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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

Gautam’s bid to become minister hits a snag

The Supreme Court steps in to put a stop to the NCP’s latest attempt to hoist also-rans to positions of power

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

Antigen tests are cheaper and quicker, but less reliable

A Chitwan hospital has begun antigen tests, pre-empting the government’s directives

Domestic flights resume despite apparent risks

The need for travel, connectivity, and revival of the economy has overwhelmed the need for safety

Daily Covid infections cross the 2,000 mark

Two days after the end of lockdown, the spread of coronavirus has passed a new threshold

With Kulman gone, darkness looms again

PM Oli and his backers would like to appoint a new chief at the NEA, but are afraid that would further fan the flames of public anger

Nepal opens amidst steady surge in Covid-19 cases

A new set of rules enforced on the eve of the reopening appear designed to ensure Covid’s rapid spread rather than containment

Yuba Raj Khatiwada’s endless tenure at the top

Khatiwada has mastered the art of remaining the go-to economist for Nepal’s communist leaders and of helping them cement their grip on power

Nepal opens up for tourists again

Tourism entrepreneurs treat the country’s reopening for tourists with measured optimism