BHAKTAPUR, July 12: Sixteen of the 18 water sources of Bhaktapur contain chloroform bacteria, according to water test carried out by the District Public Health Office.

JUMLA, May 28: Kali Bahadur Rawat of Lihi Gaun of Jumla claims that his village was known as the storehouse of grains until a decade ago. Farmer never had to worry about water for irrigation as there used to be sources of water in abundance. Locals used to grow enough crops for themselves while the excess production was sold in the market. However, those sources of water have dried up in the recent days due to prolonged drought.

SAPTARI, April 27: Water crisis is deepening in the plains over the years. According to the locals, rivers and other water sources are fast disappearing which they attribute to destruction of Chure. They have urged the government to come up wise solution to the problem.

BIRATNAGAR, Feb 4: Nepali Congress central committee member Dr Ram Sharan Mahat has said that the country could face problem in bearing the cost of implementing federalism.

WASHINGTON, Feb 2: The United States is set to announce an arms embargo against South Sudan on Friday, three sources familiar with the decision told Reuters, stepping up pressure against President Salva Kiir to end the country’s civil war and humanitarian crisis.

San Francisco, Jan 21: Facebook announced Friday it will ask its two billion users to rank their trust in news sources, in its latest attempt to combat the spread of misinformation on the social network.

KATHMANDU, Jan 2: Patan High Court has paved out a way for Nepal Police to seek sources of news from online news portals.

HARARE, Nov 19: The leaders of Zimbabwe’s ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: Just ahead of the 2013 Constituent Assembly elections, the then UCPN (Maoist) proposed that its leader Khim Lal Devkota  contest  from Kaski-4. While offering  him the ticket, the party   set the condition that he should invest at least Rs 10 million in the campaign.

MUGU, July 3: The prolonged drought in Soru rural municipality which lies in the northern part of Mugu has destroyed the crops leaving hundreds of farmers in despair.

Julius Baer (BAER.S) executives have told U.S. prosecutors that a former employee acted alone when he allegedly helped funnel kickbacks and bribery payments to a football official in the Americas, people familiar with the investigation told Reuters.

WASHINGTON, May 27:  U.S. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and close adviser, Jared Kushner, had at least three previously undisclosed contacts with the Russian ambassador to the United States during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, seven current and former U.S. officials told Reuters.

French telecoms operator SFR Group has beaten Vivendi's pay-TV Canal Plus and Qatari-controlled beIN Sports channels in gaining the rights to broadcast Champions League football matches until 2021 in France.

CHAUTARA, April 24: Fifty-year-old Yam Bahadur Giri, a local of Gothapani Village of Chautara in Sindhupalchowk district, used to help in rebuilding houses in his village which was severely affected by the 2015 earthquake.

Japan plans to dispatch its largest warship on a three-month tour through the South China Sea beginning in May, three sources said, in its biggest show of naval force in the region since World War Two.

Water sources fast drying up

February 20, 2017 01:20 am

SIRAHA, Feb 20: Located on the east-west highway near Lahan, Lalpur village is famous for vegetable farming. When the village was merged into Golbajar municipality a few months ago, the villagers were elated, hoping to receive more services to boost their businesses. However, unlike what they had thought, they are now faced with the serious problem of water shortage. Let alone water for irrigation, the locals do not have adequate water even for drinking. The water crisis has bothered everyone in Golbajar now, thanks to the fast drying water sources.

BAJURA, Jan 10: A total of 15 village development committees of the district have been selected for protecting the drinking water resources from global warming.

MALEKHU (Dhading), Oct 29: Strains of the bacterium of the cholera were found at several sources of drinking water in the district.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Villages lying high in the mid-hills of Nepal started facing increasing shortage of water since the early 1980s, according to a recent research report.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has intensified his efforts to manage financial resources for increasing the house reconstruction grants for the earthquake victims from Rs 200,000 to Rs 300,000 for each household.

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.