Odd-even rule comes into force in Valley starting Friday midnight

https://kathmandupost.com/valley/2022/01/21/odd-even-rule-comes-into-force-in-valley-starting-friday-midnight Amid the steady rise in coronavirus cases, odd-even rule for vehicles has been imposed in three districts of Kathmandu Valley, starting Friday. A meeting of the chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur on Thursday decided to impose the odd-even rule effective from Friday. Vehicles with even registration numbers will be allowed to… Continue reading Odd-even rule comes into force in Valley starting Friday midnight

Deuba to address the nation at 3pm today

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/01/21/deuba-to-address-the-nation-at-3pm-today Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is addressing the nation later on Friday. According to his private secretariat, the prime minister will address the nation at 3pm. This is the first time that Prime Minister Deuba is going to address the nation after being elected as prime minister on July 13 last year. In his… Continue reading Deuba to address the nation at 3pm today

Women journalists say they face harassment, but actions rarely taken

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/01/21/women-journalists-say-they-face-harassment-but-actions-rarely-taken In the past two years, Suman Thapa Magar hasn’t been as productive as she used to be in her work. A journalist from Pokhara, Kaski, Magar earlier was working prolifically, covering significant social issues. But lately, she has started losing steam, and has slowed down. The work environment had an impact on her, she… Continue reading Women journalists say they face harassment, but actions rarely taken

Maoist chair Dahal’s non sequitur sends ripples across the political spectrum

https://kathmandupost.com/politics/2022/01/21/maoist-chair-s-non-sequitur-creates-ripples-across-political-spectrum Pushpa Kamal Dahal tends to do a non sequitur. He often does. The Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist Centre) chairman has once again suddenly created ripples across the political spectrum by proposing federal elections in April-May—at a time when the Election Commission has proposed local polls for the same time. In interviews published on… Continue reading Maoist chair Dahal’s non sequitur sends ripples across the political spectrum

Wild elephants continue to wreak havoc

https://kathmandupost.com/sudurpaschim-province/2022/01/20/wild-elephants-continue-to-wreak-havoc Taradebi Bhat of Bhimdutta Municipality-19, Kanchanpur, has been living in a state of anxiety ever since a herd of wild elephants from Shuklaphanta National Park damaged her house and crops last week. Since then, she hasn’t been able to get a good night’s sleep for fear of the elephants returning to do more damage.… Continue reading Wild elephants continue to wreak havoc

Fusemachines announces AI Fellowship 2022 in Nepal

https://kathmandupost.com/money/2022/01/20/fusemachines-announces-ai-fellowship-2022-in-nepal Fusemachines Inc, a leading AI talentand education platform and service provider, today announced AI Fellowship2022.  The online live certification programme is a Fusemachines initiative thathas been designed and expanded in Nepal, over the last two years, with supportfrom the UKaid Skills for Employment (SEEP) programme, with a keen focus onupskilling.  The programme aims to… Continue reading Fusemachines announces AI Fellowship 2022 in Nepal

Nepal proposes minimum payout of $100,000 for death of air passenger

https://kathmandupost.com/money/2022/01/20/nepal-proposes-minimum-payout-of-100-000-for-death-of-air-passenger Three years after adopting the Montreal Convention 1999, a universal treaty to govern airline liability around the world, Nepal has prepared a draft bill on a separate system of liability for domestic flyers. The ‘air carriers’ liability and insurance’ draft bill has proposed a five-fold increase in compensation for airline passenger deaths and bodily… Continue reading Nepal proposes minimum payout of $100,000 for death of air passenger

Nepal reports 12,338 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies

https://kathmandupost.com/world/2022/01/20/nepal-reports-12-338-cases-as-rapid-antigen-tests-added-to-daily-infection-tallies Nepal on Thursday reported 10,052 new PCR confirmed coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours taking the nationwide infection tally to 887,769. Similarly, 2,286 people tested positive in a total of 6,490 antigen tests, according to the Health Ministry. As of Thursday, 5,075,205 PCR and 907,823 antigen tests have been carried out across the… Continue reading Nepal reports 12,338 cases as rapid antigen tests added to daily infection tallies

Antigen test rule for domestic flyers put on hold

https://kathmandupost.com/money/2022/01/20/antigen-test-rule-for-domestic-flyers-put-on-hold-1642684017 The government on Thursday exempt domestic flyers from the mandatory rapid antigen tests requirement. The move follows the request from the domestic airline companies. Last Friday, the Cabinet had issued orders that domestic airlines should do a mandatory antigen test of travellers and allow them to travel only if they test negative. The airline… Continue reading Antigen test rule for domestic flyers put on hold

New school reform plan set for rollout despite two previous flops

https://kathmandupost.com/national/2022/01/20/new-school-reform-plan-set-for-rollout-despite-two-previous-flops The Ministry of Education, Science and Technology has adopted an ambitious programme aimed at improving the quality of school education by investing close to one trillion rupees in the next five years. The Education Sector Plan (ESP), which has a total budget of Rs953.43 billion, will be rolled out from the new fiscal year… Continue reading New school reform plan set for rollout despite two previous flops