More than six mn people receive full dose of vaccines

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Kathmandu: The total number of people vaccinated against coronavirus in Nepal has exceeded six million. In the last 24 hours, 216,725 vaccines have been administered and the total number of people vaccinated against corona in Nepal has reached 6,014,941. Similarly, 6,528,392 people have been vaccinated for the first time so far. Meanwhile, the number of… Continue reading More than six mn people receive full dose of vaccines

Corona infection in another 953 people, 6 die

Kathmandu: Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 953 people in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 750 out of 7,050 PCR tests and 163 out of 3,529 antigen tests tested positive for covid-19. In the last 24 hours, six people have died due to corona infection while 1,371 people… Continue reading Corona infection in another 953 people, 6 die

China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles

File Photo A visitor passes by a logo for the e-CNY, a digital version of the Chinese Yuan, displayed during a trade fair in Beijing, China, Sunday, Sept. 5, 2021. Photo courtesy: AP

BEIJING (AP): China’s central bank on Friday declared all transactions involving Bitcoin and other virtual currencies illegal, stepping up a campaign to block use of unofficial digital money. Friday’s notice complained Bitcoin, Ethereum and other digital currencies disrupt the financial system and are used in money-laundering and other crimes. “Virtual currency derivative transactions are all… Continue reading China says all crypto transactions illegal; Bitcoin tumbles

Corona infection in 1,476 people, 1,550 recovered

Kathmandu: Coronavirus infection has been confirmed in 1,476 people in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Population, 1,476 people were found to be infected with the coronavirus, including 1,103 people tested for 10,575 PCRs and 373 people tested for 5,115 antigens. In the last 24 hours, nine people have died… Continue reading Corona infection in 1,476 people, 1,550 recovered

Police arrests a boy attempt to wear Narayanhiti’s crown

Kathmandu: An attempt has been made to steal the crown of the former king displayed in the Narayanhiti Durbar Museum. Khem Bahadur Gharti, 25, of Rukum West Musikot Municipality-11 had tried to break the glass by removing a khukuri from the room where the crown is being placed. However, the security forces took him under… Continue reading Police arrests a boy attempt to wear Narayanhiti’s crown

Citizens of 12 countries not to get on-arrival visas in Nepal

Kathmandu: Considering the easing situation of covid-19 in the country, the government has decided to resume on-arrival visa service to the foreigners. However, Nepal will not provide an on-arrival visa facility to citizens of 12 countries. According to the Department of Immigration, citizens from pandemic-affected countries will not receive on-arrival visas. Nepal had opened on-arrival… Continue reading Citizens of 12 countries not to get on-arrival visas in Nepal

Pakistan wants cooperation with Nepal: Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Kathmandu: Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that he is ready to further promote relations between Pakistan and Nepal. During a meeting with Nepal’s Ambassador to Pakistan Tapas Adhikari on Tuesday, he said he was keen to work with Nepal to promote bilateral relations, according to the Nepal Embassy in Islamabad. Recalling his visit… Continue reading Pakistan wants cooperation with Nepal: Pakistani PM Imran Khan

Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

Melbourne's popular Chapel St shopping precinct was among areas damaged. Photo Courtesy: EPA via BBC

(BBC): A 5.8 magnitude earthquake has rattled southeast Australia, damaging buildings in the city of Melbourne. The earthquake happened about 09:15 local time (00:15 GMT) on Wednesday at Mansfield, not far from the Victorian state capital. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said, “we have had no reports of serious injuries and that is very good news”.… Continue reading Melbourne earthquake: Tremor rattles southeast Australia

China, US unveil separate big steps to fight climate change

China's President Xi Jinping remotely addresses the 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly in a pre-recorded message, Tuesday Sept. 21, 2021, at UN headquarters. Photo Courtesy: AP

(AP): The two biggest economies and largest carbon polluters in the world announced separate financial attacks on climate change Tuesday. Chinese President Xi Jinping said his country will no longer fund coal-fired power plants abroad, surprising the world on climate for the second straight year at the U.N. General Assembly. That came hours after U.S.… Continue reading China, US unveil separate big steps to fight climate change