September 11, 2020 02:24 PM NPT
By: Kamal Subedi
Experts have frequently questioned the effectiveness of the months-long lockdown and criticized the government for its 'inefficiency' to tackle the pandemic as the country has started witnessing more than 1,000 new cases almost every day.
KATHMANDU, June 26 :The Development and Technology Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the government to expand the coverage of the internet to all local units, community schools and health institutions at the earliest.
KATHMANDU, May 24: Nepal reported the first case of COVID-19 on January 24 earlier this year. A student returning from the disease’s epicentre, China’s Wuhan, was the first to be diagnosed with this disease.
KATHMANDU, May 17: Lawmakers have said that the government could not introduce concrete plans for the repatriation of Nepalis who have been left stranded in various parts of the world. They further blamed the government for being indifferent to taking any initiative to bring those Nepalis back to the country who are left stranded after their host countries imposed lockdowns to battle the spread of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
KATHMANDU, May 7: Lawmakers of the House of Representatives have demanded that the Secondary Education Examination (SEE) of class 10, which has been postponed due to the COVID-19 fears, should be scrapped.
KATHMANDU, May 4: Ever since Bam Dev Gautam,the vice-chairperson of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP), lost his parliamentary race to the Nepali Congress candidate Sanjaya Gautam in December 10, 2017 in the House of Representatives in Bardiya-1, he has repeatedly expressed a desire to rejoin the parliament and become prime minister of the country.
KATHMANDU, April 5: The government, on March 23, appealed to individuals and organizations to contribute to the ‘COVID-19 prevention, control and treatment fund’. About 1.81 billion rupees has been collected as of Saturday, according to the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers (OPMCM).
KATHMANDU, March 29: A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister's official residence, Baluwatar, has taken various decisions ranging from extending lockdown period by one week to providing relief packages to affected ones.