KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) on Thursday decided to hand over the responsibility to the local bodies to develop the unified settlements containing at most 99 houses.

PARBAT, Aug 5: Continuous rains for some days have increased water level in the Kaligandaki River, said the district administration office (DAO).

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.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Flood Forecasting Section of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) issued a flood alert in settlements around the Koshi River basin on Saturday as the water level of the river reached near warning mark. Mass SMSs were sent to the locals via Ncell and NTC telecommunication networks.

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.

SUNSARI, July 6: Over half a dozen villages in Sunsari have been flooded. Rains have swollen local rivers that have advanced and submerged riverside the settlements, displacing scores of families.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Parts of the country are at risks of flood and landslide.

SIRAHA, June 25: As the monsoon advances, Pashupati Mukhiya recalls the heavy flooding of last year. A local of Kalyanpur-2 of west Siraha, he bitterly remembered the heavy losses he had to bear after floods in Kamala, Lohajara and Ghuri rivers inundated his village and washed away cattle, crops and destroyed properties.

BAITADI, April 12: As more number of people begin to migrate into urban areas seeking better facilities, rural settlements in Baitadi district are at risk of remaining undeveloped due to lack of human resource.

JUMLA, April 1: Unplanned urbanization has resulted in the loss of cultivable land in Khalanga, the district headquarters of Jumla. It has not only tarnished the beauty of Chandannath Municipality but also invited several environmental problems.

SALYAN, Mar 20: Settlements in the high hills of Salyan district are reeling under acute shortage of water with the onset of summer.

SIRAHA, March 9: There is a small village to the south-east of Siraha Municipality known as Sukhchaina. To the west of this village lies Muslim settlements called Nawatoli and Madar while Dhanuk Tole is to the north of the village. The southern part of it is attached with the Indian border. In the middle of these settlements runs the Rishi Brick Factory.

SIRAHA, March 9:  There is a small village to the south-east of Siraha Municipality known as Sukhchaina. To the west of this village lies Muslim settlements called Nawatoli and Madar while Dhanuk Tole is to the north of the village. The southern part of it is attached with the Indian border. In the middle of these settlements runs the Rishi Brick Factory.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Families living in risky areas in the earthquake-hit districts have been increasingly seeking collective relocation, thanks to the National Reconstruction Authority's offer to help develop basic physical infrastructures like road, sewerage, electricity and drinking water facilities required for the new settlements.

BUTWAL, Oct 29: The banks of the Tinau River are fast being covered by newly-made concrete houses. Due to the lack of monitoring and regulations, the riverbank has been widely encroached upon by ‘squatters’. Locals say the river is actually narrowing due to the encroachment, adding to the risks of floods in the monsoon.

Rivulets pose risk to Dharan settlements

September 2, 2017 09:46 am

An under-construction bridge over a rivulet along the Dhankute Road in Dharan caved in on Thursday due to unremitting soil erosion. The bridge that was supposed to join Dharan’s ward number eight and ward number 19 had been under construction since 2072 BS.

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.

CHITWAN, Aug 12: More than a dozen villages in the southern area of Madi Municipality in Chitwan district have been inundated in the flood that occurred due to incessant rain Friday night.

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.

LAMJUNG, August 2: A village settlement in upper region of Lamjung district is in high risk of being buried by landslides following the incessant monsoon rains.

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, April 18: A recent study has found that 30 new earthquake-hit settlements are likely to be added to the list of settlements that require relocation.

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.

PYUTHAN, Aug 9: Landslides are quite common in Pyuthan. Over the last two and half decades, they have claimed many human lives along with destroying many settlements.

DUNAI (Dolpa), Aug 2: The risk of flooding has been a constant nagging problem for Dunai, the headquarters of Dolpa, as the monsoon intensity tipping the water level in Bheri river.

KATHMANDU, July 27: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

KATHMANDU, July 28: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to immediately vacate the settlements at risk of landslides and floods in various parts of the country.

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.