NEW DELHI, Aug 29: India’s two main ports said on Thursday they had been warned by the coastguard and intelligence officials that Pakistan-trained commandos have entered Indian waters to carry out underwater attacks on port facilities.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Meteorological Forecasting Division under Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has issued an alert warning along with advisory for the next 24 hours across the country.

JAKARTA, July 8: There were no reports on Monday of major damage in Indonesia from a weekend earthquake of magnitude 6.9 off the northeastern coast of the island of Sulawesi, and authorities lifted a tsunami warning.

BANEPA, March 22: Kavre district is on high alert following the detection of bird flu in poultry farms of Hetauda, Kathmandu and Kaski.

CARITA, Dec 28: Indonesia raised the danger level for an island volcano that triggered a tsunami on the weekend, killing at least 430 people in Sumatra and Java, and widened its no-go zone.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Rainfall will be continuing till Sunday evening while the alert suggests heavy rainfall towards one-two places in western Nepal.

KATHMANDU, July 17: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Mahakali and West Seti River basin on Tuesday as the water level of the river seems to be increasing.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Koshi River basin on Saturday as the water level of the river reached near warning mark. Mass SMSs were sent to the locals via Ncell and NTC telecommunication networks.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain is the forecast throughout the country, according to an alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. According to the alert, major rivers and rivulets are likely to swell and trigger early warnings.

RATNANAGAR July 9:Chitwan, the district in Province 1, is on high alert following an escalating risk of natural disaster. The District Disaster Management Committee and the District Security Coordination Committee are jointly working to mitigate the risk of monsoon flood and landslide.

KATHMANDU, July 8: As per the flood alert measurement, the main rivers of the country seems within average water levels. According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, western regions might receive slight rainfall however, some places might receive heavy rainfall as well till Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 4: Water levels are likely to recede in major rivers of the country and remain under safety levels today, according to a flood alert issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Parts of the country are at risks of flood and landslide.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Rainfall would continue today but is likely to reduce tomorrow, according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, July 1: Through a notice, the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has issued an early warning notice urging residents living close to rivers in the Chure and Mahabharat range to stay alert.

E-waste alert

June 24, 2018 01:30 am

A separate area of land should be designated for disposing only e-wastes. Generators of e-wastes should be made to pay a certain amount of money as recycling fee

Nipah alert

June 17, 2018 01:30 am

As flying foxes are found in different areas including in Kathmandu, Nepal is at high risk of Nipah virus outbreaks

NEW DELHI, May 8: Thunderstorms and gusty winds are likely to hit several northern India states, including Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, and Delhi on Tuesday, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

MUSTANG, May 7: High security alert has been exercised in Mustang, targeting the upcoming visit by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

In Nepal’s first oil spill accident, police of Udayapur at Ghurmi are in high alert of possible fire.

DHANGADHI, March 16: Referring to the recent gun attack on Mayor Mamata Prasad Chaudhary of Ghodaghodi Municipality in Kailali district, Province 7 Chief Minister Trilochan Bhatta has instructed the security bodies to be on alert to maintain security in the province.

Feb 2: Leicester City are well aware of the threat Swansea City pose in Saturday’s Premier League clash following their wins over Liverpool and Arsenal in their last two games, defender Ben Chilwell said.

JUMLA, Jan 15: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

HONOLULU, Jan 14: The second recent blunder in Hawaii’s planning for a possible North Korean nuclear attack left islanders shaken after an emergency alert warning of an imminent strike sounded on hundreds of thousands of cellphones.

JUMLA, Jan 14: With an outbreak of viral fever across Jajarkot, the neighboring district of Jumla is on alert against a potential spread of the malady. Human resources in Jumla have been placed on alert for deployment if called upon.

Typhus alert

August 27, 2017 00:27 am

Until August 20th, at least 22 Scrub typhus cases were diagnosed among patients with fever who visited the out-patient department of Sukraraj Tropical and Infectious Disease Hospital as well as among those referred there from various hospitals of Kathmandu. Many patients who were positive for Scrub typhus had no history of travel beyond Kathmandu city.

Swine flu alert

August 18, 2017 18:24 pm

Time and again we hear the alarming news that certain deadly flu virus has been detected in our city too. While we immediately start taking a few safety measures like not eating out or wearing masks, many of us aren’t armed with the most basic information to be able to safeguard ourselves properly.

Don’t panic, stay alert

August 7, 2017 08:09 am

“Swine flu” (officially called Influenza A H1N1) is back in the news again this season. Epidemiology and Disease Control Division (EDCD) has reported cases and deaths related to this flu, which at this point is not categorized as ‘national outbreak’. An outbreak refers to the situation when a large number of people fall sick due to a disease at a given time and place, at an above average rate. H1N1 falls under the category of seasonal influenza (‘flu’), along with many other subtypes of influenza virus. H1N1 is not a new disease in Nepal and in fact is seen every year around this time (June-Sep), during monsoon when transmission conditions are ideal for this virus. What we are currently observing is sporadic and regular occurrence of H1N1 virus in some parts of Nepal. Interestingly, Myanmar is also experiencing a similar situation but has categorized H1N1 as a ‘regular’ outbreak.

TIKAPUR, July 29: When dark clouds start hovering in the sky, heartbeats of the locals of Dhansingpur and Narayanpur start getting faster. Every monsoon, these locals are worried about protecting their loved ones and properties from massive floods, which are a common occurrence in rivers like Karnali, Mohana, Patharaiya, and Kanda. Devastating floods time and again have rendered many people homeless and have even caused human casualties. The Rainy season has always wreaked havoc in the lives of the villagers.

WALING, July 27: The Waling Primary Health Center in Syangja has issued an alert for the people of Waling and its adjoining areas following the death of a person attributed to swine flu.

CHITWAN, March 26: Authorities in Chitwan are on high alert after detecting avian influenza –H5N1 – in chickens in Kaski and Sunsari districts.

LONDON, Jan 11: A 9mm double-barrel gun designed like an iPhone has placed police in Europe on high alert after authorities received a warning that it could be flooded illegally into the continent when it goes on sale in the US.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory has issued its highest level of alert for aviation after what it says was a brief eruption of a volcano on the Aleutian Islands on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: Keeping in view of the growing grievances of the public over the constitution amendment bill that might spur clashes, the Ministry of Home Affairs has warned security agencies to remain alert about the possible repetition of the Tikapur incident of last year that left eight people dead. The ministry has also instructed the security forces to avoid excessive use of force to control mob.

POKHARA, Nov 23: Russian pilot Alexandr Maximov, who had helped minimize considerable damages by timely alerting the locals about massive incoming flash flood in Seti River nearly four years ago, died in an unfortunate ultra-light aircraft crash in Pokhara on Wednesday morning. He was 62.

JANAKPUR, Oct 19: Local administration and security agencies in the district are focused on a high-level security arrangement for the upcoming visit by Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

Jamaica's government has discontinued a hurricane warning and replaced it with a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Matthew's center tracks closer to Haiti.

Google’s Stay in the loop alert

August 25, 2016 09:09 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: Google has introduced a new feature called ‘Stay in the loop’ that will alert users whenever their names will be mentioned on the internet.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Ncell has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DoHM) for early warning/alerts system, which can help people to safety and prevent loss of property in areas where risk of flood and landslides is high.