KATHMANDU, August 11: Narayan Prasad Mainali of the landless squatter’s settlement along the Manohara River in Bhaktapur spent the night in waist-deep water on Tuesday due to the flood caused by incessant rain. Mainali, who was living in a small hut with her two children, told Republica that he had lost the hope of 'living' at that time.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, August 6: Heavy rainfall has taken place in Ghumthang, Dhap, Nakate, and other areas in Sindhupalchok district.

BANIYANI, June 20: As many as 13 families were displaced and 25 households inundated when a flood-fed Ratuwa river in Jhapa eroded a human settlement.

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine, April 8: Russian troops retreating from this northern Ukrainian city left behind crushed buildings, streets littered with destroyed cars and residents in dire need of food and other aid — images that added fuel to Kyiv’s calls Thursday for more Western help to halt Moscow’s next offensive.

CHITWAN, March 18: Property worth six million rupees was gutted in a fire that broke out at Khairahani of Madi Municipality-4 this morning.

JALESHWOR, Marsh 5: Five shops at a bazaar at Matihani Municipaity-8 have been burnt down in a fire today morning, destroying property worth approximately Rs 15 million, said the police. However, no human casualties are reported in the blaze.

PANCHTHAR, Jan 6: A huge fire that broke out at Phalelung Rural Municipality-6 in Panchthar district on Wednesday night was brought under control at midnight.

KATHMANDU, July 2: As many as 34 people have died due to monsoon-induced disasters- flooding and landslide- across the country since June 13, according to Nepal Police Headquarters.

KATHMANDU, June 16: Three persons lost their lives and 11 others went missing at different districts of the country due to floods and landslides following incessant rainfall for the past few days.

SANKHUWASABHA, July 23: As many as 104 households have been displaced after a landslide at Silichong Rural Municipality-1 of Sankhuwasabha. Chief District Officer Jivan Prasad Acharya said that 104 families from different villages including Chepchewa were at a high risk of landslides in the district.

GUWAHATI, India/KATHMANDU, Nepal, July 19: Nearly four million people in India’s northeastern state of Assam and neighbouring Nepal have been displaced by heavy flooding from monsoon rains, with dozens missing as deaths rose to at least 189, government officials said on Sunday.

TOKYO, July 5: Deep floodwaters and the risk of more mudslides that left about 20 people confirmed or presumed dead hampered search and rescue operations on Sunday in southern Japan, including at elderly home facilities where more than a dozen perished and scores are still stranded.

KOLKATA/DHAKA, May 21: The most powerful cyclone to strike eastern India and Bangladesh in over a decade killed at least 82 people, officials said, as rescue teams scoured devastated coastal villages, hampered by torn down power lines and flooding over large tracts of land.

KOLKATA/DHAKA, May 21: A powerful cyclone pounded eastern India and Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 14 people and destroying thousands of homes, officials said, leaving authorities struggling to mount relief efforts amid a surging coronavirus outbreak.

KATHMANDU, Oct 8: The heavy rainfall with hailstone occurred at different places of Beni municipality-2 on Tuesday afternoon has destroyed a huge quantity of crops.

HIGH ROCK, BAHAMAS, Sept 12:  Pastor Jeremiah Saunders stood in the golden afternoon sun and barely blinked as he debated what to pick out from the ruins of the church he built 22 years ago in the seaside village of High Rock on the eastern end of Grand Bahama island.

DHANGADI, June 6: A strong storm has hit Kailali and Kanchanpur on Thursday evening.  The storm that hit at around 8 pm has destroyed the area.

BROOKVILLE, May 28: A rapid-fire line of apparent tornadoes tore across Indiana and Ohio overnight, packed so closely together that one crossed the path carved by another.

KALIKOT, Dec 25: A massive fire that broke out Sunday night gutted 87 houses in Khada village of Palata Rural Municipality. Seven persons were injured

UDAYAPUR, July 16: A decade ago, Prabhu Narayan Chaudhary of Udayapur Rural Municipality-7 used to have his house filled with grains. His farm around the house used to be abundant with agricultural yields. Irrigation was easy and convenient with water available from the nearby Balan River.

SURKHET, May 31: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one ~Igagri~I (vessel) of water. “Most of my time from dawn to dusk is spent in the transportation of water,” she said, “I don't know when this water shortage will end.” There is a water source downhill the village.

SURKHET, May 30: Kasturi Kumari Rana of Ghoreta, Simta Rural Municipality-2, spends most of her day fetching water. It takes three hours to collect one gagri (vessel) of water.


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Creative destruction

September 26, 2017 00:30 am

The only way businesses can thrive is through constant innovations in their products and services

SAN JUAN, September 7: Hurricane Irma has killed at least 10 people as the dangerous Category 5 storm continued its destructive march across the Caribbean early Thursday.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, June 14:  Rescuers struggled on Wednesday to reach villages hit by massive landslides that have killed at least 140 people while also burying roads and cutting power in southeastern Bangladesh, officials said.

Chure destruction rampant again

March 25, 2017 00:10 am

SIRAHA, March 25: Deforestation in the Chure region has escalated once again even as the government reportedly shelved its 'plan' to lift ban on extraction of Chure resources following widespread criticism.

JAJARKOT, Jan 21: Precious herbs and wildlife in the jungles of Jajarkot are fast disappearing due to poaching, say the locals of the district. Police and forest officials also admit to the claim.

SAPTARI, July 18: Movement of vehicles at Tilathi-Rampura section of Rajbiraj-Sunauli road stretch in Saptari district has come to a halt after torrential rains destryoed the recently constructed diversion over the Khando River at Tilathhi Village Development Committee (VDC).