India’s Covid deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak
India, with a population of 1.4 billion people, currently accounts for one in three of the reported deaths from coronavirus around the world, overwhelming hospital and medical staff, as well as mortuaries and crematoriums.
Pandemic further pushes already 14-month long academic session
School board exams and MBBS entrance tests uncertain.
Kalimati fruits and vegetables market stops retail sales
Consumer rights activists said that without a proper distribution system in place, this could lead to price hikes.
Housemaids and elderly hit hard by prohibitory orders in Kathmandu
The lockdown has not just put many domestic helps out of their jobs, elderly people have also lost their caretakers.
Guidelines ready for sending Nepali carers to Israel
Nepal and Israel had signed a deal in September last year for sending 500 Nepali caregivers.Editorial
Oh, what a fall it was
Oli will be remembered in Nepali politics and society for all the wrong reasons.
It's time to go, El Supremo
Oli considers the amoral pragmatism of Marxism-Leninism and Maoism to be the guiding principle of his political life.
Everyone must be counted
The inhabitants of the greater Kalapani area must be enumerated by virtual means.
Nepal faces fresh political crisis on top of a deepening coronavirus crisis
With political turmoil ignited by Prime Minister Oli, parties are now in number games, which look like a futile exercise, given their strengths and internal feuds in ruling UML and Janata Samajbadi, the fourth largest force in Parliament.
Nepal’s health system cracks under the strain of rising Covid-19 cases
More people are in dire need of oxygen, but plants are falling short of production, as hospitals say they cannot take in new patients for lack of the life-saving gas.
Dhangadhi through to final after extra time goal
Bishal Rai netted the decisive goal 18 minutes into the additional half-hour as they beat Kathmandu Rayzrs 2-1 in the first qualifier match.
Nepal records another highest single-day spike with 9,317 new Covid-19 cases as death toll crosses 4,000 mark
The Health Ministry reports 225 new deaths including figures from past few days based on statistics from the Nepal Army.
Nepal extends ban on international flights until May 31
Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal said it has notified airlines to facilitate refunding of air tickets or extension of travel dates as required by passengers.
Matatirtha empty as Covid-19 prohibitory orders keep people away
Those who have lost their mothers visit the holy site and take a dip in the pond on Matatirtha Ausai, celebrated as Mother’s Day by Nepal’s Hindus.
Supreme Court tells government to ensure oxygen supply and adequately-resourced hospitals
The order comes as hospitals across the country face an acute shortage of oxygen forcing many to stop admitting patients.
Prohibitory orders in Valley extended until May 27
Shops selling daily essentials to remain open until 10am. Construction work at sites except national pride projects to be halted.
WHO classifies India variant as being of global concern
The variant has already spread to other countries, and many nations have moved to cut or restrict movements from India.
Change is coming to the rankings, it’s inevitable, says Djokovic
Djokovic, 33, told reporters at the Rome Masters on Monday that the results showed there was a generational shift underway.
Human Rights Watch calls on Nepal government to act urgently to avert a looming Covid-19 crisis
The rights body urges donor countries like the US, UK and EU to make life-saving oxygen equipment and vaccines equitably available.
Janata Samajbadi’s Thakur not to support government formation process
Thakur’s Monday midnight statement makes the government formation even trickier as the Congress and the Maoist Centre lack the numbers.
US children ages 12 to 15 could begin Covid-19 vaccinations Thursday
“If you are a parent who wants to protect your child or a teenager who is interested in getting vaccinated, today’s decision is a step closer to that goal,” Biden said.
Nepali orders for Covid-19 supplies on low priority for Chinese firms
Some suppliers have cancelled import plans after learning that supplies cannot be delivered immediately.
Only half of municipal waste gets collected, far less recycled
The waste management baseline survey of Nepal was conducted by the Central Bureau of Statistics in the country’s 271 municipalities.
Nepal reports more Covid-19 deaths and record daily new infections
An independent research shows the Indian double mutant variant, which a WHO scientist says is more resistant to vaccines, in some samples in the Valley.
Tikapur Hospital grapples with oxygen shortage
Around 10 seriously ill Covid-19 patients have been visiting the hospital on a daily basis in the past few weeks.
Shortage of oxygen at Nepalgunj Medical College Teaching Hospital in Kohalpur
The hospital had stopped admitting Covid-19 patients citing oxygen shortage in the last week.
Nepal Prime Minister Oli loses vote of confidence in Parliament
President gives parties until Thursday to form a new government. The Nepali Congress and Maoist Centre look to Janata Samajbadi as they lack the numbers.
The sting operations
It is very difficult to say what possible impacts the ban will have on the anti-corruption drive.
Noxious politics hits the nadir
We need a wholly new approach to regain the sanctity, independence and efficacy of our institutions.
China’s plan to draw ‘separation line’ on Everest summit over virus fears raises questions
Nepal officials and mountaineers call it fanciful, something impractical to enforce on the mountaintop, which is just about 25 square metres.
Desperate to return home, people are making arduous journeys on foot
The authorities, however, do not have any record of workers who returned to and from Gorkha on foot in recent days.
Wild boar menace continues in Chitwan
In the last fiscal year, 13 individuals were injured in separate wild boar attacks in the buffer zone area of the Chitwan National Park.
Valley prohibitory orders likely to be extended by two weeks
The decision will be taken by a meeting of officials of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts, chief district officer of Kathmandu says.
Deuba, Dahal and Yadav urge President to initiate process to form new government
In a statement, the Congress, Maoist Centre and Janata Samajbadi leaders have called on the Head of State to invoke Article 76 (2) of the constitution.Editorial
The hunt for O2
We cannot wait two months to bring the lifesaving resources by sea.
Construction in full swing at dry ports despite lockdown
Chobhar inland container depot is being built with a Rs1.70 billion loan from the World Bank.
Nepal records highest single-day spike with 9,127 new Covid-19 cases
Health Ministry says 139 deaths based on statistics from the Covid-19 Crisis Management Centre and Nepal Army.
Nepal Prime Minister Oli fails trust vote in Parliament
Of the 232 lawmakers present, 93 cast votes in Oli’s favour and 124 against him while 15 lawmakers stayed neutral.
Nepal lawmakers vote on Oli’s confidence motion
Congress, Maoist Centre and Yadav faction of Janata Samajbadi voting against. Thakur faction of Janata Samajbadi stays neutral. Nepal-Khanal faction abstains.
India Covid cases hold close to record highs as calls widen for national lockdown
Many states have imposed strict lockdowns over the last month while others have placed curbs on movement and shut cinemas, restaurants, pubs and shopping malls.
Nepal-Khanal faction steps back; not to resign, but to abstain from voting
Ahead of his confidence vote, Oli makes an appeal to his party members to resolve differences through talks.
Secondary Education Examination and grade 12 examinations postponed until further notice
The government had in January decided to hold the national grade 10 examinations in presence of students this year. Grade 12 examinations were held only in November last year instead of June.
No immediate plan to evacuate workers affected by flight suspension
Officials say the workers will be repatriated if suspension prolongs for an extended period.
Delayed PCR test reports risk coronavirus transmission in Sarlahi district
Those who were in contact with the suspects can easily transmit the virus to others while waiting for the test results to be released, health workers say.
China to create ‘line of separation’ at Everest summit on Covid fears
Tourists in the Everest scenic area in Tibet are also banned from visiting the base camp on the Tibetan side.
Hospitals requiring recommendation for oxygen raises concerns about red tape
Authorities say there is uneven distribution of oxygen and they needed to step in to address shortage in a coordinated way. Police have also stepped in.
Oli dangles a carrot as Nepal-Khanal faction wavers
Nepal-Khanal group remains indecisive as prime minister faces a trust vote today. Janata Samajbadi is a divided house. Congress waits and watches. So do the Maoists.
Air pollution not only impacts health, but can also trigger floods and landslides, study finds
Pollutants facilitate the formation of larger clouds that remain for a longer period during which more water is accumulated. When it rains, its intensity is therefore higher.
Kathmandu Rayzrs finish on top in league rounds
Bal Gopal Maharjan-led side edge Chitwan FC 2-0 to finish the league stage three points clear on top of the standings.
Chief justice in dock for attending council meet
Experts say Rana, who has refused to hear a petition against ordinance on Constitutional Council Act, committed judicial misconduct.