JUMLA, June 25: Unlike in the past, Siddha Shahi of Hima Rural Municipality sleeps at her own home even during her menstruation these days. In fact, she has been making the people aware about the risks of forcing women to live in Chhaugoths (menstruation sheds) during their periods.
DAILEKH, Sept 11: Nain Bahadur Shahi of Aathbis Municipality has observed it very well. It has been over a decade since NGOs have been running programs and campaigns in the villages of Dailkeh district aimed at dismantling Chhau Goths (menstruation sheds).
SURKHET, June 25: Anita Sharma of Chaukune Rural Municipality-6, Bhabar is a 12th grader in a local school. She got married three years ago. Being a student, she is well aware that it's not right to stay in Chhaupadi sheds during periods. But still she is compelled to stay there for five days of menstruation due to the fear of 'angering' the gods.
KATHMANDU: The Nepali stock market pared all its gains from the last trading day with a gradual decline throughout Tuesday's session. The benchmark Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index finished near its session low at 1,226.18 points – a drop of 8.97 points compared to Monday.
KATHMANDU, May 1: Nepal Police central command had sanctioned a covert operation which allowed a special squad to reach a fake settlement with mastermind of the 33 kg gold smuggling case, an alleged phone conversation between the officials concerned shows.
ACHHAM, April 4: In order to end the traditional ill practice of Chhaupadi, women in Nandegada, Mellekh-7 of Achham have started demolishing the menstrual huts where they were compelled to stay during their periods.
KANCHANPUR, Dec 19: In an effort to end Chhaupadi, a campaign has been launched to dismantle Chhaupadi sheds in the district. Chhaupadi is an outlawed ancient Hindu practice that banishes women to a shed during menstruation and after childbirth deeming them impure.
KATMANDU, September 5: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index shed 25.47 points, or 1.61 percent, to close at 1,554.56 points on Monday, as the capital market regulator's announcement to make personal account number (PAN) compulsory for investors from next year left investors panicked.
KATHMANDU, Aug 11: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell 11.52 points this week to close at 1,653.53 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.
The stock market, which was posting gains till last week following a long slump, again took a dive this week. Analysts say that the correction was mainly due to profit booking mentality of investors.