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Nepal: Implementing emphasis on vehicles from tomorrow
In a discussion with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Tuesday, experts also suggested tightening and enforcing health standards instead of a complete crackdown. The government has also banned walking from 9 pm to 5 am from tomorrow.

KATHMANDU: The government has implemented an odd-even system in private and public vehicles from tomorrow Home Ministry Spokesperson Joint Secretary Chakra Bahadur Budha informed online news that the risk of coronavirus (Covid-19) has increased. In all the three districts within the Kathmandu Valley and outside the Kathmandu Valley where more than 200 active coronae cases are infected, the vehicle push-pull system will be implemented. The government had removed the ban on private vehicles from......

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How South Korea Built a Health System to Beat COVID-19
Although South Korea faced one of the world’s largest initial COVID-19 outbreaks outside China, it managed to contain the virus quickly, without imposing a nationwide lockdown. Decades of working toward universal health care paid off, and created a model that today's developing countries should emulate.

The importance of a reliable and widely accessible health-care system is never more apparent than during a pandemic. It is now painfully clear that countries cannot pursue economic development, and assume that the health system will develop in tandem. Instead, they must do what South Korea did: devise targeted strategies for effective health-care delivery that go hand in hand with broader social- and economic-development efforts. Over the last decade, South Korea’s modern and robust health......

Inside Story

“A quarter of employees lost their jobs in the lockdown, mostly in the hotel sector”: Nepal
Announcing the study report on the impact of the Corona epidemic, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) said that industries/businesses have cut 22.5 percent of their staff.

KATHMANDU: A study found that 22.5 percent of workers lost their jobs after a lockdown to stop the spread of the corona infection. Announcing the study report on the impact of the Corona epidemic, the Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) said that industries/businesses have cut 22.5 percent of their staff. According to the study report, more than two-thirds of the cuts are temporary and contract workers. The hotel and restaurant sector has cut the most staff, according to the report. Moreover, domestic......

Opinion

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State of Pandemic Disaster: Melbourne Moves to Stage Four

Being in control of a sinking ship is not enviable. Regulations previously passed have a museum feel to them, distinctly obsolete. Directions, once dictated with confidence, lack timbre. Coronavirus is serving as that most wily and cheeky of agents, with the most appropriate of accomplices: Homo sapiens. Human beings are fed up, munching on..

Analysis

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Mealy-Mouthed Universities: Academic Freedom and the Pavlou Problem Down Under

A sorry state of affairs has descended upon Australian academic institutions like a suffocating cloak.  Vice-Chancellors and their overly remunerated toadies are getting human relations departments to scribble their apologias for sins against the thought.  Overt political opinions, notably when expressed in a manner that might threaten brands..

Politics

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Oli tried to take revenge on me: Prachanda

KATHMANDU: Top leaders of the ruling Communist Party of Nepal's Prachanda-Madhav Kumar Nepal faction have clarified that there is no dispute over the post in the party. In a discussion with party-affiliated media persons on Wednesday, Chairman..

Nation & Society

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Nepal: Implementing emphasis on vehicles from tomorrow

KATHMANDU: The government has implemented an odd-even system in private and public vehicles from tomorrow Home Ministry Spokesperson Joint Secretary Chakra Bahadur Budha informed online news that the risk of coronavirus (Covid-19) has increased. In..

World

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Over 70 killed in Beirut blast; PM Hassan Diab says guilty ‘will pay price’

BEIRUT [Lebanon]: At least 70 people were killed and over 2,000 injured following a powerful explosion that ripped through Lebanon's capital Beirut on Tuesday, local media reported. The country's..

Europe

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EasyJet dives into loss but upbeat on recovery

LONDON, (AFP):- EasyJet flew into an expected loss during its third quarter as the coronavirus pandemic kept the bulk of planes grounded, the British no-frills airline announced Tuesday. The group..

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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Asian shares fall on jitters over US stimulus, China trade

By JOE, BEIJING: Major Asian stock markets declined Wednesday amid investor concern about U.S. stimulus spending and a trade agreement with Beijing. Market benchmarks in Shanghai, Tokyo, Hong Kong,..

Tibet

25 Years Of Panchen Lama’s Mysterious Disappearance In Communist China
United Nations Presses And Grills Chinese Authoritarian Regime On The Whereabouts Of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama, Gedhun Choekyi Nyima.

By N24 Correspondent, NEW DELHI: Five UN independent mandate holders have strongly demanded China to provide “prompt and detailed information” on the whereabouts of Tibet’s 11th Panchen Lama Gedhun Choekyi Nyima and have endorsed the “CRC” (Committee on the Rights of the Child)’s recommendation to allow an independent monitor to visit him to confirm his whereabouts and the extent to which he is able to enjoy and exercise his rights” in their latest communication to China made......

India

NEW DELHI: India's health ministry on Wednesday announced that the country has surpassed 1.9 million COVID-19 cases, reaching 1,908,254. According to the ministry's data, as many as 52,509 new COVID-19 cases were detected in the past 24 hours. Besides, 857 deaths took place since Tuesday, taking the total death toll to 39,795 on Wednesday. The recovery rate on the country is consistently increasing even as a total of 1,282,215 people who were infected with the virus have successfully recovered......

California

Governor Newsom Signs Tribal Compacts and Concurs with U.S. Department of the Interior Decision
The compacts reflect a commitment by the Tribes to revenue sharing with non-gaming and limited gaming tribes through the Revenue Sharing Trust Fund and the Tribal Nation Grant Fund so that the economic benefits of gaming extend to all tribal governments in California.

SACRAMENTO: Governor Gavin Newsom today announced that he has signed tribal-state gaming compacts between the State of California and the Ione Band of Miwok Indians, the Mooretown Rancheria of Maidu Indians, the Paskenta Band of Nomlaki Indians, the Shingle Springs Band of Miwok Indians, the Tolowa Dee-ni' Nation and the Tule River Indian Tribe of California. The Governor has also concurred with the Department of the Interior’s decision to allow 40 acres in Tulare County to be placed in trust......

Chicago schools to begin fall remotely, dropping hybrid plan

CHICAGO: Chicago’s mayor on Wednesday announced that the nation’s third-largest school district will not welcome students back to the classroom, after all, and will instead rely only on remote instruction to start the school year. The city’s..

Middle East

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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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Yellow Metal Above Rs 1 Lakh Per Tola in Nepal: For The First Time In The History

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: The gold price rises creating a new record by Rs 1600 per tola in the domestic market on Wednesday. According to the Federation of Nepal Gold and Silver Dealers’..

 

Business & Economy

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Ncell Now A Public Company: Nepal

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: Ncell, country's one of the largest and most profitable telecommunications service provider, has been transformed from private company into a public company. As per the decision of the Ministry of Industry, Commerce and Supplies and the Office of the Registrar of Companies, the company has issued a notice stating..

Sports

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The Beatles, Red or Blue?

By N24 Staff Writer: Liverpool is not only an English city known for football, but it is also famous for music. Even more so than in the rest of the world, the city has made a name for itself in music before it introduced football. The city has two famous clubs, Everton and Liverpool. Everton was long ago whereas Liverpool later left. And the..

 


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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

By Craig McCulloch, VANCOUVER:- The clock is ticking for Canada’s withdrawal from an agreement with the United States on cross-border asylum-seekers. A recent Canadian court ruling that the Safe Third Country Agreement is unlawful has been suspended for six months, prompting debate on what the next steps should be. In a 60-page ruling, Justice Ann Marie McDonald of the Federal Court of Canada said the Safe Third Country Agreement violated the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in......

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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14 swab collection centres designated in Kathmandu valley

By Sharad Sharma, KATHMANDU:  The Ministry of Health and Population has designated 14 swab collection centres in the valley, in order to extend the scope of testing for COVID-19. The people who..

Travel

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New trekking route to reach atop Ghumte,Nepal

By Ram Bahadur Thapa, BAGLUNG:-Works are in progress on the expansion of a new trekking route to Ghumte hilltop – a popular tourism site. he trekking route connects Bhimsen Dhunga at Galkot..

Kashmir during  Coronavirus Monday, August 3rd, 2020

By Adnan Shafi, KASHMIR: Most of the leaders/scholars of the world are confessing the same thing that we may have to live with Corona in the for many years, so the world..

Crime

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Darchula, Nepal reports 30 rape cases in four years

DARCHULA: Darchula, the district in Sudurpaschim state, reported 30 cases of rape and attempted rape against women and girls in the past four years. According to the District Police Office, Darchula, most perpetrators are from within the circles of..

Technology

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Ex-Google exec sent to prison for stealing robocar secrets

SAN RAMON, CALIFORNIA: A former Google engineer has been sentenced to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing trade secrets before joining Uber’s effort to build robotic vehicles for its ride-hailing service. The sentence handed..

Health

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Corona insurance scheme to government employees launched in Nepal

KATHMANDU: Beema Samiti (Insurance Board) has formally launched a corona insurance scheme for government employees. The Samiti has introduced a free insurance scheme for government employees in accordance with insurance-related provisions of the..

Religion

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“Religious belief of resurrection” leaves body to rot

TIKAPUR: "Religious belief of bringing the dead back to life" has led to a dead body to rot. The mortal remains of a man of Tikapur-1 in Kailali district were left to start stinking after a pastor in the locality assured the family of the deceased..

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Lightning claims one in Sindhuli, Nepal
DSP Shyam Bahadur Khattri informed that the incident had taken place on Tuesday evening when the thunder strikes occurred along with the rainfall

SINDHULI: A mid-age man died after he was struck by lightning at Dudhauli Municipality-2 in Sindhuli district today. According to the District Police Office, Sindhuli, Prem Bahadur Ghising, 49, was injured when a bolt of lightning hit him and died while undergoing treatment at a local health clinic. DSP Shyam Bahadur Khattri informed that the incident had taken place on Tuesday evening when the thunder strikes occurred along with the rainfall injured Ghising. He was immediately rushed to the......