74 jails housing 30,000 inmates risk disease transmissionBy Purushottam Khatri
With the number of inmates increasing every year, prisons across the country have been forced to house far more prisoners than they are capable to hold at a time. That has posed a risk of transmission of communicable diseases and occasional mass brawls.
Foreign returnees flouting hotel quarantine provisionBy Purushottam Khatri
At a time when the coronavirus infections are resurging globally, passengers from abroad have been reaching their destinations directly without following compulsory provision of staying in hotel quarantine. Although the government has made it mandatory for unvaccinated passengers to stay in quarantine, they have been avoiding the provision due to lack of monitoring. As per the government criteria, those who have returned from foreign employment and students visas have to stay in hotel quarantine...
Experts warn of recurring floods, landslides in Helambu, MelamchiBy Purushottam Khatri
Experts who made an aerial on-site observation of the floods and landslides in Melamchi and Helambu areas of Sindhupalchowk district on Sunday have suggested relocating communities in lower costal area, pointed out risk in those areas for the next two months. The National Disaster Risk and Reduction Management Authority (NDRRMA) Sunday afternoon conducted an aerial inspection of the Helambu and Melamchi areas of Sindhupalchowk after sudden flash floods Saturday night washed away 17 houses and a...
Army demands Rs. 50bn to complete Fast Track Project in timeBy Purushottam Khatri
Nepali Army Headquarters (NAHQ) Friday said that the government must allocate more than Rs. 50 billion for next two consecutive fiscal years for timely completion of the Kathmandu/Terai-Madhes Fast Track Project (KTFT).
Human error, fragile topography main reasons behind monsoon mayhemBy Purushottam Khatri
Monsoon-induced disaster predominantly landslides and floods are common geological hazards triggered by torrential rainfalls during rainy season. Within just 30 days of the onset of monsoon from June 11 this year in Nepal, 53 people were killed, over five dozen were injured and 53 other are still missing as of July 9, 2021. Normally, monsoon in Nepal last up to 105 days to retreat on September 23. Dr. Ranjan Kumar Dahal, an engineer
Victims to get immediate relief aidBy Purushottam Khatri
The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) has said that it will immediately send relief amount to the victims of floods and landslides to construct temporary houses. Talking to The Rising Nepal on Friday, Joint Secretary and Spokesperson for NDRRMA Bishwa Prakash Aryal said that arrangements were made to send money immediately for the construction of temporary shelters for those affected by the recent monsoon floods and landslides. Those victims whose houses were completely...
Complaint made about submission of outdated PCR reportsBy Purushottam Khatri
Some Indian workers travelling to Saudi Arabia via Nepal have been found carrying outdated PCR reports. The government has allowed the Indian workers to fly to Saudi Arabia on charter flights from Nepal since last week. Currently, more than 250 Indian workers are flying to Saudi from the Tribhuvan International Airport on a daily basis, according to the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) office. As per the air bubble agreement between Nepal and India, regular flights between the two countries...
Bir’s new building to be 500-bed COVID hospitalBy Purushottam Khatri
The newly constructed and furnished building of Bir Hospital, one of the government owned hospitals in Kathmandu, will now be run as the Unified Central Hospital for COVID-19 treatment. A meeting of the Council of Ministers held at the official residence of Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli in Baluwatar, decided to designate the new building of Bir Hospital as the unified central hospital of COVID-19.
Monsoon to arrive a week earlier this yearBy Purushottam Khatri
Meteorologists of Nepal and other South Asian nations have forecast that the monsoon for the year 2021 will arrive earlier than last year and that Nepal and some other Asian countries are expected to receive normal to above-normal rainfall. A virtual meeting of the 19th session of South Asian Climate Outlook Forum (SASCOF) held among the representatives of the Department of Hydrology and Meteorology (DHM) and other South Asian hydrologists and meteorologists from April 26 to 28 had predicted that...
Week-long prohibitory order in Valley from April 29By Purushottam Khatri
All three District Administration Offices (DAOs) of the Kathmandu Valley have issued a week-long restriction orders effective from Thursday morning (April 29) after the cases of coronavirus surged. After a joint meeting of the Chief District Officers (CDOs) of the three districts, a seven-point restriction order was issued Monday evening. The order will remain effective till May 5 midnight. The local administrations have imposed a restriction on holding any kind of assembly, gathering and conference...