BIRGUNJ, May 14: Two young women were found hanging in the villages of Chipharmai Rural Municipality,  Parsa district in the last two days.

NEPALGUNJ, May 12: The parents of Bhumisara Kunwar of Banke who died on Friday after poisoning herself on May 6, have accused her in-laws and husband of provoking her to commit suicide.

RUPANDEHI, May 10: A group of women encircled the Area Police Office (APO), Butwal, on Thursday, demanding stern action against a woman who allegedly killed her daughter-in-law for dowry.

JANAKPUR, May 10: It has come to light that a man who sprinkled petrol on his wife and set her on fire three weeks ago wanted to kill her to save his illicit relations with his sister-in-law.

KATHMANDU, May 9: A goal each from Nepal national women’s football team duo Sabitra Bhandari and Anita Basnet helped Sethu FC register its second straight win of the ongoing Cluster 2 of Hero’s Indian Women’s League on Wednesday.

SURKHET, May 9: A woman in Barahatal Rural Municipality of Surkhet has been accused of feeding feces to an elderly man recently following a dispute.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Women have come across an increasing spate of violence perpetrated by a male, said the National Women Commission. At a sample test of the programmes on women development implemented at Shuklaphanta municipality on Monday, NWC deputy secretary Meera Sherchan said the number of gender-based violence against women has increased due to social structure, values, and mindsets.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Annapurna Hotel of Durbarmarg felicitated the women volleyball players of the departmental team Armed Police Force (APF) Club in Kathmandu on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Nepal’s second women’s franchise cricket event Women Champions League is postponed for late September. The event will be held at Tribhuvan University Cricket Ground. The event will be held from 20 to 28 September.

KATHMANDU, May 2: While many events were organized on Wednesday to mark the May Day with formal discussions on labor rights, a group of women workers gathered at a function organized in a different way and submitted a five-point demand to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security.

KATHMANDU, April 28: An Usha Bhandari-inspired performance helped the departmental team Nepal Police Club start the Fifth KNP National Women’s Volleyball Tournament with a 3-1 win over New Diamond Academy in Lagankhel on Saturday.

Women trained to make sanitary pads

April 26, 2019 02:30 am

BAJURA, April 26: Only women know how difficult periods become due to the added burden from society. Still, a large number of girls and women in our country are banished from their homes during menstruation.

LAHAN, April 25: Locals of Lahan were on cloud nine when the government announced the local elections after a hiatus of two decades in 2017.

KAPILVASTU, April 21: Departmental team Tribhuvan Army Club defeated Armed Police Force (APF) Club 3-0 to maintain unbeaten streak during the Eighth National Games in a match played at Buddha Stadium in Kapilvastu on Saturday.

RUKUM, April 10: Parbati Khadka of Western Rukum got married at the age of 14. That quite excited her for a few days. “I felt that marriage is a good thing.

KATHMANDU, April 4: The fifth KNP National Women’s Volleyball tournament has signed a sponsorship deal with the Regal Ink for the upcoming edition.

Conflict-hit women say no to war

April 3, 2019 02:30 am

RUKUM, April 3: Other news or development in the country may or may not draw their attention but the issue of Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal does scare them.

Bad news for women

April 1, 2019 00:30 am

The media have a responsibility to reflect society not only as it is, but also as it should be. This means more reporting about women

Secrets of Stylish Woman

March 29, 2019 08:27 am

When there are a zillion things that need to be done and just so many hours in a day, looking painlessly put-together and fashionable all the time can seem next to impossible. I often find myself wondering how some people I know are able to do it. But chic women aren’t superhuman – they are just well prepared. Or so I’m come to understand. Today, I’m here to share some style secrets that I’ve gleaned off some very stylish women I know.

The solo art exhibition ‘Love Revisited’ by veteran artist Ragini Upadhyay Grela is on exhibition since March 13 at Le Sherpa, Lazimpat. The exhibition is dedicated to all the daughters and mother of this Earth and also to celebrate International Women’s day 2019.

KATHMANDU, March 22: Expressing serious concerns over growing cases of violence against women, the Amnesty International on Thursday handed over 23,247 letters to the Ministry of Home Affairs demanding concrete measures to end violence against women.

KATHMANDU, March 19: First ever women’s franchise-based T20 league, organized by National Cricket League (NCL) Sports Pvt Ltd, is set to be held in Baijyanathpur Cricket Ground, Biratnagar from April 20 to 27. The NCL Women’s T20 Cricket League is the first premier cricket event for women players in Nepal.

NEW YORK, March 18: The girls, a dozen of them 15 to 18 years old, file into a conference room in a downtown Brooklyn office building, taking seats in chairs carefully arranged in a circle. On the floor in front of them is a makeshift altar of comforting objects: A string of Christmas lights, plastic toys and dolls, oils and crystals, a glitter-filled wand.

KABUL, March 17: Each time Aryana Sayeed, one of Afghanistan’s most famous singers, returns to the country of her birth, she braves threats and endures scrutiny right down to her choice of clothes.

KATHMANDU, March 15: Director of Nepal Republic Media Pvt. Ltd, Shova Gyawali highlighted how Nepal’s vibrant media was playing an instrumental role to expose corruption and wrong practices in the country and safeguard democracy.

Indian star Priyanka Chopra has joined the list of speakers at the 2019 Women in the World Summit.

The former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs who leads the 193-member world body, pointed out that in 2105 it would have taken 30 years to close the gender gap, but now, she told the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), if current trends continue, gender parity will not be reached for “107 years”.

KATHMANDU, March 13: The UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) have invited applications for Women MSME FinTech Innovation Fund.

Season on display

March 12, 2019 15:53 pm

Though the gallery is congested and the wall is crowded with different sized paintings, it is definitely a platform to know women artists of Nepal and the forms and themes they work on.

Pun, Koju win Dharan marathon

March 12, 2019 09:45 am

KATHAMDNU, March 12: Tirtha Pun of Baglung and Kanchi Maya Koju of Bhaktapur have won the men’s and women’s categories of Aarati Strips Seventh Dharan 10K Marathon hosted by Dharan Run in Dharan on Saturday.

SURKHET, March 11: Gumi village in eastern Surkhet was popular as 'Lahure Basti' in the past as most of the village youths were working for the Indian Army. Well-off families soon migrated to urban areas, leaving fertile land barren.

Hyatt Regency Kathmandu partnered with Media 9 Pvt Ltd to organize WOW Women Achievers Awards 2019. The event was organized to honor women achievers.

Woman killed in rice mill accident

March 10, 2019 12:03 pm

RANJHA, March 10: A woman was killed when she got caught on a rice mill at Phattepur in Rapti Sonari Rural Municiplaity-6 in Banke district on Saturday evening.

March 9: The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued the U.S. Soccer Federation on Friday with allegations of gender discrimination just three months before they open their World Cup title defence in France.

In this episode of Here's why, we celebrate women in their own voices. Nine women from different walks of life express what they love about being women and the challenges and stereotypes they tackle and overcome.

MOSCOW, March 8: When a Russian army recruitment office ordered a photoshoot to celebrate International Women’s Day, it didn’t feature any of the 45,000 women currently serving in the country’s armed forces.

Almost 200 men marched on ‘Men’s March’ on the special occasion of International Women’s Day on Friday.

Fierce & fabulous

March 8, 2019 11:59 am

I always believed that people who ended up doing remarkable things have had a life changing moment or episode. But meeting some extraordinary people and talking to them made me realize that I could do a Nobel Prize worthy deed right here, right now. No motivation required. Motivation, for most, was a fleeting feeling.

Impressive achievements in sports

March 8, 2019 11:53 am

KATHMANDU, March 8: Nepali women athletes have made significant achievements in sports over the years.

Some events on this Women's Day

March 7, 2019 14:24 pm

The world is marking 109th International Women's Day this March 8. The theme of this year International Women's Day is #BalanceforBetter.

MOSCOW, March 7: Blessing Obuson thought Russia’s soccer World Cup would be an opportunity to find a job and flew into Moscow from Nigeria last June on a fan ID. Instead, she found herself forced to work as a prostitute.

Empowerment is the key

March 7, 2019 01:00 am

We need to believe in the power of women to contribute equally alongside men toward the prosperity of our families, our communities and our nation

KATHMANDU, March 5: There have been many changes in Nepali politics during the last seven decades in the country. Nepal has entered into an era of federal democratic republic system from the Rana Regime. The Nepali society gets integrated to a different type with every political change in the country.

Nepali women sustained the country’s rural economy and ensured wellbeing of families while most males in hills and plains have left the country for earning a living.

Rhea Pradhan had been posting teasers of her collaborative collection with Metaphor since mid-January this year on her Instagram page. The collection, titled Metaphor x Peppy Owl, was released on Sunday, January 24, 2019 and Pradhan confesses it felt really nice to see the result of her hard work. Although she is excited about the launch of her first clothing collection, the blogger mentions that she ran into quite a few complications during the production process and that she has learnt many valuable lessons.

Director of ‘Nirbhaya Foundation’, Abhaya Subba Weise, along with eight new female singer-songwriters will perform in this year’s ‘Women in Concert’, which is scheduled to take place at Besisahar and Kathmandu on March 2 and 8 respectively.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: It is imperative to enhance meaningful engagement of women and marginalised groups (WMGs) in decision-making process and systems at local level in line with the spirit of the Constitution, experts noted.

More women falling prey to cyber crimes

February 25, 2019 14:56 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Women are increasingly becoming victims of cybercrimes, according to the Metropolitan Crime Division.

Women of substance

February 22, 2019 11:00 am

When talking about revolutionary artists or avant-gardes, names like Van Gogh or Picasso are the first ones to come to mind. But there are also equally talented women in the field of art – many of them popular and well respected in the art circle but still relatively unknown to us ‘art’ novices. According to the National Museum of Women in the Arts, 51 percent of visual artists today are women. But when it comes to exhibitions and gallery representation, the numbers tell a less optimistic story. And even though women in history have made an equally impressive mark in art, they are still misrepresented. Here are five women who were able to make unspoken but equally powerful history in the field of art.

Women Entrepreneurship Summit on March 1

February 22, 2019 07:40 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 22: Nepalese Young Entrepreneur Forum (NYEF), US Embassy in Kathmandu and Nepal-US Alumni Network (NUSAN) are jointly organizing Women Entrepreneurship Summit in Kathmandu on March 1.