KATHMANDU, OCT 23: The country’s physical infrastructures including roads and bridges have sustained an estimated damage worth Rs 1.30 billion due to the recent floods and landslides that occurred following incessant rains.

PHANG NGA, Thailand Dec 26: Communities across Asia commemorated the 230,000 victims of the Indian Ocean tsunami on Thursday, the 15th anniversary of one of the world’s most deadly disasters.

JUMLA, Dec 4 : Local bodies in Jumla are all set to launch community-based early warning and preparedness systems to avoid the impact of natural disasters such as floods, landslides, storms, and forest fires.

Economic losses from climate-related disasters surged to $2.25 trillion over the past two decades, an increase of more than 150 percent compared to the previous 20-year period, according to the UN.

Making soup of SOP

September 29, 2018 00:15 am

Not all errors end in disasters, faults need to be corrected to stop situation from getting bad to worse.

ITAHARI, July 19: When Saptakoshi floods wreaked havoc in 1966, the then government relocated the victims of Baharahkshetra to a forest area. Since 1966, massive Saptakoshi floods have been recorded 13 times.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Experts have warned that several development activities have brought about disasters in the river basins, raising serious environmental concerns.

Rain-induced disasters kill seven

July 3, 2018 06:05 am

KATHMANDU, July 2: Disasters caused by incessant rainfall since the past few days left seven people dead on Monday. Three of the dead were in Rolpa and four in Banke.

JHAPA, May 18: At least 890 people die and 1,771 are injured every year in Nepal due to natural disasters, according to new data by the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (ADPC). The disasters affect 132,161 houses every year and destroy property equivalent to Rs 1.31 billion.

KATHMANDU, Feb 2: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday directed the government to store enough food for the needy people keeping in mind the natural disasters hitting the country every year.

LAHAN, Jan 28: After the catastrophic earthquake of 2015, locals from various districts of Tarai showered their love on their neighbors from the quake-affected hilly districts by providing relief including cash for them. Now, as the biting cold takes its toll on the lives of the people in Tarai, their neighbors from the hilly districts are doing their best to help them to cope up with it.

With a submarine crewed by 44 sailors missing off the coast of Argentina, we recall some of the worst submarine disasters in history.

KHOTANG, Nov 14: The District Natural Disaster Relief Committee (DNDRC), Khotang, has announced to provide relief amount to 34 households hit by natural disasters in fiscal year 2016/1017. According to the announcement, the DNDRC will distribute a total of Rs 240,000 among the 34 households.

Unnatural disasters

October 15, 2017 01:30 am

In one country a 7.8 quake leaves a path of devastation, collapsing homes and twisting roads; in another, the same magnitude earthquake takes few lives and destroys almost no buildings.

KATHMANDU, August 14: The Ministry of Information and Communications has called on all mass media, telecommunications service providers and government bodies to collect fact-based reports and disseminate them, at a time of crisis caused by floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains.

KATHMANDU, July 6: Home Minister Janardan Sharma informed parliament on Wednesday that natural disasters such as landslide, flood and lightening claimed as many as 15 lives across the country in the last one week.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Jerold Kayden, professor of urban planning and design at the Harvard Graduate School of Design (USA), has said that the trend of a huge number of youths going abroad for higher education and job is a big problem for Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Home Ministry has said that a total of 102 people lost their life to monsoon-induced disasters that occurred in different parts of the country since July 25.

KATHMANDU, July 26: A total of 28 people lost their lives, 10 sustained injuries and 24 others are missing in rain-induced disasters in different parts of the country on Tuesday.

PYUTHAN, July 26: A woman died when a landslide hit her home at Lung VDC-6 in Pyuthan last night. The deceased has been identified Sobha Rijal.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Bhotekoshi River flowed over Upper Bhotekoshi Hydropower dam following the Tuesday' flash flood in the river.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The State Affairs Committee under the Legislature-Parliament on Monday directed the government not to leave any stones unturned in disaster management.

KATHMANDU, July 2: The Ministry of Home Affairs has said the government has kept all its apparatuses in a ready position to respond to disasters and it was alert regarding the possibility of occurrence of landslide and inundation with the monsoon becoming active across the country.