August 22, 2016 11:04 AM NPT
By: DB Buda
JUMLA, Aug 22: The Nagma-Gamgadhi road section of the Karnali highway has been blocked for the past two months due to heavy rainfall. The incessant rainfall has caused landslides and huge potholes have been formed on various sections of the road.
ACHHAM, Aug 22: Achham is among the 10 districts with worst Human Develop Index. However, this can change pretty soon if the government does not further delay in exploiting its rich hydro power including the much discussed 900-megawatt Upper Karnali Hydropower Project (UKHP), stakeholders claim.
BHAIRAHAWA, Aug 22: After investigations showed that most of the accidents that took place in the past few weeks were caused by overload, authorities in Rupandehi district have banned vehicles from carrying passengers beyond their capacities. In reaction, the transport entrepreneurs have unilaterally hiked transport fares.
August 22, 2016 02:45 AM NPT
By: LB Thapa
PYUTHAN, Aug 22: Although most of the schools in Pyuthan district reopened in mid-August after the end of monsoon vacation, classes have not resumed properly in lack of students. Children from villages hit by floods and landslides are still reluctant to go to school.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) of the Department of Health Services (DoHS) has said that it is considering administering cholera vaccine to the people living in the highly affected areas of Lalitpur, where the deadly disease has been spreading for the last one month.
POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: Despite sustaining heavy damages by last year's earthquakes, Thapathali's Gorakhnath Temple was still standing. But in lack of proper preservation, the already vulnerable Rana-era temple collapsed due to heavy rainfall two weeks ago.