KATHMANDU, Sept 8: A new report from the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) and the United National Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal has identified 47 potentially dangerous glacial lakes (PDGLs) within the Koshi, Gandaki, and Karnali river basins of Nepal, the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, and India.
BIRATNAGAR, Jan 12: Even though ruling party members of the provincial assembly of Province 1 have been saying in public that an 'agreement will be reached among political parties over naming the province', the process of formally deciding a name has been in limbo for the past several months while the provincial government awaits a nod from the center.
KATHMANDU, Aug 15: Five rivers, Koshi, Kali Gandaki, Arun, Sunkoshi, Tamor, Saptakoshi have exceeded safety levels, according to Nepal Flood Alert issued by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM). The areas at risk include Modi Beni, Simle, Hampachuwar, Mulghat, Chatara.
SAPTARI, Aug 4: It has been more than half a century since India and Nepal signed the agreement to construct the Koshi Barrage. And experts from both countries are saying that the barrage is already old.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The first Nepal-India meeting on inland waterway connectivity concluded on Monday with an agreement to hold further discussions after making a field study of Koshi and Narayani rivers.
INARUWA, July 15: Water level in Saptakoshi river has been recorded the highest of this monsoon on Saturday. The water flow measured at 9:15 last night was 215,970 cusecs, according to Deputy Superintendent of Police Narayan Prasad Chimariya.
KATHMANDU, July 15: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Koshi River basin on Saturday as the water level of the river reached near warning mark. Mass SMSs were sent to the locals via Ncell and NTC telecommunication networks.
ITAHARI, May 21: With the identification of nine additional wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve (KTWR), the number of wild buffaloes in Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve has increased to 441, a slight increase compared to the last census held two years ago.
KHOTANG, May 13: Police have recovered the body of Suman Shrestha, 12, one of the three children, who was swept by the Sun Koshi River on May 5. Shrestha’s body was retrieved four kilometers away after it was washed ashore. The three children were swept by the river as they swam while herding goats.
ITAHARI, Dec 5: Wild elephant attacks have increased in the areas surrounding Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve in recent times. In the last five days, four people living in the areas near the reserve have lost their lives to elephant attacks.
KATHMANDU, Nov 27: Crusador of medical education reforms, Dr Govinda KC, has urged the government to stall the process of converting the Koshi Zonal Hospital into a teaching hospital under the Purbanchal University (PU) until the formation of the Medical Education Commission.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba is paying a five-day state visit to India from August 23, with the main agenda of bringing the agreements reached between the two countries on various occasions into implementation.
DHANKUTA, August 15: Vegetables farmers and traders in hilly districts of Koshi zone are suffering loss of as much as Rs 10 million on a daily basis as they have not been able to export their vegetables after floods and landslides damaged different sections of Koshi Highway on Saturday.
SAPTARI, August 14: On Sunday, a picture of a five-year-old dead child being swept away by the Koshi River in Saptari district gained widespread attention in the social media. The child has been identified as Kamalu Sada of Tilathi-Koiladi Rural Municipality-6.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: The government has urged the Indian government to open all gates of Sapktakoshi and Laxmanpur barrages as water levels in the two major rivers crossed the mark of danger due to heavy rainfall since Friday.
DHARAN, July 23: There are potholes everywhere in a one-kilometer road stretch of Koshi Highway that runs through Dharan. It has been about a month since the Road Division office (RDO), Biratnagar has been out of contact after piling up gravels in the same road.
KATHMANDU, April 6: With the much-awaited local polls now just 38 days away, leaders of big political parties in the hilly districts of Koshi have intensified their efforts to win candidacies from their respective parties.
ITAHARI, April 5: President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has vowed to provide compensation to the Koshi flood victims. She has also assured that she would draw attention of the concerned authority toward the plight of the Koshi flood victims.
ITAHARI, March 21: Lalo Mandal, 50, of Kuswaha-4, Sunsari, who was attacked by a wild elephant that had strayed into his village from the Koshi Tappu wildlife Reserve (KTWR) a month ago, succumbed to his injuries on Monday.
KATHMANDU, Jan 20: Putting aside the earlier proposal to provide compensation to the landowners whose lands were acquired by the government for the Koshi Tappu Wildlife Reserve, the government has decided to provide land-for-land compensation to the landowners.
DHANKUTA, Aug 11: In the last few years, lots of new road tracks have been opened in the Koshi region. Only a few of them are in proper condition and the concerned department has provided route permit only for few of them.
UDAYAPUR, Aug 6: The Koshi River, which flows between the border of Udayapur and Sunsari districts, has been changing its course on a daily basis. This has put thousands of families in various VDCs of Udayapur district at high risk of being displaced.