22 checkpoints between Nepal and India to remain close

Kathmandu: Twenty-two checkpoints between Nepal and India has been decided to remain closed. A meeting of the Covid-19 Crisis Management Center (CCMC) held at Singha Durbar on Friday decided to close 22 of the 35 checkpoints between Nepal and India and allow access only through 13 checkpoints. Only Kakadvitta, Jogbani, Pashupatinagar, Birtamod, Gaur, Birgunj, Belahiya,… Continue reading 22 checkpoints between Nepal and India to remain close

Another 33 people died from the corona infection, adding 5,727 infected on same day

Kathmandu: Another 33 people have died in Nepal due to corona virus infection. Including this, the number of deaths due to corona infection in Nepal has reached 3279, stated the Ministry of Health and Population. Similarly, corona infection has been confirmed in 5,727 people in the last 24 hours. According to the ministry, 5,657 people… Continue reading Another 33 people died from the corona infection, adding 5,727 infected on same day

Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments as Xiaomi closes in

File Photo The logo of Samsung Electronics is seen at its headquarters in Seoul, South Korea, April 4, 2016. Photo Courtesy: Reuters

(Reuters): Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (005930.KS) reclaimed its crown as the world’s biggest smartphone maker from Apple (AAPL.O) in the first quarter, cornering a fifth of overall global shipments. China’s Xiaomi Corp (1810.HK) rounded out the top three positions with its best quarterly performance ever as shipments surged 62% to 49 million phones and its… Continue reading Samsung overtakes Apple in smartphone shipments as Xiaomi closes in

Dozens killed in crush at Lag Baomer religious festival in Israel

Emergency personnel assisting people after after dozens of people were killed and others injured after a grandstand collapsed in Mount Meron, where tens of thousands of people were gathered to celebrate the festival of Lag Baomer at the site in northern Israel Photograph. Photo Courtesy: AFP

(TheGuardian): At least 44 people have been killed and about 150 injured in a crowd crush at a Jewish religious gathering in northern Israel attended by tens of thousands of people, in one of the country‚Äôs worst peacetime disasters. Children were among the dead, Eli Beer, the director of an Israeli volunteer ambulance service, Hatzalah,… Continue reading Dozens killed in crush at Lag Baomer religious festival in Israel

Water Supply Minister Mani Thapa confirmed corona infection

Kathmandu: Minister for water supply, Mani Thapa has been confirmed to have corona infection. The secretariat of Thapa informed that the infection was confirmed in him after testing the sample of swab on Thursday. The secretariat said Thapa’s health is normal and he is taking a rest at his residence. Four days ago, Thapa’s daughter… Continue reading Water Supply Minister Mani Thapa confirmed corona infection

Friendly match between Nepal and Iraq on May 29

File Photo National football team of Nepal. Photo Courtesy: ANFA

Kathmandu: Nepal has decided to play friendly football match with Iraq. The All Nepal Football Association (ANFA) said on Thursday that it has decided to play a friendly match against the Asian Cup winning nation of Iraq on May 29. Three days ago, the Iraqi Football Association had made public the news about playing friendly… Continue reading Friendly match between Nepal and Iraq on May 29

Komal Shah started treatment with plasma therapy

Kathmandu: Komal Shah, who was infected with corona virus, has been treated with plasma therapy. She has been undergoing treatment with plasma therapy since Thursday evening. She was shifted to the ICU on Wednesday evening due to respiratory problems and lack of oxygen . Even today, he is supported by high flow oxygen like yesterday.… Continue reading Komal Shah started treatment with plasma therapy

1.1 mn Nepali children are still engaged in child labor

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Kathmandu: Among seven million children between the ages of five and 17 in Nepal, 1.1 million children (15.3 per cent) were found to be engaged in child labour, a significant decline in child labour in comparison to 2008 (1.6 million). As per the study report recently revealed by International Labour Organization has stated that Nepal… Continue reading 1.1 mn Nepali children are still engaged in child labor

China launches first module of new space station

(BBC): China has launched a key module of a new permanent space station, the latest in Beijing’s increasingly ambitious space programme. The Tianhe module – which contains living quarters for crew members – was launched from the Wenchang Space Launch Centre on a Long March-5B rocket. China hopes to have the new station operational by… Continue reading China launches first module of new space station

India Covid crisis: US tells citizens to leave the country

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(BBC): The United States has told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible as the country battles a devastating coronavirus wave. India reported 379,257 new infections on Thursday, the world’s highest single-day total. The US embassy warned that “access to all types of medical care is becoming severely limited”. The Level 4 “do… Continue reading India Covid crisis: US tells citizens to leave the country