SINDHUPALCHOWK, April 17: After the devastating earthquake of April 2015 shattered his dreams of expanding tourism business, Pemanetup Sherpa of Melamchighyang village of Helambu thought that life would never be same again.

RASUWA, Sept 11: Three-and-a-half years after the devastating earthquake, over 800 locals of Rasuwa district, which was one of the hardest hit districts, are yet to begin reconstruction of their houses.

MATARAM, Aug 6: A powerful earthquake struck the Indonesian tourist island of Lombok, killing at least 82 people and shaking neighboring Bali, as authorities on Monday said thousands of houses were damaged and the death toll could climb.

MAKWANPUR, Aug 6: In the name of asset, all he had was a small field. But the landslide triggered by the deadly earthquake of 2015 buried his field. A dilapidated hut, which protected him from heat and rain too was crushed by a rock later, compelling his family of seven to live a miserable life under the open sky.

LALITPUR, July 30: The construction of private houses of beneficiaries – legally partitioned yet having joint ownership of land – has not gained any momentum.

SEMBALUN, July 29: A powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck the popular tourist island of Lombok in Indonesia on Sunday killing 12 people and sending villagers fleeing from their beds into open fields to avoid collapsing buildings.

JAKARTA, July 29: A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least 10 people and injured 40 on Indonesia’s Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali, officials said.

INDONESIA, July 29: A shallow, magnitude 6.4 earthquake early Sunday killed at least three people and injured a dozen others on Indonesia's Lombok Island, a popular tourist destination next to Bali.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The Indian government has released Rs 2.1 billion of the Rs 25 billion grant pledged to the government of Nepal for the reimbursement of the first tranche of the housing grant distributed to the earthquake victims in Nuwakot and Gorkha districts.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 27: The distribution of the housing grant for earthquake victims has been halted in Sindhupalchowk district since the beginning of new fiscal year as the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) fails to operate as per the new federal system.

KHOTANG, JULY 27: Three years after 2015's devastating earthquake, more than 2,000 quake victims from Khotang have received the second installment of the housing grant provided by the government.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, July 15: National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has added 3,307 earthquake victims as beneficiaries in Sindhupalchwok. The names were added based on its survey conducted in September.

KHOTANG, July 2: Shanta Bhujel, a quake victim of Lichkiramche, Khotehang Rural Municipality-9, constructed a house by seeking a loan of Rs 700,000. But it became a real trouble for her after the engineers from the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) asked her to build another house, arguing that her newly-built house was not as per the standards set by the government.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Almost 70 per cent of the households whose houses were damaged by the 2015 earthquakes have either started or completed reconstruction of their houses, according to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA).

KATHMANDU, June 25: Even three years after the 2015 earthquakes, many victims in the Kathmandu Valley remain deprived of the housing grant of Rs 300,000 due to the “National Reconstruction Authority’s inaction” in resolving the land ownership disputes.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, June 22: Even the government authorities do not have the exact details of the reconstruction of quake-damaged houses in Sindhupalchowk, the district worst-hit by the 2015 earthquakes.

TOKYO, June 18: More than 200 people were injured in a 6.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Japan’s second-largest metropolis of Osaka and surrounding areas on Monday morning, public broadcaster NHK reported.

KATHMANDU June 12 : Poet Shyam Rimal's anthology of quake poems, 'Barpak' was launched recently amid an event in Kathmandu. According to the press statement released by Rimal, executive editor at the National News Agency, he has compiled 21 quake poems in the anthology.

Three years after the Gorkha earthquake devastated 32 districts of the country, Tatopani, in Sindhupalchowk has become a ghost town. Until other entry points connecting China was opened, Tatopani served as the only trade route between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Jun 5: An earthquake measuring 4.9 on the Richter scale has hit the far-western Nepal on Tuesday morning.

KHOTANG, June 3: After a long wait, the victims of the catastrophic 2015 earthquake in Daman of Khotang district are finally starting to receive second tranche of housing reconstruction grant.

GORKHA, May 27: The fear of losing the final or the third installment of the reconstruction grant has forced earthquake victims in Gorkha to erect their houses in a rush. Those who were listed as beneficiaries but had not yet started rebuilding their houses have fast been building new houses.

DHADING, May 22: Pemba Tamang was recently seen heading uphill carrying a heavy load of corrugated sheets on his back. Pemba, a local of Khaniyabas Rural Municipality in Dhading district, has been transporting construction materials to his home since the past few days.

KATHMANDU, May 19: Three Nepalis recently completed a bicycle tour of 20 countries in the world with the message 'Nepal is safe after earthquake'.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, May 1: Earthquake victims in Sindhupalchowk have been increasingly attracted towards integrated settlement. The attraction is fueled by the benefits of such settlements and the strong bonding they have developed among themselves during their communal stay post-quake.

MAKWANPUR, April 30: In Province 3's 13 districts, which are among the most affected ones by the devastating 2015 Gorkha earthquake, only 364,476 beneficiaries of housing reconstruction grant have started rebuilding their houses. This is only 61.4 percent of the total quake victims of 593,516 in the province.

GORKHA, April 27: As April 25, 2016, marked two years of the deadly Gorkha earthquake, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari reached Barpak, the epicenter, to lay the foundation stone for an earthquake memorial park. As per the plan, 28 quake-damaged houses of a dalit community would be conserved in the park along with the debris. The whole intention was to allow tourists to observe and revisit the situation of earthquake. But that has not been possible till now due to the differences in opinion of locals.

CHITWAN, April 27: So far, only 30 quake victim families in Chitwan district have received the third tranche of the reconstruction grant, indicating the slow progress in post-quake reconstruction.

REPUBLICA, April 27 Chief Executive Officer of the National Reconstruction Authority Yuba Raj Bhusal has said that NRA will complete the housing grant distribution to all the earthquake victims whose houses were completely damaged by the earthquake by July 2019.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The devastating Gorkha-centered earthquake was three years ago, but the plight of many of the victims has remained largely unchanged. The government’s rescue, relief and reconstruction work has done little  to ease the plight of these  victims in various districts.

GORKHA, April 25: Hundreds of houses were reduced to rubble in Barpak, the epicenter of the catastrophic earthquake of 2015. Three years on, only 509 out of the 1,400 houses destroyed have been reconstructed. Another 429 houses are under construction while the inhabitants of the others are still under makeshift tents.

Quake in southeast Turkey injures 13

April 24, 2018 12:58 pm

ISTANBUL, April 24: An earthquake struck Turkey’s southeastern province of Adiyaman early on Tuesday, injuring 13 people and causing damage to buildings, state-run Anadolu news agency said.

GORKHA, April 23: As the epicenter of the 7.9 magnitude earthquake of 25 April 2015, Gorkha's Barpak was devastated. While 14 different districts were severely affected, destruction was naturally most severe in Gorkha.

DHADING, April 21: It has been months since Bir Bahadur Tamang of Benighat Rorang-1 laid the foundations of his house after receiving the first tranche of earthquake grant.

SANTIAGO, Chile, Aprril 10: A strong 6.2 earthquake struck Chile’s central region on Tuesday. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.

LALITPUR, April 1: Kedar GC received Rs 50,000 rupees as his first installment housing grant just a month ago, nearly three years after the devastating earthquake of 2015 that killed around 9,000 people and left many more injured.

KATHMANDU, March 21: The Asia-Pacific regional office of the International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC) has summoned Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) Chairman Sanjeev Thapa and NRCS Earthquake Response Operation head Umesh Prasad Dhakal to inquire about the organization's alleged involvement in gross misuse of earthquake relief fund

RASUWA, March 9: After living a displaced life for more than 33 months, a large number of quake victims have headed for their home villages for the reconstruction of their houses destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. This has emptied the makeshift tents at Dhunche, Bogatitar among other places.

DHADING, March 8: Kedarnath Adhikari of Gajuri Rural Municipality-6 has already received Rs 50,000 from the government as the first tranche of relief for the reconstruction of his house. However, he has no plans to start the construction anytime soon.

RASUWA, March 7: After living a displaced life for more than 33 months, a large number of quake victims have headed for their home villages for the reconstruction of their houses destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. This has emptied the makeshift tents at Dhunche, Bogatitar among other places.

RASUWA, Mar 7: After living a displaced life for more than 33 months, a large number of quake victims have headed for their home villages for the reconstruction of their houses destroyed by the earthquake in 2015.

RASUWA, March 5: After living a displaced life for more than 33 months, a large number of quake victims have headed for their home villages for the reconstruction of their houses destroyed by the earthquake in 2015. This has emptied the makeshift tents at Dhunche, Bogatitar among other places

DHADING, Mar 4: Twenty-four households of Khaniyabas and Rubi Valley Rural Municipalities, who were displaced by the devastating earthquake of 2015, have been provided land and land ownership certificates.

WELLINGTON, Feb 28: The governor of the central Papua New Guinea region hit by an earthquake this week says at least 15 people were killed and the toll may rise.

NUWAKOT, Feb 28: As reconstruction has finally picked up pace in Nuwakot after a long halt, locals have started assisting each other in building their houses. Reportedly, nearly 80 percent houses in the district have been rebuilt this way.

DHADING, Feb 28: Even as winter is finally nearing its end, earthquake victims without homes are not yet breathing any sigh of relief. Those without shelter are already starting to worry about the next monsoon season.

3.6-magnitude quake wakes Kathmandu early

February 21, 2018 07:46 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The National Seismological Center (NSC), Department of Mines and Geology on Wednesday recorded a 3.6 magnitude aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake that devastated Nepal on April 25, 2015.

SINDHULI, Feb 8:  As most of the banks are limited to the district headquarters, earthquake victims living in rural parts of Sindhuli are almost deprived of banking service. As a result, they have to spend the whole day in vehicle to reach the headquarters even for minor transactions and mainly for receiving their reconstruction grants.

SINDHULI, Feb 7:  As most of the banks are limited to the district headquarters, earthquake victims living in rural parts of Sindhuli are almost deprived of banking service. As a result, they have to spend the whole day in vehicle to reach the headquarters even for minor transactions and mainly for receiving their reconstruction grants.

6 dead, 88 missing as quake hits Taiwan

February 7, 2018 15:54 pm

HUALIEN, Taiwan, Feb 7: Rescuers were working Wednesday to try to reach people who were trapped after a strong earthquake near Taiwan’s east coast caused several buildings to cave in and tilt dangerously. At least six people were killed and 88 missing in the quake.