Halt it now

July 30, 2016 00:45 am

New cholera cases have been detected in Kathmandu Valley over the past one week. The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under the Department of Health has confirmed cholera in 21 people. But the actual number of infected, the division warns, could be many times more.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Two Nepali films have been selected for the 73rd Venice International Film Festival. Deepak Rauniyar’s feature length film ‘White Sun’ and ‘Dadyaa’, a short film directed by Pooja Gurung and Bibhusan Basnet, will represent Nepal in Venice this year. The Venice Film Festival is one of the oldest and major international film festivals of the world.

SEOUL, South Korea, July 20: North Korea said Wednesday it test-fired ballistic rockets as part of a simulated pre-emptive attack on ports and airfields in South Korea, in a likely reference to the three missile launches that Seoul says the North carried out a day earlier.

ROME, July 19: Agriculture is the biggest driver of deforestation globally fueled by a growing demand for food, yet it is possible to feed the world without cutting forests, the U.N. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

Confused by the "Pokemon Go" mania sweeping the world? You're not alone. For those who don't know the difference between a Squirtle and a Zubat, here's a look at the game, how to play it and some of the problems it's causing.

KATHMANDU, July 8: An expert with the International Center for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) has said Tuesday night's flash flood in the Bhotekoshi River was not a glacial lake outburst flood (GLOF) rather it was a landslide dam outburst flood.

MARSEILLE, July 1: Portugal likes to leave it late at this European Championship, whether Cristiano Ronaldo is having a good game or not.

With over 67,000 followers on Instagram, 18-year-old Lhakyila is InstaFamous. If you follow her on the mobile photo/video sharing app, or if you’ve watched even couple of her videos, you will know why she is so popular.

BAJURA, June 27: Programs implemented by the Poverty Alleviation Fund (PAF) in Bajura, one of the most poverty-stricken districts, have turned out to be ineffective.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai has underscored the need for the disable-friendly information and technology centers in the country.

KATHMANDU,June 23: Minister for Information and Communications Sherdhan Rai said that the government would introduce a new package soon for the development of information and technology (IT) sector.

What you’re already doing at a personal level isn’t that different from a commercial one. In fact, you’re already posting what a full-fledged social-media marketing campaign would be posting.

TOULOUSE, France, June 21: Gareth Bale made it three goals in three games as Wales overwhelmed Russia 3-0 on Monday to reach the knockout stages of the European Championship for the first time.

LYON, France, June 20: It's going to be a long three days for Albania as the small Balkan country waits to find out if it's to qualify for the knockout stages of the European Championship.

You were on track. You landed that entry-level job, a couple years later you got a promotion, and then—nothing. Your career just stalled. It leaves you feeling totally stranded. Do you wait it out and hope things get going again? Look for another job?

Work it out

June 16, 2016 20:53 pm

If staying active and eating healthy were easy, everyone would be doing just that. The Week caught up with Doma Bajracharya, a fitness expert, to talk about the do’s and don’ts for a healthy fitness regime.

Will it work?

June 15, 2016 20:05 pm

The policy provides subsides to the poor and marginalized based on their identity cards. But first how will one obtain this card?

Do it yourself

June 6, 2016 19:25 pm

The government must look to build medium and large power projects to meet internal demand on its own

Justify it

June 6, 2016 16:48 pm

Whether or not there was a 'gentleman's agreement' (and we suspect there was one) between CPN-UML and now CPN (Maoist Center) on government change, we don't see any rationale for Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli passing the baton to Maoist supremo Pushpa Kamal Dahal if Dahal, too, will head a coalition government. A change of government only makes sense if Dahal, or some other political leader, enjoys the support of the three major parties as well as the protesting Federal Alliance and can hence form a government of national unity. For it won't be possible to amend the new constitution to address the concerns of the protesting alliance without the support of either Congress (the largest party in parliament) or UML (the second largest). Which is why rather than getting into an argy-bargy over the gentleman's agreement, the major political forces must urgently work towards a government of national unity. The question of who gets to lead such a government—Oli, Dahal or Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba—will in that case be of academic interest.

Now implement it

June 1, 2016 19:45 pm

Only a small segment of Nepali agriculture has been commercialized and agricultural productivity remains low