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Nepal in  need of emergency aid to combat coronavirus: WHO access_time2021-05-15

KATHMANDU, May 15: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that South Asian countries including Nepal are in need of emergency aids in a fight against a recent surge of coronavirus cases.  Spreading during a press statement organized in Ge...

EU mobilizes Rs 282 million to help Nepal  contain recent coronavirus surge access_time2021-05-13

KATHMANDU, May 13: Responding to Nepal’s request to provide necessary assistance to contain the explosion in COVID-19 cases in recent days, the European Union has mobilised an initial Rs 282 million in humanitarian funding.  Accordin...

Govts in South Asia must take urgent action to combat COVID-19 surge across region: Amnesty Intl access_time2021-05-13

KATHMANDU, May 13:  Governments across South Asia must immediately address healthcare shortages and urgently strengthen their healthcare systems to respond to the rapid surge of COVID-19 cases in the region, said Amnesty International. With Ind...

Delhi reports 19,832 new COVID-19 cases, 341 deaths in last 24 hrs, positivity rate at 24.92 pc access_time2021-05-08

Delhi recorded 19,832 fresh COVID-19 cases and 341 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi government's health bulletin on Friday. As many as 79,593 tests including 65,663 RT-PCR/CBNAAT/True NAT tests and 13,930 rapid antigen tests w...

Bill and Melinda Gates divorce after 27 years of marriage access_time2021-05-04

May 4: Bill and Melinda Gates have announced their divorce after 27 years of marriage, stating "we no longer believe we can grow together as a couple". "After a great deal of thought and a lot of work on our relationship, we ...

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 18 million access_time2021-04-30

NEW DELHI, April 29: India's COVID-19 tally surpassed 18 million, reaching 18,376,524 on Thursday, as a fresh high of 379,257 new cases were recorded during the past 24 hours, said the federal health ministry. As many as 3,645 deaths reported ac...

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam access_time2078-01-15

Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 rattles India’s Assam NEW DELHI, April 28: An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale shook large parts of lower Assam in India on Wednesday morning.  The quake struck at 7:51 am and the epicenter w...

India's COVID-19 tally surpasses 15 million access_time2021-04-20

NE DELHI, April 20:  India's COVID-19 tally surpassed the 15-million mark, reaching 15,061,919, on Monday, revealed the latest data by the federal health ministry.  There was an increase of 273,810 COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hou...

Manmohan Singh tests positive for COVID-19, admitted to AIIMS access_time2021-04-20

NEW DELHI, April 20: Former Prime Minister and senior Congress leader Dr Manmohan Singh was admitted to All India Institute Of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) Trauma Centre in Delhi after testing positive for COVID-19 on Monday. "Former PM Manmohan Si...

Nepal: Turn Around and Realize Your Neighbor--China access_time2076-12-18

by Barbara nimri Aziz  https://upload.wikimedia.org Involuntarily, week by week Nepal’s population, joined by the global community, will find itself compelled to abandon hitherto starry-eyed views of ‘America’ as redee...

Finland is again world's happiest country: UN access_time2076-12-08

HELSINKI- Good cheer may feel in short supply as the world reels under a global pandemic, but experts at the United Nation on Friday declared Finland to be the world's happiest nation for the third year running. Researchers for the World Happine...

Australian home affairs minister says he has coronavirus access_timeMarch 13

SYDNEY–Australia's home affairs minister Peter Dutton said he had tested positive for the new coronavirus and entered hospital quarantine on Friday. "This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat," said the minister, ...

Putin, Erdogan start talks in Moscow on Syria access_timeMarch 11

MOSCOW–Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan began talks in Moscow on Thursday aimed at defusing the crisis in Syria's northwestern province of Idlib. "The situation... in Idlib has become so ag...

Fighter jet crashes in Pakistan capital during parade rehearsal access_timeMarch 11

ISLAMABAD–A Pakistani F-16 fighter jet crashed in Islamabad on Wednesday in an apparent accident during a rehearsal for an upcoming military parade in the capital, officials said. There was no immediate word on the fate of the pilot or co-pilo...

Alabama executes man convicted in killing of 3 officers access_timeMarch 6

ATMORE– A man convicted as an accomplice in the 2004 killings of three police officers in Alabama who were shot by another man was executed Thursday evening. Inmate Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CST Thursday following a...

Turkey-Russia agreed ceasefire in Syria's Idlib comes into force access_timeMarch 6

BEIRUT–A ceasefire in northern Syria agreed between Russia and Turkey came into force on Friday, aiming to halt intense fighting that has sparked a humanitarian disaster and raised fears of their armies clashing. The deal struck between Russia...

Netanyahu short of majority in Israel vote access_timeMarch 3

JERUSALEM– Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party emerged as the largest party in the country’s third election in under a year, exit polls indicated, but it was unclear whether the embattled Israeli leader could secure a parl...

Pence says medicine to treat coronavirus may be available by summer access_timeMarch 3

WASHINGTON D.C. – US Vice President Mike Pence here on Monday said that the medication for treating coronavirus may be available by this summer or early fall. "The vaccine might yet not be available till late this year or early next,...

WHO says world in uncharted territory as US virus toll rises access_timeMarch 3

BEIJING–The world has entered uncharted territory in its battle against the deadly coronavirus, the UN health agency warned, as new infections dropped dramatically in China on Tuesday but surged abroad with the US death toll rising to six. Glo...

Canada asks travelers from Iran to self-isolate due to virus access_timeMarch 3

OTTAWA– Canada on Monday asked travelers arriving from Iran -- one of the countries hardest hit by the new coronavirus epidemic -- to self-isolate at home for 14 days, even if they are not exhibiting any symptoms. Health authorities asked Cana...