JUMLA, Dec 29: Laulunath Yogi of Tila-9, Rawatwada in Jumla is a renowned shaman of his village. Few months ago, he was someone who could not stand a menstruating woman even in the compound of his home. Like many other villagers, he believed that menstruating women are impure and their touch would make the god furious.

KATHMANDU, April 5: The animal slaughterhouses in Kathmandu Valley are not operating with standard health measures and have been deemed harmful to public health.