KOLKATA/NEW DELHI, June 14: Thousands of doctors across India went on strike on Friday to demand better security at hospitals days after junior doctors in the city of Kolkata were attacked, leaving services in many government-run health facilities paralyzed.
These are the best times for mountain climbing in Nepal, which is why a good number of climbers—foreigners and Nepalis alike—are waiting to scale the world’s highest peak Mt Everest and other mountains.
Of late, the weather has been quite unpredictable. It’s usually bright and sunny when you head out and then a couple of hours later it starts pouring cats and dogs. This makes it difficult to plan your day and get things done. But a little bit of foresight can help you deal with rainy days and not let it mess your schedule. Here we tell you how.
The petrol pump stations which thousands of bikers and motorists visit and which should be placed in locations safe for both operators as well as the visitors remain mostly in too risky areas. It is so within the Kathmandu Valley and towns and cities outside the valley, which is why the government authorities must immediately direct them to enhance their safety measures, relocate them and if the operators stand defiant even shut them down.
KATHMANDU, July 15: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MDTP) has started offering two-hour classes on road safety on the road itself to those crossing roads by not complying with the traffic rules.
Nobody can stop a force as fearsome as a flood. Floods damage or destroy more homes than any other natural disaster. You can protect yourself from flood hazards by taking measures to ensure the safety of life and property before, during, and after a flood occurs. If evacuation becomes necessary, be sure that you turn off all utility services at the main connection.
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, June 26: On June 14, at about 3:30 in the morning, Kiran Shrestha, 18, and Sundar Khadka, 21, were travelling on a motorbike from Thimi to Sallaghari when they suddenly encountered a cow lying prostrate in the middle of the road.
DHADING, May 6: Locals of Gajuri Rural Municipality ward no 2 have been terrorized due to the leakage of a gas bullet which fell into the Trishuli River about a week ago.
The gas bullet with registration number HR 55 Q 8630 had plunged down into the Trishuli River from Prithvi Highway in Dhading on April 27.
KATHMANDU, March 25: Automobile company Yamaha has organized a road safety awareness program targeting the contestants of Miss Nepal 2018. Nepal Traffic Police and Yamaha jointly conducted the program related to reason, to minimize and to control the road accident.
Two years ago, Prarthana Saakha, managing director of Helmets Nepal, a store that sells safety equipment for two-wheelers, survived a fatal accident. Her vehicle had been hit by a truck. “That close encounter with death changed my life and made me realize the importance of road safety as well,” says Saakha. Since then, she has been actively involved in spreading awareness about road safety.
JUMLA, March 14: Hira Adhikari, 27, died in a road accident along the Karnali Highway this past week. A resident of Guthichaur Rural Municipality, he was hit by a tractor. Eyewitness claim that she was only wounded when the tractor hit her initially, but then the tracker reversed and crushed her to death.
NEPALGUNJ, Feb 18: Dividers are placed on roads to regulate traffic movement. In Nepalgunj, however, it does not seem so. Except for a few places, newly added dividers on the city's main four-lane road are placed so haphazardly that they now pose threat to road safety.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: As the country marked the 20th earthquake safety day on Tuesday, Nepal has achieved a lot already in terms of raising awareness about earthquake safety and preparedness, especially after the devastating 2015 earthquakes, but there is still a long way to go in preparation for a potential earthquake disaster, say experts.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Commemorating the pains and devastations caused by the 1990 BS (1934 AD) mega earthquake, the country is marking the 20th Earthquake Safety Day on Tuesday expecting to have better preparation to cope with such natural disasters in the days ahead.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Commemorating the pains and devastation caused by the 1990 BS (1934 AD) mega earthquake, the country is marking the 20th Earthquake Safety Day on Tuesday expecting to have better preparation to cope with such natural disasters in the days ahead.
JUMLA, Nov 29: Even though the Ministry of Home Affairs had marked Jumla as a highly sensitive area in terms of security for the parliamentary and provincial polls, Sunday's election in the district was largely peaceful and systematic. However, the safety of ballot boxes for the next ten days has become a new challenge for authorities of the district.
KATMANDU, Nov 24: As the Election Commission (EC) and the political parties have agreed to begin vote counting only after the casting of ballots in both phases of the parliamentary and provincial assembly elections are complete, safeguarding the ballot boxes for days is going to be a challenge.
KATHMANDU, July 6: News on flight safety hovers around the Nepali media constantly, with frequent unfortunate news. As many airlines have made their flight in Nepal, both in domestic and international scope, among the few reliable domestic airlines, Buddha Air tops the list.
Safety is an issue for every airline, and it is more so for Buddha Air. Even the smallest of details matter when it comes to aircraft safety. Airlines have to do so by even compromising on their revenue. When you think about it, if all the seats in the aircraft is filled, then the profit is maximized for the airline company.
The sad fact is that there are just too many of us who aren’t. Accidents and incidents can happen anywhere, anytime. And when they do, it’s often those first few moments afterwards that are crucial in determining the speed of the recovery process.
A majority of the 2,000 schools in Kathmandu Valley are running alongside the roads, without any consideration of the harmful effects of the pollution on the thousands of school children. The existing rules include provisions for a healthy atmosphere and greenery at schools as well as on restrictions on the sale of alcohol and tobacco products in the school vicinities. However, these rules have remained confined to paper.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: With memories of pain and devastations caused by the 2015 earthquakes still fresh in the minds of the people, Nepal marked the 19th Earthquake Safety Day on Sunday and resolved to be better prepared to cope with such disasters in the coming days.