MUMBAI, July 10: Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinformation, its first such effort to combat a flurry of fake messages that prompted mob lynchings.
KATHMANDU, July 6: On June 23, school students rejoiced after scoring well in their Secondary Education Exams (SEE). However, apart from joy, it also has brought confusion among students and their parents, both of whom are pinning hopes to find a ‘good school’.
KATHMANDU, June 5: Nepali stocks ended broadly lower on Monday as talks between representatives from investor associations and government regarding the recent changes in Capital Gains Tax (CGT) ended inconclusively.
DHARAN, April 4: A drinking water project in Dharan Municipality that aimed to supply water across the city 24 hours a day, initiated under Urban Development Project of Nepal Water Supply Corporation three years ago, is in limbo due to negligence of consulting company and contractor.
ROLPA, March 28: Amid acute water shortage in their area, locals of Sunil Smriti Rural Municipality of Rolpa have been questioning their local representatives of the significance of the commitments they made during the local level elections. The representatives, during their election campaign, had promised the locals of solving the problem of water shortage. Many of the representatives had marked the water issue as their major priority. Ten months down the line, the situation has not improved.
POKHARA, Dec 24: Hundreds of youths fly abroad, especially the Gulf countries, every year in search of better employment opportunities and many of them return in coffins. ‘Maan Ta Pardesi’ by Dev Nepal depicts this bitter reality of our country.
SAPTARI, Nov 30: Upendra Mukhiya of Tirhut village in Saptari had a normal life until six months back. When flood wreaked havoc in the district on 11 July, Mukhiya lost his house and belongings within a few minutes. However, that was not all. On August 14, the floods swept away his land and forced his family to live in makeshift hut.
KATHMANDU, Nov 23: Nepal is the second richest country in the world in water resources.
This is a statement that most of the Nepali people know by heart. And yet,most of them don't know where the water is.
KATHMANDU, August 15: Floods caused by the incessant downpour across the country that inundated many human settlements have claimed lives of many persons. They have disrupted transport system by destroying roads and bridges. In Some areas, Nepal Army had to use a make-shift bridge to take relief materials to the victims. Even some wild animals such as a deer and a rhino fell prey to the torrents of water. After the floods disrupted the power supply, people have been reduced to living in darkness at a night time. The pictures showing these scenarios are shown below:
KATHMANDU, June 17: Newly-appointed Home Minister Janardan Sharma has taken initiatives to end the Kathmandu Valley's chronic traffic problems. Inviting senior police officials including Inspector General of Police, Prakash Aryal, and other authorities concerned at his office, Minister Sharma on Friday instructed them to do the needful to end the traffic woes.
Public transport within the valley is crowded and difficult owing to the fact that the city in recent days has turned into ‘Dustmandu’. With municipality offices pushing the Melamchi Drinking Water project and road expansion projects—few of them are ill-planned because workmen dig holes on the roads soon after construction—roads around the city now have extensive potholes which certainly affects the quality of public ride. Furthermore, drivers oftentimes seem resolved into pushing as many people through their doors as possible thus making the journey suffocating, if not dehumanizing.
KATHMANDU, April 19: You buy recharge card thinking that you have to make an important phone call, but when you dial the digit and hit the call button, you hear a reply from the other side stating your phone can’t be recharged due to network problem.
MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments’ due attention.
MIRCHAIYA (SIRAHA), April 7: Although their plights still remain largely ignored, people from the underprivileged Musahar community in southern plains are finally getting the governments' due attention.
KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Despite his disability, fifty-year-old Bel Gurung of Khumaltar, Lalitpur was never a burden to his family members as he never troubled them seeking favors. He was self-reliant and did his works himself. But the ongoing road widening drive of the government has thrown his normal life out of gear.
Dang/Surkhet, Jan 5: Juidhan Chaudhari of Tulasipur - 20, had received rugs and blankets from donors two years ago. But now they are all torn to the extent that they hardly give warmth. The bamboo made house that shelters her family does not block the dew from sipping in and the cold breeze blows in through the creeks of the bamboos from the nearby Babai River. Summing his family's winter struggle he says: Winter is a killer!
SUNDERLAND, Oct 29: Olivier Giroud scored his first goals of the season as Arsenal beat Sunderland 4-1 on Saturday, leaving the beleaguered northeast team with only two points after 10 Premier League games.
BAJURA, Sept 6: Enough food, safe shelter and dignified life as any other free individual in the society- this was a dream for Rangi BK of Bajura district since he was a kid. Eight years ago, this one of the many bonded haliyas was freed.
“Every year we have more than 500,000 graduates ready to enter the job market. So we tend to have plenty of options if we are looking for freshers straight out of college. But indeed, we have to put in extra effort to locate experienced and skilled candidates.
DOLAKHA, Aug 1: Landslide caused by the incessant rainfall has affected transportation along the Lamosanghu -Jiri road forcing vehicles plying along the road to push their way through prolonged traffic jams.
I think it is associated with some anxiety. First, I really don’t know what to say over the phone, maybe because it feels very distant and unreal for any meaningful conversation to happen. I do share your anxiety about the unknown. If I see a “missed” call; instead of calling back, I start imagining all possibly bad things that this call could be about. It works better when people just text me a question and I either answer via text or call back.
KATHMANDU, June 22: When Raju Bajracharya of Basantapur, Kathmandu couldn't find any parking lot marked by the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office, he parked his bike along the roadside and entered into the Putalisadak branch of Kumari Bank to seek service. But when he returned back after half an hour, his bike was gone.