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Million Indians get COVID vaccine boosters, hospitalisation low

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More than 1 million Indians received their third COVID-19 vaccine dose on Monday as the country rolled out boosters for frontline workers and vulnerable elderly, with the Omicron variant fuelling an eight-fold rise in...

Myanmar’s Suu Kyi sentenced to 4 more years in prison

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 A court in Myanmar sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on Monday after finding her guilty of illegally importing and possessing walkie-talkies and violating coronavirus restrictions, a...

India’s new COVID-19 cases hit seven-month high of 141,986

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 India reported 141,986 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, the most since the end of May, as the Omicron variant of the coronavirus overtakes the Delta version in the cities. The health ministry also reported 285...

Construction of Restaurant inside Narayanhiti Premises Stopped

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Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Prem Bahadur Ale is trending in social media. This time for his good works and decisions. Before also, he was trending on social media and had become the...

Outcry as Australia bars Djokovic over vaccination status

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 World number one tennis player Novak Djokovic was denied entry into Australia on Thursday amid a storm of protest about a decision to grant him a medical exemption from COVID-19 vaccination requirements to play in the...

Government directs to halt construction of restaurant on the Narayanhiti Palace Museum premises

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The news of operating restaurants within the premises of Narayanhiti Palace Museum had received a lot of criticism. The Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) has directed the concerned authorities to immediately stop the...

Omicron evades immunity better than Delta, Danish study finds

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The Omicron coronavirus variant is better at circumventing vaccinated peoples' immunity than the Delta variant, according to a Danish study published last week, helping explain why Omicron is spreading more rapidly. Since the discovery of...

Omicron-related disruptions cause over 4,000 flight cancellations to kick off 2022

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 Over 4,000 flights were cancelled around the world on Sunday, more than half of them U.S. flights, adding to the toll of holiday week travel disruptions due to adverse weather and the surge in...

Rapper Laure arrested for a drug charge in Pokhara

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Rapper Aashish Rana aka Laure has been arrested by police on the charge of a drug case on Thursday in Pokhara. The judge of Himalayan Roadies, Laure will be presented at the District Court today...

Khukri Rum: Same taste in a new bottle

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What hits you like a sledgehammer in this cold weather? It's a Khukri Rum. You’re probably expecting a drink round-up, but you know what? Been there, done that more times than one remembers. So...
















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Emissions by Global Meat and Dairy Companies

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Animal agriculture currently accounts for around 14.5% of the total GHG emissions in the world. Besides the emissions problem, there is also the issue...

Save the elephants

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Last week a barasingha strayed into a field in Panchkula. She ate a ball of wheat only to find it was a homemade bomb...

How fashion is killing the planet

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It's not just what you eat that is killing the earth and all its inhabitants. It is also what you wear. Every time you buy...

World Stroke Day, 29 October 2020

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Stroke is a major cause of disability and death globally that disproportionately affects people in low- and middle-income countries. Worldwide, stroke is the second...