Italy enters 3-day Easter lockdown amid vaccination snagsBy The Rising Nepal
Italy entered a three-day nationwide coronavirus lockdown Saturday to deter Easter travel and get-togethers even as the country’s variant-fueled spike in new infections began to wane.
Myanmar junta orders internet blackout as more pro-democracy protesters are detainedBy The Rising Nepal
Myanmar's military junta has cut all wireless internet services until further notice, in what appears to be part of a concerted effort to control communications and messaging in the Southeast Asian country.
Then and now: Rising temperatures threaten coralsBy BBC
It said rising sea temperatures - thanks to greenhouse gas emissions from human activity - remained the biggest threat to the reef.
Argentine president tests positive for Covid-19By RSS
Argentina's President Alberto Fernandez, who has been vaccinated against Covid-19, announced late Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
India braces for COVID-19 curbs as infections hit 6-month highBy The Rising Nepal
India’s biggest cities braced for stricter lockdowns and other COVID-19 curbs on Saturday as infections hit a six-month high, as a month-long surge continued in the country third-worst hit by the pandemic.
Alia Bhatt tests positive for COVID-19 hours after getting papped with beau Ranbir KapoorBy The Rising Nepal
A few days after Ranbir Kapoor recovered from COVID-19, now girlfriend Alia Bhatt too has been tested positive for the virus.
Tokyo Diving World Cup cancelled because of poor Covid-19 precautionsBy BBC
The Diving World Cup in Tokyo has been cancelled by the sport's international governing body because the organisers' planned Covid-19 precautions "will not properly ensure" athletes' safety.
Sachin Tendulkar: India cricket legend in hospital with Covid-19By BBC
Indian cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, who tested positive for Covid-19 last week, has been admitted to the hospital. Tendulkar tweeted on Friday that he decided to go to a hospital in Mumbai "as a matter of abundant precaution under medical advice".
Train crashes in eastern Taiwan, killing 36, injuring dozensBy The Rising Nepal
A passenger train smashed into a vehicle on its tracks and partially derailed outside a rail tunnel in Taiwan on Friday, killing at least 36 people and injuring dozens. Survivors climbed out windows and onto roofs to reach safety in Taiwan’s deadliest railway disaster.
U.S. Handovers Antiquities to NepalBy The Rising Nepal
The Acting Consul General of Nepal Bishnu Prasad Gautam has received three Nepali lost antiquities from Joan Illuzzi-Orbon, Executive District Attorney of New York County District Attorney's Office in New York.
White House asks EPA to study whether EVs can generate renewable fuel creditsBy The Rising Nepal
The White House has directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study whether using renewable fuels to power electric vehicle charging should generate tradeable credits under the nation’s biofuels program, two sources familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
'Familial terrorism': How personal ties link suicide bombings in Southeast AsiaBy The Rising Nepal
This week, on Palm Sunday morning, the newlyweds strapped pressure cooker nail bombs to their chests and detonated them as they drove into the Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral in the provincial capital of Makassar.
Biden announces huge infrastructure plan to ‘win the future’By The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden outlined a huge $2.3 trillion plan Wednesday to reengineer the nation’s infrastructure in what he billed as “a once-in-a-generation investment in America” that would undo his predecessor’s signature legislative achievement — giant tax cuts for corporations — in the process.
China amends Basic Law annexes to improve Hong Kong's electoral systemBy The Rising Nepal
The amended Annex I and Annex II to the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) were passed at a session of the National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee with a unanimous vote from all 167 committee members in attendance.
Beyond bridges: Biden redefines infrastructure to add peopleBy The Rising Nepal
Beyond roads and bridges, President Joe Biden is trying to redefine infrastructure not just as an investment in America the place, but in its workers, families and people.
Covid-19: World leaders call for international pandemic treatyBy BBC
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has joined more than 20 world leaders in calling for a new global settlement to help the world prepare for future pandemics.
Biden, CDC director warn of virus rebound if nation lets upBy The Rising Nepal
President Joe Biden and a top health official warned that too many Americans are declaring virus victory too quickly, appealing for mask requirements and other restrictions to be maintained or restored to stave off a “fourth surge” of COVID-19. The head of the CDC said she had a feeling of “impending doom” if people keep easing off.
WHO report says animals likely source of COVID-19By The Rising Nepal
A joint WHO-China study on the origins of COVID-19 says that transmission of the virus from bats to humans through another animal is the most likely scenario and that a lab leak is “extremely unlikely,” according to a draft copy obtained by The Associated Press. The findings were large as expected and left many questions unanswered. The team proposed further research in every area except the lab leak hypothesis.
India reports 62,714 new COVID-19 cases, 312 deaths in last 24 hoursBy RSS
India reported 62,714 new COVID-19 cases, 28,739 discharges and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Sunday.
Nepali workers can return for second stint in KoreaBy The Rising Nepal
The foreign workers including Nepalis working under the Employment Permit System (EPS) will be allowed to come to Korea for the second time as committed workers even if they change the company that they work. A law in relation to this provision was passed on Wednesday, said chairperson of Migrant Workers Union Udaya Rai.