Against all odds

Brave Chepang girls risk life to get education
DHADING, Jan 27:
Every time Sarita and Ram Maya Chepang stand on the bank of a river they need to cross to reach their school, they feel apprehensive. It is not that they detest studies. In fact their apprehension is linked to their strong desire to make it to the school at all cost--even risking their own lives.

 Sarita and Ram Maya hop onto an inflated inner tube of a large vehicle to cross the Trishuli River as they travel back and forth from their school every day.


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Politics

Door open at last for majority process

Nembang announces proposal preparation committee KATHMANDU, Jan 26: With CA Chairman Subas Nembang’s announcement at the CA meeting Sunday to form a proposal preparation committee, the alliance led by

We met Raut on human rights grounds: Envoys

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Amid various controversial activities by Kathmandu-based western diplomats, the government has cautioned European Union (EU) envoys in Kathmandu

Nembang convenes proposal committee for January 31

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Constituent Assembly (CA) Chairman Subas Nembang has scheduled the first meeting of the CA’s proposal drafting committee for January 31. Nembang’s

Social

Pvt pharmacies at Bir fleecing patients

KATHMANDU, Jan 26: Bir Hospital, which has been renting out space to private firms to run outpatient pharmacies on the hospital premises for over Rs 1 million per month, has said it has no money or manpower to run

Villagers left to deal with effects of deforestation, aggregate mining

BHALAYADANDA, Udayapur, Jan 27: Her four katthas of land in the Chure region was swept away last year by a seasonal river that swelled with floodwaters and breached

KMC resumes city beautification work

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Against what many feared unlikely after the SAARC summit, the government has given continuity to city beautification works in the capital even

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Business

3 new paragliding companies in Pokhara

POKHARA, Jan 27: Three new paragliding companies have started operation in Pokhara. With the addition of new companies, the number of paragliding companies operating in Pokhara has reached, according

Sports

ICC to promote Nepal to Div 1: Dassanayake

KATHMANDU, Jan 26 : Nepal cricket team head coach Pubudu Dassanayake has confirmed that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is planning to promote Nepal and Kenya to ICC World Cricket League Division 1. After

INTERNATIONAL

Obama, Modi declare era of 'new trust' in US-India relations

NEW DELHI, Jan 26: President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday declared an era of "new trust" in the often fraught relationship between their nations as the U.S. leader opened

Device found on White House grounds could be a drone

New Delhi, Jan 26 : An electronic device that could be a drone has been recovered on the White House grounds, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said in a

Obama presides over India's grand Republic Day parade

NEW DELHI, Jan 26: President Barack Obama presided Monday over a grand display of Indian military hardware, marching bands, and elaborately dressed camels, becoming

The Week

Word to the (un)wise

There is something called reading too much too soon. Immediately after school, even before Ama laid out fluffy French toast for us, I would delve right into homework. A conscientious student, one of the very

The Great Debate : The Humanities vs. the Sciences

There’s a popular assumption in Nepal that good students should study Sciences while those who are academically poor should opt for the study of Humanities. That’s because Sciences are understood

Zero recognition for economic contributions

Home-Based Workers are coerced to confine themselves to small enterprises due to the lack of policies Apsara Dangol’s smug gestures hinted at

TIME - OUT

5 things about Anil Keshari Shah

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: Anil Shah is the banker everyone is currently talking about. The CEO of Mega Bank is quite popular and looked up to by thousands of youth in the

Baby : Patriot Games

KATHMANDU, Jan 27: The thriller Baby tries to fit itself as a basic genre film, almost without taking the trouble to say anything new under the tight economy of

Gen next

Strokes of Genius

At 22 years, Sakil Kunwar has become the go-to person when it comes to makeup and hairstyling. Since starting his career at 17, his work can be seen in different glossy magazines, models on the runway and on various celebrities in the country. Now

CIMA Global Business Challenge 2015 calls for applications

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: For undergraduate students, here’s an opportunity to participate in a global competition related with business. The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) is organizing

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