Miscellany


Landslide obstructs Gorkha-Aanbukhaireni, Nepal road section Tuesday, July 21st, 2020

GORKHA: Traffic along Gorkha-Aanbukhaireni road section has been obstructed due to landslide from this morning. Deputy Superintendent of Police at the District Police Office, Gorkha, Basudev Khatiwada, said that the road section has been completely obstructed due to landslide occurred at two..

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Paragliding to start in Ghandruk, Nepal

GANDAKI: The Annapurna rural municipality in Kaski, the district in Gandaki state, is preparing to launch paragliding from Deurali to Aaaledanda of Ghandruk. Rural municipality chair Yubaraj Kunwar said the preparations for launching the service were on, targetting people having interests in..

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Red Cross provides relief materials to disaster-hit households Monday, July 20th, 2020

KATHMANDU: Nepal Red Cross has intensified the distribution of relief materials to the households which have suffered most in the monsoon caused disasters. As many as 225 families from 18 districts including Sindhupalchowk, Myagdi, Gulmi and Jajarkot which are worst hit in the landslide and floods..

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Landslide leaves one dead, three missing

SYANAGJA:- Iman Singh Rana, 65, died in a landslide at Kaligandaki rural municipality-4, Khahare today. The landslide that occurred abruptly had buried five persons including Thapa while they were walking along. One of them had narrowly escaped the tragedy as he managed to run away before the..

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Locust invasion again in Pyuthan Monday, July 13th, 2020

PYUTHAN:- The locust invasion has occurred again in the district. Swarms of locusts can be seen in almost all parts of the district. The people in the district began scaring locusts by beating plate and tin to save the maize crops. However, the farmers are worried much after their attempts to..

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73 vulnerable families shifted to secured places Sunday, July 12th, 2020

SANKHUWASABHA:- As many as 73 families reeling under higher risk of landslides at Silichong rural municipality-1, Sisuwa Besinda in Sankhuwasabha district have been shifted to secured areas. District Police Office Sankhuwasabha in-charge DSP Nawaraj Malla shared a total of 73 families was taken to..

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One killed, five families displaced by floods Saturday, July 11th, 2020

JHAPA:- A person has died after being swept away by the flooded Biring river following continuous rainfall in the district. Rajesh Ganesh,35, of Jhapa rural municipality-5 drowned while bathing in the river, according to Nepal Red Cross Society Jhapa chair Lokraj Dhakal. Meanwhile, flood water..

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Four of same family ill after eating wild mushroom

RUPANDEHI: Four members of the same family have taken ill after consuming wild mushroom at Rohini Rural Municipality- 1in Rupandehi. The family ate curry made of mushroom brought from the jungle on Friday evening. They are Sahanaj Khatun, 30, Masihus Nisa, 20, Sahida Khatun,16, and Samir..

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Locust to be bought for 100 rupees per kg

BIRTAMODE: The Arjundhara municipality of Jhapa has allocated a budget of Rs. 500,000 to purchase locust. The budget has been set aside in order to minimize the damage from the locust to the agriculture sector, said Mayor Hari Kumar Rana. Furthermore, the municipality will pay anyone collecting..

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Heavy monsoon results in disruption of 500 MW electricity Friday, July 10th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- The nationwide torrential rainfall has disrupted the power generation of almost 500 megawatt from different hydropower projects. According to Nepal Electricity Authority (NEA), some projects of the NEA and private sectors failed to produce energy due to floods in the rivers. It is..

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COVID-19: 17 new cases spotted in State No. 1 Wednesday, July 8th, 2020

BIRATNAGAR: A total of 17 new cases of coronavirus infection spotted in State 1 on Wednesday. The Social Development Ministry of the State said that Jhapa has seven new cases while three in Morang, two in Sunsari, two each in Taplejung and Ilam, and one in Tehrathum districts. With this, the total..

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Border pillar dislodged

KANCHANPUR: Border pillar number 207 along the Nepal-India border Baijudanda in Belauri Municipality-2, Kanchanpur, was found dislocated. Security personnel said that the border pillar in dilapidated condition was dislocated for lack of timely repair tasks. "We have informed the concerned..

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184 Nepal Army peacekeepers heading to war-torn CAR, Mali Monday, July 6th, 2020

KATHMANDU:- Two contingents the Nepal Army will leave for the war-torn Central African Republic (CAR) and Mali on Tuesday, on a peacekeeping mission at the call of the United Nations. The peacekeeping mission by the NA to these countries slated three months ago was halted after the UN suspended..

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