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Daily Headlines in The Nepali Press

डकुमेन्ट्रीमा बालबालिकाका कुरा 

Children’s issues in documentary

Kantipur Nepali language daily, October 29, p.8

Documentary ‘Kakhara’ has been prepared based on the story of a primary-level student who died after being locked in a toilet for several days as punishment for failing to do home work on time... The documentary was premiered  recently amidst considerable number of students, teachers and guardians in Damak, Jhapa….more (Nepali language)

साक्षरता अभियानमा गल्ती स्वीकार 

Mistakes in literacy campaign accepted

Kantipur Nepali language daily, October 29, p.1

All three District Education Offices in Kathmandu valley have come to recognize weaknesses  in literacy classes run by the government …more (Nepali language)

30 dengue cases in Kailali in 2 mths 

Kathmandu Post, October 29, p.1

DHANGADI, OCT 28 -The number of dengue patients is on the rise in Kanchanpur district. Thirty patients have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the far-western Tarai district in the past two months.“Thirty patients suffering from dengue were admitted to the hospital in two months. Dengue cases may be reported until November,” said Dr Shubhesh Raj Kayastha of Seti Zonal Hospital. He warned the possibility of a dengue outbreak.Dengue fever first appeared in the district in 2010. As per the data with the hospital, three patients have died during treatment so far…more

WHO official urges mandatory screening for arrivals from Ebola-hit countries

Only those who voluntarily show up at TIA´s Ebola screening desk are getting examined 

Republica, October 29, p.1

KATHMANDU, Oct 29 : Lack of mandatory checkups for all air passengers who return from Ebola-affected countries has raised serious questions over Nepal´s preparedness to cope with the deadly virus.
The government set up an Ebola screening health desk at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) nearly two months ago. However, the screening is not mandatory for every passenger returning from the Ebola-affected countries. 
Health workers posted at TIA´s Ebola screening desk have been screening for body temperature only, and only for those who voluntarily declare that they are just back from the affected countries. 
"Those who are worried about possible hassles might not confess that they are back from the virus-hit countries," said an official at the Nepal country office of the World Health Organization (WHO) who recently visited TIA´s health screening desk….more

Children deprived of immunization during Tihar holidays

Annapurna Post nepali language daily, October 29, p.5

Rolpa: Children here  have been deprived of immunization services as most health workers went on leave well before Tihar holidays started…

Officials urged to arrest ‘rapist’

Kathmandu Post, October 29, p.2

MORANG: Woman rights activists and various social organisations have urged authorities concerned to arrest Gopal Sharma, accusing him of raping a 15-year-old girl. Sharma, chairman of the Trade Union Congress in Morang, allegedly raped the minor who was staying at his house for the past few years. The victim, Sharma’s relative, was staying at his house in Biratnagar after the demise of her mother. The rights activists submitted a memorandum to the local administration demanding that the guilty be brought to book immediately. They claimed police did not arrest the accused even after the victim lodged a complaint. Police said they are searching for the accused. (PR)

Man held for selling daughters

Himalayan Times, October 29, p.2

HETAUDA: Makawanpur police arrested Lal Bahadur BK of Sudama in Chhatiwan VDC-9 yesterday on the charge of selling his own daughters. Based on a tip off from CWIN Children Helpline, Lal Bahadur, along with Padam Bahadur Waiba and Sitaram Waiba were rounded up from Harnamadi, Hetauda-25. The Waiba brothers, who identified themselves as workers at a Kathmandu based carpet factory, were caught while escorting Lal Bahadur’s 14 and 11-year-old daughters along with two other girls from the same village for employment at a carpet factory in the Capital. According to CWIN Children Helpline... more

Indira Rana Magar wins WCP honorary award

Himalayan Times, October 29, p.2

KATHMANDU: Nepali child rights activist Indira Rana Magar has won the World Children’s honorary award while Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai was named the recipient of World Children’s Prize, often called Children’s Nobel Prize. During an Award Ceremony at Gripsholm Castle in Mariefred today, the World’s Children’s Prize Foundation announced Rana Magar from Nepal and John Wood of USA as winners of WCP Honorary Awards. Immediately after the announcement, John who is former manager at Microsoft and founded Room to Read tweeted, “A great day for Nepal... more

Nepal narrowing gender disparity

Kathmandu Post, October 29, p.1

KATHMANDU, OCT 28 -Nepal has made a better showing in the gender gap report of the World Economic Forum released on Tuesday. Nepal scored 0.646, the best since the forum first instituted the index in 2006. Among the 142 countries in 2014, Nepal ranked 112th, nine notches up from last year when it was placed 121st among 136 countries. The country scored well in sub indexes relating to labour force participation and educational attainment at school level.

The index was introduced as an outline to measure the magnitude of gender-based disparities and mark the progress of countries over the years. It measures the progress of national gender gaps in four key areas--economic, political, health and education sectors….more

Pay parity still eludes Bhaktapur women workers,  Kathmandu Post, October 29, p.2