Things to know before travelling

February 5, 2020 13:59 pm

The first thing to keep in mind is to pick the right season to go on vacation. It only takes a moment to goggle the weather.

Travelling during monsoons is fun (especially treading through the lush, green hills or paths in misty climate) but it can also be tiresome, due to inconvenience caused by constant breakdown in public transport and bad roads. Your body is susceptible to a lot of germs and diseases during the rainy season and hence, you need to take double the precaution while travelling in this season.

KATHMANDU, Mar 19: Former Secretary Dharani Dhar Khatiwada has said that the unnecessary interference of the ministers and higher government officials hover in the bureaucracy because of which public service in Nepal has been undermined.

The annual observance of International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3 in 1992. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of the society and development, and to increase awareness on the situation of persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and cultural life, according to the United Nations (UN).

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has said that support and cooperation of all was essential for the protection and promotion of the Newa culture, which remains as the unique cultural identity of Kathmandu valley.

Essential Office Etiquette Tips

November 23, 2017 10:16 am

One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your career is not understanding that there are certain codes and rules to abide by in the workplace. If you're not careful, you may even lose opportunities because others are put off by your lack of professionalism.

SOLUKHUMBU, Nov 12: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba today said that the democrat's victory in the polls was essential to safeguard the country's existence.

Tao Zhang, deputy managing director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), is visiting Nepal this week on the invitation of Nepali authorities. The visit of the senior IMF official comes in the wake of a forecast that Nepal's economy will grow at a moderate pace after achieving 7.5 percent of real GDP growth rate in the last fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: Leaders from various political parties have said the alliance among the democratic forces was essential to check the leftist alliance so that the national politics would be balanced. The unity among the leftist forces would jeopardize nationality and democracy, they argued.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 26: Supplies Minister Shiva Kumar Mandal has said the government was alert on the smooth supply of essential commodities during the Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals.

Games and sports are essential to one’s health. It encourages not only physical wellbeing but also a sound mental health. Although many Nepali sportspersons have the caliber to perform in an international arena, the government has failed to prioritize sports.

Sticky dandruff, fungal skin infections, extreme oil secretion from the skin and extreme sweating, among others, are some of the problems that you invariably face during the monsoons. However, the good news is that solution to all these skin and hair related problems of the season of drizzles and thunders are right within your fingertips! Just follow these essential grooming tips, protect your skin and hair, and enjoy the charm of the season.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Concerned officials and experts have stressed on developing an integrated plan to manage increasing pollution in Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal 'Prachanda' has said there is no alternative to the enforcement of the constitution to safeguard achievements of past 70 years including of people's revolution and people's movement.

Essential tests

February 10, 2017 00:45 am

With work, studies, and household issues to take care of, your to-do list on a regular basis is probably longer than you wish it to be, and so you might be tempted to let your annual checkup slip. But don’t let that happen. Going to the doctor might be the last thing on your mind right now but regular tests might save your health and your life too. A little idea: Each year around your birthday, give yourself a gift. Schedule a visit to your dentist and consult your doctor to see if there are important tests you should take. With an investment of an hour or two, you may be able to add years to your life.  For starters, we consulted Dr Devish Pyakurel of Samyak Diagonstics to lay out the five essential medical tests you need once you are in your 30s.

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The process of supplying essential medicines to the districts is in the final stage after intervention by the Ministry of Health to ease the short supply of the drugs.

DAMAK, Jan 10: CPN-UML Chairman and former Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has said that the nation should not be disintegrated in the name of ethnicity, language, religion and geography.

Kathmandu, Nov 6: The Ministry of Health (MoH) has instructed the District Hospitals, Primary  Health Centers and Health Posts across the country to put a notice board displaying the names  of the essentials drugs that the Ministry provides public free of cost.

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PHALEBASH (Parbat), Oct 30: The Parbat District Hospital is facing an acute shortage of essential medicinal supplies for the past one month forcing the patients towards the receiving end of the outrageous shortfall.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Giving respite to consumers who have been badly hit by inflation and overpricing, the government has announced subsidized rates for essentials including cooking gas, lentils, rice, ghee, oil, sugar, paneer and goats throughout the upcoming festive season.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Health facilities throughout the country have been lacking essential drugs for over a year as the government officials have not shown any seriousness to procure those drugs.

PHRD to revise essential drugs list

August 16, 2016 00:20 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Primary Health Revitalization Division (PHRD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) said that it has decided to hold a review meeting to revise the essential drugs list to make it more practical. The meeting is expected to include additional medicines for diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in the revised list, officials said.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Deputy Prime Minister C P Mainali has said that different internal and external forces were hatching conspiracy to topple the incumbent government; however, it was working out to strengthen the national sovereignty.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali has said the government was working out to bring a new Act to ensure the rights of women and children.

It’s also important to set your expectations prior to the negotiation phase and don’t be reluctant to ask for what you want. Most importantly be willing to say “No” and don’t be afraid to walk away.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Vice President Nanda Bahadur Pun has stressed on modernization, professionalization and mechanization for sustainable agricultural development.