NEW YORK, May 14: Experts don’t know yet because they’re still studying vaccinated people to see when protection might wear off. How well the vaccines work against emerging variants will also determine if, when and how often additional shots might be needed.

USA, April 1: Pfizer announced Wednesday that its COVID-19 vaccine is safe and strongly protective in kids as young as 12, a step toward possibly beginning shots in this age group before they head back to school in the fall.

Forests are heavily exploited in Nepal’s Terai region with growing fragmentation of the contiguous expanse of forests in the region. Following the eradication of malaria in the 1960s, large scale migration from the hills to the low-lying region of Terai due to its fertile plains and accessibility has resulted in declining forest cover. For instance, deforestation rates stood at 1.3% per annum between 1979 and 1991. Rapid forest loss and fragmentation has consequently forced megafauna; including tigers, to live in isolated patches and led to declining populations.

It depends, but it’s possible that doubling up could help in some situations.

Can you get the coronavirus twice?

August 5, 2020 19:37 pm

Health experts think people who had COVID-19 will have some immunity against a repeat infection. But they don’t know how much protection or how long it would last.

A Global COVID-19 Exit Strategy

April 12, 2020 09:35 am

OXFORD – The world that emerges from the coronavirus pandemic may be a warring collection of countries that are more closed off and nationalistic than before. But without rapid and effective global cooperation, the world may not exit this crisis safely at all.

Nov 12 : The International Conference on the Protection of the Rights of Migrant Workers kicked off here today.

Winter can be a brutal time of the year for your lips. The cold air, the chilling wind and dry, heated air inside all conspire to make your smoocher dry and tight. In addition, when we go out in the cold, the mouth is usually among the last things we cover up. Lips are a special type of skin that is thin and delicate – and so requires a little extra care. And, here are six tips to keep your lips smooth and lovely all winter long:

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 10:  Minister for Communications and Information Technology Gokul Banskota has warned that human beings would suffer the fate of dinosaur if the environment was not protected on time.

Save the open space

May 26, 2019 02:00 am

As open spaces continue to shrink and big houses are blossoming around, there is less chance of surviving if an earthquake of a big magnitude hits Kathmandu again

KATHMANDU, May 23: The government has formed a high-level committee under the chairmanship of Mohan Raman Bhattarai to probe the government, public and guthi lands.

KATHMANDU, May 20: Experts have said that the contribution of all sectors was necessary for the protection and promotion of human rights.

Protect our wildlife

February 21, 2019 06:32 am

Amidst largely despairing news on politics and governance, there is something to inspire optimism in the field of wild life conservation.

NEPALGUNJ, Dec 27: In a bid to conserve the endangered gharial crocodile, Banke National Park (BNP), the youngest national park of the country, is planning to protect the rare reptile in the buffer zone of Rapti River basin.

Protecting plant breeder’s right

November 6, 2018 00:00 am

Innovation, creation and development do not happen overnight. It requires effort, diligence and devotion to fit in the position of novelty. Novelty remains vacant in the absence of recognition. Every innovation is respected and recognized through intellectual property (IP) and plant breeders right is one of them.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Minister for Finance Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said that the weather, particularly climate change, has become a big challenge for insurance companies.

KATHMANDU, Aug 15: The Consumer Protection Bill, 2018 has been tabled in the parliament on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 17: At a time when Home Minister has stated that the government would take an action against contractors for delay in completion of the project, Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghu Bir Mahaseth has stood with the contractors.

KATHMANDU, June 13 : Surya Nepal Pvt Ltd has been recognized as the best company for environmental protection, on the occasion of the World Environmental Day. At a ceremony organized on Tuesday, cash prize of Rs. 50,000 and certificate was awarded to the company, signed by Minister for Forests and Environment Shakti Bahadur Basnet.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has highlighted Nepal's contribution to the world environment protection and conservation efforts.

KHOTANG (REPUBLICA): Earthing systems have been installed at 35 homes in Nunthala and Khilku villages of Khotang district to protect lives and property from lightning strikes.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Nepal has noted that the new Constitution has given high-priority to democratic polity, pluralism and the rule of law while reiterating full commitment to the protection and promotion of human rights.

KATHMANDU, Feb 11: Nepal’s ailing agriculture sector has yet another challenge to cope with, as assurance of 50 percent profits for Indian farmers by their government will have a negative impact on Nepali products, according to Nepali farmers and agricultural experts.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, Felipe Gonzalez Morales has made a number of recommendations including strengthening legal and policy framework, ensuring effective regulation, oversight and enforcement of the law and empowering those going abroad for employment through information and support to improve the condition of Nepali migrant workers.

DANG, Feb 5: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

DANG, Feb 3: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: A Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was lodged at the Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday, requesting a court order to government authorities to protect Nepal's border at Birgunj from neighboring India.

SURKHET, Jan 3: Gurvakot Municipality has taken a decision to provide social security allowance to orphaned and disabled children who are deprived of parental love and various other privileges.

UNITED NATIONS, August 19: Secretary-General Antonio Guterres had a message for people everywhere ahead of World Humanitarian Day on Saturday: "Civilians in conflict are not a target."

KATHMANDU, March 1: Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Prakash Sharan Mahat, has addressed the High-level Segment of the 34th Session of the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 15: The Conscious Citizen Group has demanded the scrapping of 'Fifth Amendment' of National Parks and Wildlife Protection Bill endorsed by the Legislature-Parliament arguing it was not in favour of preservation of wildlife.

BARDIYA, Dec 1: Various stakeholders underscored the need of preserving Badghar system – longhouses with big families of many generations – which has been in practice among Tharu community people since 5000 years back.

KATHMANDU, Nov 7: The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries should conclude SAARC Agreement on Promotion and Protection of Investment (SAPPI) at earliest for deeper economic integration, Minister for Foreign Affairs Prakash Sharan Mahat said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 19: Minister for Supplies, Deepak Bohara, and visiting Chinese Minister of State Administration for Industry and Commerce, Zhang Mao, today held talks at former's office in the capital city.

Add protection to your phone

July 9, 2016 10:18 am

Almost all of us have smart phones these days, and we all know the pain of getting the screens scratched or cracked, or and when they accidentally get drowned. But how many of us actually use some commonsense protective measures to protect our dear phones?

KATHMANDU (REPUBLICA): Berger Paints has come out with an exciting monsoon offer ‘Berger Double Protection Offer’.