Flood death toll reaches 11 with 25 missingBy The Rising Nepal
Death toll in monsoon-induced disaster, triggered by torrential rains in different parts of the country, has reached 11. According to an update made public by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA) as of 4:00 pm on Thursday, landslides and floods have left 11 people dead while 25 others are still missing. The NDRRMA said the devastation has mainly hit 17 districts since June 14, causing complete damage to 129 and partial damage to 114 physical infrastructures. So far,...
Floods damage bridges in Nawalpur, PyuthanBy The Rising Nepal
Floods brought on by more than four days of heavy rains have wreaked havoc in Nawalpur, causing damages of more than Rs. 100 million, according to the District Disaster Management Committee (DDMC).
These ritual drums may see their last beatingBy Aashish Mishra
Every morning exactly at 9 o’clock, the Hanumandhoka Durbar Square echoes with the sound of beating drums. Dum…Dum…Dum… two kettle drums beat while the morning rituals are performed in the Degu Taleju Temple. The two ‘Nagaras’ in the open-faced building next to the Hanumandhoka Police Station, are beaten 108 times each.
1,768 new cases of COVID-19, 2,141 recoveries, 39 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 7,711 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,768 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.
Prime Minister submits written response to SC on HoR dissolutionBy The Rising Nepal
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has submitted a written response to the Supreme Court (SC) stating out the reasons for dissolving the House of Representatives.
Rare dolphins begin to appear in Kailali riversBy The Rising Nepal
One of the world’s rarest species of Gangetic dolphins have started appearing in the Kailali rivers. With the rising level of water, rare dolphins are seen in the rivers. Throughout the rainy season, dolphins can be easily seen in the rivers of Kailali.
Three killed, 11 go missing in flood, landslide incidents across countryBy RSS
Three persons lost their lives and 11 others went missing in different districts of the country due to flood and landslide following incessant rainfall for the past few days.
2,014 new cases of COVID-19, 3,082 recoveries, 52 deaths in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 8,687 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,014 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed Dr. Krishna Prasad Poudel, spokesperson at the Ministry of Health and Population in the regular press briefing.
Leader Khanal taken to India for medical treatmentBy The Rising Nepal
The CPN (UML) senior leader Jhalanath Khanal has been taken to India for further medical treatment. He left for the Apollo Hospital, New Delhi, capital of India, on a Nepal Airlines Corporation plane at 12.30 pm today.
Flooded Kaligandaki erodes embankment, Beni bazaar at great risk (Photo feature)By The Rising Nepal
About a hundred meter of embankment from Jaycees upward has been swept away due to erosion of the flooded river. Water level in the river has gone up since Tuesday night with the incessant rainfall fearing risk of further erosion of the embankment.
Floods wreak havoc in Melamchi: at least four go missing, houses inundated (with photos)By The Rising Nepal
Rajan Adhikari, Superintendent of Police (SP) and Chief of District Police Office, informed that three men and a woman have gone missing in the flood. Their identity is yet to be ascertained, he said.
Sithi Nakha, the day to clean up water sources, todayBy The Rising Nepal
On the sixth day of the waxing moon, a religious and eco-friendly festival ‘Sithi Nakha’ is being celebrated in the Newar community by cleaning the water sources. According to the lunar calendar, the festival falls on Wednesday with the onset of monsoon season by cleaning all water sources- well, stone spout, royal cannel, water tank and pond. The word “Sithi” was modified from the Sanskrit word “Shashthi” which means sixth and “Nakha” means festival in Newari language. The name...
Monsoon unleashes floods, Manang worst hitBy The Rising Nepal
As the monsoon activated further from Tuesday, major rivers and its streams have swollen, causing floods and inundations in many regions. According to Meteorological Forecasting Division (MFD) update made at 1:00 pm, the regular monsoon phenomena was further activated due the low pressures area developed in Jharkhand, India, and the lower pressure line of the monsoon itself. According to Manju Basi, meteorologist at the Division, these two separate systems developed in the last 24 hours have been...
1,681 new cases of COVID-19, 4,187 recoveries, 41 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 7,449 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 1,681 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.
Consumer price inflation down to 3.65%, remittance upBy Laxman Kafle
The consumer price inflation has declined during the first 10 months of the current fiscal year 2020/21. According to the current macroeconomic and financial report published by Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Monday, the year-on-year (y-o-y) consumer price inflation stood at 3.65 per cent in the first 10th month of the current fiscal year compared to 5.83 per cent a year ago. Food and beverage inflation stood at 4.72 per cen
Provinces set to announce budgets todayBy The Rising Nepal
Provinces are set to announce the budget for the Fiscal Year 2021/22 on Tuesday with a focus on COVID-19 control, tourism and connectivity infrastructure development and modernisation of agriculture.
Large herd of elephants enters Nepal from IndiaBy Indira Aryal
On June 10, a group of 40 to 45 elephants entered Bardiya district in Lumbini Province of western Nepal, coinciding the news stories of a group of elephants in China embarking on their unknown journey.
2,049 new cases of COVID-19, 5,147 recoveries, 53 fatalities in 24 hoursBy The Rising Nepal
In 9,438 Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) tests done in the past 24 hours, a total of 2,049 persons were found infected with SARS-CoV-2, informed the Ministry of Health and Population in its regular update.
Capital budget needs aggressive mobilisationBy The Rising Nepal
With only 32 days left of the current fiscal year, the government is under pressure to mobilise about Rs. 3.47 billion or so of development budget per day according to the revised figures of the total allocation. Only 39.76 per cent of the capital budget is mobilised till Saturday, according to the Financial Comptroller General Office (FCGO)'s daily receipts and payments status report. Finance Minister Dr. Yuba Raj Khatiwada budget of the current Fiscal Year 2020/21 had earmarked Rs. 352.91 billion...
Govt releases Rs. 200M for disaster relief, rehabilitation in 14 districtsBy The Rising Nepal
As the monsoon season sets in, the government has released relief amount worth Rs. 200 million for relief and rehabilitation programmes in 14 disaster-hit districts. "This budget disbursed by the central government to the local bodies is meant only for 14 districts including Gulmi, Sindhupalchowk, Baglung, Myagdi, Palpa, Nuwakot," Liladhar Adhikari, spokesperson and under-secretary for National Disaster Risk Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA), said.