Another 776 infected from corona infection, 13 die

Kathmandu: In the last 24 hours, an additional 776 people have been confirmed infected with the corona virus. In the last 24 hours, 13 people have died and 501 have recovered from the corona infection. With the addition on Monday, the total number of corona infections in Nepal has reached 809,729. At the same time,… Continue reading Another 776 infected from corona infection, 13 die

Govt forms a taskforce to study flood damage

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Kathmandu: The government has formed a task force under the coordination of Home Ministry Secretary Teknarayan Pandey to study the damage caused to the paddy crop due to unseasonal rains and submit a report within three days. The cabinet meeting held on Monday formed a working group comprising Secretary of the Ministry of Home Affairs,… Continue reading Govt forms a taskforce to study flood damage

Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Thousands of pro-democracy protesters take to the streets to condemn a takeover by military officials in Khartoum, Sudan, Monday Oct. 25, 2021. Photo Courtesy: AP

CAIRO (AP): Sudan’s military seized power Monday, dissolving the transitional government hours after troops arrested the prime minister. Thousands of people flooded into the streets to protest the coup that threatens the country’s shaky progress toward democracy. The takeover comes more than two years after protesters forced the ouster of longtime autocrat Omar al-Bashir and… Continue reading Sudan’s military takes power in coup, arrests prime minister

Pakistan’s historic victory over India in T20 World Cup

Shaheen Shah Afridi accounted for Virat Kohli . Photo Courtesy: Getty Images

Kathmandu: Pakistan win a historic victory over India in the T20 World Cup. In their first match of the Super 12, Pakistan defeated arch-rivals India by 10 wickets. This is Pakistan’s first victory over India in any World Cup. So far, India and Pakistan have met 13 times in the World Cup, which was dominated… Continue reading Pakistan’s historic victory over India in T20 World Cup

China seeks to lift homework pressures on schoolchildren

(BBC): China has passed an education law aimed at reducing the pressures of excessive homework and intensive after-school tutoring, state media say. Parents are being asked to ensure their children have reasonable time for rest and exercise, and do not spend too much time online. In August China banned written exams for six and seven… Continue reading China seeks to lift homework pressures on schoolchildren

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

New Delhi, India (AP): Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated Press, even as its own employees cast doubt over the company’s motivations and interests. From research as recent as March of this year to company memos… Continue reading Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

PM Deuba to inspect flood-affected districts in eastern Nepal

Kathmandu: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who returned after observing the flood damage in the far western region, is going to inspect Eastern Nepal today. A team including the Prime Minister is scheduled to leave for Eastern Nepal from a Nepal Army helicopter at 8 am today. According to the Prime Minister’s Secretariat, Prime Minister… Continue reading PM Deuba to inspect flood-affected districts in eastern Nepal

Bus coming from Surkhet to Kathmandu caught fire

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Kathmandu: A passenger bus coming from Surkhet to Kathmandu has caught fire in Gajuri of Dhading. The fire broke out in a passenger bus at around 2 this morning. Dhading police informed that the bus caught fire while it was running in Gajuri Bazaar. The bus is completely damaged. The passengers on the bus are… Continue reading Bus coming from Surkhet to Kathmandu caught fire

353 people die in disaster since mid-April

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Kathmandu (Rashtriya Samachar Samiti): At least 353 people have lost their lives in disaster-related incidents this year. According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority, 80 people are missing during this period. According to the statistics, 161 people were killed due to landslides. Since then, 52 people have been killed by floods and… Continue reading 353 people die in disaster since mid-April