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Won’t accept this model of lockdown any longer, private businesses tell govt

Kathmandu, June 3 Professional organisations representing private businesses of the country have jointly told the government that they will not the existing model of lockdown if it continues longer, arguing the lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country has crippled the national economy. Warning that the lockdown could leave thousands of workers […]

Kathmandu shopkeepers demonstrate demanding they can open shops

Kathmandu, June 2 As the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country continues, a group of local shopkeepers in Jorpati of Kathmandu has staged a demonstration on Tuesday afternoon, demanding they are allowed to open their shops. Police used force and contained the situation, according to DSP Navin Karki of the […]

Govt unlikely to extend June 7 tax payment deadline

Kathmandu, June 2 The government is unlikely to extend the deadline of paying various taxes for the months of Chaitra and Baishakh after it ends on June 7 although the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country will continue. Earlier, the government had extended the deadline twice. However, suggesting the deadline […]

Nepal extends lockdown until June 14, flight suspension June 30

Kathmandu, May 31 Amid demands from stakeholders including the Ministry of Health that the government change the modality of the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak in the country, the government has decided to extend the restriction until June 14. However, the government has said it is open to any change in the […]

Trade union condemns firing of bank employees, demands reinstatement

Kathmandu, May 27 Financial Institute Employees Union of Nepal (FIEUN) has condemned the removal of temporary employees, and those employed on the contract basis, of banks and financial institutions in Nepal during the lockdown. In a statement on Wednesday, the organisation has demanded that they are reinstated to their posts at the earliest. “During the […]

114 committed suicide in Sudurpaschim in two months of lockdown

Doti, May 24 Police officials in Sudurpaschim say at least 114 people committed suicide in the province in the past two months since the nationwide lockdown imposed to control the coronavirus outbreak started. The Provincial Police Office says 58 men and 58 women, including 15 minors (five boys and 10 girls), killed themselves in this […]