Tackling nose blocks

April 12, 2019 08:51 am

Nose blocks can be dreadful. They make breathing difficult, sleeping almost impossible on a number of occasions, and can make normal functioning just unbearable. And it doesn’t help that they occur at random times for seemingly no reason.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Main Opposition Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the tabling of the National Medical Education Bill in parliament on Monday, accusing the government of pushing the bill with controversial provisions without holding talks with Dr Govinda KC first.

KATHMANDU, July 7: Main opposition party Nepali Congress (NC) obstructed the meeting of the House of Representatives on Friday over the ongoing fast-unto-death by crusader for medical education reform Dr Govinda KC. The meeting was adjourned for Monday following obstruction by the opposition party as soon as it commenced.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Transportation along  Narayangadh-Mugling road has been hit after a big rock fell down onto the road on Monday morning.

KATHMANDU, July 1: The government’s bid to endorse the National Medical Education Substitution Bill through a fast-track process failed after the main opposition party, Nepali Congress (NC), threatened to obstruct the parliament on Sunday.

Landslide blocks Karnali Highway

June 13, 2018 12:35 pm

KALIKOT, June 13: Karnali Highway has been blocked due to landslides triggered by  heavy rainfalls on Tuesday night.

CHITWAN, June 5: A landslide at Charkilo section of the Narayangadh – Muglin road in Chitwan has partially blocked the route with single lane being used for vehicular movement.

BUTWAL, June 1: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall near Siddhababa, Palpa of the Siddhartha highway has blocked transportation from early morning hours.

PALPA, May 14(RSS): A section of the Siddhartha Highway has been blocked by a landslide at Tinau Rural Municipality-3 in Palpa in the wee hours today.

MYAGDI, May 14: Flash flood swept away four houses at Bhurung Tatopani town of Annapurna Rural Municipality in Myagdi district on Sunday evening.

India blocks Nepali ginger

January 23, 2018 07:20 am

ILAM, Jan 23: The 'friendly' neighbor in the south has once again imposed an obstruction on Nepal's export of agricultural produce into their country, this time blocking entry of trucks carrying Nepali ginger.

WASHINGTON, JAN 2:  The United States has suspended its USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan for now, the White House has confirmed, saying the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil.

GENEVA, Dec 20: Myanmar has told the U.N. independent investigator into human rights in the country that it will not cooperate with her or grant her access to the country for the rest of her tenure, she said in a statement on Wednesday.

NAWALPARASI, Aug 12: A  section of the East-West Highway in Bardaghat Municipality-4 of Nawalparasi has caved in due to incessant rainfall, obstructing vehicular movement along the highway.

BAITADI, August 4: Traffic along the Mahakali Highway has been blocked since Friday morning by a landslide at Bangabagar of Dilashaini-6 along the Satbajh-Gokuleshwor section.

GULMI, July 22: The vehicular movement has been halted along the Chorkote-Shantipur road section after the landslide blocked the road in the district on Friday night.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Aero Bricks Company Pvt Ltd has started production of blocks based on Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC). According to the company, Aero bricks can be used as an alternative to red bricks. "Despite having different color, the brick can be used in the construction of schools, apartments, factory, and walls, among others.

CHITWAN, June 25: The Narayangadh – Muglin route has been struck by a fresh landslide which occurred at 3 pm this afternoon blocking vehicular movement.

CHITWAN, June 21: A landslide triggered by incessant rainfall at Charkilo stretch of the Narayangadh – Muglin route has blocked transportation from early morning hours.

KATHMANDU / BIRATNAGAR, April 22: As many as 150 people of 54 households in Bhot Khola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district face displacement after the sediments brought by a flooded Barun River blocked the confluence of Arun and Barun River in the district on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU / BIRATNAGAR, April 22: As many as 150 people of 54 households in Bhot Khola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district face displacement after the sediments brought by a flooded Barun River blocked the confluence of Arun and Barun River in the district on Thursday evening.

SEATTLE, Feb 4:  A federal judge's order blocking President Donald Trump's ban on admitting travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries or any refugees left authorities and advocates wondering what to do Saturday with the people who finally got visas to come to America, only to be turned away.

The emergency court ruling was cheered at Boston’s Logan International Airport, one of several major U.S. airports where protesters angry with Trump’s order gathered.

GULMI, Oct 3: A landslide triggered by torrential downpour at Resunga Muncipality – 15 has blocked the Gulmi – Ridi – Tamghas route.

BEIJING, Oct 1: China has blocked a tributary of the Brahmaputra river in Tibet as part of the construction of its hydro project, which could cause concern in India as it may impact the water flow into the country.

PHALEBASH, Sept 18: The Pokhara – Baglung route has been obstructed following a torrential rain-triggered landslide and an engorged river.

Flood blocks East-West Highway in Rautahat

September 12, 2016 15:56 pm

RAUTAHAT, Sept 12: Flood caused by the incessant downpour since last three days has blocked the East-West Highway in Rautahat.

Landslide blocks Siddhicharan highway

September 12, 2016 10:04 am

GAINGHAT, Sept 12: Vehicular movement along Katari – Dhurmi section under the Siddhicharan highway has been obstructed in wake of landslides triggered by torrential downpour at Lekhani VDC – 2 and upper portion of the Ghurmi Bazaar.

Mudslide blocks Mechi Highway

July 26, 2016 14:51 pm

PAANCHTHAR, July 26: The Phidim-Raanke section of the Mechi Highway has been blocked since last night after the deposition of rocks and debris on the road due to a landslide at Samdin, Phidim-2.

TAPLEJUNG, July 11: A massive landslide has blocked the Tamor River at Sawadin VDC of Taplejung district on Sunday morning. This has formed a big temporary lake and the river's water is threatening human settlements both upstream and downstream.

Landslide blocks Tamor River

July 10, 2016 08:00 am

TAPLEJUNG, July 10: A massive landslide has blocked Tamor River at Sawadin VDC of the district on Sunday sending waves of fear to people living downstream.


June 6, 2016 16:52 pm

Universal health coverage of all Nepalis is a brilliant idea. It appears realistic too. Since 2012, the government has been piloting the scheme in three districts—Ilam, Kailali and Baglung—to great success. The success of the pilot program is the reason it is being expanded to 25 districts this year, with the goal of covering all 75 districts within three years, as announced by Finance Minister Bishnu Paudel in his recent budget speech. As per the model, each family will have to pay a monthly premium of Rs 2,500 in return for which it will be eligible for treatment worth Rs 50,000 should one of the family members fall sick. Since the state has already heavily subsidized treatments of nine major health aliments—heart disease, kidney-related disease and cancer among them—it means that no Nepali will be deprived of healthcare. This will be the case since the government will also pay the premiums of the families living below the absolute poverty line, the elderly, the disabled and even those who were displaced by last year's earthquakes. This is terrific news. It, however, does not mean that the road to universal healthcare for all Nepalis will be free of challenges.