Bhaitika beyond stereotype

October 24, 2019 07:53 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Film actor Najir Hussian, to go by his surname, obviously belongs to a Muslim family. But every year during the Tihar festival, Najir receives tika from Saru Rai, whom he considers his non-biological sister. The two remember celebrating Tihar together since their earliest days, or since the last 27 years to be more precise.

BARA, Sept 26: Dozens of crusher plants in the district are still in operation even after their licenses were scrapped for flouting regulations. The plants which, by rule, cannot operate near human settlements, temple, wildlife reserves, health post and schools, among other sensitive zones, have been running in the vicinity of such landmarks.

BARA, Sept 5: Second International Airport (SIA) Project Office has said that the process of distributing compensation for land and houses to be acquired for the project is at its last leg. Similarly, perimeter fencing and river training works are also nearing completion, according to the project office.

19 petrol pumps face action

August 16, 2019 20:50 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 16: The Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) at Rautahat has taken action against 19 petrol pumps in Bara, Parsa and Rauthat for cheating customers.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Civil Bank has opened its new branch in Ganjabhawanipur of Mahagadhimai Municipality in Bara district. The branch was inaugurated by Upendra Prasad Yadav, mayor of the municipality.

BARA, June 5: Altogether 541 tornado victims in Bara are in trouble ahead of the monsoon after the government halted construction of their houses as promised earlier saying their houses were partially damaged.

BARA, June 5: Students of Nepal Rastriya Prathamik Vidyalaya of Pheta Rural Municipality have been forced to study under the open sky after their school building collapsed due to a tornado which struck the area two months ago.

Almost two months after the windstorm of March 31st that hit Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless.

KATHMANDU, June 1: Almost two months after a tornado struck the heart of the central Tarai in Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal on March 31, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless, reconstruction is picking up pace.

BARA, May 28: Three model houses have been built by the Nepal Army at different locations in Bara to guide the army's construction team for the rehabilitation of hundreds of the recent tornado victims.

BARA, May 12: After laying the foundation stone on May 4, the Nepal Army has started demarcating the land holdings for building the houses of the tornado victims in Bara and Parsa districts.

BARA, May 4: There were 13 ministers to lay “foundation stones” to rebuild houses of the families that were affected by Nepal’s first tornado last month.

BARA, April 15: Construction of the Postal Highway, which connects 20 districts of the Tarai belt, has failed to gain much momentum due to delays in land acquisition. The two-lane road has suffered delay at many blocks including Manmat – Kalaiya – Matiarwa. According to concerned officials, locals are not cooperating in the land acquisition process.

Bara, April 12: “All our happiness has been shattered just like our house blown away by the storm,” moaned Rabindra Ram of Bhalwaliya, Bara district

BARA, April 12: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs. After crying over their loss for days, the victims have now started repairing their houses by clearing up the debris.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The tornado, which hit two Tarai districts on March 31, caused Rs 508 million worth of crop and livestock loss, according to preliminary government assessment.

BARA, April 10: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs.

BARA, April 10: On Tuesday, Ram Kumari Devi Mandal, 42, of Rampurwa along with her six little children were found sharing their makeshift tent with their buffalo and six goats. As they cannot keep their cattle outside due to the torrential rainfall, the victims of the-ever recorded tornado in Nepal are obliged to sleep with their cattle.

The deadly rainstorm that hit the poor settlements in Bara and Parsa districts on March 31 left 28 people dead, displaced hundreds and destroyed large number of houses. Right after deaths and devastation were reported, actors—from common citizens to political party leaders to chief ministers to prime minister—sprang into action to reach out and help the survivors in every possible way.

Villagers in Bara still terrified

April 8, 2019 06:05 am

BARA, April 8: Krishna Sah, 35, of Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan city lost his home to the first ever tornado recorded in Nepal that struck the central part of the southern plains of the nation on March 31. Since then, he has been reduced to spending his nights in the meager segment of the shed originally built for his livestock. With him, his livestock and the relief materials he has received from various agencies cover a majority of the shed.

BARA, April 8: Ijhar Miya of Puranaiya village laments his inability to build a strong house like that of his neighbor. He says that he was destitute in the past and is still so. “I was never capable of building a strong house. As such my neighbor’s home resisted the storm, mine did not,” he said.

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KATHMANDU, April 7: The Red Cross Society of China has provided USD 50,000 to those affected by the recent storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

April 6, 2019 18:40 pm

The week in pictures for the week March 31-April 6.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  Bara and Parsa districts were hit by a tornado, the first recorded wind-induced disaster of the country, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Earlier, myrepublica.com had reported that the disaster was “probably the first wind storm” disaster on of the country. Earlier, the DHM had classified the wind as a gale at 30 knots.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Provincial governments, parliamentarians, political leaders, aid agencies and civil societies have provided Rs. 40 million altogether for the victims of a wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

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On March 31, 2019, Bara and Parsa were hit by the country’s first wind storm killing 28 and injuring more than 700 people. Pheta rural municipality of Bara was worst hit by the wind storm. Since then, both the federal and the local government have pledged support to treat the injured and rebuild homes.

BUTWAL, April 5: The Province 5 government has decided to provide Rs 10 million to the families of those killed in massive storm that struck several villages in Bara and Parsa districts earlier this week.

KATHMANDU, April 5: 28 people lost their lives while other 700 injured after a massive storm struck Bara and Parsa districts on March 31.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Government has decided to construct the houses of the victims at storm hit Bara and Parsa districts.

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Bhaktapur is always a famous place for sightseeing. Having Nyatapole (Paanch Talley Mandir), the place is crowded most of the times. Nevertheless, the temple has been a chilling hub among youths.

BARA, April 4: The victims of Balirampur-13 are yet to receive food and non-food item assistance as the local body is yet to open the Balirampur-Chotkiphulbariya road section.

BIRGUNJ, April 4: Crops and fruits worth more than Rs 5 million were destroyed in the massive storm in Bara district, according to the Agriculture Knowledge Centre, Bara. The storm hit some parts of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening killing 29 people and injuring hundreds of others.

JAJARKOT, April 4: Youths of Jajarkot have decided to join hands to support the victims of Province 2, who have been rendered homeless due to the deadly thunderstorm of Sunday. The said they decided to help their neighbors during this hour of need.

BARA, April 4: Sunday's big storm-ravaged several villages across Bara district, but the eyes of the entire country are fixed only on Feta Rural Municipality.

Kathmandu, April 3: A team of meteorologists is going to Bara and Parsa districts for studying the violent storm that wreaked havoc in the districts on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Consulate General of India in Birgunj has distributed tarpaulins in the storm-affected areas of Bara district on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

BARA, April 3: ​Dr Govinda KC, who is known for his unrelenting struggle for reform in medical education, has arrived in Bara district—one of the two tarai districts battered by Sunday's storm – to provide treatment to the injured and distribute relief material to other victims.

BARA, April 3: After the raging storm wrecked her home on Sunday, Nur Jaha Khatun, 35, of Feta Rural Municipality-6, Purainiya remained awake for two days. She now has no house to sleep in and no food .

BARA, April 3: With tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, Faisul Hak Miya Thakurai, 45, of Purainiya, Feta Rural Municipality-6, was found gazing at his destroyed home on Monday.

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KATHMANDU, April 2: Two provinces, 3 and Sudur Paschim, have pledged to provide Rs. 10 million each to provide relief to the victims of wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

Love Station’ organized a press meet on Monday in Kathmandu. In the press meet, it was informed that the team is going to provide Rs 50,000 as relief fund for the victims of wind storm

BIRGUNJ, April 2: President of main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba met the injured people from Sunday's massive storm in Bara and Parsa, who have been undergoing treatment at Narayani Sub-regional Hospital in Parsa.

KATHMANDU, April 2: As Bara and Parsa begin the long and difficult task of recovery after the massive storm hit several villages on Sunday night, here are 10 important updates on Bara-parsa tragedy.

PURAINIYA, April 2: Storm leaves trail of destruction in Bara, Parsa.

KATHMANDU, April 2: Pledges of help are pouring in for the hundreds of storm-displaced in Bara and Parsa districts.