Hulaki Highway construction in limbo

BARDIYA:  Krishna Sigdel of Madhuwan Municipality was going back home from the district headquarters, Gulariya, on Wednesday evening. His car did not move further as it got trapped in the mud. After trying hard to get the car out of the mud, he realized that it was time for him to abandon the car. He […]

Locals at risk of landslide in Tamadi, Syangja

SYANGJA:  Landslides caused by incessant rain since few days has forced locals of Tamadi village in Waling municipality-14, Syanjga to scour for safe areas. Three of the 17 families living in the area have already left their homes in search of safe place while the remaining families are still staying with the risk of landslide, […]

All swept away, got nothing to eat, say Saptari flood victims

SAPTARI:  Most of the families of Paunwatole Rayapur of Rupani Rural Municipality-2 in Saptari have not cooked anything since Saturday after floods from the Khado stream swept their belongings, including foodstuff, away. Some families have been on an empty stomach, while others have managed to feed themselves and their children with food they received from […]

Floods hit over a dozen settlements in Saptari

RAJBIRAJ:  Incessant rainfall in the hill districts since Friday midnight has triggered floods in various rivers of Saptari district. Floodwaters have overflowed from Khado, Jeeta, Mahuli, Dhudhela along with other rivers, putting over a dozen settlements at risk and inundating about 1,500 houses in the district. The flooded rivers have damaged rods, culverts along with […]

The tussle for Kasthamandap

KATHMANDU:  At their small office overlooking Kasthamandap, a group of young volunteers for the Campaign to Rebuild Kasthamandap are huddled in a circle, discussing the flurry of events that have taken place at the seventh century monument this week. The room, which is usually abuzz with activity, is starkly muted today and a heavy cloud of […]

Damaged section of BP Highway repaired

RAMECHHAP:  Repair works of the damaged surface of the BP Highway in Trivenighat, Ramechhap, completed on Thursday. Rakesh Maharjan, chief at the Khurkot Division Road Office, said the repaired highway surface will be serviceable from Friday morning. A 37-meter stretch of the highway had collapsed due to a landslide in February and a diversion route […]

Manual worker drowns in Kabeli B1 hydel project reservoir

PHIDIM:  A worker at under construction Kabeli B1 Hydropower Project drowned in a reservoir in Yangwarak Rural Municipality-4 of Panchthar district on Tuesday. The deceased has been identified as Nabin Magar (18) of Palpa district, a worker in the Kabeli B1 hydropower. Magar drowned in the reservoir while he was working on the dam being […]

Landslides make Narayanghat-Mugling road ‘a highway of death’

CHITWAN:  Government negligence and the failure to adopt safety measures coupled with the delay in its upgradation have made the Narayanghat-Mugling road section, considered to be the country’s lifeline, ‘the highway of death’. At present, Kathmandu has no alternative to the Narayanghat-Mugling road where at least 10,000 vehicles ply back and forth every day. The […]

29 places on Narayanghat-Mugling road highly prone to landslides

CHITWAN:  With the onset of the monsoon rains, as many as 29 places along the under-construction Narayanghat-Mugling road section have been flagged as potentially risky due to possible landslides. The Narayanghat-Mugling Road Section Project Office, construction officials and security personnel expect the situation to be more critical in the coming days as landslides have already […]