Heavy rains predicted from today, riverside residents warned of dangerBy Indira Aryal
National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority (NDRRMA) has issued an alert warning of an increase in water levels in the risk-prone districts of the Terai region and other districts of Nepal.
Damak couple faces action for selling four-day baby sonBy Indira Aryal
Can you believe parents sell their four-day baby? But police are now investigating into a couple of Damak, Jhapa in State 1 for selling their four-day baby son. The father of the baby is now in police custody, and the mother is also suspected for her involvement in the crime.
Govt working earnestly in rescue and rehabilitation of street childrenBy Indira Aryal
Walking barefoot, sniffing glue (dendrite), begging for money and food, and wearing unwashed clothes constitute the identity of the street children.The children abandoned by the family or those who fled home because of poverty, family problems, hunger, and insecurity are encountered in the streets of major cities of Nepal. Aiming to provide social security to these children and to engage them in some productive activities, the Government of Nepal has started a campaign to free the street from unwanted...
Officials claim evident progress in drive against poachingBy Indira Aryal
On April 25, 2020, bodies of six musk deer were found inside Sagarmatha National Park (SNP) in Solukhumbu district in what officials said was one of the worst cases of poaching. Poachers had killed six musk deer in the forest inside SNP during a coronavirus lockdown per
Landslides continue to claim lives, damage property every yearBy Indira Aryal
At least eight people died while one has been missing in the landslide of Saraunchaur, Parbat district on June 16, 2020. The tragedy that occurred in Durlung Municipality-3 is home for 45 households. This place does not fall in landslide risk zone in the official document, but the landslide occurred as a result of cloudburst during pre-monsoon days. Last year, Nepal lost 83 people to landslides along with a loss of Rs. 400 million. A total of 1,132 infrastructures were destroyed and 743 livestock...
41 km road blacktopped, repaired during lockdown in valleyBy Indira Aryal
The Department of Roads (DoR) has spent about Rs 3 billion in the construction, expansion and repair of roads across the country during the two-month lockdown. Of the total, around 15 per cent was spent in the Kathmandu Valley.
Biodiversity provides lifeline and human support systemBy Indira Aryal
This year’s World Environment Day (WED), which is being celebrated on Friday (June 5) with the theme “Celebrate Bio-diversity,” has aptly accentuated the fact that biodiversity provides essential lifeline and destruction of biodiversity affects the human support system.
PWUP saving lives of poor women from far-flung villagesBy Indira Aryal
The President’s Women Upliftment Programme (PWUP) under the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizens has become a lifesaver to many deprived women staying in remote parts of the country. The air ambulance service run by the government in backward areas has been gaining popularity as well as drawing appreciation from people of different walks of life.
Avoid using social media too much to put anxiety at bayBy Indira Aryal
Experts have warned that lack of physical activities and excessive engagement with the social media can result in mental illness as the upcoming grave concerns more than the effects of the pandemic. The country is in a lockdown for almost two months and staying indoors has now become a day-to-day affair.
How close is the link between air pollution and COVID-19 deaths?By Indira Aryal
As the coronavirus pandemic affects millions of people across the world and claims thousands of lives, various studies have been carried out to find out the causes of more mortalities.