COVID-19 test now available with fee

Kathmandu / The government has established a provision for those interested to carry out a Corona Virus test through the PCR method by paying the necessary fee. The test so far was free for those falling under the criteria set by the government.The paid testing at the public health laboratories will be available in all the seven provinces. The peop...

Sample of 5,000 people collected for COVID-19 test in Kathmandu Valley

Kathmandu / Epidemiology and Infectious Disease Control Division has collected samples from 5,000 people in Kathmandu Valley for PCR test of coronavirus infection. The Division has started collecting the sample reaching different places like hospitals, banks, customs office, survey office, transport office, where there is crowd of people, from T...

PCN draws Press Council of India’s attention over malicious contents

Kathmandu / Press Council Nepal (PCN) has noted its protest over the malicious contents disseminated by Indian Television channels against Nepal and Nepali people. PCN acting chair Kishor Shrestha informed that Nepal's press council took serious exception to the Press Council of India over the dissemination of unsubstantiated, inexcusable and basel...

Landslides leaves four dead, nine injured in Pokhara

Kaski / Landslides caused by torrential rain since last night have left four people dead and nine injured in different places of Pokhara. Three people lost their lives when the landslide buried the house of Tanka Bahadur Thapa at Pokhara metropolis-18, Sarangkot, Gotahdi at around 2.45 this morning. Other six people injured in the incident were res...

Seven disappear when landslide takes away houses

Myagdi / As many as seven persons went missing in a torrential rain-triggered landslide at Rikha of Dhaulagiri rural municipality-6, Marang in Myagdi this morning. Marang ward chair Rajaram Subedi informed seven members of two families went disappeared in the debris of landslide fallen from Ghantiwang. The landslide has swept away the houses of...

APF set up four additional BOPs along southern border area

Kanchanpur / The Armed Police Force (APF) deployed for border security on Thursday established four Border Outposts (BOPs) in different areas along the southern border belt. In a bid to ramp up security along the border areas, Armed Police has set up the BOPs in Purnabas municiplaity-10 Dodha, Belauri municiplaity-2, Thapachowk, ward-10 Bhuda of th...

Sindhupalchok flood: Number of people gone missing reaches 20

Melamchi / Twenty people have gone missing in the flooding incident that occurred in Sindhupalchok district. According to the District Police office, out of the missing people, 16 are from Bahrabise municipality and four from Bhotekoshi rural municipality. They are Bhim Bahadur Waiba, Chinimaya Waiba, Leelamaya waiba, Pasang Dolma Waiba, Nima...

Monsoon activities to intensify for four days

Kathmandu / Monsoon activities will likely intensify from today until Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has said. Meteorologist Pratibha Manandhar said there was the possibility of increased monsoon activities in the next four days due to the location of the monsoon low pressure system near the Tarai region of Nepal. According...

COVID-19: 17 new cases spotted in State No. 1

A total of 17 new cases of coronavirus infection spotted in State 1 on Wednesday. The Social Development Ministry of the State said that Jhapa has seven new cases while three in Morang, two in Sunsari, two each in Taplejung and Ilam, and one in Tehrathum districts. With this, the total number of infected persons in State 1 reached 702. Likewise,...

Two dead, 18 persons missing in Bahrabise flooding

Melamchi / The heavy rain and flooding occurred since last night has claimed two lives at Jambu in Bahrabise Municipality in Sindhupalchowk district. Officials said that and 18 individuals are missing in the landslides. According to Mayor Nimphunjo Sherpa of Bahrabise Municipality, flooding in Khagdal and Aadhikhola rivers swept away bridges and...