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Free COVID treatment people’s right: Former Nepal PM

The main opposition Nepali Congress today condemned the government’s decision to charge people for COVID-19 test and treatment

No flights to Everest region until further notice

One case of coronavirus infection was reported in Namche Bazar today following which flights to Nepal's Everest region have been suspended until further notice

Remittance flow defies expectations to record a strong eight percent growth in Nepal

Remittance inflows into Nepal in the first two months of the fiscal year were down from the heady 23 percent growth in the first month, but the growth rate still hit a robust 8.1 percent

Qatari Sheikh, high-profile climbers arrive in Kathmandu for trekking

As Nepal opened for trekking and mountaineering activities from October 17, high-profile climbers from around the world have arrived in Kathmandu to attempt to climb different mountains

One more report ranks Nepal among most polluted countries in the world

As the country braces for deteriorated air quality with the approaching winter season, Nepal has been once again ranked as one of the most polluted countries in the world

British Council confers ‘International School Award’ to 23 schools in Nepal

The British Council today awarded ‘International School Award’ to twenty-two schools in Nepal, amid virtual award ceremony in Kathmandu

Nepal’s biggest festival Dashain fails to lift the market mood, buyers and sellers say

Prabha Karki has never missed wearing new clothes for tika on Bijaya Dashami, the tenth day of the Dashain festival. But this year, she has not planned on buying new clothes

Angry with decision not to treat them, COVID-19 infected refuse to cooperate, Nepal's health workers say

A health worker at the Epidemiology and Disease Control Division had a bad hair day on Tuesday. The health worker, tasked with informing people about their infection status and coordinating in contact tracing, said he faced a hard time

Nepal cautions against increased risk of infection during festivals

Nepal's Ministry of Home Affairs has directed security bodies and administration offices under its purview to remain alert as there is a likelihood of COVID-19 further spreading during the festivals

In a rare show, Nepal's ruling party leaders censure government over virus test and treatment move

Nepal Communist Party members are rarely critical of their government

NCP MPs to forgo one month’s salary

The parliamentary party of the ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) today decided not to take salary for the month of Kartik (mid-October to mid-November) and deposit the same in the government’s COVID-19 Prevention, Control and Treatment Fund

People preparing for low-key festivity in Nepal

The festival season has already knocked on the doors and the greatest festival, Dashain, has begun

Handicraft shipments predicted to plunge as virus smashes Nepal's export market

Nepal's handicraft exports are expected to plunge by 70 percent next year as only a few orders are trickling in with Covid-19 ravaging the world economy, handicraft entrepreneurs said

Oli administration’s decision on Covid tests and treatment breaches social contract

A day after Nepal's Ministry of Health and Population said that people themselves need to pay for Covid-19 tests and treatment costs if they are infected, Nepalis on Monday took to social media to chide the administration, wondering why citizens should pay tax to the government if it cannot ensure their fundamental right

Bishnu Poudel as Nepal's finance minister is the wrong man at the wrong place at the wrong time, observers say

When Bishnu Poudel became finance minister back in October 2015, he was facing an economy badly affected by the earthquakes and the Indian trade blockade