ICYMI: Here are our top stories from Tuesday, December 10Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 10, 2019).
Here are some of the top stories from The Kathmandu Post (December 10, 2019).
Nepal break 20-year boxing jinx as Thapa, Gurung win golds
Nepal broke the 20-year boxing jinx in the South Asian Games on Monday, as Bhupendra Thapa quelled the challenge of India's Manish Kaushik, a Commonwealth Games silver medalist.
Earlier on Monday, Minu Gurung became the first-ever Nepali woman boxer to win a gold in the regional sporting spectacle with the hosts adding four gold medals on the penultimate day of the 13th South Asian Games, taking their tally to a record 49 gold medals.
Nepali women say they are not just ‘cheli’ but individuals in their own right
While Nepali women were winning medals and breaking records at the South Asian Games, a conflict of a different kind was taking place on social media. Last week, many women and some men took umbrage at the Nepali media’s use of the term ‘cheli’ to refer to women athletes, arguing that the word was patronising and demeaning. Others, mostly men, defended the use of the word on the grounds that it was a harmless, even endearing, way to refer to women.
In common parlance, ‘cheli’ means daughter, sister or woman, which is not offensive by itself; the issue is rather the context in which the word is used, said the women the Post spoke to.
With Manjeev Singh Puri retiring, New Delhi scrambles for a new Nepal envoy
With Indian Ambassador Manjeev Singh Puri retiring from the Indian foreign service in December-end, many are wondering who the next ambassador will be, especially since China and the United States both appear to be all the more interested in goings-on in Kathmandu. India is now increasingly under pressure to retain Nepal within its “sphere of influence.”
With less than 20 days left before Puri’s departure, New Delhi has yet to decide on a name. India generally does not like to keep its Kathmandu mission vacant for long as it takes at least a month after the arrival of the new ambassador for the agreemo to be approved by the government of Nepal.
Despite cost-free jobs deal with Malaysia, Nepali migrant workers are still paying hefty fees
Two years ago, a migrant worker from Tanahun returned to Nepal after completing his job tenure in Malaysia.
He had returned home with some sketchy plans of doing something in the country so that he did not have to go on foreign employment again. But the plan did not work
As mercury dips, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease cases up, say doctors
A 45-year-old man from Kalanki visited chest physician Dr Dirgha Singh Bom’s private clinic, on Monday, complaining of coughing and shortness of breath. The man was diagnosed with bronchial asthma.
"He was suffering from bronchial asthma because of long exposure to dust pollution,” Bom told the Post, over the phone. The doctor then prescribed him some medicine and asked him to stay indoors, use masks while going out of the house, and take other precautionary measures to avoid dust pollution