CAMBRIDGE – COVID-19 is confronting humanity with its most severe test since 1918 when an influenza pandemic killed more people than died in World War I. Yet the top leaders of the world’s two largest economies, China and the United States, have failed the first round.

Singer Kanika Kapoor on Monday was discharged from a Lucknow hospital after she tested negative for coronavirus in her sixth test.

KATHMANDU, April 5: Ministry of Health and Population is all set to start rapid diagnostic test (RDT) in two districts of Sudur Paschim Province and Baglung of Gandaki Province in an attempt to intensify tests to novel coronavirus.

SURKHET, April 2: The COVID-19 test lab has come into operation in Surkhet from today.

ITAHARI, March 29: As per the federal government's decision to test COVID-19 in each state, Province  1 has started testing throat swab to find whether a person is contracted with COVID-19.

It is not known whether the disease is spreading its tentacles in the towns and villages and this state of ignorance could turn out to be costly, says Dr Pun.

CHRISTCHURCH, March 1: India stormed back into the second and final test against New Zealand on Sunday, taking all 10 wickets to dismiss the hosts for 235 and extending their slender lead to 97 by the close of play on day two at Hagley Oval.

WELLINGTON, Feb 22: Captain Kane Williamson and Ross Taylor combined to put New Zealand in a strong position in the first test before India struck back late on Saturday to remove both just as their partnership threatened to take the match away from the tourists.

CAPE TOWN, Jan 6: James Anderson says a couple of days of hard test cricket has reminded him why he is in love with the game after claiming an England record 28th five-wicket haul in the second test against South Africa on day three at Newlands on Sunday.

PRETORIA, Dec 30: England won cricket’s World Cup in 2019 but in the test arena it proved 12 months of frustration for captain Joe Root as they began the year with defeat in the West Indies and ended it with a loss in Pretoria.

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Nathan Lyon grabbed four wickets as Australia completed a crushing 247-run victory on day four of the Boxing Day test against New Zealand on Sunday that gave the hosts an unassailable 2-0 lead in the series.

PRETORIA, Dec 23: England will be looking to bring a heady year to a successful close in the opening test of their four-match series against South Africa, which starts on Boxing Day in Pretoria, but must beware a home side eager to revive their fortunes.

PERTH, Dec 14: Marnus Labuschagne and Joe Burns notched half-centuries before New Zealand’s unflagging attack yielded late wickets, but Australia had built a near insurmountable lead of 417 by stumps on day three of the first test on Saturday.

LAHORE, Dec 14: The fourth day of the opening test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka was called off without a ball being bowled on Saturday due to rain and a wet outfield.

SEOUL, Nov 29 : Breaking a month-long lull in missile tests, North Korea fired two short range projectiles into the sea off its east coast on Thursday in what appeared to be the latest try out of its new multiple rocket launchers, South Korea’s military said.

KOLKATA, INDIA, Nov 23: India were closing on victory in the second and final test against Bangladesh inside two days after captain Virat Kohli smashed a sparkling century and Ishant Sharma reduced the touring side to seven for two at tea on Saturday.

KOLKATA, INDIA, Nov 23: Skipper Virat Kohli aced the pink-ball challenge with a sparkling 130 not out to help India consolidate their position against Bangladesh on day two of the second and final test at Eden Gardens on Saturday.

WELLINGTON, Nov 23: BJ Watling scored the first test century on Bay Oval as New Zealand established a 41-run lead against England on Saturday, reaching 394-6 at the close of the third day of the first test in Mt. Maunganui.

WELLINGTON, Nov 22: Jeet Raval and Kane Williamson were rebuilding New Zealand’s innings after the loss of opener Tom Latham for eight as the hosts reached 50-1 at tea on the second day of the first test against England at Bay Oval on Friday.

HUAILAI, China, Nov 14 : China on Thursday successfully completed a crucial landing test in northern Hebei province ahead of a historic unmanned exploration mission to Mars next year.

NEW DELHI, Oct 22: India have evolved into a “multidimensional” team capable of winning anywhere in the world and irrespective of the nature of pitches, captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri said after the side’s 3-0 series sweep against South Africa on Tuesday.

MUMBAI, Oct 6:  Fast bowler Mohammed Shami picked up a five-wicket haul while left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja took four in South Africa’s second innings to bowl India to a comprehensive 203-run victory in the opening test at Visakhapatnam on Sunday.

MUMBAI, Oct 2: Rohit Sharma scored a century in his first innings as India’s new test opener and gave the hosts a flying start along with partner Mayank Agarwal in the first of the three-match series against South Africa at Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

BARA, July  20: The petroleum pipeline constructed from Motihari of India to Amlekhgunj of Nepal was successfully tested on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 11: The Supreme Court on Wednesday stayed the decision of the government to take a u-turn on conducting pesticide residue tests on vegetables and fruits imported from India and third countries.

KATHMANDU, July 10:The National Forensic Science Laboratory (NFSL) has carried out 6,520 sample tests in the first eleven months of the fiscal 2075/76 BS. The sample tests were undertaken in 1,770 cases the laboratory received from different agencies, the lab sources said.

KATHMANDU, June 10: The Supreme Court (SC) has scheduled the initial hearings on the case of pesticide residue tests for the vegetables and fruits imported from India as well as other third countries for Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supplies Matrika Prasad Yadav has said that the government rolled back its decision to conduct pesticide residue tests on fruits and vegetables imported from India and third countries after it was found that the customs points were ill-equipped and not due to pressure from India as being reported.

BIRGUNJ, June 24: The underground petroleum pipeline from Motihari, India to Amlekhgunj, Nepal has completed its test. The test has been carried out after the completion of pipe laying works.

Testing times for Asia

March 3, 2019 02:00 am

Nepal should be cautious about possible fallout of Western strategy to counter China by using South Asia, including Nepal and India

Testing times for democracy

November 28, 2018 01:30 am

While in opposition communists make nationalism their sole agenda. When they lead the government they tend to attack democracy and lean toward authoritarianism

Business-oriented exam to be offered first in Southeast Asia

You may have assumed that most major cosmetics companies were on board with alternatives to cruelty to animals, but there are some that still pay to poison and kill. It isn’t always easy to know which brands are completely cruelty-free. For instance, L’Oréal, which doesn’t test on animals in the United States, pays for deadly testing in China, where archaic and painful experiments on animals are required for cosmetics.

INDIA, July 30: Thirty-six years after losing his parents, sister and a four-year-old daughter in one of India’s worst sectarian massacres, Abdul Suban says he is still trying to prove he’s a citizen of the Hindu-majority nation.

KATHMANDU, June 30: The government will restrict all vehicles failing their pollution test from entering Kathmandu Valley from July 17. In a bid to curb pollution from four-wheel vehicles, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) recently imported 40 pollution testing sets .

KATHMANDU, June 30: Only about 10.7 percent of the total applicants who sat for the Korean Language Test (KLT) conducted under the Employment Permit System (EPS) of South Korea, have made it through.

ISTANBUL, June 24: Turks began voting on Sunday for a new president and parliament in elections that pose the biggest ballot box challenge to Tayyip Erdogan and his Islamist-rooted AK Party since they swept to power more than a decade and a half ago.

ILAM, June 5: A test flight was successfully conducted at the newly-built Phalgunanda Sukilumba Airport in Ilam district on Monday.

ILAM, Jun 4: Locals knew no bounds of happiness when they saw an aircraft landing at Falgunanda Sukilumba Airport in the district headquarters of Ilam.

A new blood test could detect symptoms of several types of cancers years before a person falls ill, scientists have said. The test is called liquid biopsy and it’s being hailed as the ‘holy grail of cancer research’.

Uruguay top contender of Group A

NORTH KOREA, May 24: North Korea carried out what it said is the demolition of its nuclear test site Thursday, setting off a series of explosions over several hours in the presence of foreign journalists.

Locals elated to see plane at the airfield after a decade

KARNATAKA, May 19: The Supreme Court said secretary of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly will record the proceedings of the House, which will see newly sworn-in Chief Minister Yeddyurappa of the BJP taking a court-ordered floor test.

Test anxiety

May 19, 2018 10:04 am

From Pascal’s laws to the Nebular hypothesis I had learnt and memorized all for my soon-to-begin test. As I entered the threshold of the exam hall it was quite silent because I had probably entered the hall late. I soon took my seat and our teacher started distributing question papers. I took a quick glance at it and started answering.

Geopolitical test

May 15, 2018 00:10 am

After his visit to India last month, PM Oli has become soft toward India and his priority seems to have changed

Facebook said the button was being tested to see whether it enabled "better public discussions".

SURKHET, April 4: An aircraft of Buddha Airlines has conducted successful Surkhet-Kathmandu test flight today. Surkhet is the capital of Karnali province.

BAGLUNG, April 1: The Theulekhola Hydropower Project in Baglung has started test production.  The 1.5 megawatts project will be connected to the national grid within two weeks after power production starts, said the project chairperson and engineer Surya Prasad Adhikari.

LRICC launches online HSK test

March 25, 2018 03:00 am

KATHMANDU, March 25: LRI Confucius Classroom (LRICC), a Chinese language training center in the capital, has launched online examination system for Chinese language proficiency test from Saturday.