LAHAN, JANAKPUR, BARA, July 5: Though the government vows to carry out development projects sensibly every year, the authorities are yet to take a break from their yearly routine of constructing and widening roads in a rush in Asar (mid-June to mid-July), the last month of the Nepali fiscal year. A number of such projects are underway in the Terai districts. Workers are seen extremely busy filling potholes and widening roads even amid rainfalls. Drainages and sewers are also being repaired overnight. Locals have slammed ‘this heavy misuse of budget’.
KATHMANDU, June 19: The COVID-19 cases have increased dramatically in the last few weeks. However, the government has been slow to increase the number of testing, as more than 30,000 swab samples have piled up in laboratories across the country.
KATHMANDU, March 25: With one more case of the novel coronavirus infection surfacing, the provincial and local governments in the country are focused on the expansion of health care centers and isolation wards. Gandaki, Karnali, Bagamti and other provincial governments have established temporary hospitals as well as directed all existing hospitals to prioritize coronavirus-infected patients over regular ones.
KATHMANDU, July 13: At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. Thousands of people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas, according to police.