More than 93 thousand inoculated

More than 93 thousand inoculated
Chitwan : More than 93,000 people have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the district. Altogether, 93,372 people have been vaccinated with the first dose of two different companies, said the District Health Office. Of them, 23,938 have also received the second dose. Initially, the vaccination campaign began with Covishield, where 39,879 people received the first dose and 13,172 received the second dose, said chief of the office Dipak Prasad Tiwari. Likewise, in...

Leader Rawal withdraws resignation

Leader Rawal withdraws resignation
Kathmandu : Vice-Chairperson of the CPN (UML), Dr Bhim Bahadur Rawal, has withdrawn his resignation from the post of a member of the House of Representatives. Spokesperson of the Federal Parliament Secretariat, Dr Rojnath Pandey, shared that Rawal withdrew the resignation that he had submitted to Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota. The UML's Vice-Chairperson Rawal had submitted the resignation from the HoR member following the internal dispute in the party on July 18 before Prime ...

Tokyo Olympics inauguration today

Tokyo Olympics inauguration today
Kathmandu : The 32nd Summer Olympics is going to be formally inaugurated today. The Olympics would be inaugurated at 4:45 Nepal time amidst a special programme to be organised in Tokyo, the capital of Japan. Though the Olympics is going to be formally inaugurated today, some matches have already been organised from Wednesday. Athletes, coaches and sports officials have already reached Tokyo to participate in the Olympics. Similarly, 23-member Nepali team, including five ath...

DDC exports 60,000 litres of ghee

DDC exports 60,000 litres of ghee
Bagmati : The Hetauda dairy distribution project of the state-owned Dairy Development Corporation (DDC) has exported as high as 60,000 litres of ghee in the fiscal year 2077/078. Project Chief Naresh Joshi said that the ghee produced from DDC was exported to South Korea, Japan and Australia adding that the demand for DDC's ghee is rising of late. The project established 47 years ago is collects around 25,000 litre of milk from Makawanpur, Bara, Parsa, Rautahat and Sarlahi di...

TikTok fined 750,000 euros for Dutch privacy violation

TikTok fined 750,000 euros for Dutch privacy violation
THE HAGUE  : Dutch data protection authorities issued a 750,000-euro fine against TikTok on Thursday, saying the social media service violated the privacy of young children in the Netherlands. The Dutch Data Protection Authority noted that TikTok's app installation information was in English and was not readily understood by young Dutch children. "By not offering their privacy statement in Dutch, TikTok failed to provide an adequate explanation of how the app collects, proc...

COVID-19 third wave likely: Health Ministry

COVID-19 third wave likely: Health Ministry
CHITWAN : The Ministry of Health and Population has urged all to be cautious realizing the possible outbreak of third wave of COVID-19. Ministry joint spokesperson Dr Samir Kumar Adhikari said that the coronavirus infection rate was on the rise with the loosening of lockdown in the country at present and the third wave may occur. He has urged the hospitals and concerned agencies and bodies to be alert and keep emergency and needed equipment including oxygen cylinders, b...

Man reportedly dies in wild animal attack

Man reportedly dies in wild animal attack
Chitwan : A man was found dead at Pandabnagar at Madi Municipality-1 in the district. The incident site lies inside the Chitwan National Park. The deceased has been identified as local resident Raj Kumar Bote, 45. Bote, who has sustained injuries in mouth and left thighs, might have been attacked by a bear while collecting wild roots inside the CNP, said Inspector Jhalak Sharma.

Man shot dead in Chitwan

Man shot dead in Chitwan
CHITWAN :  A man was found dead at a canal near Mansingh Chowk at Bharatpur Metropolitan City-17 in Chitwan district. The identity of the deceased has not been ascertained. The deceased in his early 30s has sustained bullet injuries in the head and the police recovered a bullet shell from the incident site, said Superintendent of Police, Om Prasad Adhikari. Investigations into the incident were underway, he added.

Two adolescents drowned to death in a canal

Two adolescents drowned to death in a canal
CHITWAN : Two adolescent boys drowned to death in a canal. Ankeet Joshi, 16, and Bibek Sharma, 14, of Bharatpur metropolitan city-2, Chhetrapur died after being drowned in a canal. According to the District Police Office, Chitwan, Bibek slipped into the canal nearby Chhetrapur open ground at around 4.00 pm on Wednesday where he went to wash his hands and legs. Ankit also went missing in the canal in his attempt to save his friend Bibek. Police rescued both from the canal (...

ADB approves $165 million loan for COVID-19 vaccines in Nepal

ADB approves $165 million loan for COVID-19 vaccines in Nepal
Kathmandu : The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a loan of $165 million (equivalent to Rs 19 billion 800 million) for the Government of Nepal to purchase safe and effective vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The project will support the National Deployment and Vaccination Plan in Nepal by procuring an estimated 15.9 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which will benefit about 6.8 million Nepalese, according to a press statement issued by the Mani...