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.

JUMLA, Dec 27: Bishnumaya Tiwari of Sija Rural Municipality still has to sleep in cowshed during five days of her period.

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).

DHADING, Aug 1: Until two years ago, Purnaraj Shrestha of Siddhalek Rural Municipality-6 used to plough his field with a pair of oxen. Now he has replaced the age-old tradition with a tractor.

Women head back to Chhaupadi sheds

June 25, 2018 04:10 am

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.

Nepse sheds 9 points

June 20, 2018 03:20 am

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.

Nepse index sheds 5 points

May 13, 2018 09:28 am

KATHMANDU, May 13: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell 5.19 points last week to close at 1,348.45 points on Thursday—the last trading day of the week.

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.

Nepse sheds 53 points in a week

December 31, 2017 08:22 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index nosedived 52.9 points this week to close at 1,414.78 points on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

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.

JUMLA, June 1: A recent survey conducted by the Women and Children Office (WCO), Jumla, showed that around 74 percent of women in the district are still compelled to live in sheds during menstruation.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) declined shed 15.36 points this week to close at 1,643.87 points on Thursday - the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell 6.81 points this week to close at 1,347.53 points on Thursday-the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, Nov 28: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index plunged 64.55 points, or by 4.21 percent, on Sunday to close at 1,469.48 points.