Hard to do ropai in Bhaktapur

July 11, 2019 16:30 pm

The monsoon season has already hit the Nepali calendar. We go on hikes, bike rides, and most of the times we see rice plantation. Or let’s say our common tongue word – ropai.

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.

CHITWAN, May 27: The Chepang people residing in hilly part of Chitwan are finding it difficult to manage a two square meal. Having a plate of rice in lunch is just a dream for them. Filling empty stomach with whatever they could manage is their utmost concern these days.

RAUTAHAT, May 22: With the rise in temperature, the number of people suffering from diarrhea and other water-borne diseases has increased significantly in Rautahat. But unfortunately, all health posts of the district are currently dealing with the scarcity of Jeevan Jal, the most popular brand of Oral Rehydration Salts (ORS) in the country. This has added to the woes of the patients.

GENEVA, May 14: Promoting a greener economy could create 30 million jobs over the next decade, largely offsetting employment losses linked to the shift, the UN said Monday, although farming would be especially hard-hit.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Federal Socialist Forum Nepal (FSFN) and Rastriya Janata Party Nepal (RJPN) are weighing on other options available to them amid little progress in coalition talks with the government.

BAITADI, April 8: Devanand Pandeya of Jarga village in Dashrath Chand Rural Municipality-4 carries his agricultural products to Gothala Pani Market in a bamboo basket (doko) every day. But he cannot fix the price of his produce; he has to sell at whatever price local traders determine. These traders then sell the produce to consumers by adding higher profit margin.

Girona a hard nut to crack for Barcelona

February 24, 2018 00:05 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: Barcelona hosts its Catalan counterpart at the Camp Nou on Saturday in a bid to increase its points difference at the summit of La Liga, before second-placed Atletico Madrid travels to the Ramon Sanchez Pizjuan to take on Sevilla the next day.

KHOTANG, Feb 11: Imagine life without water. With water sources fast drying up, the question of survival has left some locals in Khotang worried. Several villages of Khotang in Tuwachung municipality and other area are suffering from water crisis. The shortage is so much that they are now forced to think of an alternative or migrate to other areas from there.

KATHMANDU, Jan 25: CPN-UML is all set to make its views public on the government’s latest decisions at a press meet today.

Dear Malvika, I am a 23-year-old girl and I recently completed my bachelor’s degree. I have been in love with a guy since three years.

Dear Malvika, I am a 23-year-old girl and I recently completed my bachelor’s degree. I have been in love with a guy since three years.

Hotel business hit hard

January 10, 2018 10:01 am

BAITADI, Jan 10: The number of tourists coming to different parts of the district has been falling for the past three years.

Cold hits life hard in tarai districts

January 7, 2018 08:45 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: With the temperature continuing to dip each day, the biting cold of the winter has severely affected life in various districts in the tarai region. Cold has especially hit hard Saptari, Mahottari and Siraha of the tarai belt.

BAITADI, Dec 15: HIV positive children in Baitadi have been left high and dry as they are deprived of basic needs like education, health facilities and nutrition.

KATHMANDU, Nov 23: A condolence meeting was held on the fifth day of the demise of Prakash Dahal, son of CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal, at his residence in Lazimpat on Thursday.

BARDIYA, Nov 13: In the last few years the country has gone through rapid and dramatic political developments. On the other hand, economic and infrastructural development has almost been limited to lip service. Nevertheless, political parties and leaders are not shying away from making tall promises to people during their poll campaigns. As always some of them have been simply heightening assurances to voters as it its considered a normal practice to woo voters.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: Manifestos and commitments that political parties have come up with for upcoming elections of House of Representatives and Province are misleading the public. Like in the past, political parties once again have put forward similar plans and dreams of massive development, employment and economic growth to lure voters.

BARCELONA, SPAIN, Oct 28: In one of the most momentous days in recent Spanish history, Spain fired Catalonia’s regional government and dissolved its parliament Friday after a defiant Catalan declaration of independence that flouted the country’s constitution.

KATHMANDU, Oct 27: The ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has found itself between a rock and a hard place, with the smaller parties in the so-called democratic alliance showing little sign of compromise in seat adjustments for the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections.

NEPALGUNJ, Oct 24: The formation of electoral alliances has resulted in many political leaders being dissatisfied with their own party. Such dissatisfaction has led to registration of rebel candidacies, creating problems for the alliances.

SYANGJA, Sept 25: In a matter of days, Hindus across the country will be celebrating their greatest festival, Dashain. With not much time left for the auspicious festival, people are busy preparing for celebration. As Dashain is the festival for flaunting new clothes, eating delicacies, putting Tika and receiving blessings, money plays a significant role.

SYANGJA, Sept 25: In a matter of days, Hindus across the country will be celebrating their greatest festival, Dashain. With not much time left for the auspicious festival, people are busy preparing for the celebration. As Dashain is the festival for flaunting new clothes, eating delicacies, putting Tika and receiving blessings, money plays a significant role.

WASHINGTON, August 18: U.S. assessments of the size of North Korea's nuclear arsenal vary wildly.

Hard time looking after family

August 12, 2017 13:11 pm

Jokhan Chaudary is originally from Motihari, India. He is unsure of his exact age, but knows that he is over 50. He got married at the age of 16 in India, and came to Nepal soon after. He has been in Nepal since then. He sells coconuts slices in the streets of Kathmandu. Although he doesn’t earn much, he says it is enough to feed himself. He has a wife and five children, two sons and three daughters. His son is breadwinner of the family. Jokhan never misses to visit India during the Chhath festival as it is their major festival and enjoys the celebrations in his home town. He carries his stall of coconut slices all around the city from 9 am till 6 pm.

Hard work instead of education

August 8, 2017 13:51 pm

Fifteen-year-old Nima Tamang is originally from Ramechhap. He came to Kathmandu eight months ago and started selling khapse (a Tibetan pastry) in Baudha. He lives with his employer in Baudha, where they produce Khapse. Nima said his two other friends also sell khapse with him. He makes around Rs 1,000-Rs 1,500 a day. Nima shared that his employer had brought him and his two other friends from Ramechhap to Kathmandu to work. He gets food and accommodation from his employer, and sends home Rs 6,000 each month for his family. Nima supports his parents, three sisters aged 10, seven and six, and a brother aged five. Being the eldest child, he feels the responsibilities on his shoulders even at such young age. He said he has never been to school. When asked if he liked to study, he timidly answered no. His aim in life is to keep selling Khapse to a point when he earns enough money to open his own Khapse factory. He works five days a week and enjoys the weekends roaming around Baudha with his friends. During work days, he sells Khapse from 6 am to 7 pm.

Nursing, a profession highly devoted to care, respect, and love, has been proved to be a lucrative sector for businesses in the southern state of India, Karnataka.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Former chair of Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) Dhermendra Jha had to struggle to get a ticket from Nepal Airlines (NA) to fly from Dhangadi to Kathmandu on July 7. He felt relieved when he got a ticket with support from a friend as NA officials told him that all seats were already booked.

What hard Brexit means for British breakfasts

Dedicated in the field of teaching for more than two decades, Shiba Datta Gnawali is the founder principal of Universal College. Established in 1995, the college runs +2 programs in Science, Management and Humanities streams, including Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs in Business studies and Arts. Starting off his career as a lecturer in Amrit Science Campus and Tribhuvan University, Gnawali spent more than a decade as a teacher at Brigade of Gurkhas, Hong Kong before retiring in 1994. Having earned a doctorate degree (PhD) in 2002 from Tribhuvan University, he has been working as a founder principal of Universal College since its inception.

ITAHARI, May 25: Even as the second round of local level election is just round the corner, too many aspirants have made picking candidates challenging for the major political parties in Sunsari. As a result, they are compelled to conduct their promotional campaigns without the presence of candidates.

CHITWAN, May 21: CPN-UML mayoral candidate Devi Gyawali continues to take the lead in the mayoral race of Bharatpur Metropolitan City with 17,591 votes, compared to 16,706 votes for his closest rival Maoist Center mayoral candidate Renu Dahal.

Shriya Shrestha, 22, is a freelance makeup artist. She has been in the business for the past one and half years, doing various kinds of makeup, including bridal to professional photo shoots. Republica’s Prasansha Rimal caught up with Shriya to talk about her inspiration and challenges of being a makeup artist in Nepal.

He is touted as one of the most popular young actors in Bollywood, but Varun Dhawan believes it is hard for the new generation to achieve the kind of stardom Aamir, Salman and Shah Rukh Khan enjoy.

Shutdowns hit tourism industry hard

March 12, 2017 21:50 pm

POKHARA, March 12: Shutdown enforced by different political parties on Friday and Saturday has affected many tourists as many of them were unable to move to their respective destinations from Pokhara.

KATHMANDU, Feb 7: The Federation of Nepalese Chamber of Commerce and Industries (FNCCI) has objected to a proposal to raise electricity tariff hike, saying that it will badly affect the country's ailing industrial sector.

APF toils hard for win

January 23, 2017 21:25 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: Armed Police Force (APF) has registered hard fought victory over Eastern Region in the ongoing Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) 2nd National Men's Volleyball Tournament on Monday. In the match played at Army's Physical Fitness and Sports Training Center, the APF had won first two sets 25-17, 25-13 but third set wasn't easy as it was stretched to 31-29 in favor of the departmental side.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: Though the demand for Nepali footwear products is increasing with each passing year, the shortage of trained hands is hitting footwear manufacturers hard.

Life is not only rainbows and butterflies. We all know this but growing up we all have hard time dealing with this hard reality. While trying to deal with difficult times an individual might suffer through stress or depression. And this is not the sign of weakness, it just means we are human beings and can’t deal with all the obstacles ourselves. So how does it feel when one goes through this tough time? No can answer this question without dealing with it themselves.  Different people have different reaction and mechanism while dealing with high stress situation some get aggressive and some even reach to the point of self harm.

MYAGDI, Jan 1: Mustang district has received snowfall since Sunday afternoon. Life has been hit hard following the snowfall in all 16 VDCs of the district including Jomsom, the district headquarters.

KATHMANDU, Dec 15: Bijay Tamang of Kamalamai municipality in Sindhuli district put on a reluctant smile and pointed to his right leg's wounds caused by poorly injecting controlled drugs.

'Work hard & give your 100%'

December 13, 2016 11:00 am

Dikesh Malhotra, 29, is the president and CEO of Integrated Mobility Solutions (IMS), the first company in Nepal to officially import mobile phones in 1998. IMS currently runs 12 companies.  Malhotra shares with Prasuma Rawal of Republica his tricks and tips, motivation for work and about the business environment in Nepal.

NRT toils hard to beat Mahabir

September 11, 2016 21:50 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: New Road Team (NRT) toiled hard to beat Mahabir Club 2-1 in the Martyrs Memorial B Division League football tournament on Sunday and opened two points lead atop the table.

BABIYACHAUR (Myagdi), Sept 5: Locals in various 10 VDCs in the northern part of Mygadi district have been facing difficulties since the floods swept away most of the local bridges, trekking trails and roads in the locality.

PALO ALTO, Calif. Aug 23: Stanford University officials say hard liquor is now prohibited in undergraduate on-campus parties.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Federal Socialist Forum Nepal Chairman Upendra Yadav has intensified political meetings to prevent Madhesi People’s Rights Forum, Democratic (MPRF-D) Chairman Bijaya Kumar Gachchhadar from joining the new government to be formed by the Nepali Congress-CPN (Maoist Center) alliance.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepal is expecting to improve its performance in women's volleyball against India in two friendly matches slated for July 28 and 29 at the covered hall of National Sports Council, Tripureshwar in Kathmandu.