Touch me not

November 22, 2019 09:18 am

Hearing stories of women having to undergo strange ‘rituals’ and ‘rules’ just because they get periods always upsets me. When I first learned about ‘Chhaupadi’ and ‘Gufa prathas’ during a middle school social studies class, I was appalled by the fact that the society would punish women to either live out of their houses – in dangerous conditions – or lock them in a room, not letting them see the sun at all for something that is only natural and also completely out of their control.

Rules are meant to be followed

July 10, 2019 02:00 am

One of the first announcements the government of KP Sharma Oli made in its first months was about restricting ‘unnecessary’ foreign junkets by government officials and ministers.

Rules of the road

June 3, 2019 00:30 am

Let’s get the basics right. Follow the traffic rules and improve our road behaviors. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

KATHMANDU, March 5: The number of road accidents in the capital has gone unabated thanks to the lack of proper use of zebra crossings, traffic lights and sky bridges.

My three rules of fitness

July 27, 2018 11:50 am

I had always been a chubby girl and then, one day, I simply had enough of all the snide remarks and comments and decided to shed the kilos. There was a time when I thought I couldn’t do it, that I’d always be on the heavier side, and then there came time when I fit into the dress that was once 10 sizes too small for me. It took some hard work and determination, and not liposuction like the doctor suggested, but I’m now a weight I’m comfortable with.

POKHARA, July 26: Gandaki Province government has introduced its own set of operation guidelines for crusher industries. The new guideline details rules for excavation, collection and distribution of stone and sand.

KATHMANDU, July 14: On July 7, Sunil Pokharel, a daily commuter along the Maitighar-Tinkune road section, was stuck in a traffic jam on his bike near St Xavier's College when he decided to overtake a few vehicles in front of him by venturing into the wrong lane.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has ruled out the possibility of the revival of syndicate in public transport sector.

KATHMANDU, July 7: The private schools have been charging admission fees for grade 11 against the rules. The schools are reportedly charging Rs 20,000 to 35,000 as admission fees in Grade 11. The Education Act 2017 has categorized Grade 0 to 12 as school education. Once the student is enrolled in a class of a school, the student doesn't have to pay admission fees till Grade 12 in the same school.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Today's meeting of House of Representatives has passed the motion on suspension of rules of House of Representatives Regulations 2075 with majority of votes.

KATHMANDU, June 12 : The District Administration Office in its 10-point rules has asked the stakeholders and the general public to organize match screening within their premises and not to charge any entry fee for those watching the matches there.

BIRATNAGAR, June 10: Chair of Communist Party of Nepal, Pushpa Kamal Dahal has ruled out the possibility of the party's participation in Province 2 government.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Even after three weeks of the end of syndicate in public transportation by the government, the general public does not feel any change. People still find it difficult to travel during peak hours.

Five rules of fitness

May 25, 2018 07:33 am

We have all been there. Losing weight can be really difficult and sometimes, even when it feels like you are doing everything right, your clothes still fit the same, and the scale just won’t budge. But have your ever thought that you may actually be hindering your progress by following misguided or outdated advice? Like eating too few calories, or cutting down on an essential food group? We consulted experts and narrowed down the top five things that you could possibly be doing wrong while trying to lose weight.

With just one day to go, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are probably experiencing some wedding jitters right, but spare a thought for their 600 guests.

KATHMANDU, May 1: It has been revealed that the Nepal Police Hospital procured drugs worth millions of rupees without following necessary procedures.

Few things are more exciting than traveling internationally. When going abroad, you get to experience all the beautiful cultures that make up our world. Many people are wary of international travel, however, fearing that it is dangerous.

BEIJING, April 17:  China has ordered importers of U.S. sorghum to pay deposits for possible higher tariffs in an anti-dumping investigation, adding to mounting trade conflicts with Washington.

KATHMANDU, March 30: As in previous years, private schools have hiked their fees, up to 30 percent this time, breaching the rules set down by the government.

KATHMANDU, March 28: Prime Minister KP Oli has said that there will be no blanket amnesty for cases of serious violation of human rights and humanitarian laws.

DHANGADHI, March 10: State Assembly meeting of Province 7 on Saturday passed the Provincial Assembly Working Procedure Rules, 2018.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The National Assembly met for the first time today since the promulgation of the Constitution of Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: The first meeting of the Federal Parliament is to endorse interim rules of procedures to be applicable until the parliament rules of procedures are introduced.

WASHINGTON, Nov 19: “You can do anything,” Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) has requested helicopter companies not to operate any commercial flights in the Annapurna Conservation Area without taking permission from the Annapurna Conservation Area Project (ACAP).

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The Supreme Court has upheld its earlier decision to scrap the writ petition filed against the appointment of 11 justices.

POKHARA, Oct 7: Paragliding companies in Pokhara will not be allowed to operate before 10 am and after 3:30 pm now onwards.

Rules of engagement

September 27, 2017 01:00 am

Due to the country’s overreliance on overseas employment and remittance, external labor relations will be policymakers’ priority in the future.

Rules of nature

September 23, 2017 10:21 am

Every time when a new leaf blooms, an old leaf dries. Everything that has life will eventually die.  When there's a winner, there is always a loser. There are those that lost everything: hope, belief and respect. And there are those who achieved everything. When someone believes in love, there are also people who believe in hate.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 11:  India implements international goods and services tax,while Nepali traders should have EXIM Codes to trade

The five rules of fitness

August 25, 2017 11:59 am

We all want to be fit and are always doing one thing or the other in our quest for fitness – be it a juice cleanse or an extreme form of cardio.

BEIJING, August 15:  China criticized President Donald Trump's order for a possible U.S. trade investigation of Beijing's technology policies as a violation of global rules and said Tuesday it will "resolutely safeguard" Chinese interests.

NEW DELHI, July 27: India’s nationwide Goods and Services Tax (GST) was meant to unify the $2 trillion economy and make it easier for companies to transact across state borders. Nearly a month on, many are finding that doing business is more complicated than ever.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Top officials of Nepal Airlines Corporation have colluded with each other to appoint Ang Nuri Sherpa to the post of senior captain (ninth level) despite Sherpa being ineligible for the job.

Many say it’s difficult to maintain long-distance relations, and carry it further. Some say they cannot imagine long-distance relationships, while some manage to be in love from any corner of the world.

Rules of a relationship

July 3, 2017 18:45 pm

Are there ground rules when you start a relationship? Are those rules different for each relationship? How about the rule when you are already in one? Each person that you are with is diverse, and the likes and opinions of each vary. The course of any relationship depends on the couple’s nature, understanding, compatibility and the way they complement each other. Some relations mature as the years pass, which makes the bond stronger and the relationship more powerful.

WASHINGTON, June 29: The Trump administration on Wednesday set new criteria for visa applicants from six mainly Muslim nations and all refugees that require a "close" family or business tie to the United States. The move came after the Supreme Court partially restored President Donald Trump's executive order that was widely criticized as a ban on Muslims.

KATHMANDU, June 13: Chief Election Commissioner (CEC) Ayodhee Prasad Yadav has said the preparations for the upcoming June 28 have been completed.

KATHMANDU, June 4:  The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has drawn attention on ongoing rift among pedestrians and the traffic police.

KATHMANDU, May 25: Two days after the government created 22 additional local units in the southern plains, the Election Commission (EC) on Wednesday refused to accommodate the new local units in the second round elections slated for June 14.

BEIJING, May 3: China is tightening rules for online news as its censors try to control a flood of information spread through instant-messaging apps, blogs and other media sources that are proliferating in the country.

When Raj, a Sri Lankan fisherman, sought refuge in the United States in 2005, he had precisely the kind of fear of returning home that U.S. asylum laws require.

ISLAMABAD, April 20: Pakistan's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered further investigations into corruption allegations leveled by the opposition against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, saying there was insufficient evidence to order his removal from office.

CANBERRA, April 18: Australia will tighten temporary skilled migration visas, scrapping the current 457 program used by almost 100,000 people, as the country’s labor market weakens and anti-immigration sentiment spreads among developed nations.

BEIJING,April 2: China called on the United States to respect international trade rules and improve cooperation and dialogue in reaction to two new orders by U.S. President Donald Trump calling for an investigation into trade abuses.

A majority of the 2,000 schools in  Kathmandu Valley are running alongside the roads, without any consideration of the harmful effects of the pollution on the thousands of school children. The existing rules include provisions for a healthy atmosphere and greenery at schools as well as on restrictions on  the sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the school vicinities. However, these rules have remained confined to paper.

Ritual rules

February 10, 2017 02:15 am

The Hindu 13-day death rituals are explained in Grihya Sutra and it’s written about in the Garuda Purana as well. While some believe in its significance wholeheartedly and think it’s actually therapeutic as well to the mourners, there are quite a few who think such traditions could go through some changes. A few shared their thoughts on the matter.

KHOTANG, Feb 6: District Education Office (DEO), Khotang has enforced an asset freeze of 350 schools operating in the district for failing to meet standard criteria.

LANGLEY, VA, Jan 19: The Central Intelligence Agency on Wednesday unveiled revised rules for collecting, analyzing and storing information on American citizens, updating the rules for the information age and publishing them in full for the first time.

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has dismissed all the transfer talks linking Philippe Coutinho to top La Liga clubs, indicating the club has no plans to sell the midfielder.