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via wkow01/15/2021

The Latest: Oregon governor blames feds for vaccine delay - WKOW

SALEM, Ore. – Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal reserve. State health

via startribune01/15/2021

The Latest: CDC concerned virus variant may dominate in US - Minneapolis Star Tribune

SALEM, Ore. - Gov. Kate Brown said Friday that plans to vaccinate Oregon residents over 65 starting next week would have to be delayed and scaled back substantially as she accused the Trump administration of backtracking on a promise of more than 100,000 additional doses of the COVID-19 vaccine from the federal reserve.

via laprensalatina01/14/2021

Nepal celebrates Maghe Sankranti to bid farewell to winter - La Prensa Latina

Kathmandu, Jan 14 (efe-epa).- Thousands of people in Nepal on Thursday celebrated the end of winter solstice with Maghe Sankranti, among the most popular Hindu festivals in Nepal, despite the severe Covid-19 crisis in the country. The festival, also known as Maghi or Makar Sankranti, is held every year on Jan. 14 to mark the …

via nepalitimes01/07/2021

From one emergency to another - Nepali times

he volunteer group RNA16 shot into the limelight in May 2020 after it handled the first coronavirus death in Nepal at a time when there was extreme stigma about the disease. Eight months on, they continue to conduct rescue missions for other crises besides Covid-19, and the team has grown from four to ten. “We […]

via nepalitimes01/06/2021

A Year of EcoLogic with Miss Moti - Nepali times

iss Moti is a body-positive character that I created to deal with my own issues with weight and self-image. Over the years, she has become an outlet for my mental wellbeing. When I got postpartum depression following the birth of my daughter, I created the Miss Moti-vation series to evoke a more positive frame of […]

via nepalitimes01/06/2021

Covid-19 aids Nepal's net spread - Nepali times

Photo: BIKRAM RAI he number of Nepalis on the internet has increased dramatically during the pandemic, with high-speed mobile connectivity accounting for 59% of the total internet users, new figures by the Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA) this week show.  Some 96% of Nepali households own mobile phones, and the proportion of smartphones with data rose […]

via hindustantimes01/15/2021

Covid update: Nepal approves Covishield use; China honors 'Bat Woman' - Hindustan Times

From health minister reviewing vaccination drive preparedness, to Nepal granting emergency approval to the vaccine, here are the top updates on the pandemic. Union health minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan reviewed preparedness for nationwide vaccination drive in the country. PM Modi will inaugurate the vaccination drive in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, Nepal granted emergency approval for AstraZeneca’s India made Covishield. This comes at a time when Nepal’s foreign minister is visiting India. Also, US President-elect Joe Biden announced a USD 1.9 trillion stimulus package for coronavirus. The package includes direct financial aid to average Americans, support to small businesses. Watch the full video for more updates on the pandemic.

via wsiltv01/15/2021

The Latest: Nepal seeks early supply of vaccines from India - WSIL TV

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden also is tapping former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner David Kessler to help lead the incoming administration’s vaccine rollout and development program. Kessler has been advising Biden as a co-chair of his advisory board on the coronavirus pandemic. He served in the FDA from 1990 to 1997, under Presidents George

via arabnews01/10/2021

Emirates suspends flights to Hong Kong - Arab News

DUBAI:  Dubai’s Emirates airline is to stop flying to Hong Kong until Jan. 22, the carrier said in a statement published Sunday on its website. “As per the latest authority directive in Hong Kong, customers holding tickets on flight EK 384 with final destination to Hong Kong from Jan. 9 – 22, 2021, will not be accepted for travel at their point of origin.”

via thehimalayantimes01/10/2021

20 per cent local stake in Ncell needs to be probed - The Himalayan Times

The controversy surrounding share transactions of Ncell seems to have gotten murkier, with a new investigation finding that even the 20 per cent shares owned by Nepali investors involve shady deals and that the government needs to ‘open up the file on Ncell’s share transactions and dig into it thoroughly’.

via thehimalayantimes01/07/2021

India extends assistance of Rs 44.13 million for school - The Himalayan Times

Representatives of Embassy of India, Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration, and Rural Municipality of Chankheli-Darma of Humla District on Wednesday signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the construction of a laboratory and library building of Shree Mahadev Higher Secondary School located at Chankheli-Darma.

via arabnews01/06/2021

South Korea prepares legal action against Iran over oil tanker seizure - Arab News

SEOUL: Seoul is preparing to take legal action against Iran over the seizure of a South Korean oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz, the Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday. The South Korean-flagged vessel MT Hankuk Chemi was traveling from Saudi Arabia to the UAE when it was intercepted by Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) on Monday and taken to the port of Bandar

via thehimalayantimes01/06/2021

Avoid wasteful consumption: For human well-being - The Himalayan Times

I am a farmer by profession and nature’s worshipper by heart. Although what I am doing now may look insignificant to the readers in comparison to what the developed world is doing to save the Earth, I want to say that, unless you communicate with nature in a proper manner, the measures that we are taking will be costlier, not sustainable and even detrimental to nature.

via deccanherald01/15/2021

Coronavirus vaccine news updates: All eyes on India as world's largest inoculation drive begins tomorrow - Deccan Herald

Preparations are underway as India is set to carry out its first phase of vaccination on Saturday, January 16. PM Modi will on Saturday morning launch the campaign at 3,006 session sites across all the states and Union Territories and around 100 beneficiaries would be vaccinated at each site. Healthcare workers, both in government and private sectors including ICDS workers,

via latestly01/13/2021

World News | Nepal Reports 445 New Coronavirus Cases: Health Ministry - LatestLY

Get latest articles and stories on World at LatestLY. Nepal has reported 445 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 266,143, the health ministry said on Wednesday. World News | Nepal Reports 445 New Coronavirus Cases: Health Ministry.

via nepalitimes01/10/2021

Where have all the guides gone? - Nepali times

21-year-old Tsering Bhuti during a trekking expedition in Manang in 2019. n November 2019, Tsering Bhuti joined Alliance Française to learn French. In her job as a trekking guide, she thought learning a new language was going to be a boost. But the Covid-19 pandemic had other plans for her, denting her ambition, taking away […]


Coronavirus: Lecce announces extension of child care benefits for front-line workers - Yahoo News Canada

Ontario Education Minister Stephen Lecce on Saturday announced that Ontario would be extending emergency and free child care for front-line workers for another two weeks, which will also include increased eligibility for those working for the CBSA, emergency shelters and children's aid society.

via wionews01/06/2021

Why India`s post-pandemic outreach programmes matter, especially in South Asia - WION

India could play multiple roles in the post-pandemic world - as the pharmacy of the world, or as one of the many poles of a multi-polar world. India's outreach programmes include strategic alliances, and significant visits like the one undertaken by India’s Foreign Minister Dr S Jaishankar, who is currently in Sri Lanka. Jaishankar called on Lankan president- Gotabaya Tajapaksa to discuss cooperation in the post-pandemic world especially in areas of health and economy.

via arabnews01/06/2021

Nepal's top court begins hearing on dissolution of parliament amid protest - Arab News

KATMANDU: Nepal’s top court began hearings on Wednesday on petitions challenging Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli’s sudden decision to dissolve parliament, as protesters against his move marched nearby. Oli, 68, has cited internal squabbling within his ruling Communist party and lack of political unity as reasons behind his Dec. 20 decision, which has triggered public outrage