CCMCC recommends 15-day school closureBy Purushottam Khatri
Schools across the country have been recommended to give a compulsory 15-day winter vacation in the wake of rising omicron threat, the new variant of the coronavirus in Nepal. A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Centre (CCMC) held on Sunday recommended the decision to the Cabinet for its approval and implementation. As per the recommendation, schools of all types and grades have been instructed to give a winter vacation of minimum 15 days beginning from January 15, Joint Secretary...
Intensify vaccination: PMBy Purushottam Khatri
Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba Friday directed the frontline workers of the concerned bodies, including those working in the health sector and security bodies to expedite COVID-19 inoculation and begin a campaign to administer booster jabs. Chairing the first meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordination Centre (CCMC) held after a surge in the cases of COVID-19 in the country, Prime Minister Deuba instructed the officials to intensify the vaccination drive and arrange booster dose to...
Capital Valley, other cities face constant air pollution hazardsBy Purushottam Khatri
The country had to go for a four-day school closure in March this year after the air pollution reached hazardous level. That was the first-of-its-kind decision that the federal government had to take after Nepal’s sky hemmed in tear-producing smoke and dust particles as the country has not witnessed winter rains so far. Smoke that accumulates in the atmosphere due to wildfire in different parts of the country, haze, and smoke produced from brick kilns, factories, industries, solid wastes that...
Construction of expressway tunnels to begin from mid-DecemberBy Purushottam Khatri
The much-awaited construction works of three tunnels of the Kathmandu-Terai/Madhesh Expressway, one of the national pride projects that has a strategic importance, is about to begin from second week of December, 2021.
Police cracking down on illegal sitesBy Purushottam Khatri
Police have recently revealed the operation of dozens of secret groups and social networking sites like Instagram and Telegram, where obscene pictures were being circulated of young Nepali women, especially celebrities and models, after police began investigation on a new trend of complaints filed by the victims. While investigating into the complaint of one of the victims, police have confirmed that she had become the victim of ‘revenge porn,’ the distribution of sexually explicit images...
Govt recommends envoys to India, United States, UKBy Purushottam Khatri
The government Thursday recommended three persons for their appointment as ambassadors to India, the United States of America and the United Kingdom. The recommendations came on the eve of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba’s visit to Glasgow, Scotland. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at Singha Durbar this afternoon took the decision to this effect.
Let Rivers Take Natural CourseBy Purushottam Khatri
Heavy rains lashed the Kathmandu Valley in the early morning of September 6. Over 385 temporary houses built around the banks of the Bagmati, Bishnumati, Hanumante, Dhobikhola, Manohara Rivers faced inundation. More than 232 persons were rescued. Many concrete and makeshift houses
Government to table three bills in parliament for endorsementBy Purushottam Khatri
The government Monday decided to table three bills that had already become inactive in the Federal Parliament for endorsement by submitting replacement bills. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers at Singha Durbar this evening, took a decision to this effect.
Murder cases increase fourfold in 5 yearsBy Purushottam Khatri
If the Police Headquarters annual report on crime statistics is anything to go by, 110 cases of felony are committed every day in our society. Every year, hundreds of people get murdered across the country, 38 in a month and at least two in a day, states a record of the Headquarters. In the last fiscal year 2020/21, the Headquarters registered 40,120 total crimes across the country. Of these, 8,059 cases were related to offences against the human body, with 697 related to murder. The record...
Govt forms body to study border issue with ChinaBy Purushottam Khatri
The government has formed a committee to study the border issue of northern Himalayan region of Humla district. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held Wednesday evening at the official residence of Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba in Baluwatar decided to form a committee to study the problems that have arisen along Nepal-China border from Limi Lapcha to Hilsa of Namkha Rural Municipality in Humla district.