How to sanitize your living space

March 27, 2020 09:53 am

The coronavirus pandemic has us running to the sink to wash our hands every single time we touch something, even when we are at home. Taking the necessary precautions has, as it should, become our number one priority. But germs and bacteria lurk in many corners and surfaces of our homes and thus, in these trying times, it would be a good idea to keep our homes clean and disinfected. Here, we tell you how you can do just that.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The government has stepped back from the earlier 9-point agreement with the representatives of Dr Govinda KC.

JUMLA, June 10: Citing difficulties during take-off and landing, talks hoping to expand Jumla airport’s runway on both sides has started.

KATHMANDU, June 8: After his attempts to return to his previous position failed, the managing director of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Gopal Khadka, who has been accused of embezzling over a billion rupees while procuring land plots to set up oil storage facilities in various districts, relinquished the post on Thursday.

MADRID, May 31: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane is leaving the European champions after two years in charge, he told a news conference on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, April 18: For the first time after the third Madesh revolution of 2072 BS, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has headed to Siraha for his government’s national campaign on school enrollment.

MUMBAI, March 26: Australia’s Steve Smith has stepped down as captain of Indian Premier League side the Rajasthan Royals following the ball-tampering scandal in South Africa, the franchise said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 16:   Gopal Parajuli tendered his resignation as chief justice as per Article 131 (A) of the Constitution after meeting President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Thursday afternoon,  according to a press release from the Office of the President.

Small steps for big leap

February 28, 2018 01:00 am

Nepal needs to decrease use of imported petroleum and dependence on biomass for residential needs for both are sources of greenhouse gases

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: National Planning Commission Vice-Chairman Swarnim Waglé has stepped down after serving for six months in the apex advisory body, which is responsible for formulating a national vision, periodic plans and policies for development.

Deuba steps down with a mixed legacy

February 16, 2018 06:00 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Thursday resigned after nine months as head of government, leaving behind a mixed legacy.

KATHMANDU, Nov 26: As China tries to deepen its influence in Nepal through the overarching framework of its One Belt One Road (OBOR) project, India is of late responding through a renewed focus on the socio-cultural aspects of its age-old relations with the new republic.

MUGU, Nov 25: Despite claims that all election booths are safe for tomorrow’s elections, the District Election Office has suspected potentials of booths being captured.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation has revoked its decision of transferring director general of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) Sanjiv Gautam to the ministry by relieving him of his position as the executive chief of the country’s aviation regulatory body, a source at the ministry said.

KATHMANDU, September 2: As the third round of September 18 local level election is inching closer, various political parties have eyed Province 2. They have intensified their election campaign in a bid to bring poll results in their favour.

Six easy steps to hand hygiene

July 31, 2017 09:53 am

As most contagious diseases spread though unhygienic habits, hand hygiene, in particular, is important. WHO has been urging people to wash their hands frequently using soap and water or hand sanitizer — the first step to keeping free from germs and viruses. Personal hygiene is the key to maintaining overall well-being. In an environment fraught with pollution and unhygienic public spaces, it is imperative to safeguard our health by immunizing ourselves from diseases and infections.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The Election Commission has suggested to the government not to split the existing wards of local units while delineating election constituencies for the upcoming provincial and parliamentary elections.

Small steps

May 26, 2017 09:12 am

We all know what we should do to lose weight: Eat right and exercise. Knowing it is one thing but doing it is an entirely different ball game altogether. We all want to lose the jiggle but don’t want to blacklist our favorite eats, count every single calorie, or overdose on gym hours. I have been there. I was overweight but I lost more than 20 kilos. The good news, however, is that you can drop weight or maintain it without extreme dieting.

Dahal steps down as promised

May 25, 2017 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, May 25: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal resigned on Wednesday, paving the way for the major ruling coalition partner Nepali Congress (NC) to form a new government, as per the agreement reached with the party at the time of his election to the post.

“Mummy, my friend has called me to visit Pashupatinath Temple”, I said. I was very eager to visit the temple as it was going to be probably the last visit before he left. I momentarily forgot that I was menstruating and for my mother visiting a temple during menstruation was like committing a crime.

KATHMANDU, March 22: The immediate past president of Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) has resigned from the KUKL board of directors.

Fitbit, whose devices encourage people to walk 10,000 steps each day, now wants to put them to sleep as well.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has expedited consultations to announce a date for local level election.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: While Kathmandu Valley denizens are forced to gasp for clean air, the continually deteriorating air quality of the valley can be drastically improved with simple immediate actions, suggests an action plan recently submitted to the National Planning Commission (NPC).

Steps to address street harassment

December 16, 2016 23:30 pm

Many people think that all you can do to address street harassment is to cope, walk fast, avoid eye contact, pretend to be on the phone, and think that it isn’t being said to you.

10 Steps to increase your sex drive

November 19, 2016 17:19 pm

There was a time when you used you to un-dress in front of your husband or talk seductively to your lady love. But that time has passed. Now, you're more likely to say 'honey! Not now, maybe some other time,' and you're not alone. Many others can join this club, because work and stress catch up with everyone and a decrease in libido is guaranteed.

KATHMANDU, Nov 18: The government  has decided to take further steps to solve the problem of malnutrition in the country.

TOKYO, Oct 31: Oil prices extended declines on Monday after non-OPEC producers made no specific commitment to join OPEC in limiting oil output levels to prop up prices, suggesting they wanted the oil producing group to solve its differences first.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 26:  Google’s parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: A group of child rights activists on Thursday questioned the effectiveness of government measures to end child marriage in Nepal, and claimed that about 37 percent of girls are married off before the age of 18.

KATHMANDU, Sept 7:  A week after India put a ban on import of Nepali ginger, Ministry of Agriculture Development (MoAD) has stepped up to ensure that Nepali ginger meet all the quality standards.

5 steps to get a flat tummy

August 20, 2016 16:35 pm

Do you feel bloated all the time? Do you buy clothes to camouflage your bulging tummy? And do you fear that your flat tummy days are way behind you? Well, let's accept it; a lot of us obsess over flat tummy, the biggest reason being that it is the most notorious part to shed weight. And it is also the part which unabashedly displays any amount of weight gain.

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 10: Rio Olympic officials say military police are stepping up security after a bus carrying journalists had two windows broken after being struck by what it calls "unknown projectiles."

BUENOS AIRES, July 6: Gerardo Martino has resigned as Argentina's national team coach, citing the financial chaos enveloping the Argentine Football Association and lack of preparedness for the upcoming Olympics.

MADRID, July 4: Vicente del Bosque has confirmed he is stepping down as Spain's coach following its failed attempt to retain its European Championship crown.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The CPN (Maoist Center), a major ruling partner in the CPN-UML-led government has decided to make initiatives to form a national consensus government with a view to 'addressing the problems facing the country.'

NBA steps out as facilitator

July 2, 2016 15:09 pm

KATHMANDU, July 1: At the time when talks have not been held between the government and the agitating parties, Nepal Bar Association, an umbrella organization of legal practitioners, has come forward as a facilitator.

PHSC takes steps to begin hearings

June 24, 2016 00:50 am

KATHMANDU, June 24:Soon after endorsing its work procedure on Thursday, Parliamentary Hearings Special Committee (PHSC) has initiated the process for conducting hearings on long-pending recommendations for various constitutional positions.