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Govt enforces ban on entry of people from nine countries amid risk of Omicron virus

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: The government has decided to impose a ban on the arrival of people from nine countries including those from the African continent which recorded the cases of Omicron virus. The decision came into effect at midnight Thursday. After the government order, the passengers coming from these nine ...

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Hearing at SC remains affected despite introduction of automation system

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Hearing on the cases at the Supreme Court (SC) has been affected after justices refused to hold the hearings despite the benches being fixed through the automation system. The automation system was introduced at the court on Wednesday, however, the hearings on the scheduled cases have not ...

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COVID variant spreads to more countries as world on alert

LONDON, Nov 28:  The new potentially more contagious omicron variant of the coronavirus popped up in more European countries on Saturday, just days after being identified in South Africa, leaving governments around the world scrambling to stop the spread. The U.K. on Saturday tightened its rules on mask-wearing and on ...

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US to require vaccines for all border crossers in January

WASHINGTON, Nov 25: President Joe Biden will require essential, nonresident travelers crossing U.S. land borders, such as truck drivers, government and emergency response officials, to be fully vaccinated beginning on Jan. 22, the administration planned to announce. A senior administration official said the requirement, which the White House previewed in ...

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Efforts on to remove Nepal from ICAO blacklist: Minister Ale

CHITWAN, Nov 22: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale asserted that the government was effortful to remove Nepal Airlines Corporation from the blacklist of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). Talking to journalists on Sunday, Minister Ale said Nepal was blacklisted by ICAO and efforts were underway ...

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Development Debate for Prosperous Bharatpur under the leadership of Dahal

BHARATPUR, Nov 21: The Bharatpur Municipal Corporation (BMC) is going to hold a development debate for a prosperous Bharatpur in the presence of government ministers, secretaries and directors general of various departments, including members of the House of Representatives and CPN (Maoist Center) Chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal. Reviewing the development ...

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Parliamentary hearing of proposed ambassadors postponed

KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The meeting of the Parliamentary Hearing Committee under the Federal Parliament scheduled for today to conduct a parliamentary hearing of the proposed ambassadors to India, China, and Britain has been postponed due to the lack of quorum. The 15-member committee presently has 12 members and only five ...

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Relations between Russia and China have reached their highest level in history: Putin

MOSCOW, Nov 19: Relations between Russia and China have reached their highest level in history, and the two countries will step up cooperation further, Russian President Vladimir Putin said Thursday. “We will continue to strengthen ties with our good neighbors and friends in the People’s Republic of China,” Putin said ...

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Nepal continues children’s education even during pandemic: Minister Poudel

KATHMANDU, Nov 14: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel has said Nepal has given continuity to children’s education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. In his address to the 41th general assembly of UNESCO that is currently underway in Paris of France, Minster Poudel shared that the country has continued ...

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Focus turns to climate finance after flurry of COP26 pledges

Governments will push for agreement on Monday on how to help vulnerable countries deal with global warming and compensate them for damage already done, a test of whether developing and rich nations can end a standoff over cash for climate change. At the start of a crunch week for the ...

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