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Nepali people play with snow after a snowfall around Gosainkunda Lake in Rasuwa. Gosainkunda lake is a sacred lake in Langtang National park located at an altit ...

Bullfight Festival

French matador Sebastian Castella performs a pass on a bull during the San Isidro bullfight festival at Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. (AFP/RSS) ...

Avoiding traffic jam

A woman picks her way through earthwork to avoid a traffic jam at Lagantole in Kathmandu on Monday. Negotiating the streets in the old part of Kathmandu can oft ...


A rickshaw puller sleeps as he waits for customers  in Birendranagar, Surkhet. (RSS) ...


Budget debate begins after panel formed to probe leak

KATHMANDU, June 1: With the formation of a parliamentary special committee to probe into the alleged leak of information about annual budget, disruption in parliament proceedings has been ended and lawmakers have started discussions over the government budget presented by...


Budget: Promising but challenging in implementation

Budget for the upcoming fiscal year has received mixed reaction. With some criticizing it for being populist, some have lauded it while focusing on the challenges in implementing it. Republica recently caught up with some residents in Jhapa and Nepalgunj for...


Off the blocks

Universal health coverageUniversal health coverage of all Nepalis is a brilliant idea. It appears realistic too. Since 2012, the government has been piloting the scheme in three districts—Ilam, Kailali and Baglung—to great success. The success of the pilot program is the reason it is being expanded to 25 districts this year, with the goal of covering all 75 districts within three years, as announced by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel in his recent budget speech. As per the model, each family will have to pay a...


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Loosen the embrace

Symbols of unequal relations like the...

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Talk therapy

Gender-based violence in Nepal is deeply...

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Losing the West

Never before have the leading contenders...

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