Nepal’s COVID-19 case tally is inching toward 200,000 as winter sets in; nearly half the total cases from Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, May 12: Despite the lockdown orders of the government, the major cities of Sarlahi are still open and people are found defying lockdown orders everywhere.

Talk to children about coronavirus

April 4, 2020 09:09 am

Everyone is talking about coronavirus. It is now a pandemic, with schools closed, and the country under lockdown. People are wearing masks. Now their household has hand sanitizer bottles. On top, you instructed everyone to wash their hands every half hour. Even the phone company set the phone's caller ring back tone to play information related to coronavirus. Under such circumstances, your children have heard about coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The health officials of the eight SAARC member nations held a video conference in a bid to contain the novel coronavirus in South Asia.

Governing lawfully in crisis

March 26, 2020 08:03 am

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to develop worldwide, causing unprecedented disruption and demanding swift and significant government action. The pandemic is requiring governments to take extraordinary measures: Massively scaling up public health capabilities, pre-empting catastrophic economic consequences, and invoking emergency measures to restrict—even track—movement and enable control over private domains. The global crisis, which is anticipated to continue for many months, is already transforming social and economic life and altering the practice of politics and government.

NEW DELHI/BENGALURU, March 25: Indians crowded grocery stores and chemists on Wednesday in a struggle for essential items after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ordered a total lockdown for three weeks to fight a coronavirus pandemic, one of the toughest such measures worldwide.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Here are some useful tips for you during the floods and landslides:

Nobody can stop a force as fearsome as a flood. Floods damage or destroy more homes than any other natural disaster. You can protect yourself from flood hazards by taking measures to ensure the safety of life and property before, during, and after a flood occurs. If evacuation becomes necessary, be sure that you turn off all utility services at the main connection.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Risks of rivers exceeding safety limits are high in the next two days, according to a flash flood alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Taking strong exception to the reaction of a section of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and others over the government's proposed integrity policy, Minister for Foreign Affairs Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that organizations that function in a transparent manner need not worry about measures to regulate the NGOs and INGOs.

POKHARA, June 4: A land measurement team formed by the government has started to measure land encroached by Karna Shakya's Water Front Hotel at Fewa Lake.

KATHMANDU, April 2: In a bid to break transport syndicates highly prevalent in the country, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) introduced a new Transport Management Directive on Sunday, promising serious action against syndicate operators.

KATHMANDU, March 11: The government has announced raft of measures to improve public spending and implementation of development projects.

KATHMANDU, March 8: Facing a huge mismatch of financial resources in the implementation of budget for the current fiscal year, the government has announced a raft of belt-tightening measures.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Minister for Population and Environment, Lalbabu Pandit, has said companies producing non-biodegradable plastic products would be banned.

SPAIN, Feb 15: Mariano Rajoy's central government is preparing to implement a new round of measures in Catalonia because the Prime Minister's plan to have a new regional executive installed this winter has failed, El País reported on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6:  Amid fears that party cadres from the districts that witnessed the first phase of elections could move to other districts to unduly influence the polls, authorities have taken pre-emptive measures to discourage such unnecessary movement ahead of the second phase polls scheduled for Thursday.

KATHAMNDU, Nov 26: Nepal’s import of electricity from India has been reduced owing to measures taken by India to tackle New Delhi’s air pollution.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Parliamentary Environment Protection Committee has instructed the government and concerned ministries to take immediate steps for the protection of Fewa Lake, which is facing encroachment of late.

RAJBIRAJ, Sept 13: The local authorities are tightening the security in the district in view of the forthcoming 3rd phase of local polls the government announced for September 18.

KATHMANDU, July 6: News on flight safety hovers around the Nepali media constantly, with frequent unfortunate news. As many airlines have made their flight in Nepal, both in domestic and international scope, among the few reliable domestic airlines, Buddha Air tops the list.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Following the Bharatpur ballot-tearing incident, the Election Commission (EC) has instructed polling officers and security agencies to adopt all available measures to keep ballot papers safe during the vote counting.

KATHMANDU, May 29: While announcing a slew of measures to enhance its implementation capacity, the government has allocated funds for various ongoing and new infrastructure projects including international airports, fast track, and Melamchi Drinking Water Project in the new budget.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The security management in view of the local-level poll being held tomorrow has been completed. As many as 95 thousand security personnel are being deputed for ensuring security of the election.

KATHMANDU, May 13: The security management in view of the local-level poll being held tomorrow has been completed. As many as 95 thousand security personnel are being deputed for ensuring security of the election.

BIRGUNJ, March 28: Cargo clearance process at the Kolkata port of India is getting delayed as port authorities are thoroughly scanning foreign cargoes coming via the port on the request of Indian intelligence agencies.

Drastic measures

March 22, 2017 00:35 am

One alternative would involve re-incarnating late King Mahendra’s crisp labeling of his regime’s opponents as anti-national elements

I would not say there is anti-India sentiment among the people. But this sentiment is certainly prevalent in certain sections of the society and in some geographical areas, mainly around the capital city.

KATHMANDU, Sept 14: The government has sought public feedback on the proposed third amendment to the Vehicles and Transport Management Act, 1993 that aims at introducing tough measures on road safety in the wake of recent deadly road accidents.

Govt mulls tougher measures

August 30, 2016 02:20 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The government is preparing to introduce sweeping measures against drivers and owners to discourage overloading of passenger vehicles.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) is likely to backtrack from its preparation to restrict flow of fund to the share market from the bank and financial institutions (BFIs) following sudden fall in price of securities in the last two days.