2.6 million Nepalis still lack toilet

KATHMANDU:  A total of 2.6 million Nepalis, nine percent of the country’s total population, still do not have access to toilets and are left with no choice but to defecate out in the open, according to the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS). Nepal’s poor achievement in ensuring basic sanitation through access to toilet […]

Donald Trump face found in Jarrow dog’s ears

A cyst found in a dog’s ear looks like Donald Trump’s face and blonde quiff, its owner claims. Jade Robinson, 25, of Jarrow, Tyneside had to wait until her two-year-old beagle Chief was asleep before snapping the inner ear to send to a vet. But it was a friend who spotted the resemblance between the […]

Khas Arya quota provision in civil services opposed

KATHMANDU:  Madhesi rights activists say draft of the Federal Civil Services Bill contains a provision that can dilute inclusion in the country’s bureaucracy. Vice-chair of Nepal Madhesi Nijamati Manch Sujit Kumar Jha said the draft bill proposed 30 per cent reservation for Khas Arya women which was against the principle of inclusion, mainly because Khas […]

Man arrested for raping 14-yr-old step daughter

DANG:  Police have arrested a man of raping his step-daughter in Banglachuli Rural Municipality-5, Dang. One, Bhim Bahadur Giri, 32, was arrested on charges of repeatedly raping his 14-year-old step daughter by threatening her informed District Police Chief SP Durga Singh. SP Singh further informed that a rape case has been filed against Giri and […]

An octogenarian’s fixation with running against Deuba

DADELDHURA:  Why does someone run for election? “To win” would be the obvious answer, but not for this octogenarian from Dadeldhura. Karna Singh Rawal, 80, of Amargadhi Municipality-2 filed nominations in all three elections, including the two Constituent Assembly polls, since 1999 despite knowing that he never stood a chance. Why? Rawal says he just […]

Nepal’s foreign ministry officials learn Chinese language

KATHMANDU:  Government officials from Nepal’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs have started to learn Chinese language from Tuesday to enhance their understanding about China. Some 26 officials have started the 80-hour-long basic Chinese language course organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in cooperation with Chinese Embassy in Nepal. “We have realized that foreign ministry officials […]