19 petrol pumps face action

August 16, 2019 20:50 pm

RAUTAHAT, Aug 16: The Regional Office of Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM) at Rautahat has taken action against 19 petrol pumps in Bara, Parsa and Rauthat for cheating customers.

KATHMANDU, July 18: Police have arrested four people with 120 kilograms marijuana from Sarlahi.

Almost two months after the windstorm of March 31st that hit Bara and Parsa districts of Nepal, leaving many dead, injured, displaced and homeless.

BARA, May 28: Three model houses have been built by the Nepal Army at different locations in Bara to guide the army's construction team for the rehabilitation of hundreds of the recent tornado victims.

BARA, May 4: There were 13 ministers to lay “foundation stones” to rebuild houses of the families that were affected by Nepal’s first tornado last month.

BARA, April 12: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs. After crying over their loss for days, the victims have now started repairing their houses by clearing up the debris.

KATHMANDU, April 12: The tornado, which hit two Tarai districts on March 31, caused Rs 508 million worth of crop and livestock loss, according to preliminary government assessment.

BARA, April 10: The menacing tornado of last Sunday wrecked hundreds of houses in Bara and Parsa districts compelling many households to live under the open sky on empty stomachs.

BARA, April 10: On Tuesday, Ram Kumari Devi Mandal, 42, of Rampurwa along with her six little children were found sharing their makeshift tent with their buffalo and six goats. As they cannot keep their cattle outside due to the torrential rainfall, the victims of the-ever recorded tornado in Nepal are obliged to sleep with their cattle.

The deadly rainstorm that hit the poor settlements in Bara and Parsa districts on March 31 left 28 people dead, displaced hundreds and destroyed large number of houses. Right after deaths and devastation were reported, actors—from common citizens to political party leaders to chief ministers to prime minister—sprang into action to reach out and help the survivors in every possible way.

Villagers in Bara still terrified

April 8, 2019 06:05 am

BARA, April 8: Krishna Sah, 35, of Kalaiya Sub-metropolitan city lost his home to the first ever tornado recorded in Nepal that struck the central part of the southern plains of the nation on March 31. Since then, he has been reduced to spending his nights in the meager segment of the shed originally built for his livestock. With him, his livestock and the relief materials he has received from various agencies cover a majority of the shed.

BARA, April 8: Ijhar Miya of Puranaiya village laments his inability to build a strong house like that of his neighbor. He says that he was destitute in the past and is still so. “I was never capable of building a strong house. As such my neighbor’s home resisted the storm, mine did not,” he said.

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KATHMANDU, April 7: The Red Cross Society of China has provided USD 50,000 to those affected by the recent storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

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The week in pictures for the week March 31-April 6.

KATHMANDU, April 6:  Bara and Parsa districts were hit by a tornado, the first recorded wind-induced disaster of the country, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology. Earlier, myrepublica.com had reported that the disaster was “probably the first wind storm” disaster on of the country. Earlier, the DHM had classified the wind as a gale at 30 knots.

KATHMANDU, April 6: Provincial governments, parliamentarians, political leaders, aid agencies and civil societies have provided Rs. 40 million altogether for the victims of a wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

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On March 31, 2019, Bara and Parsa were hit by the country’s first wind storm killing 28 and injuring more than 700 people. Pheta rural municipality of Bara was worst hit by the wind storm. Since then, both the federal and the local government have pledged support to treat the injured and rebuild homes.

BUTWAL, April 5: The Province 5 government has decided to provide Rs 10 million to the families of those killed in massive storm that struck several villages in Bara and Parsa districts earlier this week.

KATHMANDU, April 5: 28 people lost their lives while other 700 injured after a massive storm struck Bara and Parsa districts on March 31.

KATHMANDU, April 4: Government has decided to construct the houses of the victims at storm hit Bara and Parsa districts.

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BARA, April 4: The victims of Balirampur-13 are yet to receive food and non-food item assistance as the local body is yet to open the Balirampur-Chotkiphulbariya road section.

JAJARKOT, April 4: Youths of Jajarkot have decided to join hands to support the victims of Province 2, who have been rendered homeless due to the deadly thunderstorm of Sunday. The said they decided to help their neighbors during this hour of need.

Kathmandu, April 3: A team of meteorologists is going to Bara and Parsa districts for studying the violent storm that wreaked havoc in the districts on Sunday, the Meteorological Forecasting Division has stated.

KATHMANDU, April 3: Consulate General of India in Birgunj has distributed tarpaulins in the storm-affected areas of Bara district on Wednesday.

BIRGUNJ, April 3: Around a dozen factories in the Birgunj industrial corridor have reportedly faced losses worth millions of rupees, after a storm hit the districts of Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

BARA, April 3: ​Dr Govinda KC, who is known for his unrelenting struggle for reform in medical education, has arrived in Bara district—one of the two tarai districts battered by Sunday's storm – to provide treatment to the injured and distribute relief material to other victims.

BARA, April 3: After the raging storm wrecked her home on Sunday, Nur Jaha Khatun, 35, of Feta Rural Municipality-6, Purainiya remained awake for two days. She now has no house to sleep in and no food .

BARA, April 3: With tears in his eyes and pain in his heart, Faisul Hak Miya Thakurai, 45, of Purainiya, Feta Rural Municipality-6, was found gazing at his destroyed home on Monday.

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KATHMANDU, April 2: Two provinces, 3 and Sudur Paschim, have pledged to provide Rs. 10 million each to provide relief to the victims of wind storm in Bara and Parsa districts.

BIRGUNJ, April 2: President of main opposition Nepali Congress Sher Bahadur Deuba met the injured people from Sunday's massive storm in Bara and Parsa, who have been undergoing treatment at Narayani Sub-regional Hospital in Parsa.

KATHMANDU, April 2: As Bara and Parsa begin the long and difficult task of recovery after the massive storm hit several villages on Sunday night, here are 10 important updates on Bara-parsa tragedy.

PURAINIYA (BARA), April 2: Local authorities have confirmed at least 28 dead including 11 women and six children in the rainstorm that wrecked havoc in parts of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening. The dead include 27 in Bara and one in Parsa .

KATHMANDU, April 2: Had the heavy storm that struck villages in Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday taken place within a 200-kilometer radius of Surkhet, weather radar would have detected it four hours earlier.

KATHMANDU, April 2: The postponed exams of Secondary Education Examinations (SEE) and regular classes at schools in Province 2 will not be affected despite the devastation caused by Sunday's storm, officials said.

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KATHMANDU, April 1: The parliamentarians from the main opposition Nepali Congress will donate two-days salary to the victims of the storm-hit Bara and Parsa districts.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA) has confirmed that there is no report of human casualties from electrocution so far in the storm hit districts.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The ruling Nepal Communist Party parliamentarians will donate their one day's salary to raise funds for the storm-affected families in Bara and Parsa, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli said on Monday.

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KATHMANDU, April 1: Nepali Congress President Sher Bahadur Deuba has urged the government to make immediate arrangement of rescue and treatment of the injured and relief and compensation to the families of those who died in the rainstorm in Bara and Parsa on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, April 1: A 30-knot wind storm known as gale, probably the first in Nepal, hit Bara and Parsa districts killing 28 and injuring over 500 people, according to the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.  At 30 knots, gale, a classification of wind speed according to the Beaufort scale, blows at 15 meters per second or 55.56 kilometre per hour.

KATHMANDU, April 1: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has expressed condolences to the families who lost their loved ones in a wind storm that so far has killed 28 people in Bara and Parsa district. Of those deceased, 12 have been identified as men and five are children.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Twenty-five among those killed when a massive storm struck several villages of Bara and Parsa districts on Sunday evening have been identified.

BHARATPUR, April 1: A team comprising doctors and health workers will be dispatched to the districts hit by a massive storm killing at least 27 people and injuring scores others, said Chitwan district administration office.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Six persons who were seriously injured in the massive storm in Bara district were airlifted to Kathmandu on a Nepal Army sky truck for further treatment.

KATHMANDU, April 1: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli is flying to storm-hit Bara district on Monday, officials said.