A portrait of Baber Shumsher with his family.

The upcoming “Ghostbuster” sequel will focus on the descendants of the original ghost-catchers who rushed around New York City in proton packs and jumpsuits.

Nicki Minaj claims she’s retiring to “have my family,” according to a tweet she posted Thursday afternoon.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 15: A seventh-grader at Genuine Secondary School of Bhaktapur, Nar Kawa, had never ever heard about 'Kasipaya'. But now, he not only knows about Kasipaya's history but also plays it pretty well.

ROLPA, July 29: Three members of a family have died after consuming wild mushroom curry.

GULMI, July 23: At least six persons were killed and five others went missing due to landslides triggered by incessant rains in Gulmi District on Monday night.

UNITED NATIONS, July 17: The United States has tightly restricted the travel of more than a dozen Iranian diplomats and their families living in New York, according to a U.S. diplomatic note to sent to the Iran mission to the United Nations and seen by Reuters on Tuesday.

Home is where you belong

June 29, 2019 00:25 am

It’s ages since I have lived in Kathmandu but I do not call it my home yet. I live in a house here but this is not my home. When I think of home, my mind’s antennas rise up with lots of memories—my identity, my mother, siblings and my neighbors. How they call me is different from what other people call me. My ears are tuned to that sound and respond to it quickly.

American singer-songwriter Justin Timberlake gushed over his wife and actor Jessica Biel and their son Silas during his acceptance speech at the Songwriters Hall of Fame 50th Annual Induction and Awards Dinner in New York.

PANCHTHAR, June 6: Foreign employment, family disintegration, betrayal by partners and many other social and psychological reasons have been affecting a growing number of families.

Celebrating family farming

June 4, 2019 00:30 am

Many family farmers in developing countries live in poverty and many go hungry themselves. This is unacceptable, for them and for our collective future

KATHMANDU, May 26: Family, friends and supporters welcomed a veteran Sherpa guide upon his return to Nepal’s capital on Saturday, days after his 24th climb of Mount Everest extended his record.

PANCHTHAR, May 21: A group of masked people murdered nine members of two families at Miklajung rural municipality- 3 on Monday night, said the police.

Chris Evans wants to have a family

April 27, 2019 19:33 pm

Hollywood star Chris Evans says he wants to get married and have kids.

Talk to your children

March 16, 2019 01:59 am

Parents should regularly involve their children in family conversation at home because that helps in children’s brain development

KATHMANDU, March 15: A Bangladeshi national has reunited with her family after eight years.

There is something magical about this recipe, which coaxes the ultimate flavor out of just a few humble supermarket ingredients, turning them into a rich-tasting and well-balanced pasta dish that will have your family reaching for seconds.

ROLPA, Jan 21: As many as 73 youths of Jelbang sacrificed their lives during the decade-long Maoist insurgency. This village constitutes mostly of people from the Magar and Dalit communities.

Food, family, and four decades

January 11, 2019 11:29 am

Biku Maya Bajracharya is 71 years old and one happy soul. From the year 1976 she has sold woh (Nepali pancakes) in a small corner tucked away in an alley behind the Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur. Amidst the splatter of Bhaktapur’s splendid colors, it sits unassuming and silent. People who have heard of her, make it a point to come to her for wohs once every week.

DHADING, Dec 4: Devaki Pandit of Siddhilek Rural Municipality hardly sleeps at night remembering her son who disappeared in Malaysia about a decade ago.

Four of same family killed in Jhapa fire

November 27, 2018 03:30 am

DAMAK, Nov 27: Four members of the same family were killed when a fire broke out in Laljhoda of Shivasatakshi Municipality-7 of Jhapa on Sunday night.

Heart To Heart with Sadichha

Joy times four

October 26, 2018 07:12 am

I’ve loved children for as long as I can remember. Even as a young girl, I would play with dolls pretending they were my own children. I would volunteer to take care of a child whose mother needed rest and I loved being surrounded by little children. They were, literally, small bundles of joy. Even back then I would imagine being a mother to my own children – the games we would play, the rides we would take, and the places we would go.

PARBAT, Oct 11: The unexpected death of a youth of Bihadi Rural Municipality-1, Parbat in Saudi Aarabia has left the whole village grief-stricken and suspicious.

You are the captain of your boat

October 10, 2018 10:56 am

Dear Sadichha, I live and study in Melbourne. My father took a loan to send me here. As I am living alone, life is very hard to sustain. I work more than studying. Sometimes, I think I am defying my father’s debt, which led me to this foreign land. I work at a restaurant where; I work all day and my daily life has been depressing. However, I haven’t told my father what I do. He thinks I am working in a business corporation. I want to help my father clear his debt but I don’t even have money for rent. I can’t ask him for more money now knowing about the situation. Please tell me what to do.

Difficult dealings

October 5, 2018 11:04 am

Cases like Bista’s aren’t the only ones of its kind. Siddhi Memorial Foundation in Bhaktapur has an elderly home where people wishing to join on their own isn’t uncommon. Differences in the family, not wishing to become a burden on their children, loneliness and wanting to receive proper medical care are common narratives.

Sometimes it’s the vet who is the first medical professional to see the signs of family violence

Love from family

August 25, 2018 08:58 am

As per Warren Buffet, “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” Similarly, whatever we are today is all because of our parents. They gave everything they had to ensure our bright future. We can credit a major portion of our success to our parents. They put days, and nights together to help us reach our current position.

DOTI, July 22: A mother who apparently jumped into river along with her three children in Doti district has been missing since the last four days. However, one of her sons has been rescued by a local fisherman.

BHAKTAPUR, July 13: The Lama family, who lost their three members after a landslide buried their shelter at Majhuwa of Changunarayan Municipality-7 on Thursday, is to be provided Rs 100 thousand as immediate relief.

POKHARA, July 12: Gandaki province has announced to provide a relief of Rs 50,000 to the family members of each passenger killed in Friday’s tragic tipper accident in upper Mustang.

ROLPA, July 12: Nobody advised her that she should not marry at a young age. Nor did she see anyone in her village becoming successful upon completing their studies. Like many other young girls, she dropped out of school before completing the secondary level education. There was no one to guide her young restless soul as she wandered off course.

TANAHUN, July 2: A school student died, and two other sustained injuries when a tree suddenly fell down on their way to school at Sekhatar in Byas municipality-6.

Family buried by landslide

June 26, 2018 09:47 am

BAGLUNG, June 26: Three persons belonging to the same family were killed as the house they were living in was buried on Monday night by the landslide caused by the continuous downpour at Bareng rural municipality-1 of Baglung.

WASHINGTON, June 21: Bowing to pressure from anxious allies, President Donald Trump abruptly reversed himself Wednesday and signed an executive order halting his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents when they are detained illegally crossing the U.S. border.

NEW JERSEY, June 18: Democratic lawmakers joined protesters outside immigration detention facilities in New Jersey and Texas on Sunday for Father’s Day demonstrations against the Trump administration’s practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border.

BHAKTAPUR, June 11: The family has demanded impartial investigations into the death of Assistant Sub Inspector of Armed Police Force Anup Raj Thapa, calling the death a suspicious.

KATHMANDU, June 9: Family members rebuked ongoing social media rumors of Dr. Upendra Devkota passing away. "We are concerned that the social media was flooded with rumors of his death," family members said.

ILAM, May 25: Bimala Limbu, 26 was severely injured after her husband, Madan Limbu stabbed her multiple times after a fit on Thursday night.

Net favorability of the Royal family in selected countries as Romania, Saudi Arabia, India, United States, Russia, China, Italy, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Sweden, France, Turkey Spain, Argentina.

BABIYACHAUR, May 6: A fire victim family from poor economic background has been handed over a residence to live in.

Souls of My City: For family

March 7, 2018 13:31 pm

​“We had an arranged marriage, and my wife and I gradually learned to love each other. As I am away from home, I call her once every day because I miss her.

LAS VEGAS, March 3: A $31.5 million victims’ fund that started as a GoFundMe effort announced plans Friday to pay $275,000 to the families of each of the 58 people killed in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is planning to provide US$ 30.8 million for family planning programs in Nepal for 2018-2022.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A large mass of protesters gathered at Maitighar Mandala in the capital on Saturday, demanding action against the charge-sheeted principal of the Nainital-based Sherwood College, whose negligence apparently caused the death of a Nepali student Shaan Prajapati in 2014.

LAHAN, Jan 20: The Madesh Movement crossed a decade on Friday. The Madhes-based parties have been marking this day as Martrys' Day since the last 11 years. During the movement which broke out in 2007 demanding rights and fair treatment for the Madhesi people, Ramesh Mahato lost his life while fighting for the cause to become the first martyr of the movement.

BHAKTAPUR, Jan 13: They lost their son during the April 2015 earthquake. While many ran for their lives as soon as the ground started shaking and buildings started crumbling, Yogesh Bashukala, 22, of Bhaktapur was more worried about his pet dog. He tried to descend from a second floor, hugging the dog tightly in his arms.  He got buried in quake rubble in seconds. The youngest son of Gyanendra and Rampiyari Bashukala, his body was later recovered by an army salvage team. He was still clutching Canty, and the dog was still breathing and quite safe.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Three months ago, Jiwan Prasad Bhandari of Chatrakot Rural Municipality-1, Hunga of Gulmi district discovered that both kidneys of his 13-year-old daughter were damaged.

ITAHARI, Jan 9: Two girls of the same family in Itahari have died due to suffocation caused by smoke on Sunday.

DAMAK, Jan 1: On Friday, Nagendra Bhandari, the ward chief of Gauradaha Municipality-1, Jhapa was not available at his workplace. Service seekers had to wait for a long time. However, Bhandari managed to arrive before they returned. He informed the locals that he had to spend the day resolving a domestic issue. In fact, that has been his regular routine for the last six months after getting elected in the local elections held last year.