REDDING, July 28: A wildfire that roared with little warning into a Northern California city claimed two lives as thousands of people scrambled to escape before the walls of flames descended from forested hills onto their neighborhoods, leaving at least 500 structures destroyed in its wake, officials said Friday.
POKHARA, May 21: The Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City (PLMC) is to remove all the structures not meeting the stipulated standard that are constructed alongside the highway from local Prithvi Chowk to Talchowk.
DAMAK, Dec 24: The drive to widen roads has come into full swing in Birtamod of Jhapa. After a quite a long gap, the government has resumed the work doing it just the way it hoped to avoid. It is bulldozing illegal structures on the roadside following refusal of the owners to cooperate despite the authority’s repeated insistence.
Various studies show that locals have encroached upon Fewa Lake, but the government has not taken any measure to save the lake. Physical structures have already been built on the encroached area of the lake. Republica’s Pokhara correspondent Santosh Pokharel interviewed key stakeholders in Pokhara about the encroachment. Excerpts:
KATHMANDU, Dec 15: While the major political parties are inching closer toward negotiations on holding local polls under the existing local setup, the government has registered a bill in Parliament to conduct the local polls under the new local structures.
KATHMANDU, Dec 14: As disputes over the number and delineation of local units under the federal setup are likely affect the prospects of holding local level elections on time, the ruling parties have proposed holding the polls under the existing structure of VDCs and municipalities.
Kathmandu, July 20: The Gorkha Earthquake of 25 April 2015 should have taught all of us a lesson regarding how we should build our structures. As is said, it is not the earthquake that kills but the infrastructures that we have constructed that do.