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Housing is both a prevention and cure for COVID-19

Photo: BIKRAM RAI Public health officials are calling the “stay home” policy the sacrifice of our generation. To flatten the…

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$500 bln coronavirus aid package passes US Senate, headed to House

WASHINGTON: US Senate on Tuesday unanimously approved $484 billion in fresh relief for the US economy and hospitals hammered by…

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Prevention while searching for a cure

Photo: BIKRAM RAI With no proven cure or vaccine available yet for COVID-19, various treatments with no proven benefits and potential…

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A COVID-19 third wave in the Third World?

Governments in industrialised countries must not ignore the plight of poorer nations facing the coronavirus pandemic, or the disease will…

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Climate, COVID-19 and China

As the COVID-19 pandemic grips the world, some have seen a silver lining in a reported decrease in carbon emissions and pollution…

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Lockdown Fallout

Photo: RSS Nepal’s one week lockdown is supposed to go on till 31 March, but that appears to be an attempt by…

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Nepal’s baby export

A major discrepancy between Nepal government and foreign records of the number of Nepali children adopted in North America and…

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US judge rejects Huawei challenge to federal law restricting its business

A federal judge in Texas on Tuesday rejected Chinese telecommunications equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s constitutional challenge to a…

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India offers US dairy, chicken access in bid for elusive trade deal with Trump

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: India has offered to partially open up its poultry and dairy markets in a bid for a limited…

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GLOBAL MARKETS: Asian shares rebound as US and Iran stand down, yen retreats

Safety rush turns to relief rally as Mideast tension ebbs Nikkei adds 2%, Australia hits record closing high Yen slides…

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US-Iran war could wreck Nepal economy

US airstrike early Friday morning killed Inranian Maj Gen Qassem Soleimani when the missile hit the vehicle outside Bagdad airport….

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Ex-refugee takes refuge in music

Photo : GOPAL GADTAULA Manoj Rai was a 17-year-old student in a school in Tashigang, Bhutan in 1990, when soldiers…