DAMAK, July 17: In Jhapa, children are at the highest risk of being harmed by floods and landslides. Ravaging floods have already (until Monday) killed three children in the district.

The harms of generalizing

April 5, 2019 08:25 am

Often times, in a conversation, a generalization or a stereotype becomes a way of comic relief. For instance, whenever you are eating out with friends you might find yourself laughing at your friend being called a “lobhi bhahun” or your Newar friend being forced to pay the bill because all Newari people do is “bhoj”. While many might criticize my ability to “take a joke”, I can’t help but think of how stereotypes, as well as generalizations, have affected not just the average Nepali but the world as a whole.

E-cigarettes may seem like a good alternative to regular cigarettes, but a new study by the American Heart Association shows that flavoured additives used in it can impair blood vessel function and lead to heart damage.

A new, comprehensive report from European scientists confirms what many researchers have already been warning about: a class of pesticides called neonicotinoids poses a danger to wild bees and managed honey bees. The report analyzed over 1,500 studies on the issue.

Do no harm

October 29, 2017 02:00 am

Supreme Court divertive

POKHARA, Feb 19: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman Anup Raj Sharma has expressed grave concern over the increasing adulteration and sale of substandard daily essentials.