Nepal | April 21, 2019

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  • Art & Culture

    Paleti resumes to honour women in Nepali music

    Singer Meena and Aavaas perform at the 'Paleti' in Kathmandu, on Friday, February 22, 2019. Courtesy: Nepalaya KATHMANDU: After a short interruption, Paleti has resumed its regular show with the theme 'Celebrating Women in Nepali Music', on Friday. On the occasion, female pioneer singers...

  • Oddities

    Oscar win seen ending shame about menstruation that puts women at risk

    NEW DELHI: Giving an Academy Award to a documentary about periods set in India will help shatter the monthly shame that impacts millions of women globally, with some even dying in isolation while menstruating, health campaigners said on Monday. The Netflix film "Period. End of Sentence.", set...

  • Environment

    Removal of fuel in pool at Fukushima’s melted reactor begins

    TOKYO: The operator of the tsunami-wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant has begun removing fuel from a cooling pool at one of three reactors that melted down in the 2011 disaster, a milestone in the decades-long process to decommission the plant. Tokyo Electric Power Company said Monday that workers s...

  • Travel

    Amsterdam sex workers angry at red light district tours ban

    AMSTERDAM: The city of Amsterdam’s latest attempt to rein in the nuisance of over-tourism by banning guided tours of the red light district has run into opposition from some of the people it is intended to protect: sex workers. The Dutch capital plans to ban such tours, saying they are disr...

  • Women

    Yearning for Olympic gold, ‘Magnificent Mary’ keeps punching

    MUMBAI: MC Mary Kom has spent close to two decades slugging it out in the ring but even at 36 one of the most decorated women boxers in the amateur game has no intention of quitting before she gets a chance to land the ultimate prize in Tokyo next year. 'Magnificent Mary', as she is known in ...

  • Health

    Adults more prone to mental health problems

    Kathmandu, April 20 About 13.2 per cent youths aged 18 and above in the country suffer from mental health problems, according to a report. National Mental Health Survey conducted by Nepal Health Research Council shows that adults are more prone to mental health problems. According to the su...