Stories By 'NAYAK PAUDEL'
Stray animals were behind a total of 116 road accidents across the country from the fiscal year 2015-16 till October of this year, according to a Nepal Police data.
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After a 10-year-old girl’s rape and subsequent murder in Pokhara, the Kaski Police turned to Kushal for assistance, who tracked the perpetrator by sniffing the stone used as a murder weapon.
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Three months after two massive earthquakes struck Nepal in 2015, BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan alerted the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division about six children with unusual fever and severe respiratory features.Four children died during treatment as serum samples were collected for subsequent tests in Kathmandu and Bangkok that confirmed a scrub typhus outbreak. By the end of the year, 101 cases were confirmed in 16 districts and four more people succumbed to the disease.
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Going to school in Nepal, there is a certain section of a certain subject that many teachers and even students shy away from. At the secondary level, under health and population studies, is a chapter about sexual and reproductive health. There have been instances of teachers completely skipping this chapter or asking the students to study it themselves at home. Even when teachers do teach the section, it is limited to biology and spoken about scientifically. Sex education as such doesn’t seem to exist in Nepal.
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Four things stand out as investigations into the horrific rape and murder of Nirmala Pant make no headway on the 100th day since the 13-year-old went missing on July 26—lapses in DNA tests, conclusion of the post-mortem report that the girl’s vocal cord was broken, the lost CCTV footages of the nearby Hotel Opera, and the Army barracks close to the crime scene.The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), which is investigating the case separately, released a statement last month, directing the police to preserve the vaginal swab of the victim while ordering the Mahakali Zonal Hospital to report the process followed while collecting the sample for DNA analysis.
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Every year more Nepalis are diagnosed with lung cancer - one of the most lethal cancers. Most patients are diagnosed with it when the disease is in its advanced stage, a city oncologist said.
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