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  • New law criminalises Chhaupadi custom

    Aug 10, 2017- More than a decade after the Supreme Court outlawed Chhaupadi, an ancient Hindu practice that banishes women from the home during menstruation and after childbirth, the Legislature-Parliament on Wednesday enacted a new law criminalising the centuries-old custom. As per the new law, which will come into effect soon, anyone forcing a woman to follow the custom will be liable to a three-month jail sentence or Rs 3,000 fine or both. The bill criminalising Chhaupadi became law as...

    You’ve got to arrive well: Global Jet Centre discusses growing role in medical tourism

    09Aug 2017 Medical tourism conjures up images of rich clients arriving in style from across continents into topnotch healthcare facilities and flying back fully restored to health. As the world shifts into high gear on globalization, medical tourism scales unprecedented growth. Intercontinental medical treatments are becoming more popular than ever before. Many cities across the world have already repositioned themselves as medical tourism destinations. Several countries are developing programs to build their own dedicated healthcare hubs for international patients....

    Only 7 per cent houses are quake-proof in Kathmandu

    Kathmandu,August 9 Only around seven percent houses constructed in Kathmandu Valley have met the government standard set for earthquake resistance, says Nepal Samacharpatra lead story today. Though many years have passed since the introduction of Building Code, the level of awareness about quake-resistant buildings in citizens is very weak, the report comments on the basis of data obtained from the Ministry of Urban Development. Recently, the Ministry had conducted a survey in Kathmandu in coordination with Japan International Cooperation Agency to...

    Himalaya Roadies clicks into gear, vote outs begin

    Aug 8, 2017- The race to become the first ever Himalaya Roadies is heating up. Having completed a gruelling five-legged audition that travelled to five different cities around the country, the show has now finally moved into the ‘Journey Round’; kick starting the high drama that will undoubtedly unfold in the coming weeks as aspiring contestants are put to the sword with challenging rides, competitive tasks and ‘vote outs’ that will whittle down the playing field until one champion...

    Fear of load shedding in winter is valid, says Kulman Ghising

    Kathmandu, August 7 Nepal Electricity Authority’s Managing Director Kulman Ghising says people’s doubts and suspicions if the regular power outage will recur in the upcoming winter are valid as the Authority could not implement its multiple plans to avoid the crisis. He says the Authority’s attempts to increase production and decrease demand and consumption failed owing to lack of cooperation from various sectors and stakeholders, therefore the state-owned power monopoly may not be able to meet the demand during...

    93 pints of blood collected in donation

    Aug 7, 2017- Hamro Gaurav Hamro Ramechhap and Nepal Red Cross jointly organised a blood donation programme on the occasion of the International Youth Day  in Duwakot, Bhaktapur, on Saturday. According to a Red Cross representative, 93 pints of blood were collected from donors. (PR)  

    Fewa lake shrank from 10 to 4.2 sq km in 46 yrs

    POKHARA, Aug 4: It may surprise many  that land at famous Fewa Lake in Pokhara has been registered for years in the names of private individuals. It has been learnt that land around the lake, which is listed as a Ramsar wetland conservation area, has been registered as private property and the area of the lake also shrunk  from 10 square kilometers in 1961 to 4.20 square kilometers in 2008. Locals said  some individuals cunningly registered  land around the...

    Low dose of snake antivenom effective: Research

    Chitwan, April 28: Comparatively low dose of snake antivenom is proved to be effective in Nepal. A research conducted jointly by the B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan and senior physicians Dr Bijaya Poudel, Dr Kalidas Adhikari, Prof Dr Sanjib Sharma and Dr Chhabilal Thapa at Bharatpur Hospital confirmed that only 30 antivenom vials were required to cure snake bite cases during a research to treat a snake-bite patient against 165 vials required each for the same...

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