KATHMANDU, June 1: Former finance minister and CPN-UML lawmaker Surendra Prasad Pandey has said that it is the UML that will get applause even if someone decreases the minimum eligible age for such an allowance to 68 years. Pandey said that the old age allowance was a ‘brand’ of the UML and it would not make any difference even if the minimum eligible age for the allowance is reduced.

Thursdays with Kabir

January 11, 2020 08:08 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: If there is still something that worries Annapurna Rijal, a 66-year-old who can barely cook for herself, it is the health issues of the only man in her life. As she moves in and out of the decrepit little room she rents at Sanepa, Lalitpur she counts the days remaining till Thursday. That is when he visits her. He is now all of 70 and they do not talk much when they meet. The fire in their relationship has long subsided. But as soon as he has left, Annapurna starts the countdown to next Thursday. This is how it has been for over 15 years now.

MYAGDI, Nov 4: At the age of 77, Udikala Chhatyal of Gurja village in Myagdi district is hopeful of getting old-age allowance after acquiring her citizenship certificate in her twilight years.