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  • Qatar-Gulf crisis

    21 August 2017 The latest news after three Gulf states and Egypt cut ties with Qatar and imposed a land, sea and air blockade. SUMMARY Foreign ministers of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Bahrain and Egypt say they are ready for dialogue with Qatar if it shows willingness to fight ‘terrorism’. Qatar and Saudi Arabia accuse each other of politicising Hajj. The latest developments since several countries, including Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt, cut ties with Qatar on June...

    Swargashram – a forgotten tourist destination

    Babiyachaur (Myagdi), Aug 20: The Swargashram – a destination which has long remained elusive for tourists and pilgrims – is now facing a prospect of backsliding into the list of unknown and neglected places. Located at 2,500 metres above the sea level at Beni municipality – 3, the Swargashram unequivocally bears the potential to become one of the prime tourist destinations in the country. The site perched atop a hill offers panoramic view of Mt Dhaulagiri, Annapurna, Nilgiri, Gurja...

    NEA deploys engineers for re-survey of quake-victims in districts

    Kathmandu, Aug 18: Some 332 trained engineers have initiated works as part of the re-survey in the 14 districts hardest hit by Gorkha Earthquake-2015. They will be collecting the details of earthquake-affected families there. According to the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA), the engineers to be deputed in the districts were imparted three-day training in Kathmandu in three groups. Two of the groups were already mobilized in earthquake-ravaged districts and the third batch has been deployed to Kathmandu, Bhaktapur, Lalitpur...

    Flood causes over billion losses to Hetauda Industrial Corridor

    Hetauda, August 18: Monsoon rains caused a big loss equivalent to Rs 1.77 billion to the Hetauda Industrial Corridor while eight industries have incurred physical losses over Rs 25 million. Preliminary damage assessment made by a joint team of the Industrial District Management Office, Hetauda and Makwanpur’s Industries Association. Detailed study about the losses is awaited. Among eight industries suffering physical damages by the flooding, three are yet to resume their operation. According to Corridor Management Office’s manager Nepal...

    Bright Market to employ visually impaired citizens

    Pokhara, Aug 18: The Ujyaalo Academy Nepal on Thursday set up a Bright Market at the Siddhartha Mini Market at Chipledhunga of Pokhara to provide employment for the visually impaired and physically disabled citizens. The market was established with an aim to make visually impaired persons self – dependent through entrepreneurship and commercial ventures and provide them an opportunity for self – employment, Academy’s Publicity Coordinator, Sirkant Sapkota said. The organization has also taken an aim of proving that...

    Crops worth over a billion damaged by floods in Jhapa

    Bhadrapur, Aug 17: The recent floods in various parts of Jhapa district have caused damages to various crops amounting to over Rs 1 billion, according to the District Agriculture Development Office (DADO), Jhapa. The DADO, Jhapa estimates that the flood could have destroyed crops planted across 7,266 hectare of the total land in the district that is considered as a ‘food basket’ in the country. Crops planted in Mechinagar, Arjundhara, Birtamod, Bhadrapur, Kankai, Shivasattashi, Damak, Gauradaha and Haldibari among...

    NSU organises blood donation programme

    Kathmandu, Aug 17: The Nepal Students Union organised a blood donation programme to help flood and landslide survivors requiring blood transfusion. The blood donation campaign was initiated after reports of blood shortage in most of the places in the tarai hit by floods trigged by incessant rainfall, Vice-President of the NSU, Urmila Thapaliya said. More than 150 people donated blood on the occasion. Meanwhile, the NSU has also decided to not celebrate teej festival this year but instead use...

    PM Deuba visits flood-hit Banke, distributes relief

    Nepalgunj (Banke) Aug 17: Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has arrived today in Banke to take stock of flood-hit areas in the Tarai districts of mid-western Nepal. He inspected the flood- affected areas and provided cash assistance to the bereaved father Kamilal Tharu of Lalpur, Rapti-Sonari Rural Municipality-4 who had lost his three daughters to the disaster on August 13. PM Deuba handed a cheque of Rs 600,000 to Tharu, father of victim children- 12-year-old Anju, nine-year-old Sarita and...

    Viral fever grips flood survivors in Banke

    Khajura (Banke), Aug 17: An epidemic of viral fever in the flood-hit areas in Banke has further affected the lives of flood survivors. Most people displaced by flooding from Raptisonari, Duduwa, Narainapur and different parts of Khajura Rural Municipality are facing various health problems like fever, diarrhoea and flu. Following this, the District Public Health Office, Banke has send medial teams to the affected sites, said DPHO Chief Khim Bahadur Khadka, while health camps have been set up in...

    Electric power restored in Morang and Sunsari

    Aug 16, 2017- Power supply has been restored in Morang and Sunsari districts after five days of blackout. The power supply to the districts was cut off after monsoon – triggered flooding entered the substation building at Sunsari causing considerable damages to the equipment on Friday night. The water was drawn out of the building through six pumping sets on Sunday. The electric power was restored after tests were carried out on the equipment inundated by the floodwaters. Although...

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