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Nepal: Home Ministry directs to stop vehicle pass distribution
People’s entry to Kathmandu Valley has also been made strict with the increasing risk of COVID-19 infection.

KATHMANDU:- The Home Ministry has directed the District Administration Offices across the nation to stop distributing vehicle pass. Issuing a circular to Chief District Officers of all 77 districts on Wednesday, the Ministry directed not to distribute vehicle pass to be implemented from August 13 until further notice. The circular was issued on the basis of decisions made by the government of Nepal and ministry at different times as there is a high risk of COVID-19. Earlier, the government......

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Reading the Dollar Doldrums
A sharp decline in the relative value of the dollar this year has been met with cheers from those hoping for a short-term boost to the US economy, and with hand-wringing by those worried about the currency's global standing. But while both views reflect underlying truths, neither tells the whole story.

A near-10% drop in the value of the US dollar since its March high has given rise to two distinct narratives. The first takes a short-term perspective, focusing on how a depreciation could benefit the US economy and markets; the second takes the long view, fretting over the dollar’s fragile status as the world’s reserve currency. Both narratives contain some truth, but not enough to justify the emerging consensus around them. Several factors have combined to put downward pressure on the......

Inside Story

International Youth Day: Challenges in implementation of youth policy
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is to inaugurate and address the main program of the event. National Youth Council has been organizing a variety of programs related to youth leadership development for a week on the occasion of the International Youth Day.

By Sharad Sharma, KATHMANDU:- The International Youth Day is being commemorated around the world today, including in Nepal, organizing a variety of programs on topics related to youth. The Day is observed around the theme, 'Youth Participation for World Campaign: Youth Engagement for Employment Promotion and Environment Conservation', in Nepal. The event is being marked by organizing virtual programs this year due to the risk of the spread of coronavirus. The programs would be organized from......

Opinion

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Lebanon’s Agony

Last week, a warehouse stocked with nearly 3,000 tons of ammonium nitrate blew up, laying waste to the port of Beirut and ripping through much of the rest of the Lebanese capital. At least 137 people were killed, thousands were wounded, and hundreds of thousands were rendered homeless. For a country that was already roiled by political and..

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Reading the Dollar Doldrums

A near-10% drop in the value of the US dollar since its March high has given rise to two distinct narratives. The first takes a short-term perspective, focusing on how a depreciation could benefit the US economy and markets; the second takes the long view, fretting over the dollar’s fragile status as the world’s reserve currency. Both..

Politics

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Nepali Congress general secretary Dr. Shashanka Koirala calls for utilizing COVID crisis as opportunity

KATHMANDU:- Nepali Congress general secretary Dr. Shashanka Koirala has said a crisis caused by coronavirus pandemic should be utilized as an opportunity to develop the country. In his address to a Zoom-assisted program organized by Sushil Koirala..

Nation & Society

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Nepal: Home Ministry directs to stop vehicle pass distribution

KATHMANDU:- The Home Ministry has directed the District Administration Offices across the nation to stop distributing vehicle pass. Issuing a circular to Chief District Officers of all 77 districts on Wednesday, the Ministry directed not to..

World

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Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins

KANCHANABURI, Thailand (AP):-  Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus. Initial..

Europe

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The future of Europe depends on its neighborhood – UfM’s Nasser Kamel says

On July 1st, 2020, the Secretary-General of the Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), Dr. Nasser Kamel, participated in an international conference discussing the future of Europe. The event under the..

The Spiritual Path

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Wake up Matsyendranath, Gorakh has arrived

By Jyoti Dhakal, KATHMANDU: In the epic “Gorakh Digvijaya” written by a Muslim poet Faijullah of Bengal, the poet has said that Guru Gorakhnath salvaged even his guru Matsyendraneth from the trap..

China

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Taiwan FM says China trying to turn island into ‘next Hong Kong’

TAIPEI, (AFP):- China is trying to turn democratic Taiwan into another Hong Kong, the island's foreign minister warned Tuesday as he met with a senior US official making a historic diplomatic..

Tibet

Illegal coal mining on a state-protected nature reserve in China’s northwestern Qinghai province has caused massive ecological damage and deprived Tibetan nomads of food for livestock, sources in the region told RFA. Chinese authorities announced Sunday that, following local media investigations into open-pit coal mining in the Qilian mountains, they detained Ma Shaowei, owner of mining company Xingqing, in Qinghai’s Haixi Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture. “Even though the Mining Company......

India

NEW DELHI, (PTI):- COVID-19 cases in India dipped below 55,000 in a single day on Tuesday after the country recorded over 60,000 cases daily for four days on the trot, according to the Union Health Ministry data. With the fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally rose to 22.68 lakh, while the recoveries have surged to 15,83,489, pushing the recovery rate to 69.80 per cent. The total coronavirus cases in the country have increased to 22,68,675 with 53,601 infections being reported in a day, while......

California

SACRAMENTO:-  Governor Gavin Newsom today announced the following appointments: Reginald R. Javier, 54, of San Diego, has been appointed executive director at the California Employment Training Panel. Javier has served as deputy executive officer at the San Bernardino County Economic Development Agency since 2016. He was associate manager at Public Consulting Group from 2011 to 2017. Javier was director of workforce advancement at the San Diego Workforce Partnership from 2006 to 2011. He was......

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP):-  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry Wednesday to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running..

Middle East

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World donors demand change before money to rebuild Beirut

By SARAH EL DEEB and SYLVIE CORBET, BEIRUT (AP):- World leaders and international organizations pledged nearly $300 million in emergency humanitarian aid to Beirut in the wake of the devastating explosion, but warned on Sunday that no money for..

Markets

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Nepal Share Market: NEPSE Up By 1.51 points, Closes At 1425.32 points

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: According to Nepal Stock Exchange, the NEPSE index has increased by 1.51 points to close at 1,425.32 points. Similarly, the Sensitive Index increased by 0.02 points to..

 

Business & Economy

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Paper Factory In Nawalparasi Resumes After A Halt Of Two Years

N24 Staff Writer, KATHMANDU: A paper factory at Madhyabindu municipality in the district has resumed operation following a halt of two years. Established in 2075 B.S., the industry named Quality Paper Industries Pvt. Ltd. makes the use of paper wastes and local raw materials, said Suresh Kumar Gupta, chairperson of the industry, adding that in the..

Sports

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Sevilla beat Wolves in the semifinals

DUISBURG :- Sevilla beat the Wolves by 1-0 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the Europa Cup after midfielder Lucas Ocampos scored from the head. The Wolves paid the price after failing to score from the penalty spot. Ocampos scored the decisive goal in the 88th minute through a cross by Argentine Ivor Benega. The five-time Europa Cup..

 


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Diaspora

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Over 13,000 Nepalis return home from UAE

KATHMANDU:- Over 13,000 Nepali migrant workers have returned home in chartered flights from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) since the commercial flights were postponed due to COVID-19 and lockdown. A total of 13,785 Nepalis stranded in one of the major labor destinations for the Nepalis migrant workers-UAE-were evacuated to Nepal through 82..

Immigration

Immigrants Comprise 5% of North Dakota’s Population
Data from the American Immigration Council shows North Dakota has a small but growing community of immigrants, with many coming from the Philippines.

MINOT, N.D. (AP):- DATA from the American Immigration Council shows North Dakota has a small but growing community of immigrants, with many coming from the Philippines. The council's latest figures from 2018 show 35,824 foreign-born individuals comprised 5% of the state's population. Immigrants made up 6% of the state’s workforce in 2018. Immigrants accounted for 13% of the state’s production employees and 11% of residents working in the manufacturing industry. Immigrants hold 8% of jobs......

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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Women say they will fight sexism, ‘ugly’ attacks on Harris

CHICAGO (AP):- In the weeks before Joe Biden named Sen. Kamala Harris his running mate, women’s groups were readying a campaign of their own: shutting down sexist coverage and disinformation about a vice presidential nominee they say is headed for months of false smears and “brutal” attacks from internet haters. The groups put the media on..

Capital

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Kathmandu District Administration office urged people not to crowd during festivals

KATHMANDU:- In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Kathmandu district administration office has urged the general people and concerned authorities not to organize any type of programs that draw a crowd on..

Travel

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Nepal’s international flights scheduled to start from Sept.17 postponed again

KATHMANDU:- Nepal's national and international flights, which were supposed to operate from September 17, have been postponed again. A meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) on..

Technology

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Android phones to track quakes; California gets alert system

SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA (AP):-  Android phones will be used to sense earthquakes around the world and may one day be able to provide global warnings, with the first mass alert system unveiled Tuesday..

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Macron Lectures Lebanon: The Condescending Politics of Aid Wednesday, August 12th, 2020

The explosion in a Beirut portside warehouse containing over 2,750 tonnes of ammonium nitrate on August 4 has done its bit to light more fires under Lebanon’s ruling..

Health

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Nepal Communist Party (NCP), distributes health care materials and home medicines

BIRATNAGAR:- Nepal Communist Party (NCP), Biratnagar-8 on Wednesday distributed health carer materials and home medicines to the corona-infected people staying in isolation at home. Ward committee chair Ram Pokharel informed medical materials..

Religion

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Kathmandu District Administration office urged people not to crowd during festivals

KATHMANDU:- In view of COVID-19 pandemic, the Kathmandu district administration office has urged the general people and concerned authorities not to organize any type of programs that draw a crowd on the occasion of upcoming festivals like Indra..

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Miscellany

Adolescent girl dies of scrub typhus in Nepal
The infected girl was taken to Dhangadhi-based Sarathi Hospital from Baitadi via Dadeldhura Hospital.

BAITADI:- An adolescent girl died of scrub typhus infection in the Baitadi district. The deceased has been identified as Puja Joshi, 14, of Dogadakedar rural municipality-3, Shreekot. Puja breathed her last on the way to the Kohalpur Medical College for treatment. The infected girl was taken to Dhangadhi-based Sarathi Hospital from Baitadi via Dadeldhura Hospital. Her relative Shanker Dutta Bhatta informed she died on the way to the Kohalpur Hospital from Dhangadhi for further......