WASHINGTON, Mar 23: AstraZeneca reported Monday that its COVID-19 vaccine provided strong protection among adults of all ages in a long-anticipated U.S. study, a finding that could help rebuild public confidence in the shot around the world and move it a step closer to clearance in the U.S.

How safe are pubs and restaurants?

December 5, 2020 09:10 am

Restaurant and café businesses have started to pick up as the number of visitors increase

July 7: There is some risk, but health officials say there are precautions you can take to minimize the chances you’ll be exposed to the virus.

London’s transit authority said Monday it is not renewing Uber’s license to operate in the British capital, dealing a major setback to the ride-hailing company.

KATHMANDU, July 5: A report released by Geneva-based Press Emblem Campaign (PEC) has stated that 38 journalists were killed in 20 countries from January to June this year.

KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, June 14: Thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Friday to demand better security at hospitals days after junior doctors in the city of Kolkata were attacked, leaving services in many government-run health facilities paralyzed.

ITAHARI, May 20: In the fourth week of November 2017, two people died in the buffer zone of the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR) after being trampled by a rampaging wild elephant.

Better safe than sorry

May 16, 2019 02:00 am

These are the best times for mountain climbing in Nepal, which is why a good number of climbers—foreigners and Nepalis alike—are waiting to scale the world’s highest peak Mt Everest and other mountains.

Surviving a rainy day

April 26, 2019 09:08 am

Of late, the weather has been quite unpredictable. It’s usually bright and sunny when you head out and then a couple of hours later it starts pouring cats and dogs. This makes it difficult to plan your day and get things done. But a little bit of foresight can help you deal with rainy days and not let it mess your schedule. Here we tell you how.

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Relocate unsafe petrol stations

March 25, 2019 02:05 am

The petrol pump stations which thousands of bikers and motorists visit and which should be placed in locations safe for both operators as well as the visitors remain mostly in too risky areas.  It is so within the Kathmandu Valley and towns and cities outside the valley, which is why the government authorities must immediately direct them to enhance their safety measures, relocate them and if the operators stand defiant even shut them down.

Ensuring tourists’ safety

March 19, 2019 02:00 am

Pokhara, the tourist town that serves as the main attraction for foreigners visiting Nepal, has been in the news in the last fortnight for casualties and injuries.

DHARAN, Feb 12: There is a road which runs right through the Panwari Community Forest of Dharan Sub-Metropolitan City-6, in between Mahadev Chowk and Panwari.

27 inmates die in six months

February 12, 2019 13:42 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Twenty-seven inmates died in the six months of the current fiscal year across the country. They died of various sorts of diseases. The Central Jail Jagannathdewal tops the deaths.

Saving our schools

January 31, 2019 01:00 am

As the country moves forward with the slogan of ‘build back better,’ it is important to consider 16 indicators of minimum school safety

JUMLA, Oct 24: Eight-month-old child along with her parents were killed after a jeep veered around 200 meters off the road at Hima rural municipality-1.

JUMLA, July 16: Joint Struggle Committee (JSC), Jumla has demanded that the government form a talks team to address the demands of Senior Orthopedic Surgeon Professor Dr Govinda KC.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MDTP) has started offering two-hour classes on road safety on the road itself to those crossing roads by not complying with the traffic rules.

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, July 8: As per the flood alert measurement, the main rivers of the country seems within average water levels. According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, western regions might receive slight rainfall however, some places might receive heavy rainfall as well till Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Rainfall would continue today but is likely to reduce tomorrow, according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

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 26: On June 14, at about 3:30 in the morning, Kiran Shrestha, 18, and Sundar Khadka, 21, were travelling on a motorbike from Thimi to Sallaghari when they suddenly encountered a cow lying prostrate in the middle of the road.

KATHMANDU, June 11: International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is honoring Nepal in recognition of its efforts to remove itself from the Significant Security Concern (SSC) list.

DHADING, May 6: Locals of Gajuri Rural Municipality ward no 2 have been terrorized due to the leakage of a gas bullet which fell into the Trishuli River about a week ago. The gas bullet with registration number HR 55 Q 8630 had plunged down into the Trishuli River from Prithvi Highway in Dhading on April 27.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has stated that Nepal was committed to bring visible changes in the country by fostering bilateral economic engagements with India.

KATHMANDU, March 25:  Automobile company Yamaha has organized a road safety awareness program targeting the contestants of Miss Nepal 2018. Nepal Traffic Police and Yamaha jointly conducted the program related to reason, to minimize and to control the road accident.

Going all out for road safety

March 16, 2018 08:59 am

Two years ago, Prarthana Saakha, managing director of Helmets Nepal, a store that sells safety equipment for two-wheelers, survived a fatal accident.  Her vehicle had been hit by a truck. “That close encounter with death changed my life and made me realize the importance of road safety as well,” says Saakha. Since then, she has been actively involved in spreading awareness about road safety.

JUMLA, March 14: Hira Adhikari, 27, died in a road accident along the Karnali Highway this past week. A resident of Guthichaur Rural Municipality, he was hit by a tractor. Eyewitness claim that she was only wounded when the tractor hit her initially, but then the tracker reversed and crushed her to death.

Whither public safety?

March 13, 2018 01:00 am

LP gas filling plants, plastic and chemical factories and petrol pumps are found anywhere posing a great risk to public safety

SURKHET, March 5: With the objective of regulating traffic and curbing accidents, Karnali Province has launched a road safety program in all 10 districts of the province from Saturday.

SURKHET, March 3: A "Road Safety Programme' began here today under the campaign of Safety for Prosperity Campaign of the Karnali province.

NEPALGUNJ, Feb 18: Dividers are placed on roads to regulate traffic movement. In Nepalgunj, however, it does not seem so. Except for a few places, newly added dividers on the city's main four-lane road are placed so haphazardly that they now pose threat to road safety.

Govt marks earthquake safety day

January 17, 2018 08:37 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 17: As the country marked the 20th earthquake safety day on Tuesday, Nepal has achieved a lot already in terms of raising awareness about earthquake safety and preparedness, especially after the devastating 2015 earthquakes, but there is still a long way to go in preparation for a potential earthquake disaster, say experts.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Commemorating the pains and devastations caused by the 1990 BS (1934 AD) mega earthquake, the country is marking the 20th Earthquake Safety Day on Tuesday expecting to have better preparation to cope with such natural disasters in the days ahead.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Commemorating the pains and devastation caused by the 1990 BS (1934 AD) mega earthquake, the country is marking the 20th Earthquake Safety Day on Tuesday expecting to have better preparation to cope with such natural disasters in the days ahead.

JUMLA, Nov 29:  Even though the Ministry of Home Affairs had marked Jumla as a highly sensitive area in terms of security for the parliamentary and provincial polls, Sunday's election in the district was largely peaceful and systematic. However, the safety of ballot boxes for the next ten days has become a new challenge for authorities of the district.

Ballot box safety a huge worry

November 25, 2017 01:52 am

KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties  have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of  ballots in both  phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: With the federal parliamentary and provincial elections just around the corner, human rights activists and civil society leaders have expressed safety concerns during the elections.

Pedestrian safety: a major concern

November 13, 2017 08:57 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: Road safety continues to remain a major concern in Nepal, where hundreds of people lose their lives, and many others are injured every year.

Argentinian football chiefs held a meeting with the Russian ambassador over safety fears sparked by a sick image ISIS mock up of Lionel Messi crying blood.

TANAHUN, August 29: Tanahun locals organized a tree plantation program with the aim of protecting open public lands at Bhanu Municipality 1, Hattechaur on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 21: The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has removed Nepal from its Significant Safety Concern (SSC) list.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has hinted the possibility of reconsideration on the provision of 'free visa and ticket' provided that political parties were agreed on it.

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, July 1: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Krishna Bahadur Mahara has inquired about the safety of Nepali migrant workers in Qatar.

Safety is an issue for every airline, and it is more so for Buddha Air. Even the smallest of details matter when it comes to aircraft safety. Airlines have to do so by even compromising on their revenue. When you think about it, if all the seats in the aircraft is filled, then the profit is maximized for the airline company.

KATHMANDU, May 22:  MAW Enterprises, the authorized distributor of Yamaha two-wheelers for Nepal, has organized road safety awareness program for contestants of Miss Nepal 2017 beauty pageant.

Safety first

May 19, 2017 12:26 pm

The sad fact is that there are just too many of us who aren’t. Accidents and incidents can happen anywhere, anytime. And when they do, it’s often those first few moments afterwards that are crucial in determining the speed of the recovery process.

A majority of the 2,000 schools in  Kathmandu Valley are running alongside the roads, without any consideration of the harmful effects of the pollution on the thousands of school children. The existing rules include provisions for a healthy atmosphere and greenery at schools as well as on restrictions on  the sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the school vicinities. However, these rules have remained confined to paper.