Stories By 'PURNA KUMAR RANA'
The worsening air quality has become a leading threat to public health in the Kathmandu Valley. Poorly managed road expansion, poisonous gases emitted by motor vehicles and pipe laying works for the Melamchi Water Supply Project across the Valley have invited negative impacts on the environment and public well-being.
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It is often said that children are the hope and future of a nation. Their overall growth must be of the utmost concern in every country. Yet, millions of children aged between five and 17 in Nepal are deprived of their right to quality education, food, and health services. They are employed in hazardous work such as stone breaking, conducting microbuses, and unlawful activities. Families living below the poverty line are forced to send their children for perilous work to sustain their household.
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Violence against women has many serious forms. One type of brutality perpetrated against women is blaming them of witchcraft. In many remote areas of Nepal, females are severally tortured,
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Kathmandu Metropolitan City does not have an adequate number of toilets, and the available facilities are extremely unsanitary. Most of the cloakrooms in government hospitals, cinema halls, colleges and even Tribhuvan International Airport have no proper flush system and hand washing facilities.
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