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Suicide is a big problem in Nepal but not many are talking about mental health

Kathmandu, Aug. 22 -- On Tuesday morning, the body of 45-year-old Bacchu KC was discovered on the second floor meeting hall of the National Planning Commission building in Singha Durbar. KC had poison... Read More


Head of Bal Mandir, nation's oldest non-profit for children, arrested on charges of child trafficking

Kathmandu, Aug. 15 -- Bal Krishna Dangol, the director of Bal Mandir, the country's oldest non-profit organisation for children, has been arrested on charges of child trafficking. Dangol was detained... Read More


Dementia is a growing health epidemic, but no one is paying attention

Kathmandu, Aug. 2 -- Pramila Bajracharya remembers when her grandmother started hallucinating. She would forget her way back home, accuse family members of not feeding her, and refuse to wear her clot... Read More


Nepali women stuck in China finally arrive home

Kathmandu, July 29 -- Nearly six weeks after sending out a call for help, a group of Nepali women stranded at a garment factory in China after being duped by a recruitment agency has returned home. Al... Read More


With depleting foreign exchange, central bank tightens foreign trips and education

Kathmandu, July 28 -- As part of its effort to control the outflow of foreign currency, Nepal Rastra Bank will now regulate the spendings of Nepalis on foreign trips and universities. "Necessary poli... Read More


The government spent Rs230 million on buildings for squatters. Nobody moved in.

Kathmandu, July 25 -- From a distance, the buildings look grand, similar in style to the dozens of housing colonies that have sprung up across the Valley in the past decade. On closer inspection, sign... Read More


Chinese company refuses to send Nepalis home without compensation for losses

KATHMANDU, July 20 -- A Chinese company that hired a group of Nepali women to work at its garment factory and then refused to pay them as per the contract is now demanding that it be paid compensation... Read More


Thousands of domestic violence cases are registered every year, but almost none go to court

KATHMANDU, July 18 -- Earlier this month, film actor Shilpa Pokhrel filed a complaint against her husband Chhabi Raj Ojha, accusing him of assault, torture and intimidation. Pokhrel told police she fe... Read More


Nepali women duped and sent to China for work want to return home. Nobody knows how-or when.

Kathmandu, July 10 -- After finding out they were duped by the employment agency that sent them to work at a factory in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, a group of Nepali women had reached ou... Read More


Diplomacy, in 280 characters or less

Kathmandu, June 26 -- On June 20, Chinese Ambassador to Nepal Hou Yanqi announced her arrival on Twitter-a platform banned in China-with a tweet about a conference on the Belt and Road Initiative. Ne... Read More