Nepali Army to resume sending troops to UN peace mission from next weekBy Purushottam Khatri
Deployment of Nepali Army personnel in the United Nations peacekeeping mission, which was suspended because of COVID-19, is going to resume from the second week of July, 2020. Nepali Army has currently been keeping its nearly 1,000 troops in ready position by sending them in quarantine at the Birendra Army Peace Operation Training Centre (BPOTC), Paanchkhal in Kavre. The BPOTC is the only one and main pre-deployment training centre of the Nepali Army. The Army Headquarters has begun the process...
Govt unveils action plan to contain monsoon disasterBy Purushottam Khatri
The government has unveiled ‘Monsoon Preparedness and Detail Action Plan-2020' for better readiness, rescue, and relief operation aiming to combat possible human casualties and loss of property. National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) under the Ministry of Home Affairs prepared and made pubic the Action Plan. This is the second time that the Ministry of Home Affairs has brought the Action Plan into effect after collecting all the details and work plan from each government...
Water level in major rivers below ‘danger’ markBy Purushottam Khatri
Water level in the major rivers across Nepal and their tributaries would remain below the warning level for the next three days, hydrologists said on Monday. Bikram Shrestha Zoowa, senior hydrologist at the Flood Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), said the water level in major 10 rivers would remain below the warning level for the next three days.
Crimes galore in the time of coronavirus lockdownBy Purushottam Khatri
Believe it or not, over 5,000 crimes including 1,482 cases of suicide were registered in the 83 days of lockdown, from March 24 to June 14. In lockdown, people had to stay indoors unless in emergency, and committing crime never falls in the category of emergency. But it was not so in Nepal. At least the criminals continued their businesses; the police records testified this.
CCMC recommends Rs. 350m to manage quarantinesBy Purushottam Khatri
A meeting of the COVID-19 Crisis Management Centre (CCMC) Directive Committee Friday decided to recommend the government for releasing Rs. 350 million for establishing additional quarantines and isolation wards up to the local levels
As monsoon begins, shabby quarantines to spawn more troublesBy Purushottam Khatri
As the monsoon for this year has already begun from June 12, suspected COVID-19 patients living in quarantines in various places across the country are sure to encounter water-induced problems and health hazards. Especially, India-returnees in Kailali, Dhangadi, Banke, Nawalparasi, Morang, Jhapa and Sunsari, and people in west and far-western Nepal, including Baitadi, Rukum, Rolpa, Surkhet, Dang, Dailekh and Jajarkot, are more likely to be hit hard by the rainy season as they are prone to water-borne...
Investigation report on B.K murder submitted to Home MinistryBy Purushottam Khatri
The Ministry had formed the investigation committee headed by Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Poshraj Pokhrel of Federal Police Unit, appointing him as senior investigation officer and advising it to come up with the report.
Offices resuming services from todayBy Purushottam Khatri
All government and private offices are resuming their operation from June 15 after the government relaxed the nationwide lockdown in 83 days. According to Joint Secretary Basanta Adhikari at the Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, all types of offices will open from Monday maintaining preventive health security measures based on the protocol designed by the offices themselves.
Govt to resume all govt., private offices from June 15 in two shiftsBy Purushottam Khatri
Speaking at a press conference organised to make the Cabinet decisions public on Thursday, Minister for Communication and Information Technology Dr Yuba Raj Khatiwada said that all types of offices could be opened to run regular business by maintaining physical distance and designing internal safety protocol.
Kathmandu Valley sees surge in human mobility and vehiclesBy Purushottam Khatri
Mobility of the general public and the number of private and essential vehicles have been increasing in the capital city for the past four days as the government said it was working to change the present modality of the nationwide lockdown.