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Power to youth: Grassroots level policy-making and activism can truly transform Nepali youth and Nepal, by Simone Galimberti (rep 24/08/2019)

Evoking responsibility to bridge the youth-government trust deficit: Youths will have a sense of ownership towards nation-building only when they are directly involved in policymaking, by Pukar Malla (kp 12/08/2019)

Revised strategy on adolescents unveiled (rep 08/05/2019)

Child marriage still in practice in the Chepang community, by Pratap Bista (kp 09/02/2019)

Civic Engagement of Youth, by Dev Raj Dahal (rn 29/01/2019)

Helping youths thrive: What are we doing to ensure that youths from poor families can take advantage from economic cycle?, by Simone Galimberti (rep 02/12/2018)

Empowering the youth: Give them safe spaces, by Prakash Banjade (ht 13/08/2018)

Role of Youths to Build Prosperous Nepal, by Sarmila Bagale (rn 14/07/2018)

Youths can change: Youths who are mired in dilemma are in dire need of personal development programs to help them realize their potentials, by Simone Galimberti (rep 16/06/2018)

Obesity growing among urban youths in Nepal, by Dilasha KC (rep 11/06/2018)

Agents of change: Youth voice matters, by Prakash Banjade (ht 08/06/2018)

Youth in data: Only by providing adequate opportunities to the youths, can Nepal realize its dream of transitioning into the middle-income country by 2030, by Bijay K. Shahi (rep 25/12/2017)

The youth of the nation: In the face of adversity, Nepali youths should find the energy and motivation to play an active role in serving society, by Simone Galimberti (kp 22/11/2017)

Young, gifted and held back: A platform must be created to harness youth-based skills in order to transform the state, by Brabim Kumar (kp 13/08/2017)

Quiet riot brewing: The achievements of the Jana Andolan II do not benefit the youth and every day over 1,500 leave in search of better opportunities abroad, by Bimal Pratap Shah (rep 21/06/2017)

Youth is wasted on the young: Come July, half a million youths who sat for the SEE will be at a loss for what to study for a successful future as we continue to fail to harness the power of our youth, by Mohan Guragain (kp 15/04/2017)

Openness and isolation: Nepali youths find themselves being pulled between two opposing global phenomena, by Saurav Raj Pant (kp 14/03/2017)

From Potti to Prakash: Nepali boy runs away from home, is rescued from Delhi and reunited with his mother nine years later, by Reeti Sharma (nt 02/12/2016)

NYC, NRNA join forces to empower youths (kp 05/10/2016)

NCC training: Transforming students into able citizens (rep 22/09/2016)

From the pan, into the fire: For the teens employed in the Capital’s ‘entertainment’ industry, getting in is easy, but getting out next to impossible, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 17/09/2016)

Stunting rate down 20 pc in 14 yrs (rep 13/09/2016)

Vision for youth: Operating business is not easy unless you have necessary knowledge, skills, expertise and above all self-confidence, by Pradeep Man Tulachan (rep 03/08/2016)

Investment in youths key to progress, says UNFPA (kp 11/07/2016)

8k children take part in YouthSave (kp 19/05/2016)

Dissatisfied youth failing prey to depression, by Isha Pandey (rep 15/04/2016)

DoE directs against use of panchakanya, by Binod Ghimire (kp 27/03/2015)

Nordic TalksThe risk of young people becoming economically and socially marginalized has become top political agenda in Nordic countries, by Kirsten Geelan, Jorma Suvanto and Kjell Tormod Pettersen (rep 26/03/2016)

The Runaways: Hundreds of young Nepali boys who ran away from home to Indian cities long to return, by Tsering Dolker Gurung (nt 25/03/2016)

Old enough: In a 21st century democracy, as a voter, no one should be restricted from our opportunity to lead simply because we are "not old enough", by Ujwal Thapa (rep 23/03/2016)

Appointment row puts youth council in limbo: This has raised doubt among the youths over government’s plans to develop self-sustainability in youths, by Prahlad Rijal (kp 10/01/2016)

Govt set to implement Youth Vision-2025 (ht 01/11/2015)

Youth’s Participation For Development, by Jhabindra Bhandari (rn 19/09/2015)

Kids lend hand to quake-hit peers (kp 20/08/2015)

Country of the young: The idealist and motivated, albeit ignored, youth of Nepal are rebuilding the nation, by Brabim Kumar (kp 12/08/2015), Power of young people: Maximizing their contributions, by Giulia Vallese (ht 12/08/2015)

Mainstreaming Youths In Nation Building, by Kushal Pokharel (rn 20/06/2015)

The art of giving: The zeal and energy displayed by the youth in their response to the quake must be recognised and tapped, by Deepesh Paudel (kp 14/06/2015), Will we rise? If Nepal is to become prosperous, the youth need to start working right away, by Sanjay Sharma (kp 14/06/2015)

Concerning children: Govt proposes alternative care (kp 07/06/2015)

Give them time: The experience during and after the quake is bound to leave a mark that might be different for each child, by Usha Pokharel (rep 06/06/2015)

Quake highlights village exodus of the young (ht 07/05/2015)

No country for the young: Nepal needs leaders who can harness the potential of its young people and embrace the digital age, by Bimal Pratap Shah (kp 08/04/2015)

Hard-knock lives, by Rajita Dhungana (kp 06/12/2014)

Untapped potential: To capitalise on Nepal’s unprecedented demographic dividend, the country needs to invest in its young, by Giulia Vallese (kp 19/11/2014), Nepal needs to invest in youth: UN report, by Rajan Pokhrel (ht 19/11/2014)

Proxy Parenting Kids at day care, by Roshani Dhamala (rep 31/10/2014)

Youths face threat of becoming stateless: Deprived of citizenship, future looks bleak for many young boys and girls (ht 23/10/2014)

Kathmandu street kid now an author, activist: Basu Rai was rescued by CWIN 15 years ago when he was eight (ht 24/09/2014)

Street kids up in Chitwan (ht 16/09/2014)

Youth power: Youths potential for national development hasn't received the attention it deserves, by Shristi Kafle (rep 12/09/2014)

No country for young: Promises of employment alone will not suffice to keep Nepalis from leaving (kp 15/08/2014)

Mind matters: Youth and mental health (rep 13/08/2014)

Youth and adolescents: Worth Investment, by Keshab Poudel (sp 25/07/2014)

Child marriage prevalence high in NepalOne in every three children are married before they celebrate 15th birthday: UN (ht 23/07/2014)

Investing in young people: Focus on development, by Giulia Vallese (ht 11/07/2014), Bill to empower youth registered: Envisages 23-member National Youth Council, by Prakash Acharya (ht 12/07/2014), Call for investing more on youth: Stakeholders say brain drain must be stopped pronto (ht 12/07/2014), Call for quality education, jobs for youth (ht 13/07/2014)

Demographic dividend: Nepal needs to quickly come up with a decent policy if it is to benefit from its youth bulge, by Binita Kumari Paudel (kp 24/06/2014)

Ninety pc street children use drugs: study (nn 11/04/2014)

Endowment fund comes to children’s rescue in Sindhupalchok district, by Weena Pun (kp 02/04/2014)

Suicide rate among children sets off alarm in Rukum (ht 28/03/2014)

Status of 8,305 missing children still unknown (nn 24/01/2014)

Addressing the youth bulge: What Nepal can do, by Raj Kumar Baral (ht 22/01/2014)

Involvement of youth helps curb wildlife poaching, by Shiva Sharma (kp 09/01/2014)

Street urchin aspires to become entrepreneur, by Arjun Poudel (rep 06/01/2014)

Youth in politics-way ahead, by Mritunjay Jha (rep 05/01/2014)

Youth bulge as demographic dividend: A new beginning in the offing?, by Dilli Raj Khanal (ht 01/01/2014)

Hear us too: Youth account to 42 percent of the population but they constitute only eight percent of FPTP winners, by Dipendra K.C. (rep 31/12/2013)

Minister calls for protection of marginalised, disabled children (ht 22/12/2013)

297 children killed in various accidents between Jan-Nov (rep 14/12/2013)

Far-west villages bereft of youth (ht 09/12/2013)

The five percent: Nepal should allow voting at 16; it already recognizes 16 years olds as 'youth' having the rights of citizenship, by Pratyush Nath Upreti and Kanchan Prasad Kharel (rep 12/11/2013)

World youth conference ends (ht 29/10/2013)

Exploiting youth potential: Engines of growth, not political tools, by Ajita Singh (ht 28/10/2013)

Govt launches plan of action for 'holistic development' of adolescent population (nn 05/10/2013), Holistic adolescent development plan launched (ht 06/10/2013), Action plan to address adolescents’ issues, by Kokila K.C. (ht 07/10/2013)

No pain, no gain: The government needs to boost its support for young sports talents if Nepal wants to be a successful football nation, by Shyam K.C. (kp 20/09/2013)

Employment for youth: Proper training is the need, by Babu Ram Neupane (ht 17/09/2013)

No country for the young: By sending the young and energetic abroad in huge numbers, our politicians have created a safe haven forthemselves, by Chandra Mani Bimoli (kp 15/09/2013)

Modern Day Youths And Their Changing Behavioural Patterns, by Durga Gautam (rn 14/09/2013)

Young and restless: Gainful employment is crucial to retaining young people and preventing instability (kp 11/09/2013)

Adolesants and youth: Voice Of Note; Although Nepal’s over 20 percent of population are below the age of 25, their voices are yet to be heard by the policy makers (sp 07/09/2013)

Youth and adolescence: Ways to tackle problems, by Ajay Risal (ht 21/08/2013)

There is fallout of giving teenagers motorbikes: Police,experts say students with two-wheelers more prone to accidents,bunking classes often (ht 03/08/2013)

One third kids out of ECD net: Study (kp 31/07/2013)

Growing pains: Adolescent pregnancy is a critical socio-cultural and development issue that requires adequate research and relevant policies, by Tej P. Adhikari and Bhagbati Sedhain (kp 11/07/2013)

Drive to deter underage disco frequenters: Police officials say move in response to parents’complaints (ht 25/03/2013)

Insensible action: Arrest of long-haired youth, by Bibhav Basnet (rep 10/03/2013)

On raising teenagers, by Cilla Khatry (rep 01/03/2013)

Youth crime, by Asmita Manandhar (rep 15/02/2013)

Children on the streets, by Asmita Manandhar (rep 15/02/2013)

The plight of orphanages, by Nistha Rayamajhi (rep 15/02/2013)

Adolescents in national development: Vital role, by Badri Pokhrel (ht 03/01/2013)

Youths’ majority in absentee population alarming, say experts, by Roshan Sedhai (kp 11/12/2012)

Lost generation: Youth and unemployment, by Murari Sharma (rep 18/11/2012)

Experts urge govt to spend more for children (ht 22/09/2012)

Count them in: Youth and politics, by Suresh Pranjali (rep 22/09/2012)

Young and restless: The state of Nepali youth, by Dinesh Bhattarai (rep ß8/05/2012)

Rescued from cowshed, children head from poverty to university they’ve food, medicine, good school, there’s nothing to stop them’: ‘If good management and a good (ht 22/04/2012)

13 pc youths experience pre-marital sex, by Arjun Poudel (rep 21/04/2012), 12 pc girls, 5 pc boys never went to school (ht 21/04/2012)

Early Childhood Development Programme More Government Support Required, by Uttam Maharjan (rn 26/01/2012)

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