The logic of Sino-Western détente

October 14, 2020 05:55 am

It seems only reasonable that we should adopt a broader “optimization framework” for understanding and managing relations between China and the West.

It depends. Most coronavirus patients have mild to moderate illness and recover quickly. Older, sicker patients tend to take longer to recover. That includes those who are obese, or have high blood pressure and other chronic diseases.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: All three key advisers of Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli have tested negative for the COVID-19 in less than a week after they were diagnosed with the infection of this virus.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: About 92 percent of the Non-Resident Nepalis (NRNs) who contracted the coronavirus have recovered and returned to their normal lives.

COVID-19 recovery tally goes past 50,000

Most deaths witnessed in Province 2

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Nine more individuals succumbed to the novel coronavirus diseases (COVID-19) in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: As many as 1,112 COVID-19 patients returned home after full recovery in the past 24 hours across the country, according to the Ministry of the Health and Population (MoHP).

KATHMANDU, July 27: With the recovery of 626 COVID-19 patients in the past 24 hours, Nepal’s COVID-19 recovery tally has climbed to 13,794 on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Nepal has recorded the highest single-day recovery of 1,705 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours on Monday.

LONDON – Since March, I have been more open than other commentators to the possibility of a “V-shaped” recovery from the pandemic-induced downturn (though I have also consistently warned of structural challenges facing many economies in the decade ahead). Wherever I have expressed this optimism, I have met with pushback, given the apparent depth and scale of the current crisis. And yet, as we move into July, many classic short-term leading and coincident indicators still point to a V-shaped recovery, as does the Bank of England’s chief economist, Andy Haldane.

KATHMANDU, July 11: As many as 413 COVID-19 patients were discharged from various hospitals and isolation centers after recovery in the past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The Ministry of Health and Population has reported the recovery of 272 COVID-19 patients in past 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported recovery of 121 COVID-19 patients in the last 24 hours.

KATHMANDU, June 28: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) reported recovery of 179 patients of Covid-19 in last 24 hours taking Covid-19 recovery tally to 3,013 on Sunday.

DAILEKH, June 25: As many as 345 patients of Covid-19 have been discharged after recovery in Dailekh district as of Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The health ministry reported recovery of 194 COVID-19 patients including eight females and 186 males, taking the national COVID-19 recovery tally to 1,772 on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, June 20: As many as 176 patients of COVID-19 were discharged from various hospitals across the country on Saturday. With this, the national COVID-19 recovery tally has reached 1,578 of which 141 are females and 1,437 are males.

KATHMANDU, June 19: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has reported the recovery of 216 cases of COVID-19 on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 14: A total of 61 persons who were earlier diagnosed with coronavirus have recovered and returned home in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health and population. Of them, 55 are male patients while six are females.

KATHMANDU, June 12: Nepal has recorded the highest single day recovery of 187 COVID-19 patients on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, June 10: As many as ninety COVID-19 patients have been discharged from various hospitals across the nation on Wednesday, taking COVID-19 recovery tally to 674.

DHARAN, June 9: A total of 28 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from the BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences in Dharan on Tuesday.

DANG, June 7: A total of 10 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the COVID-19 hospital set up in Belabhlundi, Dang on Sunday morning.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 1: All 25 COVID-19 patients who were receiving treatment at Bhim Hospital in Bhairahawa have returned home after recovery.

BIRGUNJ, May 26: Once heavily congested with nearly 100 coronavirus (COVID-19) infected patients, Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital has reported recovery of all patients admitted here.

BIRGUNJ, May 25: As many as 18 COVID-19 patients were discharged from the Birgunj-based Narayani Hospital at 10 pm on Sunday after recovering from the disease

KATHMANDU, May 22: As many as 21 COVID-19 patients including the first case reported in Nepalgunj, Banke, have been discharged from hospital after recovery on Friday.

BIRATNAGAR, May 10: Two more COVID-19 patients were discharged from the Biratnagar-based Koshi Hospital on Sunday. With this, 33 patients so far have recovered from this disease in the country.

KATHMANDU, April 26: Four COVID-19 patients have been discharged from hospital after their recovery on Sunday. With this, the total number of active COVID-19 cases has come down to 35.

One more COVID-19 patient recovers

April 26, 2020 07:20 am

CHITWAN, April 25: Of the two patients undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at the Chitwan-based Bharatpur Hospital, one was discharged from the hospital on Saturday. The 27-year-old man was sent home after he tested negative for the virus via the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test.

DHANGADI, June 13: Kalpana Nepali of Dhangadi Sub metropolis – 12 is spending her days under a tree shed these days. At night the mother of three takes shelter in a neighbor's house.

Filmmaker John Singleton is currently in ICU and is recovering after suffering a heart stroke. The family of the 51-year-old "Boyz n the Hood" director and screenwriter confirmed the news to E! online.

Almost one year after Irrfan Khan was diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumor, the actor on Wednesday confirmed his recovery and expressed his gratitude towards his fans for standing by him during his health crisis.

LONDON, Feb 4: Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane plans to step up his recovery from an ankle injury next week but will not push too hard to return earlier than expected, the 25-year-old said.

KATHMANDU, Nepal, Oct 15:  It took rescuers two days to recover the battered bodies of nine climbers, including one of the world’s best, who died in Nepal’s worst mountaineering disaster in recent years, authorities said Monday.

MYAGDI, Oct 15: The dead bodies of nine climbers including five South Koreans and four Nepalis who went missing after a snowstorm at Mt Gurja were retrieved on Sunday after five days of futile efforts.

Road to recovery

August 6, 2018 01:30 am

Had Nepali Congress honored its ideological principles, the party would not have plunged so low as it now finds itself in

NEW YORK, July 26: While most celebrities tend to hide their struggles with drugs and battles with depression, Demi Lovato not only acknowledged her issues, she’s shared them with the world.

Killing global recovery

July 23, 2018 00:30 am

In addition to launching a trade war, Trump is also actively undermining global economic order US created after World War II

REPUBLICA KATHMANDU, July 4 Commercial banks have slowed down their loan investment as they prepare to close their accounts at the end of the current fiscal year. Deposit flow in the banking system, however, has increased amid rise in government spending. Data compiled by Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) shows that 28 commercial banks extended Rs 17 billion in the past three weeks (between June 8 and June 29), while their deposit rose Rs 41 billion in the same period. With this, total outstanding deposit and loans of these commercial banks has reached Rs 2,377 billion and Rs 2,080 billion as of as of June 29. The recovery in deposit mobilization by commercial banks, who have been suffering from the shortage of lendable fund since long, comes in the wake of the rise in government expenditure at fiscal year-end. Increased government spending pumps more cash into the banking system. According to the data of Financial Comptroller General Office, the government has so far spent 54.26 percent of the capital budget allocated for the current fiscal year. The government has spent Rs 181.88 billion out of Rs 335.18 billion allocated for development spending for FY2017/18. A lion's share of such fund was spent in the past two months. Despite deposits growth, bank lending has slowed in recent days. Bankers say that the slowdown in lending at the fiscal year-end is a natural phenomenon in the banking industry. “Since most of the banks focus on recovery of their loans in the last month of the fiscal year, lending slows down during this time,” Bhuvan Dahal, CEO of Sanima Bank Ltd, said. According to bankers, many investors also do not seek loans during this time when business firms close their book and accounts. Banking industry has been seeing shortage of lendable fund in recent months due to mismatch in their deposits and loan growth. As banks expanded their lending investment sharply despite slow growth in deposit, the credit to core capital cum deposit (CCD) ratio of many banks have reached a saturation level. Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) requires banks to maintain CCD ratio of 80 percent. Many banks even saw their CCD ratio touching the upper limit, leading to a sharp rise in deposit rates. However, even the increment in deposit rates to over 13 percent failed to bring adequate deposits into the banking system. The skyrocketing interest rates prompted bankers to cap their saving rate at 7 percent and fixed deposit at 12 percent.

KATHMANDU, June 7: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada has said the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation efforts of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) have not been able to make expected progress even though the government has been spending huge funds.

GORKHA, April 25: Hundreds of houses were reduced to rubble in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015. Three years on, only 509 out of the 1,400 houses destroyed have been reconstructed. Another 429 houses are under construction while the inhabitants of the others are still under makeshift tents.

KATHMANDU, March 27: Nearly 32,000 flood-affected households in seven districts of the tarai region received recovery packages worth US$ 4 million as part of a post-flood recovery program launched by the United Nations Development Program with the financial support of the Chinese government.

KATHMANDU, March 26: The Post Flood Recovery Program implemented in seven Tarai districts mostly affected by widespread flooding in August 2017 has been completed.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) benchmark index climbed 44.38 points this week to close at 1,537.67 points on Thursday -- the last trading day of the week.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government needs to spend Rs 73 billion for reconstruction and restoration of livelihoods in areas of central and eastern tarai damaged by floods of mid-August, according to a Post-Flood Recovery Needs Assessment Report prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC).

KATHMANDU, NOV 2: Balaju Autoworks Pvt Ltd, the official service center of Agni Group Pvt Ltd, has started breakdown recovery service for Mahindra vehicles.

CHITWAN, July 20: The tourism sector of Chitwan had been showing signs of recovery during the last fiscal year -- that ended last week -- from a slump resulting from the earthquake and border blockade of 2015 and subsequent energy crisis.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government in the new budget for the Fiscal Year 2017/18 has earmarked Rs 146 billion to expedite post-earthquake-recovery programs across the earthquake-affected districts.