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Nepal’s 12 hospitals permitted for plasma therapy to COVID-19 patients
According to Dr Pradip Gyawali, Chief Executive of National Health Research Council, nine government-owned and three private hospitals have been permitted to launch this treatment method.

KATHMANDU: With a successful trial of plasma therapy for the treatment of COVID-19 patients in the country, the Ministry of Health and Population has assigned 12 hospitals in the country for the purpose. The Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH), Maharajgunj on Sunday had adopted the methods to successfully treat a patient infected with Corona Virus. According to Dr. Pradip Gyawali, Chief Executive of National Health Research Council, nine government-owned and three private hospitals......

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Should Governments Spend Away?
With sovereign-bond markets still showing little concern for the massive levels of borrowing and spending across advanced economies, it is tempting to think that there is effectively no limit to further stimulus. But we owe it to future generations to recognize how spending today could affect investment tomorrow.

Advanced economies have already spent enormous amounts providing pandemic relief to households and small- and medium-size businesses. The International Monetary Fund’s June outlook estimates that, including fiscal measures and credit guarantees, spending reached approximately 20 percentage points of GDP. In the United States, Congress is considering new spending ranging from 5% of GDP (Republicans) to 15% (Democrats). And still more government spending, and thus borrowing, will be needed by......

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Prime Minister and Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli visits under-construction museum at his private residence
The museum with the collection of diverse aspects of Oli's life, photographs, books, crucial documents and others would be devoted to a trust as announced by the PM.

BHAKTAPUR: Prime Minister and Chairman of ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) KP Sharma Oli today visited his private residence at Balkot and met with people from different walks of life. This is the third time that the Prime Minister visited his private residence after assuming the prime ministerial berth some two and a half years ago. The PM and his spouse Radhika Shakya also visited a museum which is under-construction in his residence. The museum with the collection of diverse aspects of......

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The Other Putin on Europe’s Doorstep

Is Turkey the new Russia? That question is increasingly being asked in European capitals as Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan adopts a more aggressive foreign policy. In addition to using migration to threaten and finagle the European Union, Erdoğan has also been deploying military power to expand Turkey’s sphere of influence across the..

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Should Governments Spend Away?

Advanced economies have already spent enormous amounts providing pandemic relief to households and small- and medium-size businesses. The International Monetary Fund’s June outlook estimates that, including fiscal measures and credit guarantees, spending reached approximately 20 percentage points of GDP. In the United States, Congress is..

Politics

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I Will Be Back To Home In Balkot, Bhaktapur Only After 2.5 years: PM Oli

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU:- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli left his official residence in Baluwatar, Kathmandu, briefly, for his private residence in Balkot, Bhaktapur to mark the Hindu festival of Rakshya Bandhan, announcing that he is well..

Nation & Society

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Prohibitory order in Saptari,Nepal

RAJBIRAJ: The Saptari district administration office has issued a prohibitory order across the district from August 4 to 10 over COVID-19 pandemic. The order will come into effect from 5 am tomorrow. The meeting of the district security committee..

World

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Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

By JAN M. OLSEN, COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP):- A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5..

Europe

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Outbreak hits Norway cruise ship, could spread along coast

By JAN M. OLSEN, COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP):- A Norwegian cruise ship line halted all trips and apologized Monday for procedural errors after an outbreak of coronavirus on one ship infected at least 5..

The Spiritual Path

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Journey of Lal Bahadur Dhakal (Yogi Shree Shivashaktinath)

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU: Late Lal Bahadur Dhakal also is known as Yogi Shree Shivashaktinath is the closest and most loved disciple of Shree Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath and Paramhamsha Swami..

China

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Court in China’s Shandong Jails Rights Activist Yu Xinyong

BEIJING:- Authorities in the eastern Chinese province of Shandong have jailed a rights activist who helped local residents pursue petitions and complaints against the government, RFA has learned. Yu..

Tibet

Tibetans living under China’s rule are routinely denied the right to a fair trial, with judicial proceedings against them often held in secret and confessions obtained under torture used against them in court, a Tibetan rights group says in a new report. Especially in cases deemed politically sensitive, “Tibetans are rarely informed of their right to counsel,” the Dharamsala, India-based Tibetan Centre for Human Rights and Democracy (TCHRD) says in its July 2020 report “Barriers to......

India

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given nod to the Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of the Oxford University developed COVID-19 vaccine candidate in the country. Government officials told PTI that the approval for conducting phase 2 and 3 clinical trials by the SII was granted by DCGI Dr V G Somani late Sunday night after a thorough evaluation based on the recommendations of the Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on......

California

SACRAMENTO:- Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that the state has secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to help ensure the availability of resources to fight the Apple Fire burning in Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The FMAG will also assist local, state and tribal agencies responding to the fire to apply for 75-percent reimbursement of their eligible fire suppression costs. The Apple Fire has burned over 20,500 acres......

Prosecutor seeking Trump’s taxes cites probe of his business

By LARRY NEUMEISTER, NEW YORK (AP):- A New York City prosecutor fighting to get President Donald Trump’s tax returns told a judge Monday he was justified in demanding them because of public reports of “extensive and protracted criminal conduct..

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Iran’s COVID-19 death toll surpasses 17,000: Health Ministry

Tehran [Iran], (Sputnik/ANI): Iran's COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 17,000 after another 208 fatalities have been registered in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday, as broadcast by the IRINN news network. Cumulative cases have..

Markets

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NEPSE Index Increases By 7.47 Points to Close at 1,403.86 Points

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: The Nepal Stock Exchange index has increased 7.47 points to close at 1,403.86 points. Likewise, the sensitive index has grown by 1.47 points to stand at 294.24..

 

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Nepse index increases 7.47 points to close at 1,403.86 points

KATHMANDU:- The Nepal Stock Exchange index has increased 7.47 points to close at 1,403.86 points. Likewise, the sensitive index has grown by 1.47 points to stand at 294.24 points. Over 5.3 million shares of 190 companies were traded at Rs 1.29 billion today. Out of 12 subgroups, three suffered a downturn. The hydropower sector decreased by 3.55..

Sports

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“17th Gaijatra Cup Kicks Off at Lalitpur”: Nepal

LALITPUR: 17th Gaijatra cup was held at Godawari, Lalitpur on Monday which was a great opening of the day. Eight matches were played on an opening day. The results of the match are: Namuna Sports Club 2- 1 Lalitpur Football Academy Naya bato Youth Club A 2-1 Nava Soch Youth Club Santiban Youth Club 1-2 Rachantar Youth Club Lakhur Futsal 0- 3..

 


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Diaspora

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189 Nepali die of COVID-19 worldwide

KATHMANDU: A total of 28 Nepali have died of coronavirus worldwide in the past seven days. According to the Non-Resident Nepali Association (NRNA), among fresh deaths, 25 are in India, two in Saudi Arabia, and one in South Africa. With this, the worldwide death toll of Nepali people from the virus has reached 189. In a press statement issued..

Immigration

U.S. Federal Court Blocks Government’s ‘Public Charge’ Rule On Immigrants During Pandemic
"Doctors and other medical personnel, state and local officials, and staff at nonprofit organizations have all witnessed immigrants refusing to enroll in Medicaid or other public funded health coverage, or forgoing testing and treatment for COVID-19, out of fear that accepting such insurance or care will increase their risk of being labeled a public charge,"

N24 Staff Writer, NEW YORK:- A federal judge in New York has blocked the U.S. government from denying permanent residency to immigrants, who are likely to use public welfare programs during the coronavirus pandemic. According to axios.com, Judge George Daniels said that denying immigrants green cards as part the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services "public charge" rule could harm mitigation efforts during the coronavirus pandemic. The Immigration and Nationality Act allows the government......

Interview

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Interview: Heat’s Leonard stands for anthem, explains why

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP):- Meyers Leonard has a brother who served two tours in Afghanistan with the U.S. Marines. He carries a military-themed backpack, wears combat boots and has a phone loaded with Navy SEALs who are his friends. He also makes this clear: “I absolutely believe Black Lives Matter,” he said. Still, Leonard simply could..

Life Style

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About 3bn animals killed, uprooted by Australian bushfires

SYDNEY, (AFP):- Nearly three billion animals were killed or displaced by Australia's unprecedented 2019-20 wildfires in "one of the worst wildlife disasters in modern history", according to a report released Tuesday. The study by scientists from several Australian universities said the wildlife hit included 143 million mammals, 2.46 billion..

Capital

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51 COVID-19 infection cases in Kathmandu Valley

KATHMANDU:- A total of 418 new COVID-19 infection cases including 51 in Kathmandu Valley have been added in the country in the past 24 hours. This takes the caseload to 20,750 in Nepal. Today's..

Travel

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Twelve airlines companies approach Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) seeking permission for international flights

KATHMANDU: A total of 12 airline companies including two domestic ones have expressed interest to participate in the international commercial flights going to resume after about five months. The..

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Falang English Dictionary’s word of the year is “Covidiot” Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

MELBOURNE: The act of compiling a dictionary is one of the fascinating and intellectually-daunting tasks for a lexicographer who works around the clock. I as a writer do..

Crime

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Two fake police arrested in Dang,Nepal

TULSIPUR: The District Police Office, Dang arrested two fake police. According to Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Sumit Khadka, the arrestees were Suroj Nepali, 30, of Ghorahi sub-metropolis-9, Karmatuwa, and Gopal Malla, 30, of Salyan..

Technology

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Microsoft confirms talks seeking to buy US arm of TikTok

By CATHY BUSSEWITZ, NEW YORK (AP):- Microsoft confirmed Sunday it is in talks with Chinese company ByteDance to acquire the U.S. arm of its popular video app TikTok and has discussed with President Donald Trump his concerns about security and..

Health

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Prohibitory order in Saptari,Nepal

RAJBIRAJ: The Saptari district administration office has issued a prohibitory order across the district from August 4 to 10 over COVID-19 pandemic. The order will come into effect from 5 am tomorrow. The meeting of the district security committee..

Religion

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Rakshyabandhan encourages us to be united: Chief Minister Dormani Poudel, Bagmati State Nepal

BAGMATI: Bagmati State Chief Minister Dormani Poudel has expressed his belief that festivals like Rakshyabandhan and Janai Purnima among others would encourage us to be united and help foster the feelings of brotherhood and fraternity. In a..

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Seven percent journalists lose their jobs due to coronavirus-President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)
FNJ and FNJ District chapter have established emergency fund to help journalists facing problem, FNJ President Acharya said the state should address this problem as well as to make media systematic.

CHITWAN: President of Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ), Govinda Acharya, has said that seven per cent of journalists have lost their job so far due to coronavirus. This number of journalists has lost their jobs in short period of coronavirus infection due mainly to the 'non-professionalism' of the media houses of the country. A mission team of FNJ has been mobilized across the nation to assess the situation after journalists and media houses of the country were affected due to......