KATHMANDU, July 3: Around 800 domestic and Indian tourists are stuck at Simikot Airport in Humla district as poor visibility due to heavy rainfall obstructed affected chopper flights. Most of the stranded passengers are heading to Kailash-Mansarovar region of Tibet -- a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus.
GORKHA, May 17: Snail paced progress on the blacktopping of road in Barpak, the epicenter of the earthquakes of April 2015, has left the locals to continue with travel woes. The project was supposed to complete by now, however owing to the dillydallying by the contractors, not even the graveling of the road has begun so far. With the onset of monsoon season, dusty roads of this area have now become even worse.
KATHMANDU, May 16: The already sluggish reconstruction work of Basantapur Durbar Square, a UNESCO world heritage site damaged by the 2015 earthquakes, has been further slowed down due to acute shortage of traditional construction materials and skilled manpower.
UDAYAPUR, May 6: Until a few years ago, protests used to be city-centric in Nepal. However, that has changed in the recent years. These days, people living in cities seem less bothered by strikes, rallies and sit-ins. But it's the people living in remote areas who suffer the most by the protests staged by various groups.
KATHMANDU, March 16: Victims of US-Bangla air crash are likely to receive less amount in compensation than they are supposed to receive, as both Nepal and Bangladesh have delayed adopting the Montreal Convention 1999.
PALPA, Feb 25: "Understanding the changed structure of the government and working under it has been a challenge for us. We are still learning," said Radha Kumari Shrestha, coordinator of the judicial committee of Rambha Rural Municipality. According to her, many people are unaware that they no longer need to go to a district court for settling their legal issues as this can be done at their own local units.
DAMAK, Feb 18: There was no electricity in Biratnagar, the capital of Province 1, when the newly-elected ministers were assuming office on Thursday. Some lit candles while others managed with their cell phone lights.
DOLPA, Feb 14: Continuous snowfall in Dolpa district since Monday morning has severely affected normal life in the district. The locals have been confined to their homes as traveling to even the neighboring settlements has come to a grinding halt.
KATHMANDU, Feb 13: About a dozen under-construction hydropower projects, which were expected to complete within next 12 months, have started suffering fund crunch as bank and financial institutions (BFIs) have stopped releasing committed loans to these projects.
GULMI, Feb 9 : Locals of Gulmi were elated when the district was freed from prolonged power shortage six years ago. However, an unannounced load-shedding in recent days has taken its toll on their lives.
MUGU, Feb 3: This winter, Mugu neither received the anticipated rainfall, nor adequate snowfall. If the climate was to be more forgiving and bestowed rain and snow, the winter crops and apple production in the region would thrive. However this year, even with January wrapping up without signs of rain or snowfall, farmers have been worried with the possibility of a smaller harvest.
DAVOS, Jan 23: The global economy and geopolitical tensions are taking a back seat to a more immediate problem at this year's Davos summit of political and business leaders: heavy snow is burying the venue.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: As the Senate Republicans and Democrats failed on Sunday to reach a compromise to end a government shutdown, the negative consequences of the shutdown have begun to surface in US diplomatic missions across the world including in Nepal.
BUTWAL, Jan 19: Sadhu Ram Kewat, who reached the District Agricultural Development Office (DADO), Rupandehi, for soil test two months ago, had to return empty-handed.
DADO officials turned Kewat, a resident of Rohini Rural Municipality-3, Dhakdhai, back, stating that the office does not have technicians to carry out the test.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Lack of construction details of more than 1,200 bridges across the country constructed by various foreign countries has affected repair, said the Bridge Division under the Department of Roads.
NUWAKOT, Jan 5: Upendra Adhikari of Chogade village in Nuwakot had started constructing his house right after the Dashain festival. The earthquake victim had gathered materials for the building well in advance. He had planned to get it built within six months. However, so far, not even twenty percent of the work has been over, he laments.
SAPTARI, Jan 5: Normal life has been affected in Saptari with abrupt fall in temperature.
General public have suffered from different diseases such as Pneumonia, common cold, cough, cold diarrhea, headache and asthma in Rajbiraj and other areas due to growing cold.
POKHARA, Nov 26: Security force and other election staffs deployed in mountainous districts for Sunday’s provincial and parliamentary election have been hit by the chilling weather. While many were reported struggling to adapt to high altitude climate, one armed police personal, Kailash Katuwal, was air lifted to Pokhara from Naar village of Manang following worrying signs.
KATHMANDU, Nov 25: As the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies inch closer, with the first phase a day away, the participation of locals for cleanup campaign of rivers and ring road in Kathmandu valley has decreased.
DHARAN, Sept 24: Jamuna Rai, who has been suffering from the neurological disorder, is originally from Udayapur. Currently, she is living with her brothers in Dharan for the treatment of her ailment. Her illness often knocks her unconscious. In such situation, her brothers take her to the nearby Out Patients Department (OPD) of BP Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) where she gets treatment and medication.
GORKHA, Sept 12: When the 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country on 25 April of 2015, fourteen districts were the most affected. At its epicenter was Gorkha, where cracks were visible even on land. Though there was a loud hue and cry for help, the government could not address the problems of the quake victims on time.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Sept 11: “The technicians do not want to stay at all in the village”, says Dr Yuvaraj Poudel, chief of the district coordination committee of the Department of Urban Development and Building Construction. “They come, work for some days and then quit,” he adds.
RAUTAHAT, August 19: Nearly five hundred Dalit households have been affected by floods in Durga Bhagwati Rural Municipality-4, Rautahat. Among them, around than two hundred families have been displaced while 104 houses have been swept away.
KATHMANDU, August 12: The weekly cleaning of the rivers in Kathmandu valley and of the ring road was affected due to rainfall on Saturday. As a result, only 11 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from and around the rivers.
JUMLA, Aug 2: Fetching water should not have been round-the-clock job of a health assistant. However, assistant health in-charge at Haku Health Post, Dilli Dangi, has no choice. Operating birthing center in the health facility demands huge quantity of water. The center is open day and night.
PARBAT, June 27: More than a dozen irrigation projects in Parbat have not moved ahead because of a new working procedure prepared by the Department of Irrigation (DoI) which goes against the Public Procurement Act (PPA).