Parliamentary committee directs health ministry to begin preparation to prevent Omicron

Kathmandu: The Education and Health Committee under the House of Representatives has directed the Ministry of Health and Population to start necessary preparations to protect the people from the new variant of Corona, Omicron. A meeting of the committee held at Singha Durbar on Sunday with Health and Population Minister Birodh Khatiwada directed the ministry… Continue reading Parliamentary committee directs health ministry to begin preparation to prevent Omicron

19th edition of KIMFF to be held from Dec 9 to 13

Kathmandu: The 19th edition of the Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF) is scheduled to take place in the second week of December. The organizers informed at a press conference in Kathmandu on Sunday that the festival will take place from December 9 to 13 The festival will be held in the hall of the… Continue reading 19th edition of KIMFF to be held from Dec 9 to 13

Indonesia volcano: Dozens injured as residents flee huge ash cloud from Mt Semeru

People ride a motorbike on a road that is covered with volcanic ash following the eruption. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

(BBC): One person has died and 41 suffered burns after a volcano erupted on Indonesia’s Java island, officials said on Saturday. Residents were filmed fleeing a giant ash cloud from Mt Semeru. Witnesses described nearby villages covered in debris, and thick smoke blotting out the sun, leaving them in pitch darkness. Airlines have been warned… Continue reading Indonesia volcano: Dozens injured as residents flee huge ash cloud from Mt Semeru

SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

A visitor wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus, walks near a banner at a park in Goyang, South Korea, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

SEOUL, South Korea (AP): South Korea again broke its daily records for coronavirus infections and deaths and confirmed three more cases of the new omicron variant as officials scramble to tighten social distancing and border controls. The 5,352 new cases reported by the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency on Saturday marked the third time… Continue reading SKorea sets daily records for new coronavirus cases, deaths

Five people died of covid infection in last 24 hours

Kathmandu: In the last 24 hours, 238 more people across the country have been confirmed to be infected with Corona virus (Covid-19). According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 238 people out of the tested 6,797 samples across the country confirmed the infection. Meanwhile, 392 more corona infections have been reported and five have… Continue reading Five people died of covid infection in last 24 hours

Nepal receives 188,000 doses of moderna vaccine

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Kathmandu: One lakh 88 thousand four hundred doses of moderna vaccine have arrived in Nepal under Covax facility. According to the Ministry of Health, the vaccines arrived in Kathmandu on Friday afternoon. The World Health Organization (WHO) has approved the modern vaccine for people over 12 years of age. So far, Covishield, Vero cell, AstraZeneca,… Continue reading Nepal receives 188,000 doses of moderna vaccine

Qatar agrees to review labor agreement

Kathmandu: Qatar has agreed to review labor agreement with Nepal during the fourth meeting of the Nepal-Qatar Joint Committee held in Kathmandu on Friday. According to the Ministry of Labor, Employment and Social Security, in the meeting, the Qatari side agreed to move ahead as per Nepal’s proposal for the socio-economic reintegration of Nepalis who… Continue reading Qatar agrees to review labor agreement

NEB publishes results of class 12

Kathmandu: National Examination Board has published class 12 results after holding a meeting this morning. A total of three lakh 75 thousand 15 students had participated in the examination and 7,063 have got ‘A+’ grade. Meanwhile, the number of candidates getting ‘A’ GPA is 40,239. 70,000 students have got ‘B+’ and 99,553 have received ‘B’.… Continue reading NEB publishes results of class 12

Martin’s first hat-trick in the league

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Kathmandu: Newcomer Satdobato Youth Club beat APF Football Club 4-1 on Friday after Nigerian Martin Kayode Ajayi scored his first hat-trick of the season in the Martyrs’ Memorial A Division League Satdobato, who is playing in A division league for the first time, has risen to the top spot by adding 7 points from 3… Continue reading Martin’s first hat-trick in the league

India reports first cases of new Covid variant

(BBC): Two men in the southern Indian state of Karnataka have tested positive for the Omicron coronavirus variant. One of them, a 66-year-old South African national, had travelled from there and has already left India, officials said. The second – a 46-year-old doctor in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru – has no travel history.… Continue reading India reports first cases of new Covid variant