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Some health officials are reported to have ruled out the possibility of any epidemic of water-borne diseases in the flood-affected areas.


The death toll from the floods is on the rise. To this is added the dozens of people who have gone missing and whose fate is therefore unknown.


Incessant rain and landslides have killed over 50 persons and dozens are missing in various parts of the country, especially the Terai.


If the Legislature-Parliament passes the Medical Education Bill forwarded by the government and finalised by the parliamentary Women, Children, Elderly Citizen and Social Welfare Committee key demands of senior Dr. Govinda KC who is on a fast onto death for 11th time will not be addressed.


A disturbing revelation has been made by the on-site report of a sub-committee of the parliamentary International Relations and Labour Committee.


Nepali Army wants to invest in hydropower projects using the Army Welfare Fund in which billions of rupees have been collected.


Most of the problems that the country and its people suffer are mainly questions of ethics and accountability—two things that are in very short supply among our government leaders, politicians, and civil servants.


Cases of swine flu are being reported from various parts of the country. H1N1 influenza which is also known as swine flu can lead to death and serious health problems.


The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has initiated investigation into the alleged irregularities of the state-owned fuel monopoly – Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) – over its latest land purchase deal.


In the area of compensation or relief at least, Nepali migrant workers have received a little sense of security in case of serious injuries sustained or losing lives while working overseas.


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