BARPAK, May 10: Barpak, a village situated in the Northern part of Gorkha, was the epicenter of 2015’s earthquakes. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake killed and injured many people and left all the families residing in the quaint village homeless. Locals claim that almost 1500 houses were destroyed.
Prior to the April 25 Earthquake of 7.8 magnitudes in Nepal, I had already received the Invitation to participate in the World Conference of Science Journalists 2015 (WCSJ2015) to be organized in Seoul, South Korea.
Life hasn’t been the same for residents of Barpak in Gorkha after the earthquakes of 2015. It’s been four years and they are still in the process of rebuilding their lives. However, the locals fondly talk about the Barpak that is etched on their minds even as tremors continue to remind them of the calamity that changed their lives.
KATHMANDU, April 25: Reconstruction of a total 61.9-km stretch of five earthquakes damaged rural roads have been completed in the last four years, said the Central Project Implementation Unit (Grants Management and Local Infrastructure).
SINDHULI, April 25: Local representatives in Sindhuli have blamed the hectic process and negligence from technical staff for the delay in the reconstruction of houses damaged by the ravaging earthquake of 2015.
PORAC, April 23: Rescuers found more bodies overnight in the rubble of a supermarket that crashed down in a powerful earthquake that damaged buildings and an airport in the northern Philippines, raising the death toll to 11, officials said Tuesday.
TAIPEI, April 18: A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, shaking buildings and temporarily halting subway services in the capital Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of serious damage or casualties.
BANEPA, April 13: Retrofitting of earthquake-damaged houses has formally begun here after three years since the deadly tremor occurred in the country. The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) kicked off the task of retrofitting of private houses from Namobuddha Municipality-5, Falante in Kavre on Friday with support from UKaid, UNOAPS and Build Change.
KATHMANDU, April 13: Work to rebuild 1,100 kilometres of roads in districts affected by the 2015 earthquakes is yet to commence even though the term of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is expiring in two years.
INDONESIA, April 12: A strong 6.8 magnitude earthquake rocked eastern Indonesia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, triggering a tsunami warning and sending panicked residents running from their homes.
KATHMANDU, April 1: In the process of rebuilding an earthquake-hit temple on the outskirts of Kathmandu on Saturday, locals dug up what is believed to be a Lichchhavi-era stone statue of Hindu god Vishnu and his consort Laxmi. The locals of Kiritpur Municipality-6, Charghare, which is about 9 kilometers from the capital, were surprised when they found the ancient looking statue while carrying out the reconstruction work at the Jalapadevi temple on Saturday.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started deploying engineers - a total of 550 of them- for the inspection and resurvey of the houses whose owners have filed complaints of being affected by the 2015 mega earthquakes but who were not listed as beneficiaries of the private housing reconstruction grant provided by the government.
KATHMANDU, March 28: Contractors have completed only 12 percent of the reconstruction work assigned to them at schools affected by the 2015 earthquake in 31 districts. A total of 532 schools were contracted out to them for reconstruction.
KATHMANDU, March 15: Dillibazar Prison structures have been in a state of disrepair for long, posing the risk of physical safety mainly to inmates and detainees. The structures dating back to 1960 BS suffered damages by the 2015 ‘April’ earthquake.
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When the 2015 earthquake hit Nepal, Julia Bajracharya Dahal was just minutes away from climbing the Dharahara. “I was walking behind the Dharahara with my friend when it fell,” she says. The scare was such that she had an asthma attack and had to be taken to Bir Hospital and there she witnessed the real horror of what had actually happened. She was traumatized by this experience and found it hard to cope. That’s when doodling came into her life as a savior.
GORKHA, Feb 21: A settlement of earthquake survivors at Simalchour of Gorkha municipality -6 has been facing acute shortage of drinking water. The earthquake survivors displaced from Kerauja have now been residing at Simalchour.
SINDHULI, Feb 20: On August 12, National Reconstruction Authority's Central Project Implementation Unit (Grant Management and Local Infrastructure), Kathmandu, publicized a notice. Quake victims were informed that they could transfer their names from the list of Retrofitting grant recipients to reconstruction beneficiaries.
SINDHUPALCHOWK, Feb 12: With the reconstruction of almost 57,000 houses and many more in the process, Sindhupalchowk, one of the most-affected districts by the deadly earthquake of 2015, has undergone a modern-day makeover.
SINGAPORE, Jan 22: An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck south of the Indonesian town of Raba, off the central island of Sumbawa, the U.S. Geological Survey said, the second quake to hit the area on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 21: A little short of reminiscing the fourth year of the devastating earthquake the struck the nation in 2015, Bhaktapur Durbar Square is awaiting the number of tourists visiting the ancient town of Kathmandu Valley to bounce back to pre-earthquake figure.
More than three years after being hit by a powerful tremor, Nepal still faces the threat of a much stronger earthquake with magnitude of eight or more, according to a new study by scientists from ETH Zurich.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: Although people seemed highly concerned about the safety issue and even started building earthquake-resilient building in the immediate aftermath of the major earthquakes that hit Nepal in April 2015, a large section of people across the country seem to have continued with business as usual barely three years after the major earthquakes that killed nearly 9,000 people and caused multi-billion dollars worth losses.
KATHMANDU, Jan 14: Reconstruction of the priest’s quarters and a monastery which were damaged by the April 2015 Gorkha Earthquake has started at the Swoyambhunath complex enlisted in the UNESCO world heritage site list.
KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali, has said that the ongoing post-quake reconstruction work would be completed within the next two years.
MANILA, Dec 29: A strong earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck off the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on Saturday, raising fears of dangerous tsunami waves across the region but after about two hours, the tsunami warning was withdrawn.