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Province 2 govt to announce lockdown relief packages for the needy

Kathmandu, March 29 The Province 2 government is preparing to announce special packages for the needy including the underprivileged, farmers, and workers, who have been deprived of work during the lockdown announced to control the spread of the coronavirus. The government hosted an all-party meeting on Sunday morning to discuss the issue and the parties […]

964 foreigners stranded in various parts of Nepal during lockdown rescued

Kathmandu, March 29 The government says it has rescued 964 foreigners who were stranded in various parts of the country during the lockdown. Nepal Tourism Board informs that the foreigners, most of whom were trekking, were rescued on Friday and Saturday. Many of them were already evacuated from Nepal by their respective countries. As many […]

From duna-tapari to hacks: Things you can do with your family while in isolation

As an ultimate effort to control the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, following many other countries of the world, the government of Nepal has also imposed a lockdown across the country since last week. Though the lockdown is announced to last till coming Tuesday for now, the government is expected to extend it given the confirmation of […]

Dozens detained in Kathmandu for defying lockdown

Kathmandu, March 28 Police in Kathmandu on Saturday morning detained nearly 150 members of the public in various places of the city after they defied the administration’s order not to leave the houses during the lockdown. As fo 8 am this morning, police detained 130 men and nine women from various places of the valley, […]

Foreign governments continue to evacuate their citizens from Nepal

Kathmandu, March 28 The governments across the world whose citizens have been stranded in locked-down Nepal amid the coronavirus infection fears have continued their efforts to evacuate the citizens. Whereas 305 citizens of various countries were evacuated on a Qatar Airways aircraft on Friday, another Qatar Airways flight is coming to Kathmandu to fetch around […]

Govt may waive electricity charge for lockdown period: Minister

Kathmandu, March 27 Minister for Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation Barsha Man Pun says the government may waive the electricity charge for the entire lockdown period so that the public feels relieved in the wake of the cooking gas shortage. “Many people have demanded that the government waive the charge for the entire month. But, […]