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Start-ups hope for the best while preparing for the worst

KATHMANDU: Three months ago, Pujan Manandhar, Founder of Simplyyou.np, a décor producing start-up invested in several expensive pieces of machinery…

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Lockdown = Breakdown

After a Cabinet meeting on Saturday night extended the COVID-19 lockdown for the eighth time till 14 June, there has…

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The dangers of the dengue virus

There have been few days without rain this April and May in Kathmandu. That means more disease for Kathmandu. Not…

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COVID-19 battered industry wishes for tax and interest payment waivers, sops in Nepal’s Budget

KATHMANDU: Finance Minister Yuba Raj Khatiwada is scheduled to present Nepal’s annual budge for fiscal 2020-21 at 4 pm on…

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Reduce harm

Photo: MANISH PAUDEL The low coronavirus case load in Nepal in March and April was largely due to the country…

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PMEP to be promoted as major source of employment next fiscal

Kathmandu, May 25 The government is preparing to promote the Prime Minister Employment Programme (PMEP) as the major source of…

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Hotels to provide rooms to quarantine healthcare workers

Kathmandu, May 23 Tourist standard hotels within the valley have reached agreement with the government to provide rooms to healthcare…

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Nepal town is model for COVID-19 preparedness

Thimi Mayor Madan Sundar Shrestha at the municipality hospital inspecting molecular testing equipment for COVID-19. The ear-piercing siren of six…

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3 Nepali mothers still die daily at childbirth

Photo: MARTY LOGAN It should not be surprising that Nepal’s first COVID-19 death was a new mother. What was surprising was to…

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Nepal relying on unreliable COVID-19 kits

Rapid Diagnostic Test kit for COVID-19. Photo: BIKRAM RAI In a controversial directive, Nepal’s the Ministry of Health and Population…

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With 3rd COVID-19 fatality, Nepal issues funeral guideline

When the second patient with COVID-19 died on Saturday in the hotspot of Narainapur village in western Nepal, the police…

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Govt’s relief packages to be sustainable, realistic

Kathmandu, May 19 Amid the business community criticising the government for not introducing concrete relief packages for businesses affected by…