Where people do and don't believe in Human Rights

Don’t be hard on yourself

July 25, 2018 07:51 am

Dear Sadichha, I am a 19-year-old girl and I completed my high school recently. I have been applying abroad for further studies, but my IELTS score was just average. I have been told that I should apply for a dependent visa which would increase my visa chances.

One of the fundamentals of a vibrant democracy is the people’s right to express their dissatisfaction to the workings of the government.

BRUSSELS, July 10: European Council President Donald Tusk called on Donald Trump to be more respectful towards America’s allies ahead of a NATO summit, arguing that they are now in short supply.

KATHMANDU, June 28: Minister for Home Affairs, Ram Bahadur Thapa urged all not to be stubborn and continually demand Maitighar Mandala to be an area of protest.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Federation of Handicraft Associations of Nepal (FHAN) has demanded the government not to merge all cultural organizations under one academy.

Dear Sadichha, I look up to you as my inspiration and it is good to be reading your column. I am a 25-year-old girl from Kathmandu. After completing my bachelor’s, I took a two-year gap from studies to give a head start to my career.

Periods don’t limit women

May 28, 2018 12:07 pm

KATHMANDU, May 28: The government of Nepal will start celebrating the International Menstrual Hygiene Day from this year.

Don’t do it

May 22, 2018 02:00 am

Dhungel’s release

KATHMANDU, May 15: CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal has advised CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal not to be in a dilemma on the party unification.

Don’t Surrender, Withstand

May 7, 2018 09:13 am

Does anyone care enough to not leave me in the dark? I roar out loud but only the echoes march The crooked maze plays a deeper game Harder to solve than what I can comprehend

KATHMANDU, May 6: Ram Bahadur Thapa, Ministry for Home Affairs has directed not to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs if they are not ready to sign on papers to scrapping syndicate.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Ram Bahadur Thapa, Ministry for Home Affairs has directed not to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs if they are not ready to sign on papers to scrapping syndicate.

KATHMANDU, April 27: A joint-taskforce formed by the ruling parties, CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center), has suggested to the government not to appoint retired civil servants, army and police offices to key government offices and constitutional bodies.

Don’t abuse in name of festivals

March 3, 2018 09:40 am

Holi, a festival of colors, was celebrated on Thursday in various parts of Nepal’s hilly region, including in Kathmandu, and in tarai region on Friday. This festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the end of winter and exchanging the happiness among people. Holi calls for hopes of joys, meet and greet with loved ones, forgiving and forgetting, also repairing broken relationships.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: A total of 273,703 of the 5,373,800 households in the country do not have a toilet, according to government data. Similarly, among the seven provinces, Province 2 has the highest number of people practising open defecation while every household in provinces 4 and 6 has at least one toilet.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Chief Justice Gopal Parajuli has said that there was no need to run after rumors spread by people with vested interests.

An overwhelming majority of the public believe social media companies do not do enough to tackle bullying, illegal activities and the spreading of extremist content on their sites, a major survey has found.

Don’t let rejections disappoint you

January 17, 2018 10:32 am

Dear Malvika, I am a 14-year-old girl who recently happened to be in a relationship with one of my classmates.

We have all been there, when we are too lazy to remove our make-up. From attending late-night weddings to a long day at work, removing make-up seems like a tedious job at night. But, do you know that this habit can take a toll on your skin.

Say it may take them another year to understand their work

SIRAHA, Jan 14:​ Parmeshwor Paswan of Sitapur, Laxmipur Patari-6, lost his wife to cold after being unable to buy her warm clothes. But he doesn't have the money for her funeral. After the death of his wife, it has been a real challenge for Parmeshwor to collect money for her funeral.

RUKUM, Jan 13: Chief Justice Gopal Prasad Parajuli, whose credentials have been questioned, has claimed that he is eligible to lead the judiciary.

Don't be restrained

January 6, 2018 09:51 am

It’s a story of a girl, who got married early Forgot to check the background of the guy thoroughly Well he’s rich, handsome and talks so sweetly Think the parents and seal the deal quickly.

GULMI, Dec 29: CPN-UML central secretary and lawmaker from Gulmi constituency 2, Gokarna Bista has urged one and all not to doubt left alliance party unification.

Don't make new appointments: UML to govt

December 11, 2017 16:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Dec 11: CPN-UML has been concerned over the government decision on new appointments on Monday.

RATNANAGAR, CHITWAN, Dec 2: CPN (Maoist Center) chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has urged one and all not to look at the leftist alliance with suspicion as it has been forged with the mission of development and prosperity of the country.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Crusador of medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC, has urged the government to stall the process of converting the Koshi Zonal Hospital into a teaching hospital under the Purbanchal University (PU) until the formation of the Medical Education Commission.

Bonn, (Germany), Nov 17: Minister for Population and Environment Mithila Chaudhary has said that Nepal will embrace the concept adopted by the G 77China and the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) on the climate change and its impact.

ROLPA, Nov 10: Out of the total 407 community schools in Rolpa district, 232 schools do not have any government-assigned teachers.

KATHMADU, Nov 1: The Supreme Court has issued stay order against the decision of Tribhuvan University (TU) to scrap affiliation given to National Medical College in Kathmandu. A single bench of justice Dambar Bahadur Shahi issued the order without calling the persecutor to discuss over a writ filed by the owner of the college.

MUMBAI, Oct 26: Acclaimed actress Tabu says she enjoys essaying strong women characters on screen but she doesn't want to limit herself in the formula of "women-oriented" movie.

Numbers don’t lie

October 24, 2017 01:00 am

There is no shortage of communist ideologues in Nepal who assume that now is time for the country to solely focus on economic prosperity.

Deepawali brings with it immense joy but this happiness turns into guilt after having festive sweets and savories. In this air of festive vibes, everyone gets involved in bingeing and later all this bingeing turns into weight, calories, and sugar worries, but enjoy the festival with no regrets this season. Following are some steps to have a guilt-free Deepwali.

ROME, Oct 10:  The head of Iran's nuclear agency warned the United States on Tuesday against undermining the 2015 nuclear deal, saying international nonproliferation efforts as well as Washington's international standing would suffer as a result.

MUMBAI, Oct 8: Filmmaker Rohit Shetty, known for successful Bollywood franchises like 'Golmaal' and 'Singham', feels people should not venture into making sequels just because a film does well. He said finding a "right" story is of foremost importance.

MUMBAI, Oct 7: Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone became the talk of the town when her first look as Rani Padmini in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's 'Padmavati' was released. A recent report had claimed that shooting the self-immolation scene in the film, had a lasting effect on the actress, who has spoken openly about her battle with depression in the past.

LOS ANGELES, Sept 27: Singer Fergie has revealed that she was nervous to kiss Milo Ventimiglia in the 2006 music video of her single ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’. The singer said she took a notice of the ‘This Is Us’ star on ‘Heroes’ and got him to star in the video.

Even candidates don't know how to vote!

September 12, 2017 04:30 am

DHANUSHA, Sept 12: Sumitra Devi Pasman has filed her candidacy for the post of ward member of Nagarain Municipality-9 in the upcoming third phase of local elections. These days she has been visiting every doorstep of her locality in order to persuade the voters.

PARSA, September 4: Election Commissioner Ishwori Prasad Poudel has said that a senior leader of the CPN (UML) has confessed to violating the election code of conduct by him.

Don't be cynical about love

September 3, 2017 11:23 am

VENICE, A fairy tale in which a mute cleaner in a government laboratory falls in love with an aquatic creature facing dissection there - an appeal to embrace differences - premiered at the Venice film festival on Thursday.

JACKSON HOLE,  August 27: Janet Yellen delivered a message to President Donald Trump on Friday, making it clear that if he re-nominates her as Federal Reserve chair she will not turn her back on the raft of US financial reforms that Republicans want to roll back.

Don’t panic, stay alert

August 7, 2017 08:09 am

“Swine flu” (officially called Influenza A H1N1) is back in the news again this season. Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has reported cases and deaths related to this flu, which at this point is not categorized as ‘national outbreak’. An outbreak refers to the situation when a large number of people fall sick due to a disease at a given time and place, at an above average rate. H1N1 falls under the category of seasonal influenza (‘flu’), along with many other subtypes of influenza virus. H1N1 is not a new disease in Nepal and in fact is seen every year around this time (June-Sep), during monsoon when transmission conditions are ideal for this virus. What we are currently observing is sporadic and regular occurrence of H1N1 virus in some parts of Nepal. Interestingly, Myanmar is also experiencing a similar situation but has categorized H1N1 as a ‘regular’ outbreak.

Good health is best defined as a state of complete physical mental social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.

BIRATNAGAR, July 21: Deputy Prime Minister Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar has expressed the belief that the Constituency Delimitation Commission will carry out its works in autonomous and impartial manner.

Rainy days are perfect when you’re at home. You can stay in bed all day long, reading a good book while drinking hot coffee. But if you need to head out, rain can be an inconvenience with puddles and traffic jams on the road. Indeed, rain can ruin your day. But you know what else it can damage? Your shoes. No matter the style or brand, shoes don’t fare well in rainy weather. Their colors fade, and they smell bad when constantly damp. They may even cause athlete’s foot! So, if you want to protect your shoes (and your feet) during the rainy season, here are some tips you should know:

Numbers don’t lie

July 3, 2017 00:45 am

What better way to gauge the impact of climate change in Nepal than through the horse’s mouth: the common folks.

JAJARKOT, June 29: People of Nalgadh Municipality-13 in Jajarkot do not get even paracetamol, the pain relieving and fever reducing medicine and jeevanjal, useful in diarrohea, from the local health post when in need.

JHAPA, June 7:Mangal Murmu of Bhadrapur-10 was elated when government announced local level elections after a hiatus of 19 years. But his excitement waned away after he heard false rumors and baseless claims about his community members making rounds. Murmu, who is one of the eldest residents of a squatter community laments that during every elections, he has been repeatedly asked the same question by members of other communities, “Is it true that political parties distributed money to members of your community?” he said.

Hari Sharma has closely observed Nepali politics from both in and out of government and is widely known for his erudite, independent analysis. So what does he make of the upcoming local election? Will the election help solve the larger political and constitutional issues? How will the new political actors fare? And what can Nepalis look forward to? The veteran political analyst sat down for a chat with Republica’s Biswas Baral and Mahabir Paudyal at his home in Kapan, Kathmandu on Wednesday morning.