Success Stories

Two visually impaired women receive Ph.D degrees

Visually Impaired PHD

Kathmandu / May 21: Laxmi Pokhrel and Sweta Singh have against all odds including visually impairment successfully attained Ph.D degree to become the first blind women students to hold this degree from their Tribhuvan University (TU) and Jawaharlal Nehru Students (JNU), India respectively. They have proven that a strong will and hard labour are more […]

Mishra receives PATA’s Presidential Award


Kathmandu / May 20: Basanta Raj Mishra, Chairman of Temple Tiger Group and former Chairman of Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Nepal Chapter has been awarded with the PATA’s prestigious “Presidential Award”. He was honoured amidst the 65th AGM of PATA in Guam, US for his long dedicated service for 40 years to PATA and […]

Dr Bhattarai awarded with ‘Most Commendable Award’


Kathmandu / April 15: The British Journal of Education Leadership has honoured Assistant Professor at the Kathmandu University, Dr Prakash Chandra Bhattarai with the ‘Most Commendable Award’ under Emerald EFMD-2015 Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards. A worldwide competition was held among doctoral research scholars and Bhattarai was selected for the award. The award was announced on […]

Baldev’s uncompromised struggle for rights of marginalized communities

Baldev with felicitation letter.

Baldev Ram of Madhupatti area of Siraha district may not be a known name for many but the name is very well known and respected to the so called untouchable people of eastern Siraha district. Baldev liberated thousands of people from the inhuman Sino Pratha, a system where people of marginalized Dalit community have to […]

Chaudhary continues to maintain place in Forbes billionaires’ list

Binod Chaudhary

Kathmandu / March 10: The Forbes magazine published from the US has included Nepali industrialist Binod Chaudhary in the world billionaires list of 2016. Chairman of the Chaudhary Group, owns the properties worth 1.1 billion US dollars (some Rs 110 billion). The list made public by the magazine on Wednesday said Chaudhary stands 577th among […]

Lamichhane honoured with the Highest Award of World Scouts


Kathmandu / February 7: The world scout organization has decided to honor advisor of Nepal Scouts and former chief commissioner Shree Ram Lamichhane with the superlative award of the organization BRONZE WOLF. This award is given in recognition of outstanding services by an individual to the World Scout Movement. Mr Lamichhane is the first Nepali […]

Doyne awarded CNN Hero of the Year

CNN Hero

Kathmandu/ November 18: An American young lady who made Nepal her second home to contribute her every bit to the orphaned, impoverished and at-risk children here has been named CNN 2015 Hero of the Year. Maggie Doyne was announced the winner of the award on Tuesday amid a ceremony held in New York, USA. Along […]

In 5 Minutes, He Lets the Blind See

Eye article

Nicholas Kristof / Hetauda: WATCHING the doctor perform is like observing miracles. He has restored eyesight to more than 100,000 people, perhaps more than any doctor in history, and still his patients come. They stagger and grope their way to him along mountain trails from remote villages, hoping to go under his scalpel and see […]

The former child soldier turned star athlete blazing a trail for women in Nepal

Mira Rai's photo during the  marathon

KATHMANDU: Mira Rai is a low-profile type of national hero. When she walked through Nepal’s crowded international airport last week, no one made much of a fuss. On the streets of Kathmandu, the south Asian nation’s capital, more people notice the brightly coloured, brand new sports clothes than the slight 25-year-old who wears them. The […]

Commercial Farming Successes Break Poverty Cycle in Nepal

Ram Kumari

Kathmandu: It’s a little past 8 on an April morning in Nepal’s Bardiya district in the midwestern plains. The sun is making its way upward in the clear, open sky and the day is warming. In the middle of a neat farm plot dotted with green plants less than 10 minutes off the main highway, […]

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