KATHMANDU, Sept 13: At least three people were killed and over two dozen others were left missing as a massive landslide washed away at least nine houses in Bhirkharka area of Barhabise Rural Municipality-7 in Sindhupalchowk district Saturday night.

4 killed, 34 still missing

Bahrabise Municipality and Bhotekoshi, Jugal, Panchpokharai and Helambu Rural Municipalities are among the areas worst affected by the landslides, floods

PARBAT, July 30: As many as 25 households of Jaljala rural municipality-7, Dhairing have been displaced due to landslide. With the fear of landslide looming large, they were forced to abandon their own houses and shift to the secured place.

Mid-hill Highway resumes

July 24, 2020 13:41 pm

BAGLUNG, July 24: The Baglung section along the Mid-Hill (Pushpalal) Highway which had remained disrupted due to a landslide since Tuesday resumed one-way from the Thursday evening. The highway was disrupted following the massive landslide at Bokse of Baglung municipality-3.

POKHARA, July 21: Incessant rains and landslides have brought vehicular movement to a halt along different highways across the country affecting hundreds of passengers. Stating that they have run out of food and water, the stranded passengers have urged for help.

BAJURA, July 20: Most of the settlements in Bajura district are at high risk of landslides and flooding due to heavy rainfall. Many roads and trails have been washed away at multiple places. Movement of vehicles and people have been disrupted.

SINDHULI, July 20: The BP Koirala Highway has been disrupted due to heavy rainfall for the last two days.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 16: Five women of a family were buried in a landslide at Phulpinkatti, Bhotekoshi Rural Municipality-4, on Thursday morning. Of them, one lost her life while four others are missing.

LAMJUNG, July 7: Vehicular movement on the Besisahar-Chame road has come to halt following landslide occurred at Khudi of Marsyangdi rural municipality-3 in the wee hours today.

TANAHU, June 23: Vehicular movement along the Prithvi Highway has been obstructed since last night following dry landslides at Aina cliff of Abukhaireni Rural Municipality-2 of Tanahu district.

Road to apocalypse

March 11, 2020 09:13 am

Nepal is one of the most vulnerable countries to climate change. Major climate stressors here are rising temperatures, increased floods, landslides and droughts. All major rivers, the agricultural lifelines, receive freshwater supply from melting snows and glaciers, and seasonal monsoon rainfall. Changes in the length, intensity and the amount of water flow in these river systems will adversely affect the population, eco-systems and biodiversity. Situation will be dire for majority of Nepal’s population who live in rural areas and survive on small-scale agriculture.

GORKHA, Dec 2: Locals of Doyal and Payau villages in Gorkha have demanded resettlement in safer zone following high risk of landslides in the hills. Recurring landslides since the devastating earthquake of 2015 have already displaced a dozen families in those villages. And the fear not only persists, it has actually aggravated as the hills look more fragile and landslides have been more frequent.

GULMI, Oct 7: Creative healing art therapy workshop is all set to be held at Satyawati rural municipality in Gulmi this week to help people heal their wounds left by a terrible landslide in July this year.

KHOTANG, Oct 2: The only road that was still in use in the entire district amid monsoon was reopened on Tuesday morning after 14 hours of it remaining blocked due to landslides. Vehicular movement along the Diktel–Hilesi road had suddenly come to a standstill on Monday evening due to heavy landslides at Nagi area of Halesi Tuwachung Municipality.

JAJARKOT, Sept. 1: Three persons belonging to the same family were killed after the rain-triggered landslides buried their house at Bheri municipality-2 in Jajarkot district.

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.

Landslides in Dolakha

August 27, 2019 05:25 am

DOLAKHA, Aug 27: Incessant rain for the last few days has wreaked havoc in rural Dolakha villages, rendering dozens of families homeless. Around 50 families of different settlements at Melung and Shailung rural municipalities are reported to have lost their houses to landslides.

BAJURA, Aug 9: Heavy monsoon rain that triggered landslides right in the middle of Andradi village, Bajura, has left a settlement of 35 households at high risk.

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DOLAKHA, Aug 3: At least two persons went missing as landslides buried ten houses in Gaurishanker rural municipality, Dolakha, on Saturday night.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa has said that all three-level governments are actively involved in relief, rescue and rehabilitation of the victims in all flood and landslides-hit areas.

GULMI, July 24: At least nine persons have died and four others are missing in Gulmi district after landslides triggered by torrential rains swept away the villages of Limgha and Thulolumpek in the wee hours of Tuesday.

GULMI, July 23: The death toll from landslides in Satyawati rural municipality has climbed to eight on Tuesday afternoon.

HETAUDA, July 21: Transportation on the road section of Hetaunda- Kulekhani-Phakhel-Kathmandu, the shortest route linking Tarai to the central capital, resumed this morning. It had remained obstructed after it was hit by monsoon landslides at several places.

KHOTANG, July 20: Diktel-Kathmandu road obstructed by monsoon-triggered landslides for nine days has reopened to one-day traffic from Friday following the removal of landslide debris.

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.

Lessons to learn

July 18, 2019 02:00 am

Since the devastating floods and landslides triggered by incessant rains last week ravaged the settlements in various parts of Nepal, mainly in the Tarai plains, political actors have risen up to help the flood-affected people.

Dozens of people have died and millions more have been forced from their homes after heavy monsoon floods caused devastation in Nepal, Bangladesh, and northern India.

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KATHMANDU, July 16: At least 78 people have been killed so far in flood and whereas 32 are reported missing. According to the latest report by the Ministry of Home Affairs ( MoHA), 40 people have been injured.

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: The Ministry of Federal Affairs and General Administration has directed the chief administrative officers of all 753 local levels to be available at the office round the clock.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Speaker of the House of Representatives Krishna Bahadur has urged people’s representatives at local, provincial and federal levels, different social organizations, political parties, political activists security personnel and general public to contribute to rescue and relief efforts underway in the aftermath of floods and landslides triggered by torrential rain.

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.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Landslides triggered by continuous downpour since last Thursday have disrupted vehicular movement along all the highways in the country.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Chairman of National Assembly (Upper House) Ganesh Timilsina has expressed sorrow over the loss of lives and property caused by natural disasters in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 14: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed sorrow over a huge loss of lives and property at different places of the country due to floods, landslides and inundation following incessant rainfall.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Government has urged all concerned departments and bureau to engage in rescue and relief operation in the flood and landslide-hit areas across the country.

KATHMANDU, July 14: Major highways across the country have been affected due to landslides triggered by incessant rainfall in the past two days.

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

KATHMANDU, July 14: A meeting of the Central Disaster Management Committee has decided not to seek foreign help for now for rescue, relief and rehabilitation work in the face of ongoing flooding. It says the government is capable enough to handle the crisis on its own.

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.

TOKYO, July 4: Heavy rains in southern Japan let up by Thursday, but authorities maintained evacuation orders for more than a million people, warning against a risk of more landslides, which have killed one person, with another missing.

TOKYO, July 3: Japan ordered nearly 800,000 people on the southern island of Kyushu to take shelter in evacuation centers and other safe areas on Wednesday as heavy rains threatened to trigger landslides and cause other damage.

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.

CHITWAN, June 2: Traffic on the Narayangadh-Muglin road section has been affected by landslides. Landslides triggered by heavy rainfall on Saturday night have blocked the road in two locations on the section in Jalbire and Paanchkilo.

MANILA, Jan. 6: The death toll in a powerful storm that triggered landslides and flash flood in the Philippines has risen to 126; media reports said quoting the Philippine government agencies on Sunday.