KATHMANDU, July 31: Kathmandu Valley recorded 775 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 517 were detected in Kathmandu, 94 in Bhaktapur and 164 in Lalitpur districts.

The report said that some of the tangible achievements Nepal made toward combating human trafficking include ratification of the Palermo Protocol, steps taken to amend the Human Trafficking and Transportation (Control) Act, and efforts to give continuity to raise awareness on trafficking.

KATHMANDU, July 31: Bimalendra Nidhi, vice-president of the ruling Nepali Congress (NC) has claimed that the government is doing everything at its disposal to vaccinate all citizens of the country.

Three arrested on charge of murder

July 31, 2021 12:10 pm

BIRGUNJ, July 31: Police have arrested three people on the charges of murder and looting of 27-year-old Gyanu Phakrin, a resident of Lanbandi Municipality-1.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The government has initiated a process to procure six million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to be administered against COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, July 31: As many as 3,779,932 people have received their first shot of COVID-19 vaccines and 1,621,754 people have been fully vaccinated in Nepal as of Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 30: Kathmandu Valley recorded 819 new cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 556 were detected in Kathmandu, 76 in Bhaktapur and 187 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 30: Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has canceled the process to procure its own satellite. Issuing a notice today, the NTA stated that the proposal for a satellite has been canceled and that priority has been given to new plans.

KATHMANDU, July 30: As many as 355 prisoners tested positive for COVID-19 in the prison at Bhimphedi Rural Municipality of Makwanpur district.

Nepal is very much likely to witness devastation of a higher level than that of the second wave in the coming days, if effective steps are not taken to stem the further spread of the variants of COVID-19 in the country, warn experts

Political trilogy

July 30, 2021 12:40 pm

Nepal’s anarchic monarchy had an unceremonious end after the notorious palace massacre of 1 June 2001. The incident was a kind of implosion within an exclusive system. King Gyanendra was able to drag on the dead and defunct monarchy for the next five years simply because the 9/11 incident took place and subsequently the US declared a “war on terror”.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The House of Representatives along with the Education and Health Committee have directed the authorities concerned to conduct the exams of grade 12 in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic by following the necessary health and safety guidelines.

SUNSARI, July 28: The number of COVID-19 infections has started to rise in Sunsari district following the government’s decision to ease the lockdown to a large extent. Dharan and Itahari have recorded the most cases of the virus in the district, Chief District Officer Umesh Kumar Dhakal said.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has announced plans to continue the vaccination campaign that was halted due to the lack of vaccines for the mass. The announcement has been made after Nepal received vaccines as support from other nations, organizations and through procurement process.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepal has reported new mutant of COVID-19 Delta variant.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Mahanth Thakur-led faction will not be participating in the Central Executive Committee meeting of the Janata Samajwadi party (JSP).

KATHMANDU, July 27: US Ambassador to Nepal, Randy Berry has said the US government is positive about providing necessary support to Nepal to help the country fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Nepali swimmer Alexander Gadegaard Shah aka Alex Shah has set a new national record in the 100 meter freestyle (male) swimming at the ongoing Tokyo Olympics 2020.

SUNSARI, July 27: Multiple settlements of Devangunj Rural Municipality in Sunsari district have been continuously terrorized by monkeys for years. However, the conflict between the locals and the monkeys has intensified at the moment, causing even more problems for the local residents.

KATHMANDU, July 27: A metal speculated to be gold weighing approximately 1 Kg 135 grams has been recovered from the customs office of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA).

KATHMANDU, July 27: Kathmandu Valley recorded 774 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 475 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 132 in Bhaktapur and 167 in Lalitpur districts.

DOLPA, July 27: Police have arrested 53-year-old Bir Bahadur Bam, ward member of Tripurasundari Rural Municipality-6 of Fulching, elected from the Nepali Congress (NC), on the charge of attempted rape of a 26-year-old female of the same municipality.

KATHMANDU, July 26: The Nepal Athletics Association awarded cash prizes to medal winners of the 13th South Asian Games (SAG) which was held in Nepal in 2019. The association awarded the prizes to eight medal winners in a program organized on Monday.

RANJHA, July 26: Three children who went missing from Kohalpur-4 of Banke district six months ago have been rescued from Bareilly, India. Among the rescued children are 11-year-old Rosan Wadi, 7-year-old Bishal Wadi and 5-year-old Pooja Wadi, according to Kohalpur Ward-4  Chairman Tirtha Ram Tharu.

KATHMANDU, July 26: Rainfall has been predicted in most of the places across the country for the next three days due to the influence of the monsoon wind.

KARNALI, July 26: The government of Karnali Province has decided to make preparations for the prevention and control of the third wave of COVID-19, Minister for Social Development of Karnali Province Yagya Bahadur Budha Chhetri informed Republica.

MORANG, July 26: As many as 169,000 doses of Vero Cell and 240,000 doses of Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccines were sent to Province 1.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu Valley recorded 626 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 468 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 67 in Bhaktapur and 91 in Lalitpur districts.

KANCHANPUR, July 25: Three years have shot by since the Nirmala Panta rape and murder case shook the entire nation. Although an investigation committee was formed to go probe the case, they have not been able to solve the case so far.

Kathmandu, July 25: Lack of proper drainage and incessant rain has left many parts of the Kathmandu valley waterlogged. Although the water levels in the rivers inside the valley are decreasing, settlements have been waterlogged due to the lack of proper drainage inside the Valley.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu Valley recorded 615 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 421 cases were detected in Kathmandu, 86 in Bhaktapur and 108 in Lalitpur districts.

SIDDHARTHANAGAR, July 24: The airport occupies 10,500 ropanis of land including the land acquired for the expansion project. It is said the physical infrastructures of the airport can handle international flights and passenger movement for the coming 50 years. The construction of the cargo building has reached the last stage as well.

Food Security Dimensions of Nepal

July 24, 2021 12:36 pm

There are two basic objectives of the management of the food security chain: ensuring that adequate food is produced to satisfy consumer demand and supply to meet the minimum nutritional requirement.

JUMLA, July 24: The COVID-19 infection is increasing rapidly in Jumla district. The lack of management and disregard to the safety guidelines in public areas have caused the virus to spread and increase the number of infections in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Soniya Bhatta, a Judo player representing Nepal in the 32nd Summer Olympics, currently underway in Tokyo, Japan,  lost her first match against Russian player Irina Dolgova after meeting her in the round of 32 elimination match under 48-kg weight group.

KATHMANDU, July 23: Kathmandu valley recorded 613 cases of COVID-19 on the same day. Of them, 410 new cases were recorded in Kathmandu, 69 in Bhaktapur and 134 in Lalitpur districts.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Experts on Thursday stressed the importance of identifying suitable business models of electric vehicles (EVs) that could help catalyze investment at the local, regional, national, and supranational levels in this fast expanding segment of renewable energy use.

KATHMANDU, July 22: It has been confirmed that the Nepali player Soniya Bhatta will compete with a Russian player, Dolgova Irina, in judo at the 32nd Summer Olympics to be held in Tokyo, the capital of Japan.

LONDON, July 22: In what appears to be the last straw against the sheer apathy shown by the British government to address their demands, the ex-Gurkha veterans have launched a relay hunger strike in the United Kingdom to put pressure to address their demands.

RASUWA, July 22: A significant number of vehicles has been imported from China. A total of 568 vehicles, small and big, were imported from China through the Rasuwa customs point, Timure, in the previous fiscal year, 2020/21, said the customs office.

Kathmandu, July 21: As many as 16 experts of Nepal Public Health Foundation have suggested to Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba 18 steps for preparations needed to tackle the risk of a third wave of COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Ambassador of Switzerland to Nepal, Elisabeth Von Capeller called on Chairman of Janata Samajbadi Party (JSP) Upendra Yadav on Wednesday.

LAHAN, July 21: The incessant rain in Saptari district has caused floods in Jeeta River. The swollen river has seriously affected the Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality, waterlogging over 300 houses.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal has appealed to all vaccine manufacturing countries to provide additional amount of COVID-19 vacines either on grant or for procurement.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Two activists by the name Sean and Mary Hotung started a campaign with the help of Nepali businessman and ex-Gurkha soldier Yem Gurung to finance and transport 450 large oxygen cylinders to Nepal from Shandong Province in Hong Kong to help the infected patients to breathe in the rural areas of the Himalayan country.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Nepal recorded 2,445 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday along with 1,258 recoveries and 32 deaths on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba on Monday visited the vaccination centers where 'Johnson & Johnson' vaccines are being administered. Prime Minister Deuba reached the Nepal Orthopedic Hospital, Jorpati; Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj; Bir Hospital-based COVID-19 Central Unified Hospital and the Patan Academy of Health Sciences (Patan Hospital), Lalitpur to oversee the vaccination drive. At the Central Unified Hospital, Deputy Director Dr Ashesh Dhungel briefed the Prime Minister about the campaign.

HELAMBU, July 19: Tear Fund Nepal in collaboration with Compassionate Hands for Nepal has handed over 80 bundles of zinc sheets to flood and landslides victims in Helambu Rural Municipality. As many as five bundles have been distributed to 16 families in order to construct temporary settlements for the victims.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Nepal recorded 1,801 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday along with 1,667 recoveries and 23 deaths.

CHAUTARA, July18: During the fiscal year 2020/21, a revenue of Rs 1.2 billion was collected from the point against the target of Rs 5.47 billion, said the customs office’s Information Officer Ram Chandra Poudel. The transit point was operational for just four months in the last fiscal year due to the long closure of Nepal-China border bridge, following the damages caused by a flood and landslide and the coronavirus pandemic.