KATHMANDU, August 28: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started enlisting quake-survivors residing in places at high risk of natural disaster in the beneficiary list for their relocation to safer places.
KATHMANDU, August 27: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started enlisting quake-survivors residing in places at high risk of natural disaster in the beneficiary list for their relocation to safer places.
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.
SOLUKHUMBU, July 31: Locals of Nigale and Samle villages of Solukumbu remain quite tensed these days. Hydropower projects of upper Solu and lower Solu have taken away their peace of mind. As the ongoing projects have put their settlement at high risk of landslides, the villagers have demanded for their relocation to safer zones and due compensation.
TIKAPUR, July 23: The Karnali River is likely to change its course and enter human settlements in Bardiya district. The possibility came to the fore after an embankment in the eastern part of Sattighat bridge, which connects Tikapur of Kailali with Rajapur of Bardiya, eroded.
TIKAPUR, July 23: Karnali River is likely to change its course and enter human settlements in Bardiya district. The possibility came to fore after an embankment in the eastern part of the Sattighat Bridge, which connects Tikapur of Kailali with Rajapur of Bardiya, submerged in.
RAJBIRAJ, July 2: Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district.
KATHMANDU, Feb 9: A leopard was spotted in Paga, a residential area of Kirtipur, early on Wednesday morning. The wild cat, obviously terrified, had barged into a house of one of the locals to hide from humans.
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Saturday (today) welcomed the adoption of a Security Council resolution which states that the establishment of Israeli settlements in Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 have “no legal validity,” constitute a “flagrant violation” of international law and are a “major obstacle” to a two-State solution and a just, lasting and comprehensive peace.
KATHMANDU, Oct 26: Relocation of landslide-prone settlements in the earthquake-hit districts to safer sites was one of the key issues besides reconstruction of the damaged houses following the devastating earthquake in April last year. But over 18 months have elapsed since the disaster and the issue of relocation of the risky settlements has been completely neglected by the government.
KATHMANDU, July 18: Even though almost 500 settlements in over 18 worst quake-hit districts are at risk of landslides during the ongoing monsoon, the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is yet to devise any plan for relocating the risky settlements to safer sites.
TAPLEJUNG, July 11: A massive landslide has blocked the Tamor River at Sawadin VDC of Taplejung district on Sunday morning. This has formed a big temporary lake and the river's water is threatening human settlements both upstream and downstream.
JUMLA, June 12: About a week ago, locals of Chandannath Municipality-13 in Jumla district chased down and badly wounded a barking deer that had wandered into their village from a nearby forest in search of water. The animal was saved from death only after the locals of neighboring Chandannath VDC-14 intervened and informed the District Forest Office (DFO), Jumla.