The Sikta Irrigation Project, a project of national pride, hogged the headlines recently after its main canal was damaged during a test.

KATHMANDU, July 9: The government has decided to provide Rs 500,000 in relief cash to the families of those killed in the Upper Mustang tripper accident.

MOSCOW, June 24: The world is facing a currency war and the only hedge against the crash of the US dollar is real gold, a precious metal analyst has told. Holding physical gold is definitely the best hedge against a crash of any paper currency, and therefore also against a crash of the USD.

TAPLEJUNG, May 14: Rupa Limbu of Taplejung's Fungling Municipality ward-10, works as a laborer and earns Rs 200 per day. While male laborers are paid Rs 400 on a daily basis for labor, women are paid only half of the amount. "We should all get paid as per our capabilities not on the basis of our gender," says Limbu.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Singer Tanka Budhathoki has released new song ‘Allare Jobanma’. Popular singer Anju Panta has accompanied him in singing.

KATHMANDU, April 26: While leaders of the Nepali Congress (NC) are coming down heavily on the party leadership for the defeat in the recent parliamentary, provincial and local polls, those close to the party president, Sher Bahadur Deuba, have defended the leadership.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that the new government will get tough with secessionist forces and those involved in religious conversion, as such elements were trying to push the country into conflict.

KAVRE, March 14: Senior neurosurgeon Dr Bal Krishna Thapa who saved hundreds of brain tumor patients from dying lost his life in the US-Bangla plane crash on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: If you are wishing to follow a vegetarian lifestyle, but finding it difficult to exclude meat items from your menu, you have the best option here.

KATHMANDU, Mar 11: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has demanded stringent action against to those involved in the beating of Radha Chaudhari of Kailali district in the name of practicing witchcraft.

Maintaining those curls

February 2, 2018 07:39 am

When it comes to curly hair, the internet is filled with so many do’s and don’ts that it’s really hard to figure out which tip to follow and which to ignore. While the right method can help you maintain big, bouncy curls and make you look like you have just stepped out of a salon, following a wrong tip will have people thinking that even basic things like shampooing and conditioning are alien concepts to you. To sort that out, beautician Jamuna Gurung guides us on the correct way of taking care of curly hair.

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: While the government's latest decision to reduce the  eligibility age for the elderly allowance suggests that citizens above 65  are not up to any income-generating work and  deserve protection under the state's social security policy, a majority of leaders holding key posts in major political parties and in recent governments fall into this age group.

SIRAHA, Jan 14:​ Parmeshwor Paswan of Sitapur, Laxmipur Patari-6, lost his wife to cold after being unable to buy her warm clothes. But he doesn't have the money for her funeral. After the death of his wife, it has been a real challenge for Parmeshwor to collect money for her funeral.

Those Stereotypes

December 19, 2017 09:50 am

To all those stereotypes  Are your eyes that small? Your mind that narrow?

RAJBIRAJ, Nov 8 : Leaders of Saptari district on Tuesday submitted a memorandum to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, saying the government failed to carry out effective treatment of the injured of Trishuli bus accident and compensation to the victims.

BANKE, Nov 6: Hime Khatri, an elderly woman of Raptisonari Rural Municipality-2 in Banke district, has been living under tarpaulins for the past two and a half years.

I am still living those dreams

November 5, 2017 08:52 am

Natasha told me, “You won’t understand my feelings unless you part with someone who loved you more than everything in his life. And suddenly he asks you to go away without any reason. You are getting punished for the mistakes you have never committed.”

KATHMANDU, Sept 13: The government has registered the Disaster Management Bill at the parliament secretariat, proposing punishment for those misusing relief goods, hiking the prices of necessary goods, spreading terror, and obstructing relief distribution.

JANAKPUR, Sept 11: Nepali Congress (NC) former General Secretary Bimalendra Nidhi has argued that the third phase of local level election to be held in Province No 2 on September 18 would offer a chance to identity who were for federalism and who were not.

NEW YORK, Sept 9: Demi Lovato says she's reached out to the nonprofit organization Voto Latino to find out how she can help after President Donald Trump said he's rescinding a program that allows young immigrants who were brought to America as children to remain in the US.

KATHMANDU, Sept 8: The continuous reporting on rampant corruption issues reported by Republica and its sister publication Nagarik Daily have started earning wide acclaims from various quarters.

Those stubborn lines

September 8, 2017 12:08 pm

Whether it be during puberty, pregnancy or sudden weight gain or loss, most of us have had to battle with stretch marks at some point in our lives. And it is something that makes us quite conscious about our bodies.

RAUTAHAT, September 7: Last month, Rautahat faced the severest flood encountered in a number of years. Even after so many days, those rendered homeless by the disaster are finding it hard to bring their life back on track. However, the third phase of local elections scheduled for September 18 has offered them some rays of hope.

RAUTAHAT, Sept 5: Last month, Rautahat faced the severest flood encountered in a number of years. Even after so many days, those rendered homeless by the disaster are finding it hard to bring their life back on track. However, the third phase of local elections scheduled for September 18 has offered them some rays of hope.

KATHMANDU, Aug 24: The Election Commission (EC) has said that those who have completed eighteen years on August 21 and registered their names in the biometric voters list would be eligible to vote in the coming elections of the house of representatives and of the provincial assembly.

KATHMANDU, August 13: The government has decided to provide Rs 200,000 each in compensation to the families of those killed in the recent floods and landslides.

KATHMANDU, August 2: Lawmakers have demanded action against all those perpetuating massive financial irregularities while purchasing land plots to build petroleum storage depots of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC).

LOS ANGELES: Cheery Hi-5, a snobbish Poop and a conflicted Meh have starring roles in the animated ‘The Emoji Movie’, which imagines a world inside cellphones where emojis rebel against portraying just one emotion all their lives.

Who doesn’t love chocolates? But then again, some chocolates are too sweet or too bland, and the good, imported ones are excruciatingly overpriced. But with Columbus Sweets and Treats, finding the perfect chocolate to suit your taste and budget won’t be an ordeal. This family owned business specializes in producing varieties of chocolates according to the customers’ needs and preferences.

Capturing those beautiful memories

July 21, 2017 09:01 am

As an actor, he has been able to reach out to every generation through his satirical comedy acts. Madan Krishna Shrestha is not only an entertainer but also an extremely influential figure who has been successful in spreading awareness about numerous social and political issues. This creative mind never fails to bring an interesting and influential piece of work before us, and he is now working on his autobiography ‘Maha ko Ma’ which is to be out on the first week of September this year. Swasti Gautam caught up with the brilliant actor to bring to you the other side of this wonderful artist, illuminating his interests in literature and writing.

BAJHANG, June 14: Some women in Bajhang have announced that they will vote for candidates in the upcoming local level elections who express commitment to end the tradition of chhaupadi. They have openly forwarded this demand to mayoral candidates of Maoists (Center), CPN-UML and Nepali congress, among other political parties, during the latter’s door to door election campaign.

BHAKTAPUR, May 30: Any candidate contesting in an election hopes to garner as many votes as possible and get elected to the post aspired for with a resounding win.

Those who didn’t vote

May 15, 2017 02:00 am

KATHMANDU, May 15: A few meters away from the historic Durbar High School, one of the polling centers of the Sunday's election, a rickshaw puller scanned around the streets looking for potential passengers. Unfazed by the continuous buzz from the polling station, his only goal of the day was to earn enough to buy a meal later in the day.

KATHMANDU, May 14:  Ten seriously injured people of Melung incident have been airlifted to Kathmandu for further treatment.

BANEPA, April 21: Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Home Minister Bimalendra Nidhi has warned that anyone attempting to foil the upcoming local elections will be subjected to punishment.

DOLAKHA, April 10: A person among those critically injured in Dolakha road mishap on Monday morning has breathed his last while undergoing treatment atTrauma Center, Kathmandu.

ITAHARI, Feb 24: A victim among those critically injured in the gas cylinder explosion has succumbed to his injures.

KATHMANDU, Dec 23: Suspended Chief Commissioner of the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Lokman Singh Karki has shown kindness towards the two youths who smeared his face black yesterday. Issuing a statement on Friday, Karki has also urged the administration to free them.

Americans who experience hot weather are more likely to believe global warming is real, while those in colder climates are more likely to be doubters, said a US study Monday.

KATHMANDU, Sept 20: Private school operators have demanded with the government to take action against those involved in the bomb scare at the schools in Kathmandu Valley.

Kathmandu, Sept 18: People dwelling in the capital city planning to go home for Dashain festival this year have been worried as ticket bookings are yet to open even, with just three weeks left for the festival to begin.

WASHINGTON, Sept 11: President Barack Obama is joining the nation in remembering the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 15 years ago.

CHITWAN, Aug 27: Among those 22 killed in the Trishuli bus plunge on Friday morning, the identities of 21 have been established.

KATHMANDU, Aug 23: It has been found that out of the people losing lives in road accidents, forty percent are pedestrians.

KATHMANDU, Aug 18: The government has decided to provide 1 million each to the families of those killed during the Madhesi movement.  A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Thursday decided to this effect.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5:   A Cabinet meeting held in Singha Durbar on Friday decided to provide Rs 1 million each to the families of those killed during the Madhes Movement.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5:  A Cabinet meeting on Friday is providing martyr status to those killed during the Madhes Movement, compensation to the families of the victims and treatment to the injured.