Of late, the weather has been quite unpredictable. It’s usually bright and sunny when you head out and then a couple of hours later it starts pouring cats and dogs. This makes it difficult to plan your day and get things done. But a little bit of foresight can help you deal with rainy days and not let it mess your schedule. Here we tell you how.
DHADING, Feb 12: Priskala Tamang of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality-2 is very happy after her village recently got connected with the road network. Previously, the small settlement in the north of Dhading district was totally dependent on mules to transport essentials like food and construction materials.
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.
As monsoon and winter in Himalayas seem fierce, early October to November is high time to watch the snow-capped mountains from the Kanchanjunga Base Camp (KBC). One of the great Himalayan trails of Nepal; the camp is a major hub for the tourists visiting the country every year. A flight from Kathmandu to Bhadrapur with a further seven-hour ride to Taplejung marks off the trekking trail to KBC. The journey comprises of 24-26 days of trekking that concludes at Oktang in the South point and PangPema in the North point of the camp. A 15-day package travelling to either of the points is however a matter of choice.
SIRAHA, Sept 30: Kaladevi Safi, 70, prays a little more intensely and many more times during the monsoon. And there is a reason for doing so. She feels that not doing so might invite disasters. If anyone falls sick at home or in the village, they can’t be taken to a hospital for health checkup as the village is on an island which is isolated from the outer world during the monsoon.
KATHMANDU, Sept 23: After the success of love trilogy 'Summer Love', 'Saaya', and 'Monsoon', Subin Bhattarai is back with his new novel ‘Priya Sufi’. The book was launched in an event held in the Nepal Academy hall. Subin Bhattarai, Subani Moktan, Shital Moktan, and actor Aanchal Sharma jointly launched the book on
Monsoon shows signs of withdrawal with the arrival of September, but the distressing situation of the people living around the Bouddhanath Stupa vicinity does not seem to have an end. In addition to the waterlogged potholes on the streets of Bouddha, even the stupa premises – enlisted as UNESCO World Heritage site – is left submerged when it rains. Similar was the case this Thursday.
HONOLULU, Aug 25: Hurricane Lane weakened to a tropical storm on Friday as it headed toward the Hawaiian islands. But it still brought torrential rains that immersed a city in waist-deep water and forced people to flee flooding homes, while others jumped off seawalls with boogie boards into the turbulent ocean.
KATHMANDU,Aug 2 5: The water flow on the main rivers seems increasing however, probability of crossing the limit is below according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.
HONOLULU, Aug 24: Hurricane Lane unleashed torrents of rain and landslides that blocked roads on Hawaii’s mostly rural Big Island on Thursday as residents and tourists in the state’s biggest city braced for the dangerous storm to come their way.
While the central government has dispatched multiple military units to Kerala, state officials are pleading for additional help. Officials have put initial storm damage estimates at nearly $3 billion. At least 250 people have died in the flooding in a little over a week, with 31 others missing, according to Mr Kurian. More than 1,000 people have died in flooding in seven Indian states since the start of the monsoon season, including over 350 in Kerala.
Rescuers have used helicopters and boats to evacuate thousands of people stranded on their rooftops following unprecedented flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala that killed more than 320 people, officials said.
BENGALURU/MUMBAI, Aug 17: The worst floods in a century in the Indian state of Kerala have killed 164 people and forced more than 200,000 into relief camps, officials said on Friday, with more misery expected as heavy rain pushed water levels higher.
UKHIYA, July 17: The hill on which the young woman’s shelter is being built is so unstable that the earth crumbles under your feet. The threat of landslides is so dire that her neighbors have evacuated. Though living here could spell doom as the monsoon rains fall, she will live here anyway.
KATHMANDU, July 17: The monsoon trough has fallen below its normal position, thereby resulting to reduced rainfall across the country in the past five days, according to Meteorological Forecasting Division.
NEPALGUNJ, July 10: henever there is rainfall, the heartbeat of Durga Prasad Pandey of Khalla Jhagadiya in Phattepur increases and he starts praying. Rapti River which flows to the south of his house and the floods in various rivulets in the north often displace him and his family every year.
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.
This is a statement that is very obvious, yet incredible at the same time – there is something magical about the monsoons. It is difficult to believe in it if you happen to live in Kathmandu and face the wide variety of practical difficulties that come with the season.
KATHMANDU, July 3: Many lanes and major roads in the capital get filled with water up to a foot high. Walking through the streets is irksome as there is a constant risk of stepping on puddles. Much of the roads are covered with mud and dirt, making roads extremely slippery and prone to accidents.
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.
KATHMANDU, June 24: Price of vegetables has gone up significantly over the past week. While retailers attribute the price hike to erratic supply in the market due to monsoon rains, officials of Kalimati Fruits and Vegetable Market Development Board say price has gone up as traders are keeping high profit margin.
KATHMANDU, June 23: A committee responsible for Kasthamandap reconstruction has decided to postpone the reconstruction work by a month citing the monsoon and a design flaw in the blueprint prepared by the Department of Archeology (DoA).
BARA, June 22: As the monsoon progresses, the construction of embankments has gathered pace in Bara district in order to prevent floods in the rivers and streams from entering settlements and damaging arable land.
KATHMANDU, June 19: In view of possible disasters during the monsoon, the government has directed the provincial, local governments and Nepal Army to remain on alert and undertake all the necessary measures to minimize possible loss of life and property.
Although floods are not a new phenomenon in the Tarai belt, prevention measures are hardly taken to avert or minimize crisis. In lack of such measures, hundreds of people are affected by floods every year.
PALPA, June 7: As monsoon is just around the corner, almost all local units of Palpa have started purchasing the required stock of medicines for rain-induced diseases to be distributed to the locals.In November 2017, Tansen Municipality had purchased medicines worth Rs 705,000 and distributed to various health posts.
CHITWAN, May 9: In the last 10 months 97 people lost life from 195 road accidents in Chitwan. Some of these accidents occurred along the Naryanghat–Munglin road- one of the busiest highways in the country.
ITAHARI, Mar 13: Seven months ago, Krishna Kumari Rai of Itahari ward no.10 lost her house to a ravaging flood. After her house was washed away, she took shelter at a local school for days. Later, she rented a room and started living there.