Earthquake rocks far-western districts

December 2, 2016 09:14 am

BAITADI, Dec 2: An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale struck last night with its epicentre at a location across the border in India lying 15 km northwest of Darchula.

TOKYO, Nov 22: The Latest on the earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan. The Japan Meteorological Agency says the strong earthquake that struck Tuesday off the coast of Fukushima prefecture was an aftershock of the magnitude 9.0 earthquake that spawned a deadly tsunami in the same region in 2011.

CUSHING, Okla, Nov 7: A sharp earthquake centered near one of the world's key oil hubs Sunday night triggered fears that the magnitude 5.0 temblor might have damaged key infrastructure in addition to causing what police described as "quite a bit of damage" in the Oklahoma prairie town of Cushing.

TOKYO, Oct 21: A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, but there was no risk of tsunami.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: ‘Bhagyale Bachekaharu’, a Nepali documentary featuring stories of the survivors of 2015 Nepal Earthquake has won an award under the best international documentary film category at the 2nd Shimla International Film Festival that was held earlier this month.

BEIJING, Oct 17: A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck China's northwestern province of Qinghai on Monday, the US Geological Survey reported, in an area frequently plagued with seismic activity.

Fresh earthquake in Darchula

October 17, 2016 07:54 am

BAITADI, Oct 17: Darchula was struck with a fresh new earthquake at 6:16 am today sending a ripple of panic among the residents.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Oct 6: Shovaram BK lost his house to the great earthquake last year. He cleared the remains of the fully destroyed house and was thinking to build new house when a landslide washed away the land, too.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: The Steering Committee meeting of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Monday decided to provide an additional of Rs 100,000 grant for the earthquake victims to rebuild their houses, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sushil Gyewali informed.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal on Monday said that the government will provide a total of Rs 500,000 each to the earthquake victims. According to him, out of the total amount, Rs 300,000 would be provided as a grant and Rs 200,000 as a public collateral loan.

CHICAGO, Sept 3: An earthquake has rattled a swath of the Great Plains, from Kansas City, Missouri, to central Oklahoma.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has distributed Rs 50,000, the first tranche of house reconstruction grant, to over 31 percent of the earthquake victims identified as eligible to receive the money.

120 killed in Italy earthquake

August 25, 2016 07:10 am

ACCUMOLI, Aug 24: Rescue crews using bulldozers and their bare hands raced to dig out survivors from a strong earthquake that reduced three central Italian towns to rubble Wednesday.

AMATRICE, Italy , Aug 24: Italy's civil protection agency says the death toll from the magnitude 6 earthquake in central Italy has reached 73.

BANGKOK, Aug 24: Officials say a powerful earthquake measuring a preliminary magnitude of 6.8 has shaken central Myanmar.

DHAKA, Bangladesh, July 12: A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh, which can turn urban areas in eastern India into "ruins", a new study has warned.

BAITADI, July 2: Fresh earthquake has jolted Bajhang district for two times Friday morning.

KATHMANDU, June 29: The main opposition Nepali Congress (NC) ended its obstruction in parliament from Wednesday after the government agreed to release the house rebuilding grant to the quake victims in two installments.

CHITWAN, June 27: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Women, Children and Social Welfare, CP Mainali, has said that providing a lump sum of Rs 200,000 to the earthquake survivors as demanded by the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, was not possible.

CHITWAN, June 25:Chitwan, one of the most popular tourist-hubs of Nepal, has yet to see any turnaround in the number of visitors that suddenly dwindled after the earthquake last year.