61 died while 6,295 recovered from corona

Kathmandu: In the last 24 hours, 6,295 corona infections have been recovered from corona infection. Similarly, corona virus (Covid-19) infection has been confirmed in an additional 3,384 people across the country. A total of 14,494 samples tested including 8,506 samples for PCR and 5,988 samples for antigen. Of which 2,382 PCR samples while 1,082 antigen… Continue reading 61 died while 6,295 recovered from corona

Preparations against third wave of COVID-19 underway in Banke

Ranja (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): Preparations for the third wave have begun in Banke, which has become a ‘hotspot’ at the beginning of the first and second waves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The locals of Banke are preparing for the prevention and response of the third wave of corona virus outbreak. Khajura rural municipality Chairman Kismat… Continue reading Preparations against third wave of COVID-19 underway in Banke

G7 to counter China’s belt and road with infrastructure project – senior US official

Reuters: The Group of Seven rich nations will announce on Saturday a new global infrastructure plan as a response to China’s belt and road intiative, a senior official in U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration said. The official, who spoke to reporters on condition of anonymity, said the United States would also push the other G7… Continue reading G7 to counter China’s belt and road with infrastructure project – senior US official

Teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder given journalism award

Darnella Frazier (third from right) films as police arrest African-American George Floyd. Photo courtesy: Reuters

BBC: A teenager who filmed the murder of George Floyd by a white police officer has been given a special journalism award by the Pulitzer Prize board. Darnella Frazier, now 18, was awarded the citation for her courage, the Pulitzer committee said. Her film spurred protests for racial justice around the world and was used… Continue reading Teen who filmed George Floyd’s murder given journalism award

Monsoon begins in Nepal

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Kathmandu: This year’s monsoon has started entered Nepal. The monsoon has arrived two days before this year. The monsoon that entered through Eastern Nepal on Friday has spread to Province 1, Province 2 and Bagmati Province. Meteorological division of the Department of Water and Meteorology, said that the monsoon is likely to spread across the… Continue reading Monsoon begins in Nepal

Indian Army handover medical equipment to Nepali Army

Kathmandu: India Army has handed over medical equipment and supplies worth Rs 288 million to the Nepali Army today. In a ceremony at Nepali Army Headquarters, Tundikhel today, the medical equipment has been handed over by Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra to General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of the Nepali Army. The ambassador reaffirmed India’s… Continue reading Indian Army handover medical equipment to Nepali Army

G-7 nations gather to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

U.S. President Joe Biden poses for a picture during a meeting with Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (not pictured) ahead of the G7 summit Carbis Bay Hotel, Carbis Bay, Cornwall, Britain, Thursday June 10, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

CARBIS BAY, England (AP): World leaders from the Group of Seven industrialized nations are set to commit at their summit to share at least 1 billion coronavirus shots with struggling countries around the world — half the doses coming from the U.S. and 100 million from the U.K. Vaccine sharing commitments from President Joe Biden… Continue reading G-7 nations gather to pledge 1B vaccine doses for world

Culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi admitted to hospital

File photo of Satya Mohan Joshi. Photo Courtesy: The Kathmandu Post

Kathmandu: Satya Mohan Joshi, a man of the century and a senior culture expert, has fallen ill. He has been admitted to Kist Hospital on Wednesday afternoon with chest pain. According to doctors involved in Joshi’s treatment, his breathing and blood pressure are now normal and his health is improving. The hospital has informed that… Continue reading Culture expert Satya Mohan Joshi admitted to hospital

In a world-first, El Salvador makes bitcoin legal tender

Bitcoin banners are seen outside of a small restaurant at El Zonte Beach in Chiltiupan, El Salvador June 8, 2021. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

Reuters: El Salvador became the first country in the world to adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress on Wednesday approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency, a move that delighted the currency’s supporters. With 62 out of 84 possible votes, lawmakers voted in favor of the move to create a law to… Continue reading In a world-first, El Salvador makes bitcoin legal tender