Government to resume regular flights to Doha, Riyadh and Kuwait from Oct 1

Kathmandu / The government is to resume regular flights to Doha of Qatar, Riyadh of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait from October 1. The regular flights were not resumed in these countries due to inconvenient for PCR test for international flights began from September 1. Now only charted and rescue flights are being operated. The Ministry of Culture, To...

1,356 new cases of COVID-19 registered on Tuesday

Kathmandu / A total of 1,356 new cases of COVID-19 have been registered in the country while conducting PCR tests on 11,154 individuals in the past 24 hours. A total of 647 individuals were found infected in Kathmandu valley alone. Of them, 511 are in Kathmandu, 73 in Lalitpur and 63 in Bhaktapur districts in the valley. In the regular press...

1,154 new cases of COVID-19 registered on Monday

Kathmandu / A total of 1,154 new cases of COVID-19 were registered in the country while conducting PCR tests on 9,533 individuals in the past 24 hours. In the regular press briefing at the Ministry of Health and Population, Spokesperson Dr Jageshwar Gautam shared that a total of 17,611 are enlisted as active cases of corona virus in the country. W...

World Peace Day: the story of Nepal’s ‘Zone of Peace’ proposition to the world

Itahari / Today is International Day of Peace. 21 September is the UN-designated International Day of Peace which was effective from 2002 during the tenure of seventh Secretary General of UN Kofi Annan. Despite the beginning of UN-sanctioned celebration of International Day of Peace since 1981, it would be observed in third Tuesday of every Sep...

Monsoon melancholy of sleep-stealing Koshi river

Itahari / Monsoon in Nepal usually spans from the month of June to August. This is also the time when rain-triggered floods occur in various parts of the country. However, the trend of rainfall-trigged flooding at Koshi River is different, as it goes until September and sometimes up to October. The five months are unpredictable period for the re...

In Itahari, locals gear up to support poor and pandemic patients

Itahari : On 30 July 2019, some philanthropic locals of Itahari ran a program called 'Sahayogi Bhitta' (which roughly translates as supportive wall). The concept of the wall ,which was set up at Reyukai Chautari of the Itahari square, was to run a cloth bank. In cloth bank, capable and supportive people would drop their cloths and needy people coul...

Sangurigadhi draws hikers and bikers in times of pandemic

Itahari / Bimal Tamang and his close friends of Dharan were at Sangurigadhi on Friday afternoon. An inhabitant of Dharan-13, Tamang said he made his journey to the uphill hiking to the ancient fort of east Nepal to escape baking sun at Dharan. ''It was restriction on Dharan for the vehicular movements and mass gathering of people. However, my...

Two die from COVID-19

Kathmandu / Two men have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. A 55-year-old man of Suryabinayak municipality-8 in Bhaktapur died at Dhulikhel hospital, said the COVID-19 prevention and control command post. The deceased was suffering from heart and thyroid problems, said Dr Narendra Kumar Jha, chief of the district health office and member-secr...

WHO Representative to Nepal warns of spike of COVID-19 cases

Kathmandu / The WHO Representative to Nepal Dr Jos Vandelaer has said along with the increasing cases of COVID-19 infected persons, the rate of death among the infected elderly persons would also soar in Nepal. In an interview released by the Ministry of Health and Population here on Tuesday, Dr Vandelaer alerted that the death case among the el...

Domestic and international flights to operate from September 1

Kathmandu / The government is to operate the domestic and international flights from September 1. The government has made preparations to operate domestic flights in view of the approaching festivals. However, the first phase of the domestic flights would be operated from Kathmandu to destinations in the mountainous and hilly region only. The g...