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Health Ministry urges not to travel abroad until absolutely necessary

Health Ministry urges not to travel abroad until absolutely necessary

Ministry of Health and Population. (File photo/Khabarhub)                 more KATHMANDU: Ministry of Health and Population has appealed one and all not to consider traveling abroad until ...
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Government’s request not to travel abroad without urgent work

Government’s request not to travel abroad without urgent work

KATHMANDU: DEC. 1 – The government has urged not to travel abroad except for urgent work. In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health and Population urged the people not to trave...
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80% discount on books at ‘Infi Kitaab Karnival’

80% discount on books at ‘Infi Kitaab Karnival’

KATHMANDU: DEC. 1 – For the second time, ‘Infi Kitaab Karnival 2078’ has been organized with the objective of developing the reading culture in Nepal. Nepali online shopping site Infi Store has sta...
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AVITA laptops to be available in Nepal from now onwards

AVITA laptops to be available in Nepal from now onwards

Kathmandu, December 1 AVITA, an international laptop brand, manufactured by NEXTGO, says it has begun market operation in Nepal also. “After successful expansion into countries such as the USA, H...
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World AIDS Day being observed today

World AIDS Day being observed today

ITAHARI: DEC. 1 – Since 1988, the first of December has been recognized as World AIDS Day, a worldwide day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS epidemic caused by the spread of HIV infection ...
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US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

US panel backs first-of-a-kind COVID-19 pill from Merck

A panel of U.S. health advisers on Tuesday narrowly backed a closely watched COVID-19 pill from Merck, setting the stage for a likely authorization of the first drug that Americans could take at ho...
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How inequality drives HIV

How inequality drives HIV

Young women who are victims of gender-based violence are more vulnerable to HIV infection. Despite the advances that have been made against HIV, the world has 37 million people living with HIV. An...
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Oxford University says no evidence yet that vaccines won't protect against severe disease from Omicron

Oxford University says no evidence yet that vaccines won't protect against severe disease from Omicron

The University of Oxford said that there was limited data on Omicron so far and that it would carefully evaluate the impact of the variant on its shot. The University of Oxford on Tuesday said the...
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Ad hocism in Nepal as Omicron threatens world and nations tighten curbs

Ad hocism in Nepal as Omicron threatens world and nations tighten curbs

Key officials including director of the hospital playing key role in fighting the pandemic are transferred. Experts say authorities must heed the threat posed by new variant. The Omicron coronavir...
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Cholera yet to be contained in Kapilvastu

Cholera yet to be contained in Kapilvastu

A 13-year-old girl succumbed to the disease on Sunday, taking the death toll from the outbreak to seven. The cholera outbreak that started in Krishnanagar Municipality of Kapilvastu district in Oc...
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Building a better global health framework

Building a better global health framework

The world must now invest in an organisation that truly works for the health of all countries. It is incredible to think that when the last Paris Peace Forum was held in November 2020, no Covid-19...
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COVID-19 Omicron: Alertness stepped up in Nepal

COVID-19 Omicron: Alertness stepped up in Nepal

                more KATHMANDU: In the wake of a new COVID-19 variant reported lately, the government has stepped up alertness. The government has intensified caution in view that new vari...
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WHO says not clear weather Omicron more transmissible, causes more severe disease

WHO says not clear weather Omicron more transmissible, causes more severe disease

GENEVA: NOV. 29 – It is not yet clear whether the Omicron COVID-19 variant is more transmissible, or causes more severe disease compared to other variants including Delta, the World Health Organiza...
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How intimate partner violence is secretly troubling people, mostly women, in Nepal

How intimate partner violence is secretly troubling people, mostly women, in Nepal

Social media platforms are always inundated with happy pictures of couples regardless of their marital status. But, the reality may not be that rosy all the time as there are complaints of intimate...
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Nepal to stop issuing visa on arrival to visitors from African countries

Nepal to stop issuing visa on arrival to visitors from African countries

Amid Omicron fears, Covid committee recommends stepping up surveillance at border points and Kathmandu airport, increasing PCR tests, carrying out more whole-genome sequencing and restricting entry...
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Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

Covid: Israel to impose travel ban for foreigners over new variant

A passenger gets out of the airport in Tel Aviv. (Image for Representation/Reuters)                 more TEL AVIV: Israel is to ban foreigners from entering the country for 14 days and use...
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WHO alerts Nepal against Omicron variant of COVID-19

WHO alerts Nepal against Omicron variant of COVID-19

                more KATHMANDU: Considering the vulnerability of Omicron variant of coronavirus in Nepal and other South Asian and Southeast Asian countries, the World Health Organization (...
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WHO appeals for vigilance amid rising Covid-19 cases and detection of new variant

WHO appeals for vigilance amid rising Covid-19 cases and detection of new variant

In a statement, the global health body asked countries in the South-East Asia Region to strengthen public health measures and vaccination coverage. The World Health Organization has appealed to co...
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CCMCC to hold meeting amid fears of possible outbreak of Omicron COVID-19 variant in Nepal

CCMCC to hold meeting amid fears of possible outbreak of Omicron COVID-19 variant in Nepal

KATHMANDU, November 28: A meeting of COVID-19 Crisis Management Coordinator Center (CCMCC) is scheduled to hold a discussion on the possible outbreak of the Omicron,  a highly transmissible COVID-1...
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Health ministry warns cautions against new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

Health ministry warns cautions against new COVID-19 variant detected in South Africa

KATHMANDU, November 28: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has warned the general public to remain cautious against the new variant of COVID-19 detected in South Africa. “The variant cla...
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As countries impose restrictions amid Omicron concerns, Nepali officials say they are analysing the situation

As countries impose restrictions amid Omicron concerns, Nepali officials say they are analysing the situation

World Health Organisation declares the new coronavirus variant to be ‘of concern’, the same category as the highly transmissible Delta variant. As many countries are scrambling to contain the poss...
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A shared writing style

A shared writing style

Most members of the same literary families that I looked at tended to write in similar ways. From Jane Austen to James Patterson, every author has their own way of writing. And that writing is oft...
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Climate change: Intergenerational equity is important that we need to consider

Climate change: Intergenerational equity is important that we need to consider

                more Dr. Chandra Lal Pandey is an Assistant Professor at Kathmandu University. He has over 15 years of working experience in South Asia, particularly India and Nepal. He ha...
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Covid shots alone don’t ensure 100 percent safety, continued caution needed, experts say

Covid shots alone don’t ensure 100 percent safety, continued caution needed, experts say

Around a half of the Covid-infected people admitted to TU Hospital are fully vaccinated. Last month, a man from Lalitpur Metropolitan City, who was fully immunised with Covid-19 vaccine died of Co...
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Once is not enough

Once is not enough

The government still has little idea as to how many people are missing their second doses. An estimated 10 percent of Kathmandu Valley residents are reported to have missed the second dose of eith...
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Health Ministry doesn’t know about people who missed second doses

Health Ministry doesn’t know about people who missed second doses

Health experts say those who took only one jab are either partially protected or not protected from Covid-19 risk. Around 10 percent of Kathmandu residents who took the first dose of either AstraZ...
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Bangladesh’s first native Covid vaccine Bangavax receives nod for human trials

Bangladesh’s first native Covid vaccine Bangavax receives nod for human trials

Image for Representation.                 more DHAKA: Bangladesh’s first homegrown vaccine has received approval from the Bangladesh Medical Research Council (BMRC) for human trials. Seni...
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Xiaomi Nepal launches 3 New Products in Nepal

Xiaomi Nepal launches 3 New Products in Nepal

Xiaomi was introduced to Nepal in October 2018 with the launching of Xiaomi Mi 4 by Xiaomi Nepal. From its inception, the sales have been increasing and the customers are pretty brand loyal. In thi...
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COVID-19 vaccination card mandatory to travel to India, enter Nepal

COVID-19 vaccination card mandatory to travel to India, enter Nepal

KATHMANDU, November 24: The government has made it mandatory for travellers to possess COVID-19 vaccination card either to travel to India or to enter Nepal. The COVID-19 vaccination card is manda...
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Government asks provinces, local units to ramp up vaccination amid falling public response to jabs

Government asks provinces, local units to ramp up vaccination amid falling public response to jabs

Public health experts stress efficient management of available doses and inoculation resources to boost vaccination coverage. In the rural areas of Makawanpur district, only around 35 percent peop...
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Manthali launches free kidney checkup campaign

Manthali launches free kidney checkup campaign

The local unit in Ramechhap district aims to run kidney checks on all residents above six years of age. Manthali Municipality in Ramechhap district has launched a ‘free kidney check-up campaign’ i...
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10 mln doses of vaccine secured for children under 18

10 mln doses of vaccine secured for children under 18

Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Paudel (File photo)                 more KATHMANDU: Minister for Education, Science and Technology Devendra Poudel discussed the mat...
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China to greet participants with 678 different types of cuisine at the Beijing Olympic

China to greet participants with 678 different types of cuisine at the Beijing Olympic

BEIJING: NOV. 23 – During the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February, China will welcome athletes with 678 kinds of food. Olympic Village Restaurant is also preparing food booths for the athletes ...
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Physical activity: Improving the quality of life

Physical activity: Improving the quality of life

Enthusiasts performing Yoga. (File Photo)                 more KATHMANDU: Physical activity can improve one’s health and reduce the risk of developing diseases such as diabetes, cancer and...
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Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine trial data shows long-term efficacy in adolescents

Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine trial data shows long-term efficacy in adolescents

The vaccine was authorized for emergency use in people aged 12-15 years by the US Food & Drug Administration in May, and granted full approval for use in people aged 16 and above in August. Pfizer...
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How Nepal schools reinforce gender stereotypes and why it is a problem

How Nepal schools reinforce gender stereotypes and why it is a problem

What happens when a teacher tells a student that she should not worry about her studies? I distinctly remember that day when my teacher told me and my friends so. “Girls, you don’t have to worry… ...
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How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants

How COVID shots for kids help prevent dangerous new variants

Cadell Walker rushed to get her 9-year-old daughter Solome vaccinated against COVID-19 — not just to protect her but to help stop the coronavirus from spreading and spawning even more dangerous var...
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Samples to be sent to UK to widen whole-genome sequencing testing

Samples to be sent to UK to widen whole-genome sequencing testing

Authorities seek to know the virus variant in circulation to be able to prepare effective pandemic strategies. Nepal is working to send swab samples of Covid-19-infected people every month to the ...
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Ad hocism in healthcare

Ad hocism in healthcare

The prerogative of providing health care as a service rests heavily on the government. Lack of attention concerning health facilities in rural Nepal is a well-documented fact. Yet, nothing is done...
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Government starts providing COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18

Government starts providing COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18

KATHMANDU, November 22: The government has started providing COVID-19 vaccine to all people above 18 years of age. Prior to this, the vaccination campaign was focused on the target groups, but now ...
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Hamro Patro - Connecting Nepali Communities
Hamro Patro is one of the first Nepali app to include Nepali Patro, launched in 2010. We started with a Nepali Calendar mobile app to help Nepalese living abroad stay in touch with Nepalese festivals and important dates in Nepali calendar year. Later on, to cater to the people who couldn’t type in Nepali using fonts like Preeti, Ganesh and even Nepali Unicode, we built nepali mobile keyboard called Hamro Nepali keyboard.