BIRATNAGAR, Aug 11: Every year, monsoon brings not only rainfall for the Biratnagar folks but also fear of inundation as there are no flood embankments in two big rivers that swell up alarmingly after the downpour.

RAUTAHAT, June 17: Exploitation of rivers for gravel and sand continues unabated in Rautahat as the fiscal year-end approaches.

RAUTAHAT, June 17: With the current fiscal year approaching its end, the local units in Rautahat district have intensified extraction of resources from the rivers in order to spend the development budget. Despite being aware about the rampant extraction of resources from the rivers, the authorities concerned have not taken any stringent action.

TIKAPUR, June 10: Until a few years back, Puraina Lake at Bhajani Municipality would offer a mesmerizing view. Cranes and many other species of birds would flock to this lake and enjoy its water and the surrounding flora. However, this lake that spread in 66 hectors of land is now a paddy field. After its water gradually dried up, its inhabitant, which included cranes, species of bird that sits on protected birds list, also disappeared. After the lake slowly disappeared, some residents near the lake started to cultivating its land.

KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Government has formed a Monitoring and Coordination Committee in a bid to streamline the excavation of sand, stones, soils and aggregates among others from the rivers and ponds.

BIRATNAGAR, Sept 6: On Tuesday, five tractors were seized for illegally extracting and supplying construction materials from the Gachiya River.

Queen in greens

August 28, 2018 09:53 am

As I listen to the music of rivers I am reminded of you somewhere sitting faraway in the laps of mountains Your face comes to me as splashes of water drops  Your permed hair reminds me of waves of the river Your long finger touches my feelings as if caressing my emotions Oh your soul has been my savior Of the memories that comes as a lullaby travelling into the boat full of adventure

KATHMANDU, July 21: As much as 26 metric tons of waste was managed in course of cleaning the rivers and the Ring Road area in the Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, July 13: The Nepal Flood Alert, an official account of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM), has warned of flash floods in the rivers in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, July 8: As per the flood alert measurement, the main rivers of the country seems within average water levels. According to Department of Hydrology and Meteorology, western regions might receive slight rainfall however, some places might receive heavy rainfall as well till Monday.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Rainfall would continue today but is likely to reduce tomorrow, according to flood warning shared by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, June 30: Risks of rivers exceeding safety limits are high in the next two days, according to a flash flood alert published by the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

KATHMANDU, June 23: As much as 24 metric tons of waste has been collected from different places of the Kathmandu Valley today.

DHANGADHI/BAJHANG, May 26: In October 2015, while assuming office as the prime minister for the first time, Prime Minister KP Oli had signed a project to replace the 384 cable crossings, locally known as tuins, across the country, with suspension bridges.

KATHMANDU, March 29: A recent study conducted by environmentalists and geologists has come up with an alarming finding that the rapid melting of glaciers with both horizontal and vertical retreats observed in recent years poses threats of cause drying up of several rivers or increase significantly the risks of Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) across Hindu Kush Himalayan region.

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: At least 31 metric tonnes of solid waste have been extracted today as part of Kathmandu valley clean-up campaigns.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: A total of 32 metric tons of solid waste was extracted in the weekly cleaning of various rivers and the ring road of the valley today.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: As the elections to the House of Representatives and State Assemblies inch closer, with the first phase a day away, the participation of locals for cleanup campaign of rivers and ring road in Kathmandu valley has decreased.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: At least 35 metric tonnes of solid waste have been managed under the clean-up campaigns of different rivers and ring road clean-up campaign in Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Nov 4: At least 58 metric tonnes of solid waste have been managed under clean-up campaigns of different rivers and ring road clean-up campaign in Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: At least 42 metric tonnes of solid waste has been managed under clean-up campaigns of different rivers in Kathmandu valley. Fourteen tonnes of garbage was picked up from Guheshwari temple area under the Bagmati Clean-up Mega Campaign that entered the 233rd week today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Over 41 metric tonnes of solid waste have been collected as part of Kathmandu valley clean-up campaigns today.

KATHMANDU, Oct 7: At least 28 metric tonnes of solid waste have been collected as part of Kathmandu valley clean-up campaigns.

MORANG, August 31: Extraction of construction materials like sands and pebbles from rivers based in Morang continues unabated despite a ban.

JHAPA, Aug 8: While prolonged dry spell instills fear of famine among farmers, excessive rainfall too has terrified many settlements in the district. Every monsoon, farmers have deep fear that the floods in rivers might sweep away their farms and houses. That very fear has been plaguing farmers of Jhapa district since the start of this monsoon.

KATHMANDU, July 8: As high as 38 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, June 17: Over 28 metric tonnes of garbage were collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley today.

KATHMANDU, June 10: As high as 46 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

RATNANAGAR (CHITWAN), June 4: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has issued a notice calling on the locals and visitors to adopt extra alertness when heading near any rivers citing crocodile breeding season.

KATHMANDU, June 3: As high as 40 metric tonnes of garbage was collected from various major rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 27: A total of 35 metric tonnes of garbage was extracted from Kathmandu valley-based major rivers and Ring Road area.

KATHMANDU, May 20: As high as 42 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from various rivers and ring road areas in Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Total 38 metric tons of garbage was removed from major rivers of the Kathmandu valley and ring road area on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, April 22: As high a 37 metric tonnes of garbage was collected and managed from major rivers and ring road area in the Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU / BIRATNAGAR, April 22: As many as 150 people of 54 households in Bhot Khola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district face displacement after the sediments brought by a flooded Barun River blocked the confluence of Arun and Barun River in the district on Thursday evening.

KATHMANDU / BIRATNAGAR, April 22: As many as 150 people of 54 households in Bhot Khola Rural Municipality of Sankhuwasabha district face displacement after the sediments brought by a flooded Barun River blocked the confluence of Arun and Barun River in the district on Thursday evening.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — An avalanche of water from three overflowing rivers tore through a small city in Colombia while people slept, destroying homes, sweeping away cars and killing at least 193 unsuspecting residents.

KATHMANDU, March 18: A total of 30 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted in course of the weekly cleaning of the major rivers in Kathmandu on Saturday.

CHITWAN, March 3: The Chitwan National Park (CNP) has so far released 1,226 crocodile hatchlings of gharial species (gavialis gangeticus) into various rivers since 1981.

KATHMANDU, Jan 29: A total of 19 metric tonnes of solid waste was extracted from the Bagmati River and its various tributaries in the Kathmandu Valley on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Eighteen metric tons of solid waste was extracted in the weekly cleaning drive that took place in the major rivers inside Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, Jan 7: Around 10 tons of solid waste was extracted from various rivers in the Kathmandu valley including Bagmati River and its tributaries at various places in the Valley today as a part of the Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign that entered 191st week today.

KATHMANDU, Dec 31: At least 16 metric tons of waste has been taken out from the major rivers including Bagmati in the Kathmandu valley today. The Bagmati cleanup campaign today reached 190th week. The wastes were taken out from the Tilganga area.

KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Around 13 metric tonnes of waste were collected from the major rivers including Bagmati River and their banks at various places of Kathmandu valley on Saturday.

URLABARI, Sept 27: At least two middle-aged persons died after being swept away by separate raging rivers in Morang on Monday.

DHAKA, Sept 14: Pouring rain coupled with animal sacrifices all over the city have created a strange and disturbing scene.

KATHMANDU, Sept 10: A total of 18 metric tons of solid waste was extracted in course of the weekly cleaning of the major rivers in Kathmandu valley today.

Two swept away by Rivers

June 23, 2016 17:05 pm

BIRATNAGAR, June23: Two have died in Jaatey and Madhumalla of the district after being swept away by rivers.

KATHMANDU, June 23:The incessant rainfall that has continued for the last three days throughout the country will last for the next couple of days, according to meteorological officials.