Free COVID treatment people’s right: Deuba

KATHMANDU,  The main opposition Nepali Congress today condemned the government’s decision to charge people for COVID-19 test and treatment. NC President Sher Bahadur Deuba issued a press release demanding repeal of the government’s decision. Deuba urged the government to provide free COVID test and treatment services to all citizens.   He stated in the press release that the government, which was supposed to play the role of a guardian in

Dr Govinda KC breaks his fast after Saturday midnight deal with government

Dr Govinda KC ended his longest ever fast-unto-death on Sunday after an eight-point deal with the government on Saturday midnight. KC started his 19th hunger strike on September 14. Sunday was the 28th day. He took a sip of juice from one of the patients at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital Maharajgunj to break his hunger strike on Sunday. The agitating 63-year-old orthopaedic surgeon agreed to a deal at midnight on Saturday after the

A construction worker at Geta Medical College dies at the construction site

Naresh Bhatta Dhangadhi ,A 20-year-old construction worker Mina Pali of Krishnapur Municipality Ward No. 8 of Kanchanpur died after falling from the fourth floor of Geta Medical College on Monday. Chief of the Area Police Office Malakheti and Deputy Superintendent of Police Gyan Bahadur Bista said that he died after falling from the fourth floor of the hospital building. Rabindra age 17, of Krishnapur Municipality, Ward No. 7 also lost

India-China clash: 20 Indian troops killed in Ladakh fighting

Kathmandu: At least 20 Indian soldiers were killed in a clash with Chinese forces in a disputed Himalayan border area, Indian officials say. The incident follows rising tensions, and is the first deadly clash in the border area in at least 45 years. The Indian army initially said three of its soldiers had been killed, adding that both sides suffered casualties. But later on Tuesday, officials said a number of

President enacts Medical Education Ordinance

Kathmandu, November 10 President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Friday enacted the Medical Education Ordinance as sent by the Cabinet for approval. The government was under pressure of medical education reform activist Dr Govinda KC to enact the law. Besides other significant provisions, the law bars establishment of new medical college in the Kathmandu Valley for next 10 years as demanded by Dr KC. The veteran orthopaedic surgeon had issued a