BUDAPEST, Hungary, July 24: A new study suggests that a Sinopharm vaccine offers poor protection from COVID-19 among the elderly, raising questions for dozens of countries that have given the Chinese company’s shots to their most vulnerable populations.
KATHMANDU, June 9: 67-year-old Laxmi Nagarkoti and her husband Baburam Nagarkoti (80) back in February went to receive their first shot of Covishield vaccine as a ‘privilege’ provided by the state. Their fear was wiped out after receiving the first dose as they didn’t experience any health issues but now it’s the wait for the second dose that is increasing anxiety amongst them.
TANAHUN, March 11: On Sunday, 82 years old Prem Bahadur Gurung of Khairekot, Syangja, reached the branch of Kumari Bank situated at Dulegauda Bazaar of Tanahun to receive his and his wife's elderly allowance.
KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said that the country would soon make legal arrangements where sons and daughters would be obliged to allocate certain amount from their income for their parents. Oli said so on the occasion of 28th International Day for Elderly People.
PANCHTHAR, April 13: During the local polls, political parties had included social security allowance for the elderly people as one of their top election agendas. Senior citizens of Phidim Municipality were expecting to receive their allowances without any hassles after the local elections but that has been a far-fetched dream so far.
MYAGDI, March 30: Three sons of Dharmalal Rokkamagar and Lalmati of Malika Rural Municipality-2 of Myagdi had gone for foreign employment with the hopes of earning money and living a better life. However, all of them returned home in coffins within a decade.
MYAGDI, March 30: Three sons of Dharmalal Rokka and Lalmati of Malika Rural Municipality-2 of Myagdi district had gone for foreign employment with the hopes of earning money and living a better life. However, all of them returned home in coffins within a decade.
PANCHTHAR, Feb 24: An elderly woman was killed and eight others were injured when a jeep (Me 1 Ja 2793) collided head-on with a tractor (Me 1 Ta 3553) at Tinpangre of Phalgunanda-3 in Panchthar along the Mechi Highway on Saturday morning.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65 are not up to any income-generating work and deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.
KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The students of The British College (TBC) completed their third series of ‘Blanket for Humanity’ initiation where they managed to collect sufficient fund for the same. The students recently distributed more than 110 blankets at the premises of Durga Bhagwati Municipality Ward No 5, Badharwa, Rautahat, according to the press statement released by TBC.
JHAPA, Jan 18: Stating that they are not getting the facilities promised by the government, elderly citizens in Jhapa have warned to launch protests. They have urged the government to implement the provisions outlining their rights and security without further delays.
HETAUDA, Dec 20: Mangari Majhi, 75, lost her eyesight two years ago to cataract. That added a lot of trouble to her life. She was forced to depend on others for even small things and this had stolen her dignity and peace of mind. “I would feel so bad about myself.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has said that senior citizens, people with disability and pregnant women were deprived of their voting rights as they could not walk to the polling stations which required hours-long walk.
MYAGDI, Nov 15: Since the last two years, Om Kumari Lamichhane of Katuwachaupari of Parbat has been living at an old-age home in Beni Municipality-9, Galeshwar. After being abandoned by her family, she hardly feels comfortable talking to strangers about her family background. Lamichhane had exercised her voting right during the second Constituent Assembly (CA) elections. Unfortunately, she has not been able to cast votes thereafter in lack of proper documentation.
Swinging dumbbells and chewing gum, several elderly Japanese gathered at a shrine in downtown Tokyo on Monday in sweltering temperatures, belying their age and importance in one of the world’s most rapidly aging societies.
CHITWAN, August 21: It has been a tough week for Bir Bahadur Chepang of Rapti Rural Municipality ward-6, Pyaridhap, who is currently mourning the loss of his 74-year-old mother Phulmati Praja Chepang. His mother died in the flood of August 13 on Saturday midnight.
CHITWAN, Aug 20: It has been a tough week for Bir Bahadur Chepang of Rapti Rural Municipality ward-6, Pyaridhap, who is currently mourning the loss of his 74-year-old mother Phulmati Praja Chepang. His mother died in the flood of August 13 on Saturday midnight.
PALPA, June 28: As many as four elderly people died while casting their votes in the second phase of the local elections on Wednesday. Among them, two died apparently due to cardiac arrest while they were in the queue to cast their votes in Palpa district.
IILAM, June 28: On Monday, eighty-one-year-old Radha Krishna Ghimire of IIlam Municipality-5, Barbote reached nearby Siddheswari Elementary School to get his voter's identity card. He is glad to be a part of elections taking place after such a long time.
JHAPA, June 9: Seventy-eight-year-old Damber Timilsina seems very excited these days. The reason is that he believes he is likely to get hiked allowance pretty soon. Promises made by political party leaders to woo the elderly people in the first phase of election have given him the positive feeling.
JAJARKOT, May 12: With the local elections just around the corner, youths of Jajarkot are demanding employment opportunities while the elderly are seeking better allowance from poll candidates during their door-to-door visits.