KATHMANDU, July 14: A silver padlock has been hanging at the main door of Pashupati Briddhashram for the last four months. The surrounding area across the holy temple is hushed and quiet, worlds apart from the situation when the pandemic was unheard of. The first thing anyone gazing at the main gate of the Briddhashram would see is the silver padlock that has been hanging on the door since March 14, 11 days before the government imposed a nationwide lockdown on March 24. But the Briddhashram isn’t closed and inside remains 125 elderly. The place has been their home for many years.
KATHMANDU, July 25: Lawmakers representing the ruling Nepal Communist Party(NCP) and the main opposition Nepali Congress(NC) are at loggerheads over certain provisions in the bill on elderly people under consideration at Parliament’s Women and Social Committee.
SINDHULI, June 29: When Nara Bahadur Pulami, 72, of Otrekot village in Sindhuli was young, he had two daughters and four sons living with him. Five years ago, his youngest son died. Three other sons are away from home either for foreign employment or for a better life in Kathmandu. His daughters are married off and they rarely visit Pulami and his wife.