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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


Tiger poacher gets 7 years jail

Kathmandu, May 7 -- Nearly a year after he was arrested, the ringleader of a notorious wildlife smuggling network, Kunjok Lama, has been served seven years in jail and fined Rs100,000by a court in Nep... Read More


Everest's Covid dilemma

Kathmandu, May 6 -- Nepal'sspring mountaineering season,just recovering fromavalanches,earthquakes,and ayear of Covid-19 lockdownis once more looking uncertain with reports of coronavirus cases at the... Read More


Nepal is a hotbed of virus and politics

Kathmandu, May 6 -- The most glaring failure of the past year has been the state's abdication of responsibility towards public welfare and safety during the country's unprecedented health emergency. ... Read More


The double burden of climate and Covid

Kathmandu, May 6 -- British ambassador to Nepal Nicola Pollitt arrived in Nepal 15 months ago, and much of her time here has been overshadowed by the coronavirus pandemic. She spoke to Nepali Timesthi... Read More