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.

NEW YORK, Jan 2: Afghanistan has the highest number of verified child casualties since 2005, said the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), stressing children are dying and suffering because of the "callousness" and every effort should be made to keep these children safe from harm.

HUMLA, Jan 2: Ninety percent of children in Humla have received the Moderna vaccine against the coronavirus. In collaboration with the health office, all the seven local governments have completed the work of vaccinating the school children.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: A National Planning Commission (NPC) report has stated that multidimensional poverty, vulnerability to shocks including the economic slowdown from COVID-19 and weak infrastructure all impede the progress toward reducing under-nutrition in the country.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Minister for Health and Population, Birodh Khatiwada has said that children in the 12-17 age group will be given vaccines against COVID-19 at their respective schools.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: While highlighting the disproportionate impact that the pandemic has had on the most marginalized of the region’s 600 million children,  a UNICEF report “Reigniting Opportunities for Children in South Asia,” launched recently coinciding the 75th anniversary of the UNICEF's creation has called for urgent action.

LOUISVILLE, Nov 23: Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous variants.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 15: The bodies of two children, who died suspiciously, are being displayed in a protest at Garuda Chowk in Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-5 of Rautahat.

RAUTAHAT, Nov 15: Two children of the same family have died suspiciously in Rautahat. The deceased have been identified as Akash Mukhiya, 5, and four-year-old Bikas Mukhiya, sons of Sanjay Mukhiya of Tikulia Tole in Dewahi Gonahi Municipality-5.

NEW YORK, Oct 24: Scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said on Friday that the likely benefits of giving the Pfizer (PFE.N)/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to 5 to 11 year olds clearly outweigh the risks of rare cases of heart inflammation.

AP, Oct 23: Federal health regulators said late Friday that kid-size doses of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine appear highly effective at preventing symptomatic infections in elementary school children and caused no unexpected safety issues, as the U.S. weighs beginning vaccinations in youngsters.

NEW DELHI, Sept 22: All Indian children aged 12 or older will become eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations from next month, when drug maker Cadila Healthcare (CADI.NS) launches its ZyCoV-D product, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Minister assaults party leaders and cadres

September 22, 2021 11:40 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Minister for Women, Children, Youth and Sports of Province 2, Birendra Prasad Singh has assaulted and verbally abused leaders and cadres of his party, the Nepali Congress, over the distribution of active membership of the party. Minister Singh has abused leaders and cadres at the party's central office in Sanepa over the issue of membership.

It is important to note that “feeling sad” occasionally is not depression. However, feeling sad for a long period (clinically for at least 2 weeks) that is preventing an individual from indulging in their normal routine activities, is depression.

KATHMANDU, August 21: The UK government has made an additional contribution of £788,000 (Rs 130 million) toward its nutrition support for vulnerable families in Nepal.

Singer Shakira says she is trying to give her children a normal childhood and that she avoids playing her own music. The "Waka waka" singer has two sons, Milan, eight, and Sasha, six, with her partner and football star Gerard Pique.

KATHMANDU, July 16: COVID-19 infection has been confirmed among children in a village of Parbat. As many as 12 children have been infected with COVID-19 in Chuwa of Kushma Municipality-8.

DHANUSHA, June 13: The Province 2 government has decided to provide financial assistance of Rs 100,000 each to the families of the five children who drowned in a pond located at Mukhiyapatti Musaharniya Rural Municipality-6 of the district.

BEIJING, June 5: China has approved emergency use of Sinovac Biotech's (SVA.O) COVID-19 vaccine in people aged between three and 17, its chairman Yin Weidong told state TV late on Friday.

Govt urges hospitals to separate 20 percent of beds and arrange medical oxygen for minors

Separation anxiety in children

January 30, 2021 07:00 am

With understanding and some coping strategies, your children will overcome separation anxiety as they get older. There is nothing to panic about it.

How children become bullies

January 16, 2021 07:00 am

There is not a simple solution to bullying. Children do not bully because they are terrible children.

Look for physical marks such as unexplained bruises, scratches, broken bones, and healing wounds. Be alert when your child fears going to school or joining school events.

Let the children feel their emotions

December 19, 2020 07:40 am

As your children move from childhood to adolescence, they grow socially and emotionally in a natural way. If you notice anything that concerns you, address these issues right away.