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Nepal's highest single-day COVID-19 recovery of 5,364 recorded on Friday

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- Of 10,340 PCR tests carried out in the past 24 hours, 1,945 people tested positive for COVID-19; case tally advances to 216,965 Nepal on Friday confirmed 1,945 new cases of the ... Read More


Gold price goes down

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- The price of gold has decreased on Friday as well. The price of the yellow metal declined by Rs 400 per tola today as compared to Thursday. According to the Federation of Gold a... Read More


WHO advises against Gilead's remdesivir for all hospitalised COVID-19 patients

LONDON, Nov. 20 -- Gilead's remdesivir is not recommended for patients hospitalised with COVID-19, regardless of how ill they are, as there is no evidence the drug improves survival or reduces the nee... Read More


ADB approves $150 million in loans to Nepal to improve TIA, Gautam Buddha Airport

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $150 million (approximately Rs 17.85 billion) concessional loan to improve the capacity of Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) a... Read More


Finance ministry guarantees health ministry Rs 58 billion to build 396 primary hospitals in two years

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- Hospital construction to be carried out on multi-year contract basis The Ministry of Finance has said that it has guaranteed resources to build 396 primary hospitals in local un... Read More


Hotelier, HAN's immediate past president Shakya passes away due to COVID-19 complications

KATHMANDU, Nov. 20 -- Amar Man Shakya, the immediate past president of the Hotel Association of Nepal (HAN), has passed away. HAN said he died of COVID-19 complications. According to the HAN, Shakya,... Read More


Chhath festival being observed today

JANAKPURDHAM, Nov. 20 -- The festival of purity, goodwill and faith, Chhath is being observed with high regard and much fanfare on Friday. Chhath is a festival mainly dedicated to the Sun God. It is ... Read More


PM Oli congratulates Myanmar State Counsellor Suu Kyi on her party's landslide victory in recent general elections

KATHMANDU, Nov. 19 -- Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has sent a message of congratulations to State Counsellor of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on the landslide victory of N... Read More


Academic institutions in Humla closed again, inter-rural municipality movement restricted

HUMLA, Nov. 19 -- A meeting of the District COVID-19 Crisis Management Committee in Jumla on Wednesday decided to close all academic institutions and restrict inter-rural municipality movement within ... Read More


Ministry warns to take action against hospitals denying free treatment to COVID-19 patients

KATHMANDU, Nov. 19 -- The Ministry of Health and Population has said it will take action against the government hospitals not providing treatment to coronavirus-infected people free of cost. Joint sp... Read More