Over-charging hospitals face action: DPM PokhrelBy The Rising Nepal
Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) Ishwar Pokhrel Thursday said that legal action would be taken against the private hospitals that were charging more than government-approved fee for treating COVID-19 patients.
1,406 ICU beds available nationwide: MinistryBy Ajita Rijal
Nepal has been witnessing a massive resurgence of COVID-19 cases since mid-April. On Thursday, the country witnessed a record high of 9,070 cases with 54 fatalities. It was the fifth consecutive day the country reported more than 7,000 new cases in a day. On Wednesday, it recorded 8,605 cases and 58 deaths; on Tuesday, 7,587 cases and 55 deaths; on Monday 7,388 cases and 37 deaths and on Sunday 7,137 cases and 27 deaths.
Need of improving health check, surveillance at border points: ExpertsBy The Rising Nepal
With the increase in cases of COVID-19 and detection of new variants of the virus in India, thousands of Nepalis working there have been returning home. Since April, over 22,000 Nepalis have returned to Nepal via the border point of Belahaiya in Bhairahawa alone. The number of Nepalis returning via several border points across the country is far higher. According to the Area Police Office, Belahaiya, around 300-400 Nepalis are entering through the border point on a daily basis recently as well.
Monsoon to arrive a week earlier this yearBy Purushottam Khatri
Meteorologists of Nepal and other South Asian nations have forecast that the monsoon for the year 2021 will arrive earlier than last year and that Nepal and some other Asian countries are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall. A virtual meeting of the 19th session of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) held among the representatives of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and other South Asian hydrologists and meteorologists from April 26 to 28 had predicted that...
MoHP reports record 8,970 new infections, 54 fatalities, 2,707 recoveriesBy The Rising Nepal
In 20,367 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 8,970 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Health Ministry in its daily update.
CPN-UML Standing Committee meeting concludesBy The Rising Nepal
Spokesperson of the party and Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali said, "Discussions about the strategies to be applied to ensure the victory of the party's candidate in the election for National Assembly member on May 20 were held in the meeting."
CPN (UML)’s standing committee meeting at BaluwatarBy RSS
A Standing Committee meeting of the CPN (UML) is now taking place at the official residence of the Prime Minister at Baluwatar.
Humla section of Karnali corridor built in timeframeBy The Rising Nepal
The Development and Construction team of the Nepali Army has completed the construction work of Humla section under the Karnali Corridor within the stipulated time. The army has completed its preliminary work of 39 km road of Humla section of the corridor in time. Chairman of Adanchuli Rural Municipality Dal Bahadur Fadera said that the Nepali Army had completed the construction of the road from Kawadi to Salisalla in the Humla section of the Karnali Corridor.
Economic scenario challenging due to COVID-19: PaudelBy Laxman Kafle
Finance Minister Bishnu Prasad Paudel has said that the economic scenario in the near future is challenging due to the second wave of COVID-19 pandemic. ‘The path to inclusive and sustainable economic recovery is hampered by the extensive impact of the COVID-19. The economic outlook remains challenging in the near future, despite efforts to keep the economy in track,” he said while addressing an informal meeting of SAARC finance ministers Wednesday.
Asian paradise flycatcher now spotted in all seasonsBy Indira Aryal
Asian paradise flycatcher, or Sworgachari is a beautiful bird that normally makes Nepal its temporary home for five to six months to lay eggs, breed and raise young ones. Scientifically called Terpsiphone paradise, the summer migratory bird is sighted in various parts of the country, especially in Terai and Kathmandu Valley during summer season. Ornithologists say that a flock of Sworgachari arrive in the country between late March and early April from India and Sri Lanka and that they raise their...
Members of Parliament undergo COVID-19 test (Photo Feature)By The Rising Nepal
The members of the Federal Parliament on Wednesday underwent RT-PCR tests after President Bidya Devi Bhandari, on the recommendation of the government, called a special session on May 10.
Prime Minister Oli meets main opposition leader DeubaBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and President of the main opposition-Nepali Congress held a meeting on Wednesday.
Record 8,605 new cases of COVID-19, 58 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 20,756 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, 8,605 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Jageshwor Gautam, spokesperson at the Health Ministry in the regular press briefing.
New COVID-19 variant infecting more childrenBy The Rising Nepal
According to the health ministry from 14 March to 29 April, the number of infected children from the age 10 to 19 stood at 3,292 cases and two children died as a result.
Prez Bhandari issues seven ordinancesBy RSS
President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Tuesday issued seven ordinances including the Acid and Other Harmful Chemical Substances (Regulation). The ordinances were issued on the recommendation of the Council of Ministers in accordance with the Article 114 (1) of the constitution, according to the Office of the President. Other ordinances are Constitutional Council (duties, responsibilities, rights and working procedure) first amendment, an ordinance to amend some acts against the sexual violence, ordinance...
Pashupati master plan document still incompleteBy The Rising Nepal
A technical committee is preparing to submit the document of the proposed master plan of the Pashupati within the current fiscal year, and 70 per cent document writing work has completed. In December, 2020, the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) constituted a seven- member technical team led by economist Dr. Chandra Mani Adhikari to prepare the master plan. Initially, the technical committee was given three months to complete its work. But the committee has not completed the...
Record 55 COVID-19 related fatalities in past 24 hours, 7,587 new infectionsBy The Rising Nepal
This is the highest number of virus-related fatalities confirmed across the nation in a single day. Currently, the nation's death toll has surged to 3,417 and the death rate is 0.97 per cent.
Valley's prohibitory order extended till May 12By The Rising Nepal
Prem Prasad Bhattarai, Chief District Officer of Bhaktapur informed The Rising Nepal that the meeting of the three CDOs of the Valley had decided to extend the restrictions on public mobility.
20,000 oxygen cylinders to arrive from China in a few daysBy The Rising Nepal
After the government decided to procure 50,000 empty cylinders for oxygen, the Ministry of Health and Population has started making arrangements to import 20,000 cylinders from China immediately.
Two books on Nepal’s stone sculpture releasedBy The Rising Nepal
A Swiss citizen named Ulrich Von Schroeder visited Nepal recently with the documentation of Nepalese Stone Sculptures. The 78-year-old had first visited the country in 1965. Prior to that, he had come to India from Switzerland. Fascinated by the arresting stone sculptures, he has visited the country more than 50 times ever since to learn more about them. His visits have now culminated in the publication of two comprehensive books on Nepalese Buddhist and Hindu stone sculptures. Each of them features...