KATHMANDU, Jan 4: Paddy production in the current Fiscal Year 2019/20 has declined by one percentage point, or 59,000 tons, to 5.55 million tons, according to a government projection.

JUMLA, Oct 16: Winter doesn’t feel like winter to a local of Jumla Sampati Rawat, 70, anymore. Jumla’s weather has become hotter over the years, he says. “Neither is the monsoon as bothering as before, actually there is no downpour during the monsoon too,” he notes.

Jaya Budha’s family had come to sleep in the house after feeling insecure to live in their own house. Unfortunately, all six people were buried in the landslide.

Bearing the brunt

September 5, 2019 01:25 am

Nearly 70 people died due to a monsoon landslide in Myanmar’s Mon State. According to officials, the landslide took place when the mountain side of Ma-lat mountain collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Paung township in early hours of August 9. The remains of the collapse buried residents, houses and vehicles, reports said.

KATHMANDU, Sept 2: Paddy transplantation rate fell by 0.5% this year, thanks to delayed monsoon, government data shows.


August 24, 2019 19:00 pm

The Week in Pictures for the week August 18- August 24, 2019.

KATHMANDU, Aug 20: The monsoon has continued in the country as the eastern low pressure belt, ranging from north Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi to West Bengal of India and having the origin in the Bay of Bangladesh, is at the average point, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

For so many reasons, the monsoons are lovely and welcome. But they can also be a touch troublesome in some ways. For instance, wooden furniture and fittings take a beating during the monsoons. They can get badly damaged and look unsightly if you don’t care for them. Wooden furniture and fittings take a beating during the monsoons. Follow these simple tips and ensure that your furniture and fittings stay in good shape during the rainy season.

Monsoon waning

August 10, 2019 14:24 pm

Kathmandu, Aug 10: Monsoon at home will remain weak for the next few days as the monsoon trough is presently based on south from the average location.

Rains are beautiful and as they cleanse the polluted environment, they seem to also cleanse our souls. But the wooden furniture at home suffers the most during this season because wood and water are not too friendly. Here are five simple tips which will save your wooden furniture this monsoon:

POKHARA, Aug 7: Rains are not frequent in Mustang. The Himalayan ranges are known for sparse rainfalls.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Monsoon that had remained dormant for a few days has begun raging yet again from today. According to senior meteorologist Barun Poudel of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, the monsoon trough has shifted towards north (Nepal), increasing a strong likelihood of a heavy rainfall across the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 4: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said most parts of the country will witness heavy rainfall for the next three days.

KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The monsoon trough in the southern Tarai region has started gradually moving back to Nepal from today.

Rainy season health woes

August 2, 2019 08:02 am

The rainy season brings about a plethora of infections and diseases that range from indigestion and skin irritations to fever and flu. While staying indoors and away from rain and human contact is the best way to prevent all of these conditions, that isn’t a practical solution. Here, Dr Saroj Ghimire, physician at Swastha Health Clinic, talks to The Week about how we can prevent and cure some health problems that are common this season.

DHADING, July 31: Scorching heat in a while and torrential rain the next moment. And amid this, there are eroded roads with huge potholes. Most of the roads in rural areas of Dhading become prone to accident as soon as the monsoon arrives.

PARASI, July 26: Fifty students at Sukhaura, Bardaghat municipality-2 in west Nawalparasi have been compelled to abandon school in this monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Lawmakers demanded a permanent solution to flooding and landslides that hit the country every monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 23: The Meteorological Forecasting Division has said most parts of the country will witness rainfall on Wednesday and Thursday.

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KATHMANDU, July 22: With the onset of monsoon season, vehicular movement along waterlogged roads in Kathmandu runs into difficulties. As a result, road travel turns into a terrifying ordeal since it involves a considerable amount of time at that time.

KATHMANDU, July 22: Moderate to heavy rain has been forecast throughout the country for the next three days as monsoon trough is presently based in the southern region of Nepal.

SARLAHI, July 22: Most of the southern areas of Sarlahi including the district headquarters Malangawa are prone to inundation every year during the monsoon. Many villages in southern areas of the district still remain submerged by the heavy rainfall on July 11.

GAUHATI, July 20: Officials say the death toll has risen to 152 in monsoon flooding in South Asia as millions of people and animals continue to face the brunt in three countries.

Monsoon normally active

July 19, 2019 17:22 pm

KATHMANDU, July 19: The monsoon has remained normally active throughout the country as the monsoon trough has shifted a little south of Nepal's southern region.

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 18: As many as 90 people so far lost their lives in landslide, flood and inundation across the nation due to incessant rainfall that took place last week, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the Home Ministry.

KATHMANDU, July 17:  International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has expressed concern over the havoc wreaked by the monsoon-triggered floods and landslides that hit different parts of South Asia.

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.

Rainwater harvesting is gaining popularity in the country. Some people think utilizing rainwater is good, healthy and viable. Whereas, some think rainwater is not contaminated and not healthy. Read more to know more.

KATHMANDU, July 15: Monsoon will continue to remain active for some more days in the country, as low-pressure area still remains in the Tarai, said the Metrological Forecasting Division. The low-pressure area may start advancing towards India from coming Wednesday, thus weakening monsoon comparatively, said meteorologist Ganga Nagarkoti.

YANGON, July 15: Days of heavy monsoon rain and dangerously high river levels in Myanmar have forced more than 18,000 people from their homes and flooded at least one camp for people displaced by recent fighting, authorities and a politician said on Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 14: At least 60 people have been confirmed killed and 26 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain across the country.

Monsoon activities weaken today

July 14, 2019 16:05 pm

Kathmandu, July 14: The monsoon which had been in full swing since Friday has gradually decreased today.

Rainfall shifts to western Nepal

July 14, 2019 08:15 am

KATHMANDU, July 14: Rainfall has shifted toward the western and mid-western plains of the country from Saturday, according to Min Kumar Aryal, a meteorologist at the Meteorological Forecasting Division.

BIRATNAGAR, July 14: Two persons went missing and more than 1,000 houses were inundated in Morang district due to flooding from the Lohandra River on Saturday.

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 14: At least 43 people have been killed and 24 others are missing following landslides and flooding triggered by incessant monsoon rain in the central and eastern parts of the country.

Eight killed in the Valley

July 14, 2019 05:30 am

KATHMANDU, July 14: At least eight people have been killed in the Kathmandu Valley as heavy rainfall that started from Thursday wreaked havoc till late Friday in several areas of the capital.

KATHMANDU, July 13: Widespread rain from moderate to heavy scale is likely to continue till Sunday as the monsoon trough is presently based in the vicinity of Tarai of eastern Nepal and hilly territory of western Nepal.

Monsoon brings dampness and you might worry you are at risk from infection in the monsoon. If you think so, then you’re wrong. Not only you, but the food in your house is in danger from it too.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Paddy transplantation has been completed on 23.76% land as of July 7 this year, which is 29.19% less than the figure of the corresponding period last year.

KHOTANG, July 9: The lack of irrigation facility has severely affected paddy plantation in Khotang. In Diktel, only two percentage of paddy plantation has been done, while in the entire district it's just 10 percentage, according to officials.

KATHMANDU, July 8: Lack of sufficient rainfall takes toll on paddy cultivation as transplantation has been completed on only around 15% of paddy fields across the country, according to Department of Agriculture (DoA).

MUMBAI, July 4: India’s monsoon rains in the week ending on Wednesday were below average for the fifth time in a row, although the deficit was the lowest since the start of the season after it revived in central and western regions.

DHADING, June 30: Thousands of passengers travel through the Prithivi Highway every day. The monsoon, however, has made their journey perilous, especially in Dhading area.

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.

PARBAT, June 26: Rafting in the Kaligandaki river has been halted with the increase in water level in the river after the onset of the monsoon.

Monsoon mystery

June 25, 2019 01:00 am

Monsoon rain is a lifeline to an agriculture-based economy like Nepal, where with poor irrigation system farmers have to rely on the mercy of the sky

BHAKTAPUR, June 24: Like in previous years, farmers in Bhaktapur will be facing dearth of chemical fertilizers this monsoon as well.