LO-MANTHANG, Sept 8: Known as a virgin tourist destination until lately, Lo-manthing is being disfigured by a growing number of concrete houses. On the one hand, temperature rise in the recent years in the high altitudes has taken its toll on the ambiance of the place, while on the other hand, growing human activities have left it disturbed. According to stakeholders, Lo-manthang is fast losing its original beauty and form.

BIRENDRANAGAR, Sept 1: Floods and landslides displaced a total of 1045 families in Panchapuri, Birendranagar, Bheriganga, and Barahatal areas in 2014. Even though the government instantly promised to resettle the victim families, they are still living in a makeshift hut in the nearby jungles. This has taken a toll on their health and the overall progress in life.

KAPILBASTU, Aug 25: Five border pillars along the Nepal-India international border that were dislocated by floods on July 13 here at Bijaynagar Rural Municipality of the district haven’t been protected even weeks after the incident.

BIRATNAGAR, Aug 11: Every year, monsoon brings not only rainfall for the Biratnagar folks but also fear of inundation as there are no flood embankments in two big rivers that swell up alarmingly after the downpour.

PARBAT, Aug 10: After the flood triggered by the breach of Turture Lake damaged roadway here Monday, the vehicular movement would be impossible for three weeks along the mid-hill highway in the district.

KATHMANDU, July 27: Amid calls from lawmakers to raise the issue of floods and inundation in the Tarai diplomatically with the Indian side, Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali has said that the issues of floods caused due to the illegal structures built by India would be an important agenda for discussion during the upcoming Joint Commission meeting.

MELAMCHI, July 25: At a time when incessant rain has massively caused loss of lives and properties across the country, Barhabise municipality has cautioned its subordinate bodies of imminent threats of floods and landslides.

DHAKA/NEW DELHI, July 23: The death toll from severe flooding in parts of India, Nepal and Bangladesh rose to more than 300 on Monday, even as heavy rains are starting to ebb and water levels started to recede in some of the worst-affected areas.

Provincial responsibilities

July 22, 2019 01:30 am

By far the most affected provinces by recent floods and inundation have been Province 2 and others covering Tarai plains

SIRAHA, July 19: A team of leaders of the main opposition Nepali Congress including its chairperson Sher Bahadur Deuba visited the flood-hit areas in Siraha district to take stock of relief efforts on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 19: A team of parliamentarians visited the flood-hit areas of Kathmandu Valley on Friday.

Never ready Nepal

July 19, 2019 08:38 am

Monsoons in Nepal are a bit like the Hollywood film, Groundhog Day. The basic narrative of the film is that a weatherman finds himself reliving the same day over and over again. In our case, it’s us reliving the monsoons in exactly the same manner – year after year, after frustrating year. The monsoon brings with it a deluge in more ways than one – not only in the form of floods and landslides but a steady stream of bad news as accidents and weather related tragedies and stories of displacement unfold in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Kaveli Corridor Transmission line and other transmission lines in Province 1 have been affected by the monsoon floods. However, electricity interrupted in the areas due to floods will be resumed from tomorrow.

GUWAHATI, July 16: Floods in northeast India worsened on Tuesday with incessant rain swelling already raging rivers, inundating villages and a rhinoceros sanctuary as 1,000 soldiers were deployed to rescue people fleeing the rising waters.

LAHAN, July 16: Minister for Industry, Commerce and Supply Matrika Yadav directed the district-based office chiefs to collaborate on rescue and relief operations in the aftermath of natural disaster that has affected various parts of the district.

KATHMANDU, July 15: An emergency cabinet meeting on Sunday has decided to provide all medical treatment free of cost to those injured in landslides and floods and mobilize rapid response teams comprising doctors to flood-affected areas.

ATHENS, July 14: Authorities evacuated dozens of citizens from flooded homes in western Greece on Sunday, a few days after seven people were killed by a violent storm in the north of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Here are some useful tips for you during the floods and landslides:

Floods cripple Mahottari

July 14, 2019 07:15 am

MAHOTTARI, July 14: Vehicular movement on the Mahottari stretch of the East-West Highway remains halted after a bridge over the local Bhavsi River collapsed on Friday. Authorities said that thousands of passengers have been affected although traffic movement has been resumed through alternatives routes.

KATHMANDU, July 13: At least 21 people have been killed and eight others have gone missing due to floods and landslides triggered by the incessant rain for the past three days in eastern and central parts of the country. Thousands of people in the flood-affected places in different parts of the country have been relocated to safer areas, according to police.

Monsoon mayhem

July 13, 2019 07:24 am

KATHMANDU, July 13: Floods and landslides caused by incessant rains in the past couple of days wreaked havoc across the country, including the Kathmandu Valley on Friday.

KATHMANDU, July 13: With the major highways linking the Kathmandu Valley obstructed due to landslide and flash floods, tens of thousands of passengers have been stranded on Friday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: With the monsoon active throughout the country, rainfall occurred in most places of the country. The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said some parts in the eastern region will see heavy rainfall, while the central and hilly areas witness light and medium rainfall.

MUGU, June 12: The fear of being crushed by rocks and inundated by floods often gives sleepless nights to the police personnel of Pulu Police Station based in Mugum Karmarong Rural Municipality.

JAKARTA, Jan 27 : At least 68 people have been killed and nearly 7,000 forced to take refuge in emergency shelters after floods, landslides and a tornado battered the Indonesian island of Sulawesi in the past week, authorities said on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: Paddy production is projected to grow by 4.8 percent to 5.4 million tons this year. The Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock Development had projected paddy production to grow to this level in 2017. However, only 5.15 million tons of was produced in the year due to late monsoon and floods in Tarai districts.

MYAGDI, Sept 13: Two school buildings and a toilet have been swept away by the swollen Raghuganga River in the district on Thursday.

SAPTARI, Aug 29: Floods wreaked havoc in some villages of Saptari district affecting over 500 families. Floods entered in settlements of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality and Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality and forced many residents out of their houses. According to the Hanumannagar Area Police Office, floods had submerged over 500 houses by Monday midnight.

KANCHANAPUR, Aug 26: Chhal Bahadur Budha of Raptisonari -2 planted paddy and corn in his fields last month. Almost every day he would visit the fields to see the growth of the plants. Seeing their growth, he would smile thinking that he would be harvest a good yield that would last for at least six months.

BAITADI, July 24: Monsoon-induced floods have wreaked havoc in the Simar village, leaving as many as 22 families at risk in the district.

LAOS, July 24: Hundreds of people are missing and an unknown number dead after a dam collapsed in south-east Laos, state media reported.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

DHANGADHI, July 15:  Every year, floods and landslides affect all nine districts of Province 7. The province faces huge losses of lives and property. While the hill districts of the province are prone to landslides, floods have been devastating the tarai districts.

SHANGHAI, July 14: Heavy rain and thunderstorms are wreaking havoc across China, with floods along major rivers destroying bridges, blocking roads and railways and forcing thousands of residents to evacuate, state media reported on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Nepal Flood Alert, an official account of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), has warned of flash floods in the rivers in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Rain is the forecast throughout the country, according to an alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. According to the alert, major rivers and rivulets are likely to swell and trigger early warnings.

SIRAHA, July 12: Bihari Yadav of Itarhawa town was a landlord until a decade ago. He owned a seven bighas land plot on the eastern side of the town. Now, Yadav is a ‘landless’ man. Though he still has land ownership certificate, he has less than a bigha of land. The Balan River claimed the rest of his land.

KATHMANDU, July 8: The Flood Forecasting Division under the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has warned of potential floods in major rivers of the central and eastern regions of the country from Sunday night. Water levels are expected to rise in Kankai, Koshi, Kamala, Bagmati and Narayani rivers flowing through the Chure range and they could potentially reach the critical level.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Parts of the country are at risks of flood and landslide.

KATHMANDU, July 3: The Ministry of Energy, Water Resources and Irrigation has put all its bodies as well as locals in the risky areas on high alert after incessant rainfall that began on Monday increased high risks of landslides and flooding in various parts of the country, especially the western areas.

A jeep is seen buried under a landslide along the Prithvi Highway near Krishnabhir on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 2: Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) Nepal has advised people to take precaution saying that there might be heavy rainfall in few places of the country on Monday.

RAUTAHAT, July 1: With the start of monsoon, locals of dozens of villages prone to floods in Rautahat are in a state of constant fear. As more than two dozen places from where the Bagmati and Lalbakaiya rivers breached their embankments are yet to be repaired, the locals are now panicked that the massive floods like last year will repeat this year also.

TEHRATHUM, June 29: Monsoon-triggered floods have damaged under-construction upper Khorungwa KHola hydropower project, incurring loss of about Rs 15 million.

SIRAHA, June 25: As the monsoon advances, Pashupati Mukhiya recalls the heavy flooding of last year. A local of Kalyanpur-2 of west Siraha, he bitterly remembered the heavy losses he had to bear after floods in Kamala, Lohajara and Ghuri rivers inundated his village and washed away cattle, crops and destroyed properties.

RAMECHHAP, May 14: Torrential rainfall since yesterday midnight at Manthali of Ramechhap has flooded parts of the district’s capital. Early morning today, the flood also swept seven students who were heading to give their grade 11 examinations by crossing the Ranjor River.

DANG, Feb 5: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

DANG, Feb 3: “The floods eroded all our land. My house still stands, but for how long?” asked Rajbaji Chaudhary of Kanchi village, Gadawa Rural Municipality of Dang district.

CHITWAN, Jan 30: Despite of the poor shape of Mugling-Narayanghat road, which affected movement of tourists, as well as Rapti River floods, the number of tourists visiting Chitwan National Park increased over the first half of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Nov 13: The government needs to spend Rs 73 billion for reconstruction and restoration of livelihoods in areas of central and eastern tarai damaged by floods of mid-August, according to a Post-Flood Recovery Needs Assessment Report prepared by the National Planning Commission (NPC).