Kathmandu, Feb 2: Survivor Nepal has handed four reconstructed school buildings to the schools. The school buildings were damaged by the April 25 earthquake in Sindhupalchok district last year.
The buildings were of Janajagriti Secondary School, Raktakali Primary School, Thokarpa Primary School and Baghbhairavi Secondary School.
The organization director Jayaram Pudasaini and advisor Mohan Koirala handed over the ownership of the school buildings to the management committee.
Gorkhabazaar, Aug 29: As many as 36 public schools have been merged in Gorkha district after the April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’.
The District Education Officer at the District Education Office, Hari Prasad Aryal said that the schools having very few students in the adjoining areas were merged under the School Merge Policy, 2070 BS.
Jajarkot, July 27: Food shortage has hit the rural areas in the district as the food depots of Nepal Food Corporation have turned empty. Though the locals are daily visiting the depots, they are compelled to return back empty handed, said a local Hari Bahadur Thapa of Ramidanda VDC-4 in the district.
The NFC had allocated 800 quintals of rice in each depot but almost all have run out of stock. Though the district NFC depot has rice stocks, most of the local depots in rural areas at Chaukha, Ghat, Ghogi and Dashera are empty, it is learnt.
Kathmandu, July 27: The Poverty Alleviation Fund has contributed Rs. 2.253 million to the Prime Minister’s Disaster Relief Fund to support the survivors of the April 25 quake.
Vice-president of PAF Yubaraj Pandey handed over the amount to Prime Minister Sushil Koirala today. The amount includes Rs. 144,000 collected by the PAF staffers and the remaining from partner and community organizations related to PAF. RSS
Kathmandu, July 17: A 10-room building handed over to quake-damaged Jalupadevi Secondary School at Tokha, Kathmandu has brought cheer to both students and teachers since the teaching and learning activities were affected by the damages occurred due to the April 25 ‘Gorkha Earthquake’.
The building was provided by the Radha Swami Satsang, a religious group coming from India, amid a programe today.
Some 40 volunteers of the group had constructed the building on their own in a month, according to Phanindra Khattri, the Principal of the School.
Lalitpur, June 18: The Women Act, a non government organization (NGO), constructed and handed over temporary houses to 33 quake victim families in the Nagarkoti community in Lalitpur district.
The settlement of Nagarkoti community at Ghyampedanda, of Chapagaun VDC-8 in the district was completely destroyed in the devastating earthquake on April 25 and aftershocks.
Kathmandu, June 18: The CPN (UML) cadres' volunteer campaign has so far constructed 22,567 temporary sheds to the quake victims and over 978 sheds for schools.
The party organized a press meet today at the Party headquarters, Balkhu and stated that the campaign so far has removed the debris of over 20,448 collapsed and damaged buildings.
The acting chair of the party and Deputy Prime Minister Bamdev Gautam said that the campaign has become effective to create optimism and strong support base to the victims.
Kathmandu, June 18: Binod Moktan, a social worker from Daduwa VDC of Ramechhap district has decided to provide around 100 ropanis of land to build the temporary structures to quake victims. Moktan decided to provide the land to construct the temporary structures for around 80 families displaced from Dorambha VDC-1 of the district as the settlement in Dorambha has risks of possible landslide following the quake, said Krishna Bahadur Gole, VDC Secretary of the Dorambha VDC.
Babiyachaur (Myagdi), June 19: The landslides survivors of Bhagwati-2 and Ramche-9 in Myagdi have received financial support worth Rs. 600,000 from two hydel projects on Thursday.
The people had been rendered homeless after landslip from the Kafaldanda hills swept away their settlements last month. The support was provided by the Upper Danki Hydropower Company and the Upper Kaligandaki Hydropower Project.
Khotang, June 18: Residents of Mangaltar have been reeling under drinking water crisis after water supply pipes were burnt in wildfire.
Drinking water is now not available in ward nos-4,5,6 and 7 after wildfire in Golithumka jungle burnt down the pipes supplying water to the residents in the wards. More than 200 households of Mangaltar have been deprived of drinking water since the incident took place on May 8, said Chair of Drinking Water Users Committee Yubaraj Alemagar.
Phalebas (Parbat), June 17: Three villages in Parbat district are at high risk of landslide after fissures started developing at surrounding areas of the villages following the devastating quake.
Gauriswara of Bhangara VDC, Okhaldhunga of Bajung and Archale of Thanamaula are at the high risk of landslide. The villages, which are at risk of landslide from earlier, are now at high risk due to fissures following the quake.
Panchthar, June 16: Landslide victims in the western belt of the Taplejung District are facing food shortage.
The locals of Libang, Khokling, Santhakra and Thinglabu VDCs are facing food shortage as the landslide swept away their food grains along with their houses.
Similarly, the locals have said that the relief materials provided by the government on Monday were not sufficient to them.
Kathmandu, June 15: The Ministry of Urban Development has said that as high as Rs 18 billion is needed to reconstruct the drinking water infrastructures that were damaged by the devastating April 25 earthquake and the subsequent aftershocks.
Information Officer in the Ministry Kabindra Bikram Karki said that the amount is needed to resume the supply of quality water in the communities. "As per the preliminary reports, the worst-hit 14 districts have witnessed 46 per cent damage in the drinking water projects and 15 per cent damage in 17 other districts," Karki added.
Chitwan, June 14: The 15-day Volunteer Mobilization Campaign-2015 of the CPN (UML) in Chitwan constructed 92 temporary structures for the quake survivors in the district.
The campaign that began on May 28 concluded Saturday after constructing temporary structures to resettle the displaced quake survivors to a safer location, said Arun Bhandari, Chief of the UML District Publicity Department, Chitwan.
The party deployed 24 teams at Korak, Lother, Chandibhanjyang, Darechowk, Kabilas, Dahakhani, Kaule, and Siddi VDCs as per the volunteer campaign of the party.
Kathmandu, June 14: Three districts in Kathmandu valley have been declared as crisis-hit zones for one year. A meeting of the Council of Ministers today decided to declare the three districts—Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur— as the crisis-hit districts to demolish the quake damaged houses and other infrastructures, said Spokesperson of the government and Minister for Information and Communications Dr Minendra Rijal.
Kathmandu, June 12: The Fun Kids Nepal and Gorkha Young Stars Socio-cultural Club Meghalaya have donated corrugated sheets worth Rs. 580,000 to different schools in Dhola VDC of Dhading.
Barahakalika higher secondary school, BalJyoti primary school and other schools in the VDC had suffered damage in the recent earthquake. They also received tents from the two organizations.
The Fun Kids Nepal is also providing scholarship worth Rs. 100,000 to students of the Barahakalika higher secondary school, according to its Chair DP Aryal.
Chautara (Sindhupalchowk), June 13: Over two dozens of schools based in Sindupalchowk district have yet to resume their operation though schools belonging to other ravaged parts of the country reopened since May 31, thanks to the damages due to powerful quakes and subsequent aftershocks.
Beni (Myagdi), June 18: Five villages in Myagdi have fallen into a risk of being swept away by landslides after hills in the neighbourhood suffered cracks in the recent earthquake and subsequent aftershocks. Bagarphat of Beni municipality-4 and Torakhet, Surkemela, Rayakhor and Dagnam of Jhamkimli VDC are at high risk due to the possibility of the landslides from the hills with the onset of monsoon. Some 210 houses in the village can fall under a landslide at any time, said soil conservation officer at District Soil Conservation Office, Myagdi Diwakar Poudel.
A woman from Kisannagar of Mahottari district died due to excessive cold on Sunday night.
According to police, 45 year old Sumitra Devi Thakur of Kisannagar, currently living at Bardibas Municipality-4, died after being affected by the decreasing temperature.
She had harvested sugarcane out in the field throughout the day yesterday in cold wind but died in the night due to hypothermia, Mahottari District Police Office said.
With this, the death toll due to excessive cold in the district has reached eight.
The Nepal Army has distributed warm clothes to the needy at a Dalit settlement at Dhabauli in Mahottari district on Sunday, December 14, 2014.
The Prakauli-based Sher Battalion of the NA distributed warm clothes to 85 families at Musahar and Chamar settlement at Jaleshwor Municipality-13, says Battalion Commander, Bishnu Bahadur Karki.
A total of 350 people in the settlement were provided with sweaters, shawls, saris, jackets, caps, among others.