HONOLULU, Jan 14: The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index fell marginally by 0.01 point this week to close at 1,554.55 points on Thursday, the last trading day of the week.

Don’t panic, stay alert

August 7, 2017 08:09 am

“Swine flu” (officially called Influenza A H1N1) is back in the news again this season. Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has reported cases and deaths related to this flu, which at this point is not categorized as ‘national outbreak’. An outbreak refers to the situation when a large number of people fall sick due to a disease at a given time and place, at an above average rate. H1N1 falls under the category of seasonal influenza (‘flu’), along with many other subtypes of influenza virus. H1N1 is not a new disease in Nepal and in fact is seen every year around this time (June-Sep), during monsoon when transmission conditions are ideal for this virus. What we are currently observing is sporadic and regular occurrence of H1N1 virus in some parts of Nepal. Interestingly, Myanmar is also experiencing a similar situation but has categorized H1N1 as a ‘regular’ outbreak.

ROME, Oct 27: A pair of strong aftershocks shook central Italy late Wednesday, crumbling churches and buildings, knocking out power and sending panicked residents into the rain-drenched streets just two months after a powerful earthquake killed nearly 300 people.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Seconder of the impeachment motion against CIAA Chief Lokman Singh Karki and UML Chief Whip Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has accused Karki of creating panic in all sectors.

LONDON, Sept 11:  Passengers onboard a flight from Gatwick were terrified when a handcuffed migrant, who was being deported to Venice, repeatedly screamed "Allahu Akbar" and "death is coming".

LOS ANGELES, Aug 31: Pop singer Selena Gomez said on Tuesday she was taking time out to deal with panic attacks and depression thought to be a side effect of her lupus disease.

KATHMANDU, Aug 8: Panic sell-off pushed Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index down by a whopping 88.81 points on Monday.

KATHMANDU, June 23: A buffalo on the loose created terror among people at the middle of the capital city in Sundhara on Thursday. The male buffalo created panic among pedestrians and two-wheelers riders. The traffic has also distributed by the unwanted guest. Employees from Kathmandu Metropolitan City Office later took the unruly animal into control.