Sudurpaschim, Aug. 9: As many as 84 people have been diagnosed with coronavirus infection in Sudurpaschim Province in a single day. While performing tests on 1,107 people in the last 24 hours, 84 were found to have contracted with coronavirus, the Sudurpaschim Province Helath Directorate shared. Kanchanpur district has topped the list with highest number of COVID new cases (42) while Kailali saw 33, Achham four, Darchula two and Bajhang, Doti and Baitadi one.Forty two among the infected are India returnees, it was shared. As informed, 23 of the infected had returned through Gaddachauki, 16 through Gaurifanta, two through Pulghat and one through Jhulaghat entry point, informed COVDI-19 Focal Point of the Directorate Hemraj Joshi. Earlier on Monday, the province had diagnosed 121 new coronavirus cases. As the province shares border with India, health desks have been set up in all checkpoints to speed up COVID tests. A total of 60,511 people of Sudurpaschim have been so far diagnosed with the coronavirus in the province. The contagion has claimed 634 lives in the province as of now. (RSS)
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous People has been observed in Nepal by organising various programmes across the country.
In 2,958 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 560 people were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) in its regular update on Tuesday. Likewise, the virus infection was detected in 530 people in 3,342 antigen tests performed in the last 24 hours.
A delegation led by the CPN (Unified Socialist) honoured leader Jhalanath Khanal today met with Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba and called his attention to the imposition of a 40 per cent tax on Nepali tea by India.
The order to remove obstacles has been tabled in the meeting of the House of Representatives (HoR) today in accordance with the Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappeared Persons and Truth and Reconciliation Act.
Much of Europe is baking in record heat, which has exposed riverbeds and triggered restrictions on water use in many areas. Parts of the IJssel river, flowing north, are now so narrow that a ban has been imposed on ships passing each other.
Forty per cent of women in Karnali province are found breastfeeding their infants within one hour of their birth.
The National Information Commission (NIC) has punished chiefs of 33 offices for denying imparting information to the seekers. They faced the music for violating the Right to Information (RTI) guaranteed by the Constitution.
As only four days are left to start Gai Jatra, a festival of dance, satire, and music, the Thimi locals are now preparing to offer a parade of traditional street dances. Every year, the streets of the ancient city of Bhaktapur are flooded with dances of different kinds with the starting of Gai Jatra.
The wastes disposed of by Urlabari Municipality in Morang district have flooded the paddy fields of the farmers in Ward No.8.
Floods induced by torrential rains have damaged the Chandra Canal in Saptari and inundated many houses. According to locals, Amaha Jutpani, Satrapatra, Tyangra and other seasonal rivers of Saptakoshi Municipality have flooded and damaged the country's oldest irrigation canal built during the reign of the Rana Prime Minister Chandra Shumsher Rana. This damage has, in turn, led to submersion of dozens of houses in Ward No. 4 and has caused damages worth millions of rupees. Bir Bahadur Magar, a resident of the area, told The Rising Nepal that the areas near the canal were under nearly six foot of water.
The formal tunnel construction works for the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhes Fast Track (KTFT) Project, one of the national pride projects of the country, has yet to begin, according to Nepali Army. Although the preliminary works for the construction of three tunnels have been divided into two packages having total length of 6.415 km, the officials of the KTFT have said that the major construction works for the tunnels will begin only from first week of September to October.
Price of crude oil has been declining in the international market for the last couple of weeks. The price of crude oil which climbed to USD 123.58 per barrel on March 8 dropped to USD 94 per barrel on Monday. The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has received a new price list from the Indian Oil Corporation twice after the significant fall in the prices. The IOC has reduced the price of diesel and petrol supplied to Nepal by Rs. 30 per litre in a month.