NAIROBI, Feb 4:  Swarms of desert locusts could ravage more countries in eastern Africa and threaten the livelihood of many more people, the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) said on Monday.

BEIJING, August 2: China on Friday threatened retaliation if U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned tariff hikes go ahead, while the renewed acrimony between the two biggest global economies sent stock markets tumbling.

KATHMANDU, July 24: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa on Tuesday said that the government was preparing to take action against 1,848 contractors for failing to meet the deadline in various construction projects.

NGOs threaten nationwide protests

June 15, 2018 06:41 am

KATHMANDU, June 15: Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) have urged the government to withdraw its decision to seek the property details of non-governmental organization office bearers and employees, saying that the move would largely discourage the work of civil society organizations.

KATHMANDU, June 15: Non-governmental Organizations (NGOs) have urged the government to withdraw its decision to seek the property details of non-governmental organization office bearers and employees, saying that the move would largely discourage the work of civil society organizations.

JUMLA, June 8: Health workers said that they’d be forced to disrupt all health services in Jumla if the government failed to release their due salaries and incentives by the end of this month.

BUTWAL, May 25: Outraged by the act of Tiger Palace Resort to dump sewage and garbage into a local canal, residents of the affected Bankatti and Babani villages of Bhairahawa have asked the five-star resort to abide by the past agreement not to pollute the canal. The hotel’s failure to uphold the deal will compel them to stage protests, they have warned.

TIKAPUR, March 22: Since the past two months dozens of tractor trailers have been transporting loads of stones and sand illegally extracted from the Karnali River toward Bardiya.

Nurses threaten stringent protests

January 17, 2018 02:30 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: The Nursing Association of Nepal (NAN), the umbrella organization of nurses across the country, has threatened of a nationwide protest presenting a 11-point demand including a demand for salary hike for nurses and reinstatement of three nurses who were sacked by the government from the Human Organ Transplant Centre (HOTC), Bhaktapur.

KASKI, Oct 24: Authorized businesses in Pokhara have complained that vendors who informally sell goods at the footpaths or small shops have posed threat to their businesses.

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.

RASUWA, August 5: More than 100 houses in Rasuwa are at risk from flooding and landslides due to incessant rainfall since Friday night.

Landslides threaten lives of Bamka

July 10, 2017 17:27 pm

BAJURA, July 10: Monsoon-triggered landslides that started since Sunday night have threatened the lives of Bamka Bazaar in the district.

CHITWAN, July 4: One after another massive landslides along Narayanghat-Mugling road have not just obstructed vehicular movement but has also posed serious threat to the movement by locals and others.

POKHARA, June 28: Mahesh Serchan recently lost his 15 yaks in a single day leopard. The wild beast had hunted his cattle even earlier. But this was the first time he lost so many cattle in a go. It has left the local of Kowang village of Thasang Village Municipality completely devastated. “How would I recover now? They were my most valuable assets,” he lamented. “Snow leopard has victimized us repeatedly,” he added.

Hackers are reportedly holding 'Pirates of the Caribbean - Dead Men Tell No Tales' hostage.

KATHMANDU, March 7: Irked by the Saptari incident, the United Democratic Madhesi Front (UDMF) leaders have threatened to withdraw their support to the Pushpa Kamal Dahal-led government.

BARDIYA, Dec 24: Although the number of tigers and other wildlife in Bardiya National Park (BNP) has reportedly increased, their conservation still remains the biggest challenge due to threats from man-made infrastructures.

VALLETTA, Malta, Dec 23: Hijackers diverted a Libyan plane carrying 118 people to the Mediterranean island of Malta on Friday and threatened to blow it up with hand grenades, officials said. Tense negotiations ensued and within a few hours at least 65 passengers were allowed to leave the plane, the prime minister said.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: Around 2,300 engineers and other technicians deployed by the government on contract in the 11 earthquake-hit districts for assisting in the houses reconstruction have threatened to resign en masse on December 20 if the government did not address their various demands by December 15.

BUTWAL, Nov 24: Miffed by the ruling parties' plan to split some districts away from province no. 5, senior leaders of major parties including the ruling Nepali Congress have threatened to protest the move, saying it would invite serious consequences. They said deciding the federal borders of the province at the top level without consulting the locals would go against the spirit of the people.

KATHMANDU, Sept 15: Madhes-based parties have expressed dissatisfaction with Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal over the delay in moving forward with the amendment of the Constitution while some of their leaders even threatened to withdraw their support from 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.

DHARAN, July 26: Six houses in Sundar Basti of Dharan have been washed away by flood while around 150 others are under high risk of being swept away. Water levels in Surdu and Pukuwa rivers, which flooded the six houses in the last two days, have risen significantly due to incessant rain since last three days.