KURASHIKI, July 12: Intense heat and water shortages raised fears of disease outbreaks in flood-hit western Japan on Thursday as the death toll from the worst weather disaster in 36 years neared 200.

LAMJUNG, Dec 26: There are around two dozen tin-roofed huts on the banks of Chepe River that divide Lamjung and Gorkha. These days, a large number of children and elderly people here are seen basking in sun out of the huts. In lack of warm clothes and shelter, they are found shivering in the cold.

DHANGADHI, Dec 14: In Province 7, the left alliance comprising of CPN-UML and CPN (Maoist Center) is set to form its provincial government after winning majority of seats in the recent election. The only question that remains is who would be the province's chief minister.

JHAPA, Dec 1: Tribhuvan Army Club (TAC) will have an opportunity to win the second title in Jhapa within a week when it faces Manang Marshyangdi Club (MMC) in the Mechi Netralaya Kakarbhitta Gold Cup Football Tournament summit clash on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 8: Singer and musician Basanta Sunar is battling with cancer in the USA. Skilled in playing musical instruments including sarangi, guitar, madal and piano, Sunar has recorded 12 songs and composed music for over a dozen songs.

DHANGADHI, April 19: Biratnagar Kings’ skipper Sharad Vesawkar said that his team has no pressure ahead of the Dhangadhi Premier League T20 Cricket Tournament’s first qualifier match against league round topper Rupandehi Challengers scheduled for Wednesday.

SARLAHI, Jan 9: Eight-year-old Deepak Majhi has never been to school. Just like other children of the Mushahar community in Gadhetole of Sarlahi, he used to spend time either playing at home or helping parents in their work - at construction sites or in fields. However, his routine has changed these days.

MELAMCHI, Dec 9: With the winter nearing its peak, the survivors of the Gorkha Earthquake in Melamchi of Sindhupalchowk are certain that this year too they will have to endure the cold under the makeshift shelters.