The Nepali federation is still in its infancy. Less than five years from its establishment in the 2015 Constitution and less than three years from elections in 2017 that instated new federal institutions, the transformation of the erstwhile highly centralised, unitary Nepali state into a three-tiered federal system made up of 761 semi-autonomous nodes of power (753 local units, seven provinces, and the federation) remains very much a work in progress.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Government offices are operating in two shifts from Monday in line with the Cabinet decision on June 10.  The offices will be run from 8 am to 1 pm in the first shift and from 1 pm to 6 pm in the second shift.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal has reported 448 new cases of COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number of infected people has climbed to 5062.

KATHMANDU, June 12: It’s already been 81 days since the government enforced a nationwide lockdown on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to check coronavirus spread.

While big corporations claim they have put in place adequate safety measures including PPE for their staff, many small businesses struggle to go beyond masks, sanitizers and ropes to combat coronavirus

KATHMANDU, June 11: A cabinet meeting held on Wednesday decided to change the modality of lockdown in an attempt to gradually resume economic activities.

KATHMANDU, June 11: As many as 299 Nepali women stranded in Kuwait were brought back to Nepal on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 11: Amid mounting pressure from all the quarters, the government has decided to ease the ongoing nationwide lockdown that it enforced on March 24 to contain the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, June 9: A clash erupted between police and retailers at New Road in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning.

IN PICS: 77th day of lockdown

June 8, 2020 14:31 pm

KATHMANDU, June 8: Nepal on Monday marked the 77th day of the nationwide lockdown order enforced on March 24 in a bid to curb the spread of novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Public health experts and economists have urged the government to take initiative to relax the ongoing nationwide lockdown in a cautious manner.

KATHMANDU, June 3: Nepal has entered into the 72nd day of nationwide lockdown enforced in an attempt to curb the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) disease.

KATHMANDU, May 26 : It has been more than two months since both Nepal and India closed their borders. However, the border areas continue to receive thousands of Nepalis returning home from India. Every person has a story of struggle and pain – all just to return home. The situation along the border reflects a humanitarian crisis in the making. For the past few days, Maggie Dyone, 2015 CNN Hero of the Year and founder of Blink Now Foundation, has been doing her best to lend a helping hand to the people in and around Surkhet.

KATHMANDU, May 23:  The country has already witnessed two months of nationwide lockdown enforced on March 24 earlier this year in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease. Except emergencies, all other services and business activities have come to a grinding halt.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Government has decided to extend the suspension of all domestic and international flights until June 14.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Maitidevi area in the heart of the capital has been sealed off after a person residing there was found infected by coronavirus (COVID-19) on Wednesday.

A 29-year-old mother of two children, one of whom was born just nine days before at TUTH, from Bahrabise Municipality-9, Ramche, died of coronavirus complications at Dhulikhel Hospital on Saturday, May the 16th.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Army has started inspection in various parts of the capital in a bid to check the misuse of army uniform during the ongoing lockdown.

KATHMANDU, May 17: The high-level government committee formed to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) has recommended to the government to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown with even stricter rules.

KATHMANDU, May 15: The high-level government committee formed to prevent and contain the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is preparing to change the modality of the ongoing nationwide lockdown.

KAPILVASTU, May 11: The District Administration Office (DAO), Kapilvastu, has sealed off the district for a week from Monday (May 11) 5 pm to Sunday (May 17) midnight owing to the increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the district.

KATHMANDU, May 10: As an attempt to ease the lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country, the government has introduced a ‘timecard system’ for vehicles effective from Sunday.

Time card for vehicles from today

May 10, 2020 12:20 pm

KATHMANDU, May 10: Timecard system will be enforced in the Valley from today.

KATHMANDU, May 8: Thirty-three Chinese tourists were arrested from the capital on Friday following a clash between them and police.

KATHMANDU, May 8: As  the nationwide lockdown enters the seventh week, preventative measures to contain the coronavirus are having a slow but steady impact on mental health.  People are restless, sad,  fearful,  anxious, and worried for themselves and their families, a study has shown. The study, conducted from April 23 to May 03 has a sample size of 2,082, from across Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Although the government has extended the ongoing lockdown by ten more days-- until May 18, it has also come up with a plan of easing it by allowing some industries  to resume their operation.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The 2564th Buddha Jayanti is being observed today, recalling the contribution of Siddhartha Gautam to the establishment of world peace. Buddha Jayanti is celebrated on the full moon day in the month of Baishakh of the Lunar calendar every year.

KAVRE, May 7: All the transit points to Kavrepalanchowk district have been closed from today in view of the growing risk of the coronavirus pandemic.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Nepal have reached 99 as 17 more patients have been diagnosed with this deadly disease on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Amid ongoing nationwide lockdown, construction works in Kathmandu are going on.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nepal has reached 82, as seven more patients from Nepalgunj, Banke were tested positive as of Tuesday morning.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The nationwide lockdown enforced to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country has already crossed a month.

KATHMANDU, May 3: Ten more coronavirus cases have been confirmed in Nepal on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 2: Chandragiri Municipality has been operating a vehicle disinfecting tunnel at the Nagdhunga check post since Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 1: The inmates section at Metropolitan Police Range, Teku, is all empty for the first time in 65 years.

KATHMANDU, May 1: Minister for Health and Population, Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has hinted that the ongoing lockdown may be loosened after May 7. The ongoing lockdown which was extended for the fourth time ends on May 7.

RAUTAHAT, April 28: Two more persons have contracted the novel coronavirus, taking the number of total reported COVID-19 cases in the country to 54.

Hi everyone, my name is Nepal. COVID-19 has forced me to take sick days. I am on my 35th sick leave, and it has been extended to May 7th.

IN PICS: 34th Day of Lockdown

April 27, 2020 21:05 pm

KATHMANDU, April 27: It has already been 34 days since Nepal went into a nationwide lockdown from March 24. The restriction order has been imposed in a bid to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus disease in the country.

BHAIRAHAWA, April 27: Laborers have been expelled from industry in Rupandehi citing the coronavirus infection fears.

SURKHET, April 27: Dinesh Rawal, a resident of Sidhhakumakh Rural Municipality in Salyan district runs an agriculture farm in Panchapuri Municipality-9, Bijuma in the western part of Surkhet. A 10+2 graduate, Rawal has taken 40 ropanis of land on lease for vegetable farming. Eighteen local people have been employed at the farm where green vegetables including tomatoes, green chilis, pumpkins, cabbage, and cucumbers are ready to be picked and supplied to the market.

Lockdown extended until May 7

April 26, 2020 21:17 pm

KATHMANDU, April 26: A meeting of the Council of Ministers on Sunday evening has decided to extend the ongoing nationwide lockdown by ten days until May 7.

KATHMANDU, April 26: The Ministry of Health and Population has confirmed two more COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

ROLPA, April 25: After an 18-hour long journey from Kathmandu to Rolpa on a tipper truck, a group of laborers got off at the Bal Mandir in Libang, the district headquarters of Rolpa. They had their children and bags with them.

KATHMANDU, April 25: A meeting of the high-level government committee for the prevention and control of coronavirus in Nepal has decided to extend the suspension of domestic and international flights until May 15. Earlier, the flights had been halted until April 30.

DAMAK, April 25: The city of Damak in Jhapa district is on high alert after the first coronavirus case was confirmed here on Friday evening.

NEPALGUNJ, April 24: 181 Nepalis who were kept in a temporary quarantine set up near Nepal-India border have been sent home on Friday.

KOHALPUR, April 24: Janakala Malla of Gamgadhi-1, Mugu had come to Nepalgunj for treatment a month ago. Before she was treated, the government announced nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of novel coronavirus disease in the country. Consequently, she was forced to spend a month without treatment.

KATHMANDU, April, 23: Matatirtha Aunshi or Aamako Mukh Herne Din (Mother’s Day) is being celebrated on Thursday throughout the country.

KATHMANDU, April 22: Number of people leaving Kathmandu for their villages has kept on increasing as prolonged lockdown order has made it difficult for them to survive without work and money.