KATHMANDU, August 6: The water level in Koshi River has started to recede since this afternoon. Officials said the situation in Koshi River is now risk free now.

DHANGADI/BAITADI/DARCHULA: Sachin Budhathoki, 18, went missing after falling into the Mahakali River at Gothal Ghat in Dumling on Wednesday while trying to cross the river via a Tuin (improvised cable crossing). A search for him is on. Budhathoki has gone missing after the cable crossing snapped and he fell into the river on Wednesday while he was returning to Nepal from India with some belongings.

Jan 26: The Omicron variant appears to result in less severe COVID-19 than seen during previous periods of high coronavirus transmission including the Delta wave, with shorter hospital stays, less need for intensive care and fewer deaths, according to a new U.S. study.

Jan 17: Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that omicron’s whirlwind advance practically ensures it won’t be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world.

Jan 14: A fast-spreading Omicron variant that causes milder illness compared with previous versions of the coronavirus has fueled the view that COVID-19 poses less of a risk than in the past.

KATHMANDU, Jan 6: Doctors have pointed out that people in Nepal who have not been vaccinated against the coronavirus, whose immune system is weak and who have not been previously infected, may be at risk from the Omicron variant.

Can your pet get COVID-19?

December 20, 2021 13:51 pm

Yes, pets and other animals can get the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, but health officials say the risk of them spreading it to people is low. Dogs, cats, ferrets, rabbits, otters, hyenas, and white-tailed deer are among the animals that have tested positive, in most cases after contracting it from infected people.

KATHMANDU, August 24: Huge public gatherings were witnessed in the Bhaktapur Durbar Square area on Monday as people celebrating the Gaijatra festival flooded the area. In normal days, the scene would have been usual but at a time when the country is devastated by the second wave of COVID-19 triggered by the Delta Variant, such gatherings have worried public health experts and the authorities concerned.

NEW YORK, Mar 15: AstraZeneca Plc said on Sunday a review of safety data of people vaccinated with its COVID-19 vaccine has shown no evidence of an increased risk of blood clots.

Health risk of e-cigarette

December 21, 2019 17:47 pm

Some of the ingredients in e-cigarette aerosol could also be harmful to the lungs in the long-term.

NEW DELHI, Aug 18: A Hindu nationalist group close to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling party has stepped up criticism of Chinese telecom equipment makers, warning that their presence in India posed “an unacceptable securit

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: National Assembly (NA) member Suman Raj Pyakurel in today's special hour urged the government to launch short-term and long-term programs in the disaster-hit areas in the Province no 2.

GALESHWOR, August 14: Altogether 2,150 households in Myagdi district are at high risk of landslide and flood.

PARIS, Aug 7:  Health officials in Paris said Wednesday that a young boy needs medical monitoring because tests conducted after the Notre Dame Cathedral fire showed that he was at risk of lead poisoning.

DAILEKH, Aug 4: A model village of the Badi community in Dailkeh is under risk of landslide every year.

OKHALDHUNGA, July 31: Ten houses in ward 3, Sisneri, of Sunkoshi Rural Municipality are at the high risk of being swept away by a landslide.

KATHMANDU, July 25: Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) has actively started sending SMS alerts to locals living in flood prone areas in an attempt to ensure safety from floods. Officials at the department said they sent SMS alerts to flood prone areas on Wednesday after assessing immediate risks.

RUPANDEHI, July 20: All three levels of government - local, provincial and federal - have started disaster preparedness, starting rescue and relief operations in Province 5.

MARTADI, July 19: Several bridges over the Karnali and the Budhiganga rivers, the two major rivers in Bajura district, are at high risk due to erosion. The bridge each at Taprisera, Dwari, Tipada and Rapak over the Budhiganga river are at risk.

GENEVA, July 18: The World Health Organization on Wednesday declared Congo’s Ebola outbreak an international health emergency, sounding a rarely used global alarm after the virus threatened to spread to a major city and into neighbouring countries.

SANKHUWASABHA, July 14: As many as 50 houses in Makalu Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha have been facing high risk of landslide.

TIKAPUR, July 5: There is a large settlement adjoining the Banjariya forest to the west of the Kanda River.

PHIDIM, June 26: Six settlements at Phalaincha, Yangwarak rural municipality-2 in Panchthar district are facing landslide risk following incessant rain.

JUMLA, June 26: Roads reached Jumla decades later than many other parts of the country. Its road networks further widened in the last few years.

Growing risk of 2020 recession

June 17, 2019 00:30 am

As America and China drift further apart, the space for compromise is shrinking, and the risk of a global recession and crisis in an already fragile global economy is rising

May 16: For the first time, a large experiment suggests that trimming dietary fat and eating more fruits and vegetables may lower a woman’s risk of dying of breast cancer.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The National Council on Disaster Risk Reduction and Management has directed all concerned government bodies to arrange necessary preparedness to reduce the disaster risks.

LONDON, May 1:  Everest climbers could face a starkly different landscape stripped of the dramatic Khumbu Icefall within decades as global warming melts icy landmarks, scientists said on Tuesday.

MUGU, March 31: Dozens of houses at Riga village situated in the western part of the district are at high risk of landslides. Residents of this village, which is part of the Khatyad Rural Municipality, say that they have seen signs of impending disaster.

Risky tech attraction

March 18, 2019 00:30 am

Technology alone cannot encourage democracy. To some extent, high-quality, responsible journalism can

Smoking even one cigarette a day during pregnancy can double the chance of sudden unexpected death for your baby, according to a new study analyzing over 20 million births, including over 19,000 unexpected infant deaths.

Referendum risk

December 17, 2018 00:30 am

The UK has held only three country-wide referenda in its history. It may be set for highly consequential vote

KATHMANDU, Dec 14: The natural disasters likely to be caused by the Koshi basin shared by China, India and Nepal are putting its 40 million inhabitants at risk, experts at a discussion in the capital said.

TIKAPUR, Sept 7: Just a decade ago, dolphins were easily spotted in five various rivers of Kailali. There were many dolphins in Karnali, Mohana, Patharaiya, Kanda and Kandra rivers.Of late, however, the numbers of dolphins has significantly diminished. People can hardly spot dolphins in these rivers these days.

CHITWAN, Aug 5: Prabhat Didibahini Savings and Credits Co-operative of Bharatpur Metropolitan City-12 was robbed on July 29. Head of the co-operative Saraswati Kalita Shah said that Rs 548,660 in cash was looted from a metal safe in the co-operative office.

BAITADI, July 24: Monsoon-induced floods have wreaked havoc in the Simar village, leaving as many as 22 families at risk in the district.

Over 1,400 children at risk

July 17, 2018 09:54 am

As many as 1,400 children are living in vulnerable conditions in Jajarkot and the numbers are expected to increase,

KATHMANDU, July 16: Small enterprises including beauty parlors and small-scale shirting and suiting shops will have to mandatorily register in Value Added Tax from Tuesday, the first day of the Fiscal Year 2018/19.  The provision endorsed in the budget has put these small enterprises under existential threat, according to Federation of Nepalese Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FNCCI).

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Department of Hydrology and Meteorology has predicted flash floods in the rivers of hilly districts due to incessant rains, urging people living near the river banks and surrounding areas to remain alert to such possibility.

RASUWA, July 15: Massive landslides in Yabru village of Naukunda Rural Municipality wreaked havoc in the settlements last year. The landslides had rendered the land unsafe for settlement. Though the residents of the village lived in temporary shelters for some days, they returned and started living there after some weeks. They were aware of the looming threat of landslides, but returned stating that they did not find any place to relocate.

DHANGADHI, July 15:  Every year, floods and landslides affect all nine districts of Province 7. The province faces huge losses of lives and property. While the hill districts of the province are prone to landslides, floods have been devastating the tarai districts.

SIRAHA, July 12: Bihari Yadav of Itarhawa town was a landlord until a decade ago. He owned a seven bighas land plot on the eastern side of the town. Now, Yadav is a ‘landless’ man. Though he still has land ownership certificate, he has less than a bigha of land. The Balan River claimed the rest of his land.

July 11: Living at higher latitudes, where there is also less sunlight, could result in a higher prevalence rate of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), according to new research from Binghamton University, State University of New York.

The threat of a Sino-U.S. trade war become a reality at 04:00GMT Friday as U.S. tariffs of 25% on about $34 billion worth of Chinese imports took effect. China accused the U.S. of “launching the biggest trade war in history.

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.

ITAHARI, July 5: The Sunsari district administration has said that there is no risk of erosion by the Koshi river although the water level in the river has been increasing following rain in various parts of the eastern region.

RAJBIRAJ, July 5: Khado River inundated thousands of houses during the monsoon last year. Every year, the river swells during the monsoon and wreaks havoc in the surrounding villages.

BAJURA, July 4: With the rise in the incidents of monsoon-triggered disasters, hundreds of households across the country face the risk of being displaced. The risk is high in Banke, Bajura, Dolpa, Sarlahi and Udayapur, among other districts.

JUMLA, July 3: Acting against its own letter to the Karnali Institute of Health Sciences (KIHS) issued yesterday, the District Administration Office (DAO), Jumla has barred the medical college not to provide treatment inside of the hospital.

GAUSHALA, July 3: More than 50 villages in eight municipalities and two rural municipalities are at high risk of flood in Mahottari district.