Aug 23: The U.S. drug regulator granted full approval to the Pfizer/BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, prompting President Joe Biden to make a fresh pitch to vaccine sceptics to get the shot to fight the pandemic.

Just a year ago, on May 16, 2020, Nepal recorded its first COVID-19 death case and on Sunday, Nepal’s COVID-19 death cases surpassed the 5,000 mark.

It’s a wait and watch situation for educational sectors due to COVID-19 pandemic. Though the government has lifted lockdown effective from July 21, nine service fields are still closed where educational institutes are one among them.

In quarantine, in America

May 3, 2020 12:41 pm

Too much freedom spoils a country and its characters. I have evolved as an unstable character since I started working from home beginning mid-March because of stay-at-home orders owing to the coronavirus pandemic. My workspace keeps changing from couch to study table to dining table to the kitchen island to deck depending on my mood. I can occupy any space I want anytime. Had it not been for the coronavirus, I would be working from a space that is neither assigned nor reserved to me.

NEW DELHI, July 9: Heavy rains continued to disrupt normal life in Mumbai on Monday as the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted 'extremely heavy rainfall' over the city and suburbs.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The American government‘s decision to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) is guided by a improvement in humanitarian situation after the earthquake of April 2015, according to press statement released by the US embassy in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, April 24: Nepal Bankers Association (NBA) -- the umbrella organization of 28 commercial banks -- has decided to give continuity to the cap on fixed and saving deposit rates.

KATHMANDU, Mar 7: Minister for Finance, Yubaraj Khatiwada, is planning to issue white paper to make public the current economic position of the country and the measures that the government plan to take to deal with the ongoing economic and financial challenges.

DAMASCUS, Feb 20: The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said air strikes, rocket fire and shelling on several parts of the besieged suburbs also wounded more than 300 people.

BEIRUT, Feb 6: U.N. representatives in Syria called on Tuesday for an immediate cessation of hostilities lasting at least month throughout Syria to allow aid deliveries and evacuations of the sick and wounded.

NUWAKOT, Oct 24: The Armed Police Force (APF) has been mobilized in Nuwakot to consolidate security arrangements in view of elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies.

'Human rights situation not satisfactory'

September 25, 2017 16:04 pm

KATHMANDU, Sept 25: In a meeting of the Legislature-Parliament today, Legislation Committee presented various reports prepared by it.

Dhangadhi, Aug 31: Prime Minister and Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has said dialogues are on the matter of forging an alliance between the NC and other political parties in the third phase of local level elections taking place in the Province no. 2 on coming September 18.

NAGARKOT, July 26: Nepal Worker and Peasants' Party Chair Narayan Man Bijukchhe has said the constitution amendment proposal was not in the interest of the nation and it could not be passed in the usual political situation.

BHAIRAHAWA, June 21: The local administration in Rupandehi has concluded that the poll-opposing Rastriya Janata Party Nepal's (RJPN) participation in the upcoming local level elections as independent candidates has made providing security during the polls easier in the district.

MAHOTTARI, June 20: The security situation in Mahottari district has been worsening continuously for the past few months. The local police have failed to control grave crimes like murder, rape and arson which have been increasing at an alarming rate. The worrying increase in such crimes has been a great threat to the residents of the district, according to security experts.

MAHOTARI, June 19: Security experts have pointed out that security situation in Mahotari district has worsened over the last two months.

KATHMANDU, June 6: Wary of the possible fallout from diplomatic tensions in the region after Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt jointly decided to sever diplomatic relations with Qatar, Nepal has directed its missions in all Gulf nations to evaluate the unfolding developments and report back  for necessary measures to protect the interests of Nepali migrant workers.

KATHMANDU, April 27: National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) said that the constitutional body will monitor human rights situation across the country during the upcoming local level elections.

KATHMANDU, April 18: Prime  Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal on Tuesday has held a meeting in Baluwatar , Kathmandu with chiefs of the four security agencies-Nepal Police, Armed  Police Force, Nepal Army and Central Bureau of Investigation -with a view to keeping himself abreast of the latest security situation ahead of the upcoming local polls.

KATHMANDU, March 13: Patriotic People’s Republican Front of Nepal (PPRFN) has expressed its deep concern over country’s deteriorating situation evidenced by the recent political incidents that occurred in Saptari and Kanchanpur.

Assessing the situation

February 10, 2017 03:15 am

Nepal is a male dominated society which is why women workers aren’t valued much. I got involved in FWEAN to bring their work to the forefront. I wanted to make the decision makers aware about the kind of work women were doing in Nepal and also make sure that the products women entrepreneurs were making in Nepal met certain standards.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The security situation throughout the country is normal and calm, according to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA).

NEW DELHI, Oct 9: Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali made headlines recently when he said he condemned the Uri attack, with many saying he was the first Pakistani artist to do so after the clamour over 'banning' them for not speaking up.

The United States has asked India not to escalate the situation with Pakistan even as New Delhi explores a range of diplomatic options to isolate Islamabad.

KATHMANDU, Sept 12: Cases of exploitation and abuse as well as poor living condition and insufficient food for Nepali migrant workers in Saudi Arabia are on the rise, according to the Department of Foreign Employment.

ALPINE, Texas, Sept 8: Police in the West Texas town of Alpine say there's an "active shooter" situation at a high school and schools have been locked down amid the search for a suspect.

KATHMANDU, Sept 3: Nepal government appears to be falling short in taking steps to protect the interests of Nepali workers in Saudi Arabia who are grappling with non-payment of wages and mass layoffs.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The State Department of the United States of America has expressed concern over Nepal’s media environment of late.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: Here is some good news for people who are fed up with ultra-low interest rates offered by bank and financial institutions (BFIs).

BERLIN, June 23: Police say there is a "threat situation" at a movie theater in a town in southwestern Germany which probably involves a weapon.