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Vaccine deals for Nepal stuck in limbo

The government’s indecision about vaccine imports and trials is going to cost the people dearly

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Failure to contain Covid makes a third lockdown imminent

Trends suggest that Nepal will cross the 25,000 threshold for active Covid-19 infections next week

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Nepal records the highest single day Covid-related deaths so far

The sudden surge in the number of deaths is an indication that Nepal’s Covid crisis is deepening

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Death of inmates expose the sorry state of Nepal’s prisons

The death of an inmate from Kathmandu’s Central Jail and the subsequent row over his putrefying body is a testament to the jail management’s shortcomings in handling the coronavirus crisis

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The OMNI scandal and its impacts

The Oli government’s corrupt involvements in the procurement deals for lifesaving PPEs and test kits

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How the govt created the quarantine mess

Owing to its ineptitude, negligence, and corrupt practices, the government turned mass quarantine centres into Covid-19 hotspots

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Dr KC goes on hunger strike

With his latest fast, Dr KC is seeking to bring the government to book for both its recent and past transgressions

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PM Oli made three false claims

Fact-checking PM’s claims defending his government’s COVID-19 response and overall performance.

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How a mighty Rana met his match and learnt a hard lesson

For some reason, he must have thought that the Star was not eye-catching enough, and this article centres on his efforts to, as he saw it, put things right

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Baber Shumshere’s relentless quest

Chandra tries to control a growing demand for more Awards led by his son Baber but reveals an acute sensitivity to the position of the monarch and steps in to help an errant son-in-law in serious trouble with the British in India.

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Ranas and Gongs

Part 1: Recruiting haggles, Chandra, the game-changer, and getting a “K” for Bhim

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Why Kathmandu’s land prices continue to skyrocket

Nepal’s moneyed classes, aided by unscrupulous banks and an irresponsible government, have turned land into a quickly tradeable commodity

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Vaccine deals for Nepal stuck in limbo

The government’s indecision about vaccine imports and trials is going to cost the people dearly

2 min read

New law cranks up penal measures against acid attackers

New ordinances signed by the President aimed at reducing acid attacks which have been on the rise in Nepal in recent years

3 min read

Failure to contain Covid makes a third lockdown imminent

Trends suggest that Nepal will cross the 25,000 threshold for active Covid-19 infections next week

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Why the NC has become toothless

The main opposition party is more invested in sorting out its internal problems than in keeping the NCP in check