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UML leader Nepal calls on President Bhandari after holding a meeting with NC President Deuba

Published On: May 6, 2021 08:24 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: A senior leader of the CPN-UML, Madhav Kumar Nepal has called on President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

COVID spreading in rural India; record daily rises in infections, deaths

Published On: May 6, 2021 07:43 PM NPT By: Republica

NEW DELHI, May 6: Hopes that India’s deadly second wave of COVID-19 was about to peak were swept away on Thursday as it posted record daily infections and deaths and as the virus spread from cities to villages across the world’s second-most populous nation.

Stocks cap week with a 12 point drop

Published On: May 6, 2021 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: Stocks opened Thursday’s session in green but gave up early gains quickly as the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell around 18 points in the morning. A recovery pushed the index close to the opening mark, but the market failed to climb towards positive territory. Stocks came under some pressure thereafter with the Nepse closing session at 2,637.13 – down 12.47 points against Wednesday’s close.

Govt to suspend issuing new work permits for foreign employment from Friday

Published On: May 6, 2021 06:15 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Department of Foreign Employment (DoFE) has decided to suspend issuing work permits to foreign job seekers with effect from Friday.

COVID-19: Nepal reports record-high of 9,070 new cases, 54 deaths on Thursday

Published On: May 6, 2021 05:52 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: Nepal confirmed the highest single-day count of coronavirus cases on Thursday. According to the health ministry, 9,070 more people were found to have caught the virus in the past 24 hours. It accounts for 42.90 percent of the 21,142 tests carried out during the period.

Veteran singer Prem Dhoj Pradhan passes away

Published On: May 6, 2021 03:33 PM NPT By: Republica

Veteran Singer/Composer Prem Dhoj Pradhan has passed away. He died at the Kathmandu Neuro and General Hospital in Sundhara on Thursday. He was in his 80’s.

Five lawmakers, three employees of federal parliament test positive for COVID-19

Published On: May 6, 2021 02:49 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: At least five lawmakers of the federal parliament have tested positive for COVID-19.

Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) 2021 kicks off

Published On: May 6, 2021 01:56 PM NPT By: Republica

Nepal Film and Cultural Foundation with the festival slogan 'Celebration of stories from the world' began the fourth edition of Nepal International Film Festival (NIFF) on Thursday.

PM Oli calls Cabinet meeting today

Published On: May 6, 2021 01:22 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has called a Cabinet meeting for 5 PM on Thursday evening.

PM Oli calls on President Bhandari

Published On: May 6, 2021 12:42 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: Shortly after the Standing Committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML, Prime Minister and chairman of the party, KP Sharma Oli reached Sheetal Niwas to meet President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

UML Standing Committee discusses upper house bypolls

Published On: May 6, 2021 12:19 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: A Standing Committee meeting of the ruling CPN-UML was held at Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli’s official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu.

Hukam increased price of vaccine by 50%, just 12 days after SII communication

Published On: May 6, 2021 11:10 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government’s failure to purchase Covishield vaccine on time has resulted in the loss of countless lives. As the saga unfolds, new details have emerged of the middlemen who wanted to pocket millions in the midst of the worst pandemic this country has seen in decades.

Health ministry vows action against private hospitals charging exorbitant fees

Published On: May 6, 2021 11:04 AM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 6: The Ministry of Health and Population has vowed to take action against the private hospitals if they are found charging COVID-19 patients exorbitantly high fees.

Covid-19’s known unknowns

Published On: May 6, 2021 06:17 AM NPT By: Republica

The more certain someone is about covid-19, the less you should trust them In 2019, the medical historian Mark Honigsbaum concluded his book The Pandemic Century by saying: “The only thing that is certain is that there will be new plagues and new pandemics. It is not a question of if, but when.”

Nepse extends sideways movement, hydro stocks rally

Published On: May 5, 2021 08:30 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 5: After opening 20 points higher in the morning, the Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index fell below the opening level within first half hour of trading. The index climbed around 12 points at mid-day, but stocks erased gains to revert to the opening level for the second time in the afternoon. A minor dip in the final hour saw Nepse post a modest loss of 5.09 points to close Wednesday’s trading at 2,649.60.

Second wave of COVID-19 increases risk of worsening income inequality: Finance Minister Poudel

Published On: May 5, 2021 07:00 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 5: The second wave of COVID-19 has fuelled the worsening conditions mainly of the people in low income and vulnerable groups, which will aggravate the widening of the gap between the rich and the poor, said Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudel.

Opposition alliance decides to field candidacy of Dr Devkota in upcoming National Assembly poll

Published On: May 5, 2021 06:18 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 5: Opposition parties in parliament have forged an electoral alliance for the National Assembly election scheduled for May 20.

ADB launches Asia Pacific Tax Hub to help member states strengthen domestic resource mobilization

Published On: May 5, 2021 06:07 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 5: The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has launched an Asia Pacific Tax Hub, with the aim to create an open and inclusive platform to promote strategic policy dialogue, improve knowledge-sharing, and strengthen coordination on tax policy and administration among ADB, its members, and development partners.

Nepal records 8,659 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday; 23,713 cases in three days

Published On: May 5, 2021 05:05 PM NPT By: Republica

Kathmandu Valley alone recorded 4,825 new cases

Nepal records highest single-day toll of 58 COVID-19 deaths

Published On: May 5, 2021 04:32 PM NPT By: Republica

KATHMANDU, May 5: As many as 58 people died of COVID-19 in Nepal in the past 24 hours. The number is so far the highest to record in a single day.