Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

FILE - In this July 27, 2020, file photo, nurse Kathe Olmstead prepares a shot that is part of a possible COVID-19 vaccine, developed by the National Institutes of Health and Moderna Inc., in Binghamton, N.Y. Moderna Inc. says it will ask U.S. and European regulators to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection. Photo Courtesy: AP

(AP): Moderna Inc. said it would ask U.S. and European regulators Monday to allow emergency use of its COVID-19 vaccine as new study results confirm the shots offer strong protection — ramping up the race to begin limited vaccinations as the coronavirus rampage worsens. Multiple vaccine candidates must succeed for the world to stamp out… Continue reading Moderna asking US, European regulators to OK its virus shots

Laying of foundation stone of 396 local level hospital buildings in one day

Minister for Federal Affairs and General Administration Hridayesh Tripathi, Chief of Nagarjuna Municipality Mohan Basnet and others at the foundation stone laying ceremony of the 15-bed Ramkot Basic Hospital being constructed at Batasepakha in Nagarjuna Municipality-7 with the objective of ensuring access to quality basic health services. Photo Courtesy: Rastriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu: The government has laid the foundation stone of a hospital building today for the construction of 396 local level basic hospitals in the country. The government has laid the foundation stone of 396 hospital buildings today with the objective of providing basic health services to the local level. The Ministry of Health and Population… Continue reading Laying of foundation stone of 396 local level hospital buildings in one day

No municipality will remain without hospitals: Health Minister Dhakal

Kathmandu: Minister for Health and Population Bhanubhakta Dhakal laid the foundation stone of the new building of the Provincial Infectious Diseases Hospital and Emergency Room of Bharatpur Hospital in Bharatpur, Chitwan on Monday afternoon. While the government laid the foundation stone of the hospital at 396 local levels on Monday, Health Minister Dhakal reached Chitwan… Continue reading No municipality will remain without hospitals: Health Minister Dhakal

Pashupatinath temple will be opened from December 16

Kathmandu (RSS): The Pashupatinath temple, which has been closed since April, will be reopened to devotees from December 16. The Pashupati Area Development Fund has stated that it has been decided to open the temple by adopting the method of health security by maintaining physical distance. Member Secretary of the Fund, Dr. Pradip Dhakal, informed… Continue reading Pashupatinath temple will be opened from December 16

Telecom’s 4G service reached all districts

Kathmandu: Nepal Telecom’s 4G service has reached all 77 districts. Nepal Telecom, a government-owned company that started 4G service from Kathmandu and Pokhara for the first time in 2016, has expanded 4G service in all 77 districts. According to the company, the quality of the service would not be consistent as the geographical and terrestrial… Continue reading Telecom’s 4G service reached all districts

“China’s defense minister’s visit should not go with India, independent relations should be maintained with both countries”

Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister, Rajan Bhattarai speaking during an event organized at Reporter's club on November 30, 2020. Photo Courtesy: Reporters club

Kathmandu: Foreign Affairs Advisor to the Prime Minister, Rajan Bhattarai has urged the Chinese Defense Minister not to link his visit to Nepal with India. Stating that Nepal is an independent country and its relations with its neighbors will be free, he urged Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe’s visit to Nepal not to be linked… Continue reading “China’s defense minister’s visit should not go with India, independent relations should be maintained with both countries”

U.S. Supreme Court weighs Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals

President Donald Trump listens during an event in the briefing room of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020, on prescription drug prices. Photo Courtesy: AP

WASHINGTON (Reuters): The Supreme Court on Monday is set to take up President Donald Trump’s unprecedented and contentious effort to exclude illegal immigrants from the population totals used to allocate U.S. House of Representatives districts to states. The challengers to Trump’s July directive include various states led by New York, cities, counties and immigrant rights… Continue reading U.S. Supreme Court weighs Trump bid to bar illegal immigrants from census totals

Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

In a photo provided by Triller, Mike Tyson throws a punch during the third round against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition boxing bout Saturday, Nov. 28, 2020, in Los Angeles. The bout was unofficially ruled a draw by the WBC judges at ringside. Tyson and Jones fought eight two-minute rounds, and both emerged smiling and apparently healthy from a highly unusual event. Photo Courtesy: AP

LOS ANGELES (AP): Mike Tyson stepped through the ropes in his signature black trunks and heard the opening bell in a boxing ring for the first time in 15 years. The former heavyweight champion of the world traded lively punches with Roy Jones Jr. for eight entertaining rounds that ended with two middle-aged legends wearily… Continue reading Mike Tyson returns to ring, draws in exhibition with Jones

Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

Afghan national army soldiers arrive at the site of a suicide bombing in Ghazni province west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2020. Over 30 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. Photo Courtesy: AP

GHAZNI, Afghanistan (AP): At least 34 people were killed on Sunday in two separate suicide bombings in Afghanistan that targeted a military base and a provincial chief, officials said. There were no immediate claims of responsibility for the attacks, which took place as Afghan government representatives and the Taliban hold face-to-face talks in Qatar for… Continue reading Afghan officials say 34 killed in separate suicide bombings

Transparency International’s report unacceptable: Nepal government

Kathmandu: The government has said that Transparency International’s Asia Report-2020 is unacceptable. The government claims that the report is motivated by political bias and is based on baseless facts. Transparency International’s Asia Report-2020 states that the Prime Minister of Nepal has come to the defense of his colleagues accused of corruption. But the government claims… Continue reading Transparency International’s report unacceptable: Nepal government