Traditionally, the number of parents bringing their children for a regular dental check up is nix, naught and nothing, at least in our developing world. The bell rings only when the teeth are rotten, ugly and unsalvageable or when the child complains of pain or a big swelling appears on their cheeks or neck.
While we, the Nepalese, seek to indulge ourselves in the expensive taste of international brands of coffee, French President François Hollande has been amazed by the supreme taste of Nepali organic coffee which was gifted to him by the Embassy of Nepal, Paris.
Best known for his roles in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, Aussie Hollywood actor Joel Edgerton recently made a visit to Nepal as an ambassador of The Fred Hollows Foundation, a partner of Tilganga Institute of Ophthalmology. Edgerton attended an eye camp organised by Tilganga in Devighat, Nuwakot.
The H5N1 virus has been detected at another poultry farm in Kathmandu. Hence, rapid response teams from the District Animal Health Office, Kathmandu culled all 2,240 chickens at the farm on December 26.
International food chain Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) in Nepal has been caught up in another scandal this year. It has been found selling rotten chicken to its high profile consumers.
Two persons were killed by a speeding ambulance while riding on a motorcycle. As a result, demonstration was staged at Satdobato and Kumaripati-Lagankhel area obstructing the regular flow of vehicles.
After it was confirmed that more chickens of PK Poultry farm in Itahari were infected with bird flu, 4853 chickens were culled on Sunday (February 12). Eggs and chicken feed have also been destroyed completely. Just a week ago, 3500 chickens had died of the H5N1 virus at the farm.
Nepal Blood Transfusion Center has faced shortage of blood because most of the blood donors have been out of the valley for Dashain festival.
Mithai and other sweet delicacies are not just food items for us. They’re also part of our rituals for various occasions. However, as frequent as we are in consuming them, we are not as familiar with the way they’re made at shops around Kathmandu.
Recent study shows that consumption of tobacco-related products is responsible for death of a Nepali every 30 minutes in Nepal.