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"Bring us home," says Nepali in Kabul

Kathmandu, Aug. 16 -- There are anywhere between 2,000-15,000Nepalis in Afghanistan- most of them working for private military contractors as security guards. But there are also others whom labour re... Read More


Dying to get vaccinated

Kathmandu, Aug. 15 -- The unprecedented speed at which effective Covid-19 vaccines have been discovered is truly inspiring. The problem with acceptance anddistribution of those vaccines, however, is a... Read More


Who will rescue Nepalis from Afghanistan?

Kathmandu, Aug. 15 -- As the Taliban enters on Kabul and President Ashraf Ghani flies out, international media attention on the rescue of Western diplomats has overshadowed the plight of thousands of ... Read More


The road to electric transportation in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 14 -- In 1911, Nepal became the second country in Asia to installa hydroelectric plant, and was a pioneer inelectric transportation with the opening in1922of a ropeway connecting Kathm... Read More


How Nepal must prepare for 3rd Covid wave

Kathmandu, Aug. 14 -- This is the second installment of a series by the Nepal-Johns Hopkins University Covid-19 Vaccine Advocacy Group. The first part titled'Once Nepal gets vaccines, it has to be fai... Read More


Pokhara paragliders to relocate

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- Hundreds of thousands of international tourists used to visit Nepal every year, drawn by adventure sports options available in scenic Pokhara. Besides climbing, rafting bungee an... Read More


Rajkumar Shakya, 1967-2021

Kathmandu, Aug. 13 -- Raj Kumar Shakya who died of Covid-related complications in June at age 54 wasthe world's foremost repoussesculptors, excelling in the craft of preserving traditonal methods of f... Read More


History in a house of worship

Kathmandu, Aug. 12 -- One evening 20 years ago, Laxman Ramtel headed to Bhaktapur from Godavari to meet up with his friends. When he arrived, Ramtel saw that one of his friends was shaving his beard.... Read More


Bridging the gap in Nepal

Kathmandu, Aug. 12 -- Every few minutes, traders with goods on motorcycles line up on one bank of Kendra River in Tikapur to cross over to the other side. There is a shed nearby made up of wood and a ... Read More


RBB credit card services

Kathmandu, Aug. 12 -- Given the increasing demand and risks in cash-based transactions, Rastriya Banijya Bank has introduced credit card services, which is available across Nepal, India and Bhutan as ... Read More