KATHMANADU, May 4: Nepal Police has rescued 20 underage boys and girls from various club and dance bars in Thamel.

UNITED NATIONS, April 30: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday that at least 327,000 children from Venezuela are living as migrants and refugees in Colombia, warning that their health, education, protection, and well-being will be in jeopardy without increased support.

Video games are good

April 27, 2019 00:25 am

Just reading the title parents may be thinking: ‘You must be crazy.  How can video games be good?’ It’s hard to believe, but it’s true.  Actually, several studies support my statement.  I know after so many years of cautioning your children not to spend time playing ‘good for nothing’ video games it may be hard for you to accept it as being good.

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KATHMANDU, April 19: The two-day Vitamin ‘A’ capsule and de-worming tablet administration programme to children up to five years of age kicked off today.

UNITED NATIONS, April 19: Around 500,000 children are estimated to be affected by violence across western Libya, said UN officials Thursday, as fighting intensifies in the capital Tripoli.

JUMLA, April 9: Patarasi Rural Municipality of Jumla has launched a campaign to prevent school students from going to the highlands to pick Yarsagumba, a prized medicinal herb.

Where do you draw the line?

April 5, 2019 08:09 am

No one likes a nag and no one like being a nag. But where children come into the picture, concern, mostly a lot of it, inevitably turns parents into a nag. There’s no guide to parenting. Everyone does what they believe is best for their child. And it’s no simple feat; that much is true. It’s perhaps the trickiest of skills there is, one that really can’t ever be mastered.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a circular to all 77 District Administration Offices (DAOs) in the country to issue citizenship by descent to the children of those who were given citizenship by birth through a special one-time decision some 12 years ago.

WASHINGTON D.C, March 28: Parents who have five or more children may face a higher risk of heart disease than those who have only one or two, a recent study suggests.

JUMLA, March 27: Students of Ganga Devi Elementary School located near the district headquarters Khalanga have started attending classes regularly following the availability of water at the school.

MILAN, March 21: Italian police on Wednesday rescued 51 children taken hostage by their school bus driver, who doused the vehicle in petrol and set it alight apparently in protest at migrant deaths in the Mediterranean.

DANG, March 21: Wearing a huge Madal (Nepali hand drum) around her neck, Ganga Gandarva starts singing while her twin sister Jamuna accompanies her with the beat.

KABUL/BALKH, March 20: After fighting forced Mohammad Khan, a villager from the northern Afghanistan province of Sar-e Pul, to move his family to the more secure province of Balkh last year, they quickly fell on harder times.

COX’S BAZAR, March 18: Sixteen-year-old Kefayat Ullah walked to his school in southern Bangladesh in late January, as he had done most days for the previous six years, to find that - despite being one of the top students in his class - he had been expelled.

OKHALDHUNGA, March 17: The Okhaldhunga District Court has sentenced a father for 37 years and 6 months in prison for raping his 13-year-old daughter.

Talk to your children

March 16, 2019 01:59 am

Parents should regularly involve their children in family conversation at home because that helps in children’s brain development

SYDNEY/LONDON, March 15: From Sydney to London, thousands of school students walked out of classes on Friday in a global student strike to protest against government inaction on climate change.

Listen to Rolpali children’s pain

March 13, 2019 02:00 am

Students studying at Pitaraj Basic School (PBS) of Liwang, the district headquarters of Rolpa, have been fainting and collapsing inside classrooms, with troubling frequency for the past two months.

Toxic air is harming children

March 13, 2019 01:00 am

Air pollution is a severe and growing threat to people of all ages but it is particularly bad for children’s health and development

Kathmandu, March 9: In the four months of the current fiscal year, a total of 98 incidents of sexual harassment to children have been recorded in the country.

SAN FRANCISCO, March 1: YouTube said Thursday it will turn off comments on nearly all videos featuring kids — potentially affecting millions of posts on the site — after reports last week that pedophiles were leaving inappropriate comments on innocuous videos of children.

The FTC claims Musical.ly, the lip-syncing app TikTok absorbed last August, violated a federal privacy law by failing to ask for parental consent when collecting the personal information from users under the age of 13.

ROLPA, Feb 20: After more children started falling ill, parents have deployed shamans at their school since the past two months.

Endeavors of compassion

February 15, 2019 10:37 am

Prativa Khadka celebrated this year’s Valentine’s Day with the kids of Shree Pragatishil High School in Nuwakot. She didn’t bring them chocolates or roses but got them school bags instead. And, for them, that was the best gift of all. Most of these children came from very low-income groups and were discriminated for belonging to working-class families. They had a single set of clothes to wear to school and tatters for school bags. Prativa learnt of their misfortunes and reached out to the school to offer help.

Two of Chris Cornell’s children accepted his third Grammy award on his behalf on Sunday, more than a year after the grunge rocker died.

DUBAI, Feb 10: Conjoined twin boys born in Yemen who were in urgent need of treatment abroad died on Saturday, the health ministry in Houthi-controled Yemen said overnight.

UNITED NATIONS, Jan 31: More than 6700 children have been killed since the outbreak of the Yemen war in 2015, the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) announced yesterday.

JAJARKOT, Jan 27: Children of four settlements in Barekot Rural Municipality-8 in Jajarkot have no access to school. Children here are unable to go to schools which are far from the villages.

Mother

January 25, 2019 09:49 am

Left within the thought of lonely mind, I’m roamin’ around to find her Carry out my four and my hommies Uff.. another misery has come to sweet surrender.

SYRIA, Jan 16: Freezing temperatures and the lack of medical care have killed at least 15 displaced Syrian children in recent weeks, the United Nations reported on Tuesday.

BAGLUNG, Jan 10: After giving birth to six daughters, Dil Bahadur Gharti and Jasmati Gharti of Tarakhola-4 finally welcomed a son to their family.

Children have on average already eaten more sugar than the maximum amount recommended for an 18-year-old by the time they reach their 10th birthday, a study suggests.

ROLPA, Dec 27: Two child labors working in Khanal Brick Klin, Chitwa were rescued after combined efforts from local child protection committee and school. The two children were taken to Chitwan from Tribeni rural municipality-2 after middlemen lured the parents.

DEC 26: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

December 26, 2018 18:00 pm

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KATHMANDU, Dec 26: A school van was hoarding children around the age of seven from Supreme Court's roadside to the Central Zoo via Kan Devtathan of Sanepa. A small video shows that children, the majority of who were standing or squeezed inside the van, were clinging to the window pane.

Dreaming big

December 22, 2018 00:15 am

Do not push your children to fulfill your unfulfilled dreams.  Let them dream for themselves

BAJHANG, Dec 21:  As the mercury dropped following the recent snowfalls, schools in Bajhang district are conducting classes on open grounds to stave off the extreme cold.

3 siblings charred to death in house fire

December 15, 2018 05:00 am

DANG, Dec 15: A massive fire which broke out in a house in Dang on Thursday evening claimed the lives of three children of the same family.

Keep children away from politics

December 15, 2018 01:30 am

Politics is the most powerful divider and unifier in societies of all hues.  It can not only turn people off, but also work wonders in split seconds. Nonetheless, its fallout differs from one society to other. It is largely determined by the degrees of its denizens’ inclination toward the dominant narratives of the times in corresponding countries or societies.

MAHENDRANAGAR, Dec 13: Children were among the 200 people who were rescued by Maiti Nepal in 2018 from Gadda Chauki and Dodhara Chandani bailey bridge of Kanchanpur district. Of the 200 people rescued and reunited with their families, 95 were children (24 boys and 71 girls). The remaining 105 are women.

The Perils of Food Insecurity in Jumla

December 8, 2018 14:00 pm

Jumla ranks 11 out of 14 poor districts of the country. With the development efforts shrinking arable lands, there are perils of food insecurity in the district.

For all the good that antibiotics do, relying on them too much can have pretty drastic drawbacks. In particular, their overuse can help create bacterial superbugs resistant to future antibiotics.

CHITWAN, Dec 8: On November 26, the students of six community schools of Icchakamana Rural Municipality-2 gathered on the premises of Janapriya Secondary School (JSS) of Kalyantar. The students of Bhotegaun Basic School,  Bhulbhule Basic School, Saraswati Basic School, Baryang Basic School and Siddhakali Basic School and Janapriya itself gathered at the school to observe a program.

WASHINGTON, Dec 6: The Trump administration separated 81 migrant children from their families at the U.S.-Mexico border since the June executive order that stopped the general practice amid a crackdown on illegal crossings.

Where are missing women and children?

December 6, 2018 02:00 am

The recent data from Nepal Police exposes vulnerability of our women and children. It shows that around 83 percent of people who went missing in the last five years were women and children.

KATHMANDU, Dec 5: Data maintained by Nepal Police show that around 83 percent of the people who went missing in the last five years were either women or children.

ROLPA, Nov 30: Tribeni Rural Municipality of Rolpa on Thursday rescued three children who were allegedly being taken to work in brick factories in Kathmandu.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 28: Two children have been found dead in a hotel room at Khumbu Pasang Lhamu Rural Municipality-2, Lukla of Solukhumbu on Tuesday. The circumstances of their death remain unknown.

JUBA, Nov 25: After coming face to face with "unpredictable" gun-waving children almost 25 years ago, the former commander of the failed U.N. peacekeeping mission during the Rwandan genocide dedicated his life to eliminating the use of children as weapons of war.