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2 migrant workers dying abroad per day

SHREEJANA SHRESTHA
KATHMANDU, April 19 : Despite all the hullabaloos about systematizing foreign employment, which is the mainstay of Nepal’s economy, two migrant workers continue to die abroad every day on an average.

And, if the latest government statistics is anything to go by, the death toll is on the rise this year. [More]

  Sunita's success story  
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Sunita Bohara earned some respect for Nepal by winning the only gold medal for the home team in the Seventh South Asian Judo Championship last week.

She won two successive matches against a Sri Lankan player in the women’s above-78 kg section. The 20-year-old from Mahendranagar pinned down Amnapiliyad Hewa in two of the best of the best-of-three matches to emerge as the clear winner.

 
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    NEERAJ CHANDRA ROY
    KATHMANDU, April 19 Endowed with an uncanny sharpness of intellect but lacking the ability to articulate his ideas, Rishav Poudel tried his luck in this year´s School Leaving Certificate (SLC) examination to the astonishment of experts who believed that people like him with moderate cerebral palsy could hardly be integrated into schools for normal students, forget about appearing for the board examination.

    The neurological disorder the 16-year-old from Shankhamul, Kathmandu suffers from restricts the movement of his muscles, causing difficulty in writing, speech or any other physical activity, says Suresh Kaphle, who has been supporting the teenager with counseling and physiotherapy for the last 15 years. Though struggling with the condition since childhood "he is mentally as alert as every other normal person," Kaphle adds.   [More]
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  • The Winter Soldier Take the Lead
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    Film review

    KATHMANDU, April 18:
    The Marvel World never looked this good. From crisp VFX to a cohesively structured story, The Winter Soldier combines thematic brilliance with top quality visuals. The first Captain America movie may have introduced a template super-hero, but this installment puts Captain America into a proper resilience test. Here, we get a closer picture of both Steve Rogers and his responsibilities as the dedicated super-soldier Captain America – a patriotic figure always on duty.

    More than just saving the world from an evil master-mind of a villain, The Winter Soldier serves a politically contextual stand on present day issues like unethical use of surveillance technology and the much anticipated debate on government secrets and the people’s right to information. Above all the chaos, Captain America is a metaphor for the endangered humanistic virtues of honesty and brotherhood. A reason why Captain appears more approachable than rest of the Avengers is that he thinks with a naïve but a truly justifiable standpoint. He’s the old-school definition of an ideal gentleman.   [More]
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