There remains the question of whether royalties should also be redistributed among localities which neither host nor are physically-affected or neighbor the resource exploitation works in the first place.

Social Media: An ocean of self-doubt

April 21, 2021 08:00 am

Does it bother you when you look at the pictures of your friends on your phone? Do you wonder how their lives have become so perfect, how they look so happy and beautiful in their pictures and you don’t in yours? Does it make you anxious when you scroll through the pictures your friends posted from the party you missed? You don’t have to answer. Research shows that you do get very upset.

No. Health officials don’t recommend the clear plastic barriers as a substitute for masks because of the lack of research on whether they keep an infected person from spreading viral droplets to others.

Use 360-degree cameras like a pro

August 23, 2019 08:00 am

Here are some tips to help you shoot 360 pictures and videos like a pro.

KATHMANDU, July 20Amnesty International Nepal has expressed its serious concerns over the use of force by Nepal Police at the Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla on Thursday to bring Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu.Dr KC started a hunger-strike at the KAHS on June 30 demanding key reforms in the health sector including withdrawal of the Medical Education Bill from parliament.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The government is learnt to have been planning to come up with clear policies regarding forest and environment sectors with an objective of improving the people's living standard through the means of community forest.

BUTWAL, July 5: Mayor of Tilottama Municipality Basudev Ghimire has announced that he would use the salary that he draws on scholarship fund for needy students.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The government has decided to allow the use of forest area for the construction of the 37 megawatts Upper Trishuli 3 B Hydropower Project.

This year, a total of 530 Hyundai-branded vehicles will be used by World Cup players, match officials and VIPs. The bulk of them will be Santa Fes and Tucsons, while the H1 Starex minibus will also shuttle people between locations.

Women on dating apps like Tinder are more often looking for confirmation of being attractive, whereas men desire for casual sex and short-term relationships, a study has found. “Women use dating apps to feel better about themselves more than men do,” Mons Bendixen, Associate Professor at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Being perceived as a potential partner by other users is regarded as positive, he said.

POKHARA, May 17: Police have arrested 36 taxi drivers of Pokhara for overcharging passengers and refusing to use fare meter. All of them were arrested from various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 8 : Former Prime Ministers have suggested Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli to formulate land use policy.

PARSA, April 5: Concerned authorities of Province 2 have called for tapping abundance opportunities in agriculture, industry and tourism for prosperity while stressing agriculture modernization, trade-friendly liberal policy and religious tourism.

JAJARKOT, Mar 24: The Bheri municipality has restricted Facebook use during office time

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Supreme Court has directed government authorities to use property in the Nepal Trust for the good of the public and protect such assets from the land 'mafia' and brokers.

From the way you move and sleep, to how you interact with people around you, depression changes just about everything. It is even noticeable in the way you speak and express yourself in writing. Sometimes this “language of depression” can have a powerful effect on others. Just consider the impact of the poetry and song lyrics of Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, who both killed themselves after suffering from depression.

OVARIAN cancer symptoms can include feeling bloated, weight loss, and urinating more often than normal. You could be more at risk of developing the deadly disease if you use this in the morning.

KATHMANDU, Mar 14: Trilochan Bhatta, Chief Minister of Province seven has stated that the province will be prosperous with the proper uses of natural resources.

DAMAK, Feb 28: Despite being aware about the health hazards, using chemical fertilizers and pesticides for cultivation of vegetables is not a choice but an obligation for a lot of farmers who have no idea regarding the procedures of making organic fertilizers.

LONDON, Feb 27: Britain would consider joining U.S. military strikes against the Syrian government if there is evidence chemical weapons are being used against civilians, Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Tuesday.

Vladimir Putin's election supporters are using provocative pictures of female models in underwear in the latest bizarre tactic to fend off apathy in next month's Russian presidential poll.

Nepal is taking steps towards agricultural diversification and commercialization which has shown hopes for improvement of country’s economy, decreased unemployment and importation of agricultural products and increased women’s participation in contribution to national economy. But the commercialization has brought a serious threat along with it which is of major concern.

Putting her skills to use

February 9, 2018 09:12 am

Though Sprinkles is a small store that has just 18 different bakery items lining its display, you will be surprised to see customers crowding the tiny space and often spilling out on the pavement to get their sugary treat. Decorated tastefully in pink and black with fun quotes artfully placed here and there, Sprinkles has certainly become one of the favorite places for people in Sanepa to grab some cookies, cupcakes, chocolates, and ice cream. And all this in just three months makes the owner Rosy Shrestha Thapa very, very happy.

DHANUSHA, Feb 7: Youth here have protested some leaders of the Madhes-based political parties using Hindi in their statements in the historic first session of the Province Assembly of the Province-2 that convened on Sunday.

SIRAHA, Feb 2: Be aware! You may be fined if you are below 16, and caught using a mobile phone or riding a motorcycle.

KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Supreme Court has directed the government authorities to restrict the use of pesticides in vegetable cultivation as such pesticides are affecting the health of consumers.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: Nepal has taken a diplomatic initiative to maintain 'status quo' in the use of some pieces of land which are said to have fallen on the Indian side in Parsa district in the course of carrying out maintenance of old border pillars and erecting new ones along the Nepal-India border.

While some twitter users have said that the SC decision to issue arrest warrant against Dr KC was an overreaction, some users have gone to the extent of questioning the transparency in the judiciary.

PARBAT, Jan 6: High use of pesticides in farms, especially vegetables that are the grazing area for bees, has significantly affected beekeeping businesses in the district.

Use of pesticides still rampant

January 3, 2018 08:20 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Awareness programs aimed at curbing use of pesticides and insecticides have largely been a failure.

RAJBIRAJ, Dec 25: The 15th International Maithili Conference has concluded in Rajbiraj, issuing the Rajbiraj Declaration containing a 13-point demand which includes making Maithili as the language of official use in Province 2.

Kathmandu, Dec 1: The Election Commission (EC) has urged the election campaigners to not use the photos of martyrs to seek votes.  The EC also directed the respective District Administration Offices, security agencies, and election observers to remove any photos of martyrs, and take actions against those screening videos and posting audios of movements for vote.

Use it right

November 14, 2017 00:30 am

It’s time to stop the careless use of antibiotics for lives of millions depend on it.

JHAPA, Nov 9: Nepali Congress (NC) leader Krishna Prasad Sitaula on Thursday said time has come for sovereign Nepali to use their maximum intelligence while voting in the upcoming House of Representatives and State Assemblies elections.

During the cold winter season, there are various skin problems which emerge like dry cracked lips and skin. Besides drinking water it is important to use coconut and argan oil based products like lip balms, scrubs, lipsticks with the natural oils as its base to save your lips from chapping, suggest experts.Here is a list for things to do to save your lips:

MUMBAI (Reuters), Nov 4: Disabled Indians are finding love and tips for everyday life on mobile apps and chat groups, as technology helps level the field for a community that is often stigmatized and ignored.

NEW YORK, Oct 29: Researchers have found that participating in a brief intervention delivered by their peers in community settings can help youth and adolescent to reduce smoking.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Election Commission has prohibited the production, distribution and use of cap, sticker, t-shirt, bag and shawl bearing election symbol of any political parties in upcoming elections to House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: President Bidya Devi Bhandari urged all for right use of Right to Information, saying RTI would maintain good governance in the country.

Workshop on use of social media

October 12, 2017 11:23 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: A workshop on the topic ‘How to effectively use social media to make an impact’ was held at Aryal International Hotel, Kathmandu on Wednesday as a part of US Embassy Youth Council’s program.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 11: Desperate to find her mother after hearing her say "I'm going to die" over the phone as her mobile home caught fire, Jessica Tunis thought she should put her mom's name and picture on Facebook with a plea for help, a now common and constant move for concerned loved ones in disasters such as the Northern California wildfires

KATHMANDU, September 6: Lawmakers have called for using the Devanagari script in the electric (embossed) number plate system for automobiles launched by the Department of Transport in Bagmati Zone since August 21.

BAJHANG, Aug 31: More than 500 students of Durga Higher Secondary School, Sainpasela, Bajhang are compelled to practice open defecation after three toilets in the school could not be brought into use.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: The Election Commission (EC) has barred the ministers and public position holders from using state-owned helicopters in government businesses during the elections and asked them to seek prior consent of the election body even when they have to use private helicopters.

Aids and use of a condom

August 21, 2017 10:11 am

HIV/AIDS is a life threatening disease as its cure is still unavailable in the world. Millions of people in the world are affected by HIV/AIDS and Nepal is no exception.

KATHMANDU, August 21: Developers of Arun III and Upper Karnali can now use local forest land by paying lease fee as stated in the Project Development Agreement (PDA), which was signed in 2014.

KATHMANDU, August 16: Occasional tendency of lawmakers hurling "offensive words" at each other during Legislature-Parliament meeting has come under criticism. At today's meeting, lawmakers voiced concern about the use of offensive words by their counterparts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Minister for Youth and Sports Rajendra Kumar KC has said that the government was committed to host the South Asian Games (SAG) even if it required using sport facilities of Nepal’s departmental clubs —Tribhuvan Army, Nepal Police, and Armed Police Force (APF).

KATHMANDU, July 9: Travelers to India except for treatment should use electronic cards or other banking instruments for exchange of currency above Indian Rs 50,000 from the next fiscal year.

BRIDGEWATER, July 2: President Donald Trump escalated an intensely personal feud with two high-profile talk show hosts Saturday, suggesting without evidence that their network is biased against him.