RABINDRA UPRETY, MAHOTTARI
Oct 12, 2018- Health authority in Mahottari has issued dengue alert in and around Bardibas Municipality.
Dr Rajiv Jha, chief of District Health Office, said the advisory was announced after two persons from the town were diagnosed with the mosquito-borne disease recently.
Fearing that dengue cases could increase in the coming days, the DHO has urged people to take necessary precaution and visit their nearest health facilities if they feel unwell.
The government has adopted a pragmatic approach by altering the modality of providing concessional loans to survivors of the earthquake that struck Nepal on April 25, 2015.
As per the recently introduced Integrated Working Procedure for Subsidised Credit 2018, earthquake victims were unable to start reconstruction of their houses due to unavailability of adequate funds can seek for concessional loans up to Rs300,000. The Cabinet has ratified the decision that grants a payback term of five years.
Settlements near Jogbudha River in Mahakali Municipality, Kanchanpur, have been inundated due to the incessant rains of the last three days.
Flooding has mostly affected the wards 8 and 10 of the municipality.
Police Inspector Narendra Bahadur Chand of the Area Police Office in Dodhara said floodwaters from Jogbudha River have waterlogged several homes and shops.
The water level began receding from Tuesday, he added.
Om Prakash Ojha, the ward chairman of Mahakali-8, said rice planted over nearly 100 bighas of land was destroyed in Sundarnagar area.
Health workers are struggling to contain the diarrhoea outbreak at Nainahi settlement in Jaleshwor Municipality12 of Mahottari district.
The disease has already claimed the life of a four-year-old girl and affected more than 200 people in the past two weeks.
The District Public Health Office (DPHO) is running a health camp in the settlement to treat the sick people.
A DPHO officer said more than 30 people were undergoing treatment at the health camp.
NAGENDRA ADHIKARI, KAVRE
Sep 25, 2018- Earthquake victims who have applied for second and third instalments of housing reconstruction aid will have to wait at least for two months to receive the amount.
Sep 21, 2018-
Diarrhoea outbreak at Jaleshwor Municipality 12 in Mahottari district has killed a child and left scores of others ill over the past week.
Four-year-old Khusbu Khatun died of the water-borne disease on September 15. Three children and a pregnant woman are in a critical condition and receiving treatment at the district hospital. According to locals, more than 160 people fell ill as the disease spread in the clustered Muslim settlement. Children below five and elderly people are more prone to get infected by the disease.
Two persons died and nine others were injured in a landslide that hit a workers’ quarters at Gosaikunda Rural Municipality 1, Rasuwa on Saturday night. The victims were the labourers working for the construction of Rasuwagadhi Hydropower Project.
The deceased have been identified as Ramesh Kaprola, 22, of Hetauda Sub-Metropolis-11 in Makwanpur district and Bhim Roka, 50, of Bhume Rural Municipality-9 in Rukum district. Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel said Kaprola died on the spot while Roka succumbed to injuries during treatment.
Sep 17, 2018-
Immediate relief support was provided to four families affected by the floods and 12 families who lost their houses to landslides in Marsyangdi Rural Muni-cipality on Saturday, said Chief District Officer Jhankanath Dhakal.
The District Disaster Management Committee provided Rs 100,000 and the rural municipality Rs 50,000 to families who lost a member in the disaster. Rs. 50,000 was provided to those who lost their houses and Rs. 25,000 to those whose houses got partially damaged.
Sep 17, 2018-Chief Executive Officer of National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Sushil Gyewali has said that it would require an estimated Rs 600 billion to complete the reconstruction of homes and other structures ravaged during the 2015 earthquake.
Of the estimated amount, Rs 336 billion would be spent in the running fiscal year, Gyewali told the representatives of International Monetary Fund (IMF) in a meeting on Sunday.
At least 200 houses along the Kaligandaki river side are at high risk of flooding. The river swollen by rains occurred in the higher area of Myagdi and Mustang on Wednesday is eroding its banks so rapidly posing risk to the settlements along the river.
The flooded river, has eroded the concrete embankment built to protect the bazaar, and is advancing towards the area spreading fear among the local people, said Chief District Officer Guru Datta Dhakal.
Post Report, LAMJUNG
Three people died and four others have gone missing in the floods and landslides triggered by torrential rainfall in Lamjung district.
Atirup Thapa, 60, and his granddaughter Siras Thapa, 10, of Tarapu Pallotari, Marsyangdi Rural Municipality-3 died while fleeing to save their lives from a landslide that fell from above their house.
Critically injured in the incident, the duo breathed their last while being rushed to a health post in Khudi for treatment, DSP Yadav Dhakal said.
CEO Gyewali backs decision
By SANJEEV GIRI, Kathmandu
A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Steering Committee decided on Thursday to designate rights of making recommendation and inspection of private home impacted by the 2015 earthquake to the local authorities.
The meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, according to the authority, made the decision to expedite the reconstruction process by making elected representatives active and accountable.
by Pradeep Menyangbo, SUNSARI
Victims of Koshi flood living in Barahachhetra Muni-cipality, Sunsari, have demanded that the municipal office compensate them for their lost properties.
The victims have submitted an application to the municipality seeking a permanent solution to their problems. They have also requested the municipal office to talk to the Indian authorities for compensation.
Three children died after a landslide triggered by incessant rainfall buried a house at Baphukhola in Bagchaur Municipality-12 of Salyan district.
Police said that two daughters and a son of Balaram Dangi died when the landside buried his house on Sunday night. The incident occurred when the children were playing outside their house at around 7 pm yesterday.
The deceased have been identified as eight-year-old Lalita Dangi, four-year-old Menuka Dangi and six-year-old Lalit Dangi.
Balaram and his wife had gone to a cowshed when the tragedy occurred.
Aug 31, 2018-Four members of a family perished in a landslide at Molung Rural Municipality-8 in Okhaldhunga district on Wednesday night.
Police said Purna Bahadur Rai, his wife Dhan Kumari, their three-year-old son Aashish, and Purna’s sister Mitra Maya were killed when the landslide buried their home.
The bodies were dug out from the rubble on Thursday and sent to the district headquarters for post-mortem.
-ABADHESH KUMAR JHA, HANUMANNAGAR (SAPTARI)
Aug 29, 2018-More than 300 houses at Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality and Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality in Saptari district have been inundated after floodwaters from the Koshi River entered the settlements.
According to the local administration, 300 houses of Hanumannagar Kankalini Municipality and 35 houses of Tilathi Koiladi Rural Municipality have been waterlogged from Monday evening.
Aug 27, 2018-A massive landslide triggered by torrential rainfall since Sunday night buried two houses at Molpha in Khandachakra Municipality-5 of Kalikot district. Around 108 houses facing a risk of landslide.
The landslide that came from three kilometers above Ghodena Village damaged 52 houses in Molpha Bazaar while 56 houses are at risk, Chief at the District Police Office, Kalikot, Binod Sharm said.
As many as 11 dozen houses of Ghodema and 22 houses of Molpha Bazaar were buried in a landslide that occurred 11 years ago in the same place.
- MOHAN BUDHAIR, DHANGADHI
Aug 26, 2018-Most of the areas in the southeastern part of Kailali district are at a risk of being inundated, following the incessant rainfall that the country has been receiving since Thursday.
Locals said that the waters of rivers Kandra, Kanda, Bandra and Mohana could enter surrounding settlements, thereby risking the lives of the people who reside along the riverbanks in Bhajani, Kailali and Janaki municipalities.
Latest rain-induced disaster sweeps away four homes in Budiganga
- ARJUN SHAH, DHANGADHI
Aug 25, 2018-Another massive landslide strike on a settlement has displaced 135 families from a Kundi area in Budiganga Municipality-1, in Bajura District.
Last week, a woman from the same settlement had died when a landslide at the site buried part of her home.
Premraj Jaishi, ward secretary of Budiganga-1, said the latest landslide has swept away four homes.
People affected by the road closure have blamed the authorities concerned of not doing enough to resume the traffic flow. They say people transportation of daily essentials has been hindered and sick people had no way to reach health facilities in time.
Around 1,200 container trucks have also been stranded in the Chinese border town of Kerung for the last three weeks after Ghattekhola Bridge at Gosainkunda Rural Municipality-2 in the district was destroyed by a flood.