Musings of occasional drinker

November 17, 2018 00:15 am

Drinking is universally accepted as a normal practice across cultures and societies notwithstanding its perilous implications on health. The world may never have seen the drinking habit of one guy (read Bret Ka vanaugh, recently installed the United States Supreme Court Justice) until it triggered such an impassioned discourse.

BHAKTAPUR, Aug 6: Tokha resident, Ratnakumari Shrestha is satisfied because her community recently concluded a project that ensured drinking water accessibility.

JAJARKOT, July 24: More than 400 drinking water projects in Jajarkot district are said to be in the lurch. These projects were constructed since the last 10 years.

PYUTHAN, July 23: With the onset of summer, people of Airawati used to face severe problems due to water scarcity until now.

CHITWAN, July 20: A drinking water project has been constructed at the cost of Rs 10 million at Gadhuwa of Kalika Municipality of eastern Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, July 9: Minister for Water Supply Bina Thapa Magar has said that the government has forwarded the works to ensure clean drinking water to one and all within three years.

POKHARA, July 9: Pipeline expansion project in Pokhara has been halted due to insufficient funds. Nepal Water Supply Corporation (NWSC), Pokhara had started the works for installing DI pipes of 20 inches in Pokhara bazaar to address the increasing need for drinking water in the city.

DAILEKH, June 28: Two much-hyped drinking water projects of Dailekh-Majhuwa and Badalamji have failed to make any progress for the last decade. With the objective of supplying drinking water to the dense and dry settlements, the government has planned to spend Rs 190 millions for these two projects.

DHADING, June 21: Shortage of drinking water used to be a perennial problem for the locals of Nilkantha Municipality ward no 5, Pateni in Dhadhing district. In fact, they had been battling with this problem since years.

PALPA, June 4: Gothari Ghari village of Mathagadhi Rural Municipality-5 in the district is emptying at a faster pace for want of drinking water, a basic need for life. The village of around 500 families has been reduced to merely 200 in search of places having drinking water.

JAKARTA, April 10: Nearly 50 people have died in a little more than a week after drinking bootleg liquor in western Indonesia, including Jakarta, the capital, officials said on Monday.

Drinking water woes in Dharan

April 4, 2018 10:40 am

DHARAN, April 4: A drinking water project in Dharan Municipality that aimed to supply water across the city 24 hours a day, initiated under Urban Development Project of Nepal Water Supply Corporation three years ago, is in limbo due to negligence of consulting company and contractor.

JUMLA, Jan 29: The much-hyped Raralihi Drinking Water Project of Tila Rural Municipality-1, which started five years ago, has been stalled halfway due to the negligence of the consumers' committee.

DOLPA, Jan 6: There were days when the Dalit people of Dolpa had to walk for three long hours to fetch water from a local river. Despite knowing that the muddy water of the river is harmful to their health, they had no other option but to drink it for survival. However, there days have changed for good after a drinking water tap was installed in their locality for the first time.

JUMLA, Jan 2:  Jumla prison which is considered an exemplary prison in Province 6 is dealing with an acute shortage of drinking water. As a result the inmates, security personnel and officials of the prison are compelled to rely on the contaminated water of the Tila River. As a result, they are suffering from water-borne diseases.

Drinking water crisis hits rural Bajhang

December 19, 2017 02:48 am

BAJHANG, Dec 18: As the sources of drinking water have started drying up, dozens of villages in Bajhang are suffering from an acute shortage of drinking water.

KATHMANDU, Dec 3: A preliminary list of road, railway, transmission line, and drinking water projects has been proposed for the projects under Belt and Road Initiatives. The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has identified six north-south road projects connecting both India and China, besides Kathmandu-Kerung railway project.

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Coca-Cola Nepal has launched drinking water brand Kinley in Nepali beverage market on Tuesday.

RUKUM, Nov 3: Roads, bridges and hospitals are secondary for them. What they desperately wait for is drinking water. For the locals of eastern part of Rukum district, the candidate who can assure them of easy access to drinking water will win in the upcoming provincial and federal elections.

PARBAT, Oct 12: Every year, the District Coordination Committee and the District Drinking Water and Sanitation Division Office (DDWSDO), Rolpa, publicize a report showing the increase in people's access to drinking water in Kushma Municipality. However, that's not the real picture as more than 400 students in the district are struggling for drinking water in their school for years.

TEHRATHUM, Oct 2: Construction of seven drinking water projects has commenced simultaneously in Tehrathum, a hilly district in the Province 1 of eastern Nepal.

KATHMANDU, August 13: Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Mahendra Yadav has issued a directive to the officials in the Ministry to ensure clean drinking water in the flood-affected areas in different parts of the country.

BAGLUNG, July 13: Locals of Baglung bazaar at the district headquarters are facing severe drinking water shortage for the past few days as monsoon-induced landslides destroyed water supply lines, depriving access to water to as many as 60,000 locals.

BIRGUNJ, June 24: Drinking Water and Sanitation Division in Parsa district has found misuse of budget allocated for a drinking water project.

GORKHA, June 21: A drinking water facility has been built in Palungtar Municipality of Gorkha with an investment of Rs 70.35 million.

DADELDHURA, June 19: At a time when election fever has gripped Dadeldhura district, voters of Anarkholi, on the border between Dadeldhura and Baitadi districts are displeased, saying they have got only false promises of road construction from political leaders time and again.

GAUSHALA, May 8: More than 50 wells in Bharaptur of Mahottari have dried up creating a drinking water crisis in the locality where locals are largely dependent on underground sources for satiating their thirst.

SURKHET, April 18: Surkhet valley is reeling under acute drinking water shortage as major water sources in the area are drying up because of prolonged draught.

BAITADI, April 2: With the rise in the mercury, the drinking water problem has resurfaced in Baitadi creating unwarranted difficulties for the locals.

DADHING, March 23:  Chepang people have been badly hit by an acute shortage of water in the district.

PALPA, Feb 16: Villagers of Balepandhera, Bahundanda and Kamitole of Rampur municipality-10 have begun migrating due to severe crisis of drinking water.

LALITPUR, Feb 11: Minister for Water Supply and Sanitation, Prem Bahadur Singh, has said that drinking water and sanitation has been guaranteed as fundamental rights of people in the new constitution.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: In a bid to provide safe drinking water to the people, the Department of Water Supply and Sewerage (DWSS) is set to launch 41 different projects relating to the improvement of the quality of drinking water in the total 31 districts.

DADELDHURA, Jan 28: The rural villagers here are forced to drink the contaminated water of the river after the prime source of water dried up owing to prolonged drought.

ROLPA, Jan 25: Shortage of drinking water has been seen in Rolpa in the absence of timely maintenance of water projects.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Parliament's Development Committee has asked the government to set up drinking water taps in every single house to make safe drinking water accessible.

RUPANDEHI, Jan 8: The foundation stone for the Devsiddhi Drinking Water and Sanitation Project to be constructed at Butwal Sub Metropolis – 13 was laid on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 29: The government has decided to approve Rs 2.12 billion in grant to be provided by Asian Development Bank (ADB).

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Minister of State for Drinking Water and Sanitation Deepak Khadka has said that the government was working in line with the policy of providing basic drinking water throughout the country within two years.

GORKHA, Dec 15: “At a time when we were having severe drinking water crisis, an INGO entered our village and promised to build water taps to rid us from the crisis. Our happiness knew no bounds at that time,” recalled Karna Prasad Paudel, a local of Bahuntar, Palungtar-1 in Gorkha district. “Now if we meet those representatives of the INGO again, all of the villagers will unite and chase them away.”

Drinking water project nears completion

December 4, 2016 11:35 am

KANCHANPUR, Dec 4: The Amarpur Kaluwapur Drinking Water Project at Jhalari Pipaladi Municipality – 11 of Kanchanpur is nearing completion.

People who aim to quit drinking entirely are more likely to achieve this goal if they are treated by a care provider who advocates total abstinence, a new study has claimed.

PATHARI (Morang), Sept 15: Over 4,000 locals of Letang Bhogteni Municipality-4 in the district are deprived of getting pure drinking water.

PATNA, India, Aug 17:  At least 12 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor in the eastern Indian state of Bihar, police said Wednesday.

POKHARA, Aug 7: More than 50 per cent of supply of drinking water to Pokhara has been cut off after the water supply pipeline leading from Kaski's Mardi river was swept away by monsoon-triggered flood.

KATHMANDU, July 21: Ncell has extended support to three communities of Syanja district to access water through clean water pumping technology.

KATHMANDU, July 6: The Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL) has asked the general public to boil water supplied by the utility properly before drinking.

KATHMANDU, June30 : Everest Bank Ltd (EBL) is building a free drinking water facility in the premises of Ratna Rajya High Secondary School, Old Baneshwar, Kathmandu, as a part of its Corporate Social Responsibility.

Three die after a drinking binge

June 19, 2016 09:45 am

GAUSHALA, June 19: Three persons died this morning in Mahottari due to heavy drinking, District Police Office, Mahottari said.