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Super-spreader Special Session of Nepal's Parliament

Kathmandu, May 10 -- No symptom of Nepal's current malaise could be more symbolic than a prime minister seeking a confidence vote in a crowded Parliament in the middle of a raging pandemic. Of the 1,... Read More


Lockdown may be extended in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, May 10 -- The District Covid Crisis Management Centre (DCCMC) has recommended extending the lockdown in Kathmandu Valley by two more weeks following a meeting of the mayors of Kathmandu, La... Read More


Nepal's first hydropower from a glacial lake

Kathmandu, May 9 -- From the edge of the terminal moraine of the Langtang Lirung Glacier, there is a 360 degree view of icy peaks, and below is the monastery town of Kyanjin blanketed in overnight sno... Read More


At the Covid-19 frontlines in rural Nepal

Kathmandu, May 9 -- Nepal's rural health system, already underfunded, understaffed and overstretched, is struggling with the enormous added burden of the Covid-19 pandemic. Having barely coped with t... Read More


DANGER: Nepal's glacial lakes are filling up

Kathmandu, May 8 -- It is now looking doubtful if countries around the world can cut their greenhouse gas emissions as agreed in Paris six years ago, so that global temperature rise will be limited to... Read More


Power politics delays MCC in Nepal

Kathmandu, May 8 -- Nepal's prolonged political deadlock has not just affected the country's response to Covid-19, it has also delayed the implementation of an American-aided project to upgrade Nepal'... Read More


Nepal's life or death O2 quest

Kathmandu, May 8 -- Nepal's second wave is continuing tospread like wildfire across the country,with devastating consequences. Entire families are getting infected and succumbing to the disease, hospi... Read More


IMPORTANT: Covid Helpers

Kathmandu, May 7 -- For Plasma: Mental health resources: Updated Covid directory: https://www.facebook.com/groups/453859702218765/permalink/573621080242626/ The list has been compiled based on the ... Read More


Lockdown downtime

Kathmandu, May 7 -- As a Backside columnist, it falls upon this scribe's lap to urge readers to look at the bright side, stay bullish, be a beacon of hope, and believe that without dark clouds there i... Read More


Nepal nears 10k daily cases

Kathmandu, May 7 -- Nepal is very close to hitting that ominous mark of 10K new cases a day with 9,196 positive RT PCR and RDT tests on Friday, bringing the total active infections across the country ... Read More