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‘Aba Janata Bolchhan’ program in the offing

KATHMANDU: Public News Agency is coming out with a brand new program ‘Aba Janata Bolchhan’ (People will Speak Now) soon….

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Explainer: Understanding cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is using digital-communication tools, such as cell phones and Internet to make other people feel sad, angry, scared, annoyed,…

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South Asia tightening press controls amidst COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the lack of safety for journalists in South Asia even as controls on media freedom…

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Coronavirus and the World Wide Web

Nepal has seen an explosive growth in YouTube use – up from virtually zero in 2018 to 34% last year,…

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Mobile Nepal is hooked on YouTube

Photo: BIKRAM RAI With 96% of Nepali households now owning mobile phones, the country is fast reaching phone saturation. Of…

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When panic goes viral

epali students on their way to the quarantine centre in Bhaktapur after landing in Kathmandu Airport on Sunday morning. Photo:…

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Crossborder cybercrime and punishment

Photo : BIKRAM RAI Rama married Raju of Lalitpur, after which Raju moved to Sydney to pursue higher education. The…

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Social media ad payments must be thru banking channel: NRB

• Directive aims to stop flight of capital • Violators to face strict action Kathmandu, January 31 In a move…

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In a surveillance state

Illustration : BHANU BHATTARAI While citizens in Western democracies try to get their governments to combat the misuse of their…

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Posted in anti-vaccine movement anti-vax autism child health childhood immunisation diarrhoea Gavi Health hepatitis Here & Now immunisation infectious diseases measles measles outbreak MMR mumps Nepal New England Journal of Medicine Pakistan pneumonia polio public health resistant typhoid rubella social media TCV tetanus the Lancet Tuberculosis tyhoid typhoid conjugate vaccine typhoid vaccine trial vaccination vaccine hesitancy vaccine trial vaccines Vietnam WHO

A shot in the arm for vaccines in Nepal

Photo : UNICEF Last month, the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine published a study of the successful trial of…

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Minister Bhattarai draws flak for VN 2020 promotion in Australia

Tourism minister was part of the procession that was stopped by Sydney cops Kathmandu, January 7 Tourism Minister Yogesh Bhattarai…

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No freedom after expression

Illustration: DIWAKAR CHHETRI Prime Minister K P Oli spent 14 years in jail for opposing the Panchayat absolute monarchy. He…