Hills are bleeding

June 13, 2023 21:00 pm

Take a trip out of Kathmandu – anywhere. The hills are scarred, and it seems beyond repair. One should not be surprised to come across massive hills, even precarious and unsteady hillocks by the side of the road, being bulldozed and flattened to make way for plotting, village roads, eateries, and businesses. There is no method in this madness, merely greed. Generations will have to pay for the risks generated by this greed.

Dementia is an umbrella term for a group of symptoms that affect the memory, and social abilities of a human being. This is a condition in which an individual's cognitive functioning declines and this consequently affects the daily life of the individual. It is mostly seen in older individuals but its occurrence has also been seen in young ones.

NEW YORK, June 17:  Americans have started returning to more normal lifestyles with the end of coronavirus lockdowns. But what activities are safe?

Relocate unsafe petrol stations

March 25, 2019 02:05 am

The petrol pump stations which thousands of bikers and motorists visit and which should be placed in locations safe for both operators as well as the visitors remain mostly in too risky areas.  It is so within the Kathmandu Valley and towns and cities outside the valley, which is why the government authorities must immediately direct them to enhance their safety measures, relocate them and if the operators stand defiant even shut them down.

WASHINGTON DC, June 8: Children born to mothers older than 35 are more likely to have heart problems in later life, finds a study.

Managing China’s global risks

June 5, 2018 00:30 am

China must address the “gray rhino” strategic risks arising from the intensifying Sino-American geopolitical rivalry

KATHMANDU, May 28: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, has assisted Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), the central monetary authority of Nepal, in developing the country’s first Environmental and Social Risk Management (ESRM) guidelines for the financial sector.

CHITWAN, May 20: Preliminary investigation by a team of five from the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division found that bird flu had not been transmitted to humans yet in Sutarni of Khairbani municipality-9 of east Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government finally seems to have woken up to the fact that increased use of pesticides in fruits and vegetables is affecting human health.

Middle East-Main Challenges and Risks in 2018

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: Some 58 percent children aged between 8 and 12 years are exposed to cyber risks in Nepal, according to a recent study.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has instructed bank and financial institutions (BFIs) to classify their risks into seven categories as part of their risk management efforts, and has laid down provisions that they should follow to prevent the risks that are taking toll on the institutions.

Melamchi risks

October 24, 2017 20:30 pm

Bringing the expected 510 MLD of water into the valley after the completion of Melamchi Phase I and II will be next to impossible.

KHOTANG, Oct 6: Locals and travelers traveling along the border of Khotang and Okhaldhunga districts are forced to risk their lives as they have to pass through a dilapidated suspension bridge.


August 15, 2017 12:29 pm

Most of us believe that taking risk is quite ridiculous. To take risk is a dangerous task as it may or may not help to perform better or accomplish any work. But risk can be extended, not literally but in our imagination.

BRASILIA, August 3: With his job on the line, President Michel Temer eked out a victory in a congressional vote over a bribery charge against him that has fueled angst and anger across Latin America’s largest nation.

DANG, June 29: A policeman has displayed unparalleled courage to save the lives of voters from imminent bomb explosion during the second phase of local polls in Dang on Wednesday.

DUBAI, April 16: A young Saudi woman's plea for help after she was stopped in an airport in the Philippines en route to Australia where she planned to seek asylum has triggered a firestorm on social media and drawn attention to the plight of female runaways.

DHANGADHI, April 14: National skipper Paras Khadka-led Dhangadhi team Chauraha is on the verge of crashing out of Dhangadhi Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament, while Rupandehi Challengers, headed by veteran Shakti Gauchan, entered play-off as the latter recorded three wins from as many matches. The former is yet to taste a victory despite playing equal number of matches.

DHANGADHI, April 13: National team skipper Paras Khadka-led Dhangadhi Team Chauraha faced its second consecutive defeat in the ongoing Dhangadhi Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament on Friday as it lost to Kanchanpur Iconic by 11 runs.

As Barack Obama began preparing to leave office, the first smartphone-toting US president ordered his team to upgrade the White House’s aging technology for his successor. New computers were purchased and faster internet was installed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 7: Bankers have said that bank and financial institutions (BFIs) are eager to provide credit to any small and medium enterprises (SMEs) if there is reasonable return and risk in their investment.

Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

December 3, 2016 11:20 am

NEW YORK, Dec 3: President-elect Donald Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy to speak with the president of Taiwan, at the risk of provoking a serious rift with China.

RATNANAGAR (Chitwan), Sept 26: The unmanaged bundles of wire in the streets of Chitwan have heightened the risk of road accidents.