DEV KUMAR SUNUWAR
KATHMANDU, April 14 -
The government has made final preparations to launch a two-tier scheme to tackle the low enrollment and high dropout rate in schools in some 21 districts along with five districts of Karnali region.
The Educational Guarantee Scheme (EGS) is set for launch
on Wednesday, coinciding with the beginning of the new academic session. The first phase concludes on April 27 while the second phase will run through April 28-May 8. (Read More)
ISHWOR N. RIJAL & BABURAM KHAREL
KATHMANDU, April 12 –
Kathmandu Valley denizens and Tarai people beware! Vector-borne diseases are likely to give the populace a hard time in the absence of serious efforts to keep the diseases at bay.
The Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) under the Ministry of Health and Population has warned that water-borne diseases will break out in the wake of intermittent summer rains. (Read More)
DEV Kumar Sunuwar & Pragati Shahi
KATHMANDU, April 9 -
Fed up with extended load-shedding hours? Don’t lose hope, for there’s a ray of hope for the power-starved denizens of Kathmandu Valley.
DEV KUMAR SUNUWAR & PRAGATI SHAHI
KATHMANDU, April 7 –
More than a year ago, a group of European tourists came to visit the Patan Durbar Square, paid entry fees and strolled around. In the middle, one of them had an emergency. He looked around for a toilet, but found none. (Read More)
Janajatis seek role in statute-making
DEV KUMAR SUNUWAR
KATHMANDU, April 3 – Over 20 organisations of Indigenous peoples, including the Nepal Federation of Indigenous Nationalities (NEFIN), have formed a committee to make the state set up a mechanism to ensure indigenous peoples’ participation in the constitution-making process. (Read More)
Two facets of the journalism profession in Nepal should be evident to anyone who observes the media scene. First the profession is socially exclusive to a high order. Second, journalism in Nepal has become a somewhat dangerous profession. (Read More)
By Khagendra Thapa
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” It seems that Nepal has no leader who can speak out the truth and not just repeat like a parrot what the Maoists comrades have been saying ever since the SPA came to power with the blessings from the Comrades as well as our friendly neighbor to the south. (Read More)