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  • 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...

    Russian aircraft returns after examining high climate zones

    Kathmandu, August 18: A Russian aircraft that arrived here a one month before to conduct a study about Nepal’s high-altitude weather and climate conditions returned some days ago after completing the two-week long study. A team comprising around 250 members including climate and weather experts from the US, UK, Italy, Switzerland and Germany, technical human resources and crew members arrived here on the aircraft sent by the Russian Federation. The study project commissioned by the European Union was carried...

    Information sought from all 744 local tiers

    (Kumar Chaulagain) Kathmandu, Aug 18: The campaigners of the Right to Information (RTI) have simultaneously demanded information on activities and organizational frameworks in the 744 local units spread across the country. Coinciding with the National Information Rights Day, the Freedom Forum – which has been campaigning for freedom and RTI – will be spearheading the campaign on Thursday and Friday to seek information from all 744 local units. Freedom Forum’s Executive Chief, Taranath Dahal, Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ)...

    CG relief assistance to flood survivors

    Rajbiraj, Aug 17: The Chaudhary Group on Wednesday distributed relief to flood survivors in three villages of Saptari district. The relief aid was distributed to 570 flood-affected families of Sakardahi, Madhuwapur and Badnaha in ward number 2, 3 and 4 of Hanumannagar Kankalani municipality. CG senior manager Anil Singh shared that the flood-affected family each was provided with 10 packet noodles, 1-kg bhujiya and a bottle mineral water. Likewise, the Rastriya Janata Party had provided financial assistance of Rs...

    Biratnagar Airport likely to resume air services by Saturday

    Biratnagar, Aug 17: Nepal Army personnel have been mobilized to clear the runway of Biratnagar airport as it was completely covered by mud and sand due to inundation caused by incessant rainfall. The Biratnagar Airport has shut down its all air services due to runway inundation. About 200 NA personnel have been mobilized to clear the airport runway with the help of various equipments and are expected to bring the airport back into operation by Saturday. According to, Suresh...

    Free mobile health camp in flood-hit areas in Siraha

    Lahan, Aug 17: The District Public Health Office (DPHO), Siraha has conducted a three-day free mobile health camp for the flood-survivors in various hardest-hit places across the district. According to the DPHO, Siraha Chief Dr Chumanlal Das, the medical team from Dhulikhel Hospital targeted Itari Prashahi at Kalyanpur Municipality-3 in the district as there were a huge number of flood-victims in need of medical care. As many as 248 flood-survivors from the locality were benefited from the medical examinations...

    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...

    Google provides voice typing service in Nepali among 30 new languages

    Kathmandu, August 16 Internet search giant Google has said it is providing voice typing service in 30 more languages including Nepali in various Google apps. Now, Google’s speech recognition system can support total 119 languages. The company has said it is another bid to make the internet more inclusive. “To incorporate 30 new language varieties, we worked with native speakers to collect speech samples, asking them to read common phrases,” the company says, “This process trained our machine learning...

    Third Art without Borders exhibition on display

    August 15, 2017,Women For Women Nepal has been hosting an exhibition on the theme ‘Buddhism in Modern Times’ at Newa Chen Gallery, Patan. The exhibit started from Saturday, and will conclude on Wednesday. The exhibition has artworks of aspiring Nepali as well as Japanese artists on display. Visitors can enjoy intricate works of five Nepali artists and one Japanese artist. Since Buddha’s preaching and the value of selflessness seems to disappear in the modern era, the paintings at the...

    Free SMS services in flood-hit areas

    Aug 14, 2017- SMS services have been made free in flood-affected areas, according to Mahendra Bahadur Gurung, Secretary at Ministry of Information and Communication. According to secretary Gurung, a provision to make SMS services free of cost by all telecom service providers has come into effect in view of current crisis of floods and landslides across the country.   However, the free SMS service will be effective only outside Kathmandu, read a tweet posted by Gurung.  

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