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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 long journey to Nepal

Indian and Nepali migrant workers wait to get on buses at Lucknow train station. Photos: HARI SHARMA The India-Nepal border…

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Travellers stuck in Nepal help locals in need

Lesley D Junlakan with one of the trekking guide’s family who received daily essential to tide them over during the…

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Nepal lockdown chance for self-sufficiency in veggies

A busy wholesale vegetable market in Kalimati. All photos: MANISH PAUDEL For a country endowed with the ideal climate for a…

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Nepalis still stuck in no man’s land

Nepalis stuck on no man’s land at the Sunauli border last week after the Indian authorities sent them home, but…

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Baby boom expected after lockdown

As husbands and wives spend longer periods together during the lockdown, women — specifically those living in areas without health…

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Nepal relaxing lockdown afterall

Finance and Information Minister Yubaraj Khatiwada told a media briefing on Wednesday evening that the Cabinet extended the COVID-19 lockdown…

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Nepal Parliament members to get COVID-19 tests

Workers adding finishing touches to the Parliament hall this week ahead of the budget session that is set to begin…

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Kidney patients dying due to COVID-19 lockdown

Photo: NIKHIL ACHARYA Over 30,000 kidney patients in Nepal are at risk because the COVID-19 lockdown is preventing them from…

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Clamping down on the country

A policeman with a crowd control device. Photo: MANISH PAUDEL When the COVID-19 pandemic sent Nepal into a nation-wide lockdown, Nepali…

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Nepal’s exit strategy

Sooner or later, governments around the world have to decide between economic survival and public health. The choice for politicians…

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A month into the COVID-19 lockdown

All photos: MONIKA DEUPALA One month into the COVID-19 lockdown, hundreds of temporary migrant workers who have run out of money…