Only test can differentiate COVID-19 and seasonal fluBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Sabin Shrestha, 25, was feeling sick and feverish. He also had a stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, and muscle aches. “As I had already received COVID-19 vaccine and had contracted the novel coronavirus last year, I was pretty confident that I might be suffering from seasonal flu,” said Shrestha, who had been on rest at home. But Shrestha panicked when he found out that all of his family members including his 83-year-old grandfather were also showing symptoms similar to his. “We immediately...
Stay away from moths to prevent blindness risksBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Cases of Seasonal Hyperacute Panuveitis, commonly known as SHAPU, are increasing in Nepal in recent times. Physical contact with Moths (Seto Putali) is considered to be the major cause of SHAPU. Stating that delay in treatment of the disease could cause blindness, the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has repeatedly been calling people to stay alert and opt for measures to avoid contact with white moths. Similarly, ophthalmologists have also warned that the spread of SHAPU could invite some...
Sohra Shraddha, occasion to pay tribute to forefathersBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Pushkal Dahal, 63, from Basundhara is busy these days as he has been performing Sohra Shraddha for the devotees. On Thursday itself, Dahal performed three Shraddhas at three different places. Signaling the arrival of Dashain festival, Sohra Shraddha began from Tuesday, September 21. The 16-day lunar period, known as Sohra Shraddha, is an occasion to pay homage to the departed forefathers. Along with Dahal, Brahmin priests across the nation are busy these days performing Sohra Shraddha for the...
More Needs To Be DoneBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Over half a decade has passed since the new constitution was promulgated in 2015. Its implementation has been a roller coaster in the past six years. People from different walks of life had pinned their high hopes on the new national charter. While some of the expectations were met, its many ideals are to be realised. A wider segment of the population showed their reservation when the main law of the land was attacked time and again. The three-tier federal structure has been ins
Women Shine In Capital MarketBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The craze of Nepal's capital market has grown across the nation in recent times. With every public company issuing Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and setting a record high number of applicants, it can be ascertained that people are now being well aware of the concept of financial independence and are striving to increase financial literacy to attain independence. According to a report issued by the Securities Board of Nepal on the occasion of its 29th anniversary a few months ago, the number of...
Purifying Sins Or Culture?By Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Haritalika Teej is one of the biggest festivals for Nepali women, which is celebrated across the nation with ecstasy and fervour. The festival is observed for three days including 'dar khane din' where women munch on their favourite delicacies before rigidly fasting for 24 hours for the longevity of their husbands on the second day. On the third day of Teej, also known as Rishi Panchami, women take baths in holy rivers or at home for their 'purification'. It is said that taking bath on Rishi Panchami...
Swift endorsement of Civil Service Bill emphasisedBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
As soon as the provincial and local level elections were conducted in 2017, the government’s top priority lay in introducing a new Federal Civil Service Act in order to change the structure of the nation’s bureaucracy in line with federalism.
Govt making efforts to vaccinate pediatric populationBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
The nation has been observing a considerable rise in coronavirus cases for the past couple of weeks. Despite the enforcement of five-month-long prohibitory order, the rate of infection has not declined as the transmission of the virus is at the community level.
Doctors clear confusion regarding effectiveness of AstraZeneca vaccineBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
With the beginning of the government’s AstraZeneca vaccination campaign from Monday, the senior citizens’ long wait to get the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine has finally come to an end. However, as those who got the first dose of the Covishield vaccine in March had to wait for over five months to receive the second jab, many are questioning the efficacy of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Likewise, as the government is now distributing AstraZeneca as the second dose of Covishield many have a misconception...
COVID third wave can hit Nepal any time: ExpertsBy Sampada Anuranjanee Khatiwada
Following the relaxation of the prohibitory order in various districts across the nation, including the Kathmandu Valley, active cases of COVID-19 have been on the rise. The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) on Monday reported that there are 27,908 active cases of COVID-19 across the nation.