COVID-19 vaccination drive of Indian ‘COVIshield’ to commence from Wednesday in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The COVID-19 vaccination drive in Nepal is set to begin from Wednesday, following the arrival of vaccines from India. It has been learnt that 430,000 people will receive the vaccine during first phase...

Root masterclass sees England frustrate Sri Lanka in second test

Debutant Lasith Embuldeniya shows a match ball after a test match against South Africa. Photo: ICC GALLE: Joe Root became the first England batsman to score over 150 in consecutive tests in 16 years...

K2 winter expedition team sings Nepali national

Kathmandu, January 24 Mountaineer Nirmal Purja today released a new video of the K2 winter expedition team singing the Nepali national anthem, minutes before reaching the peak. “Brother to brother, shoulder to shoulder, we walked...

UK expands vaccinations; 6 million shots given

LONDON: Britain is expanding a coronavirus vaccination program that has seen almost 6 million people get the first of two doses — even as the country’s death toll in the pandemic approaches 100,000. Health...

Delayed snowfall worries farmers in Manang

MANANG: Farmers in Manang district expressed their concerns over the delay in snowfall this year. Yangdu Gurung from Pisang in the district shared that the village used to witness snowfall in the first week...

Oprah Winfrey, Bill Clinton praise and mourn Larry King

Celebrities and interview subjects, from Bill Clinton to Oprah Winfrey, are mourning the death of Larry King. His broadcast interviews with world leaders, movie stars and ordinary Joes helped define American conversation for a...

Kathmandu valley logs 133 new coronavirus cases today

KATHMANDU: The three districts of Kathmandu valley reported 133 new cases of the coronavirus infection on Sunday. Among the newly infected, 61 are females while 72 are males. Of the total 270 new cases in...

Protest against govt’s decision to allow FDI in agriculture

Kathmandu, January 24 Seen in the pictures below are protesters objecting the government’s decision to allow foreign direct investment (FDI) in the agricultural sector of the country. The government had published a notice in the...

ICO resumes adtech investigation

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced it is to resume its investigation into the advertising technology, or adtech, sector after an eight-month suspension because of the Covid-19 pandemic. Its investigation into real-time...

Nine out of 10 UK card payments in 2020 were contactless

Contactless payments accounted 88.6% of total card payments in 2020 as restrictions on contact-based payments drove people to the payment method, according to data from Barclaycard. Despite many shops closing for long periods...

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