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Nepal confirms record increase of 26 deaths and 5,743 new cases in a single day

On the eve of Dashain, the nation records yet another highest single daily rise in Covid cases

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Strong opposition the only hope as the Oli govt surrenders to the coronavirus

The government’s latest decision to stop providing free testing and treatment for Covid-19 patients is being panned by a growing group of political leaders

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Govt recklessly loosens mass-transit restrictions

Experts warn that increased, unfettered mobility of people across the country will increase Covid-19 spread

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Is Covid-19 a virus that can only infect PM Oli?

The strict protocols around the PM’s safety contradict the government’s overall lacklustre Covid response

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How the Oli government is weakening federalism

By shoring up all power at the centre, NCP head honchos are choking the life out of the country’s still-nascent federal units

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Purported government text message about snap curfew was a hoax

South Asia Fact Check investigates the recent rumours about a snap curfew

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Some claims in Putin memes circulating in Nepal are false

At least two memes are circulating on social media in Nepal praising Russian President Vladimir Putin for granting audience to a visually-impaired Russian teenager. Some of the claims made in the memes are false.

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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 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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Nepal confirms record increase of 26 deaths and 5,743 new cases in a single day

On the eve of Dashain, the nation records yet another highest single daily rise in Covid cases

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Domestic workers in the Gulf plagued by abuse and exploitation

A report by Amnesty International highlights the dire state of foreign domestic workers in Qatar

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Strong opposition the only hope as the Oli govt surrenders to the coronavirus

The government’s latest decision to stop providing free testing and treatment for Covid-19 patients is being panned by a growing group of political leaders

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MPs pressured into returning their Dashain allowances

The earlier decision to provide festival perks to lawmakers—even as the pandemic continues to wreak havoc on the general populace—has been widely panned