Nepal | September 18, 2019

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  • Education

    40th National Education Day observed today

    KATHMANDU: The 40th National Education Day and International Literacy Day-2019 has been observed across the country by organising various programmes on Sunday. President Bidya Devi Bhandari today conferred various medals, awards, decorations and honours on 373 persons in recognition of their ...

  • News Archives

    ‘Day of Fire’: Blazes ignite suspicion in Amazon town

    NOVO PROGRESSO: A maverick journalist in this isolated Brazilian ranching town warned his readers last month that the surrounding Amazon was about to go up in flames. Queimadas, or burnings, are nothing new in Novo Progresso, located on the frontier where Brazil's farmland edges the Amazon ra...

  • Opinion

    Menstruation: Let’s not make it taboo

    The more we talk, the more we stop identifying menstruation as a problem. The change will occur only when we internalise the problem and take responsibility to make girls feel comfortable and safe in their schools One beautiful summer day as I was about to take my eyes off the window, my colleague ...

  • Nepal

    Indian girls trafficked for sex trade rescued

    Kathmandu, September 17 Nepal often gets to hear heart-rending news about Nepali girls and women being sold in India for sex trade. Apparently, the opposite is also true. Lately, Indian girls are also being trafficked to Nepal to engage them in commercial sex. This came to light after five Ind...

  • Entertainment

    Brad Pitt asks astronaut: Who was better? Clooney or me?

    CAPE CANAVERAL: Brad Pitt, star of the new space movie “Ad Astra,” had a burning question for a real-life astronaut. “Who was more believable? Clooney or Pitt?” In a televised call Monday, NASA astronaut Nick Hague answered Pitt — “absolutely” — getting a big laugh. Pitt’s Ho...

  • Lifestyle

    Surprise rescue of Jamaica coral reefs shows nature can heal

    OCHO RIOS: Everton Simpson squints at the Caribbean from his motorboat, scanning the dazzling bands of colour for hints of what lies beneath. Emerald green indicates sandy bottoms. Sapphire blue lies above seagrass meadows. And deep indigo marks coral reefs. That's where he's headed. He steers th...