-saving vaccinations within Nepalgunj municipality in Banke, are now being administered the vaccines.

KATHMANDU, April 28: The Ministry of Health and Population today organized a vaccination program targeting the children deprived of vaccines in the government’s regular schedule of vaccination.

COPENHAGEN, April 25: Air pollution still causes more than 1,200 premature deaths a year in under 18's across Europe and increases the risk of chronic disease later in life, the EU environmental agency said Monday.

Online Gaming and Child Safety

April 16, 2023 09:00 am

Online gaming is a popular form of entertainment for many children, who can play with their friends or strangers from around the world. Online games can be fun, educational and social, but they also pose some risks that the parents and the children should be aware of.

How to Stop Corporal Punishment?

April 10, 2023 09:00 am

Since discipline is an ongoing process, we the adults as teachers, instructors, parents or guardians should be aware of the fact that our children are disciplined not through the process of hurting but through positive methods.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Stakeholders have pointed out that the future of some 1.7 million children has become uncertain due to the lack of a system to grant citizenship to them through the names of their mothers.

Status of South Asian Children

March 23, 2023 09:00 am

The global movement for children's welfare, which emerged after the World Summit for Children in September 1990, has achieved notable progress in promoting the rights and well-being of children worldwide. The Summit laid out four fundamental principles, including the provision of all children's rights, equal opportunities for every child, healthy living conditions and development, and the right to self-expression.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: Policymakers, experts, academics, and think tanks from South Asia came together at the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Secretariat in Kathmandu on Friday to discuss protecting children and families from the extensive precarity brought on by climate disasters, economic shocks and the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the newly-elected government of Nepal to prioritize coverage for all children and add coverage for millions of informal-sector workers as it considers changes to the existing system. The global human rights watchdog also said that Nepal’s social protection system fails to effectively protect children from poverty and reinforces inequalities between informal and formal workers.

Childhood in a Digital World

December 13, 2022 09:00 am

Almost all research studies showed digital use impacts the wellbeing of children mainly depending on duration, content and context. More than two-three hours per day digital use; anti-social, immoral, violent or vulgar content and using social networking sites to boost self-image can eventually backfire.

KALIKOT, Oct 29: Two girls were killed and three others injured in an explosive device explosion in Kalikot.

KATHMANDU, Oct 11: The government has prepared to give vitamin 'A' capsules and deworming tablets to children under five years of age.

TIKAPUR, Sept 20: Hundreds of families have been displaced following recent flash floods in Kailali.

16 children rescued from India

September 15, 2022 08:40 am

RANJHA, Sept 15: As many as 16 Nepali children who were taken to the Uttar Pradesh of India have been rescued.

Three school-bound children missing

September 11, 2022 12:23 pm

TILOTTAMA, Sept 11: Three school-bound children have gone missing in Butwal.

KATHMANDU, July 18:  From today, children from five to 12 years of age are being given the second dose of vaccines against COVID-19. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, the second dose is going to be given to children in 27 districts who received the first dose of Pfizer vaccine.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Cholera has been reported in six more children in the Kathmandu Valley. With this, the number of cholera cases in the Valley has reached 28.

JAJARKOT, July 8: The cases of malnutrition in children in Karnali Province are still rampant.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Pfizer vaccine against COVID-19 was administered to children under the age of 5-12 years at Shanti Nikunja School, Basantapur on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 23: Children aged between 5 to 12 years are being administered Pfizer BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine from today (Thursday) across the country.

KATHMANDU, June 20: For the first time in Nepal, a vaccine against COVID-19 arrived on Sunday that can be administered to children aged below 11. With American aid, 2.2 million doses of the vaccine arrived in Nepal from America on Sunday. Pfizer vaccine 9 BioNTech vaccine pediatric has arrived in Nepal.

ROLPA, June 12: Two children of the same family died when a mound of soil fell on them in Rolpa.

UVALDE, Texas, May 25: An 18-year-old gunman opened fire Tuesday at a Texas elementary school, killing at least 19 children as he went from classroom to classroom, officials said, in the deadliest school shooting in nearly a decade and the latest gruesome moment for a country scarred by a string of massacres. The attacker was killed by law enforcement.

JANAKPUR, March 29: Four children died and one was injured after a motorcycle met with an accident at Barkurwa of Sabaila Municipality-12 in Dhanusha district last night.

KYIV, March 16: Almost one child per second in Ukraine is becoming a refugee of the war, UN humanitarians said on Tuesday, as the total number of people who have now fled the eastern European country since the Russian invasion began, passed three million.

SURKHET, March 13: Three children went missing while taking bath in Bheri River at 5:00 PM on Saturday.

WASHINGTON, March 11: Two doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine greatly reduced the risk of Omicron infection among children aged 5 to 15, according to a study published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Friday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said that children aged between 4 to12 years would be vaccinated against COVID-19 at the earliest as per recommendation by the World Health Organization.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: Children aged above 17 and below 18 have demanded to be vaccinated against COVID-19 amid a vaccination program administering COVID-19 vaccines to children aged 12-17 under the direction of the government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started administering COVID-19 vaccines to students (between 12 to 17 years), who have not received a single dose of vaccination against COVID-19.

Jan 9: Two doses of the Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) and BioNTech (22UAy.DE) COVID-19 vaccine are highly protective against a rare but often serious condition in children that causes organ inflammation weeks after COVID-19 infections, a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report said on Friday.

SEATTLE, Jan 8: Hospitalizations of U.S. children under 5 with COVID-19 soared in recent weeks to their highest level since the pandemic began, according to government data released Friday on the only age group not yet eligible for the vaccine.