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Quake damages properties worth more than Rs 2b of TU
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: The April 25 quake is estimated to have damaged the properties of the oldest university of the country, the Tribhuvan University (TU), amounting to more than Rs 2 billion. Accordin
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Historic Aarughat Bazaar loses all glory to quake
(yesterday) AARUGHAT, DHADING: It did not take more than mere seconds for the massive magnitude-7.6 quake on April 25 to destroy Aarughat Bazaar that borders Dhading and Gorkha districts. The town with historic
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Quake death toll reaches 8,635
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: The death toll caused by the April 25 devastating earthquake has reached 8,635 while as many as 21,844 people have been injured as of 9 am Friday. According to Nepal Police, 1,728 p
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Biker killed‚ pillion rider injured in Tanahun bus hit
(yesterday) TANAHUN: A biker died on the spot and a pillion rider sustained critical injuries after a bus hit a motorbike they were riding on, at Talghare, Byas-1 of the district, on Friday. According to the Dis
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150 turn critical after consuming poisonous food
(yesterday) Gaushala, May 22: As many as 150 locals turned critical after consuming Prasad (auspicious food) at a religious function in Bhramarpur VDC of Mahottari district last night. According to the Mahottari
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Residents up in arms against PVH developer
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: How can we remove our belongings at the earliest? Who is responsible for insurance? Will it be demolished or retrofitted? These were some of the questions posed by apartment unit owners to
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Locals' plea to test soil in vulnerable areas of the capital
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Residents of the areas where large percentage of houses were destroyed or damaged by the April 25 earthquake want the government to test the soil and tell them that their areas are safe for
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Nomination of 26 CA members is govt’s business: SC
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: The Supreme Court on Thursday nullified its own previous ruling concerning the nomination of 26 Constituent Assembly (CA) members through the council of ministers. The apex court s
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NRB readies draft guidelines for home reconstruction loan
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) has readied draft of the guidelines for home reconstruction refinance to bank and finance institutions (BFIs) to be extended to people who lost their homes i
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Major four parties agree to form national unity govt
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 21: The four major political parties have agreed to draft the new constitution, fight the challenge posed by the devastating earthquake and effectively complete the historical job of na
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150 turn critical after consuming poisonous food
(yesterday) GAUSHALA, May 22: As many as 150 locals turned critical after consuming Prasad (auspicious food) at a religious function in Bhramarpur VDC of Mahottari district last night. According to the Mahottari
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Zinc sheet shortage hits Ramechhap quake victims
(May 21) RAMECHHAP: Chhatra Bahadur Karki from Kathjor village of Ramechhap visits the district headquarters Manthali daily these days with a hope to buy corrugated zinc sheets for his temporary shelter in aft
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Nepal earthquake death toll reaches 8,631
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: The death toll caused by the April 25 devastating earthquake has reached 8,631 while as many as 21,838 people have been injured as of 10 am Thursday. According to Nepal Police, 1,7
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Floods adversely affect normal life in Sunsari
(May 21) INARUWA: Rural life in Sunsari district has been thrown out of gear after the off-seasonal floods in different rivers inundated some areas. The floods have swept away a bamboo-made bridge over a loca
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Quake-hit museums to stay shut indefinitely
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: Various historical and archeological museums have shut down for an indefinite period following the recent earthquake that caused severe damage to museums in Kathmandu Valley, Gorkha
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Lack of legal clarity may hit controlled demolition
(May 21) KATHMANDU: The government needs to bring building recovery and demolition strategies as soon as possible to carry out controlled demolition of houses and structures that were damaged by April 25 earth
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Building laws need to be enforced: UN
(May 21) KATHMANDU: Nepal must take lessons from earthquake-hit countries such as Mexico and strictly enforce existing building laws as it prepares to rebuild from two major quakes, a senior United Nations off
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Cabinet secretariat refuses to register MoLE's proposal
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: Cabinet secretariat has refused to register a proposal regarding establishment of labor bank for discussion in the cabinet meeting. The proposal was forwarded to the cabinet secret
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Health Minister urges world community for assistance in post-quake reconstruction
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: Minister for Health and Population Khagaraj Adhikari in his address to the 68th session of the World Health Assembly on Wednesday said Nepal has expected assistance from internation
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22 settlements around Barpak to be evacuated
(May 20) GORKHA BAZAR: The District Natural Disaster Rescue and Relief Committee, Gorkha has proposed shifting 22 villages around Barpak, epicentre of the April 25 massive earthquake, to safer locations before
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5-year-old girl raped in Lamjung
(May 20) LAMJUNG: At a time when the people across the country are living in terror of earthquake, a five-year-old girl of Kuncha VDC has been raped in Lamjung. Though the incident took place at around 8 pm o
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NA performs atonement worship wishing end to adversity
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: The Nepali Army conducted 'kshyama pooja' or atonement worship with special rituals on Wednesday wishing for peace, happiness, prosperity and betterment of the entire country and pe
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Gachchhadar bats for national unity government
(May 20) BIRATNAGAR, May 20: Madhesi People's Rights Forum (Democratic) Chairman Bijay Kumar Gachchhadar has said a national unity government is bound to form as the political parties have already reached an u
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Additional 41 schools collapsed in Lalitpur
(May 20) Lalitpur, May 20: The May 12 tremor, aftershock of the April 25 devastating earthquake, has ravaged additional 41 houses in Lalitpur. As many as 149 houses had suffered damages in the earlier April 25
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Campaign on to cancel part of Nepal's foreign debt
(May 20) NEW DELHI: Multinational lenders like the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund can help Nepal rebuild and recover from two devastating earthquakes by cancelling some of its almost $4 billion
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Insurers introduce new 'non-payment' clause
(May 20) KATHMANDU: If you have just purchased fire or household insurance policies to cover earthquake-related damages, go through the terms and conditions properly. The policy might include a clause that say
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Langtang locals feel lost with family members still under debris
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: As he ponders the dead in his family, his eyes become watery. Tashi Tshering Tamang, who is sheltering under one of the makeshift tents at the Yellow Gumba monastery at Swayambhu, K
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UK assures continued post-quake support
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: Visiting UK Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening has assured that UK cooperation to Nepal will continue in the post-disaster reconstruction and rehabili
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Govt taskforce to conduct geological survey of six earthquake-affected districts
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: The government has formed a taskforce to conduct special geological survey of six different earthquake-hit districts in the country. A meeting of the officials from Ministry of Hom
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Drinking water crunch hits remote Gorkha village
(May 19) GORKHA: Locals of Taple VDC of Gorkha district, the worst-hit quake district of the country have been facing acute shortage of pure drinking water. Though the water source had increased following the
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Public land to be utilized to rehabilitate quake victims
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 19: The government is all set to utilize public land for the rehabilitation of the earthquake victims. The government's decision came to this effect following the massive loss of lives
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Earthquake Destroys 7,995 Houses in Solukhumbu
(May 19) Solukhumbu, May 19: The destructive earthquake of April 25 and aftershocks have destroyed 7,995 houses in the district. Among these, Chaulakharkha VDC saw highest number of houses- 585- flattened in t
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Ex-PM Nepal bereaved of 99-years-old father
(May 19) KATHMANDU: Litterateur Mangal Kumar Upadhyaya, father of former Prime Minister and CPN-UML leader Madhav Kumar Nepal, died in the capital this morning. He was 99-years-and-eight-months-old. A perman
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Machhindranath's bhoto recovered from debris
(May 19) KATHMANDU: The jewel-studded bhoto of Rato Machhindranath was salvaged today from the debris of Rato Machhindranath temple at Bungmati, Lalitpur. The bhoto had been buried under the debris for 22 day
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Government lacks equipment to demolish multi-storey structures
(May 19) KATHMANDU: Hundreds of multi-storey uninhabitable buildings in the Kathmandu Valley are waiting for an immediate and controlled demolition, but the government has no high-tech equipment or technology
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Valencia wears jersey with Nepali alphabet
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 18: Spanish premier division football clubs Valencia FC on Sunday wore jerseys with names of their players written in Nepali alphabet. Valencia wore such jersey during its match against
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House panel seeks progress on implementation of govt decisions post-quake
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 18: Disaster Management, Monitoring and Direction Special Committee of parliament has sought details of the implementation of government decisions and commitments to the government. A
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Makawanpur bus-truck collision kills 6
(May 18) HETAUNDA: At least six persons were killed as a passenger bus turned turtle before being hit by a truck coming from opposite direction in Manahari of Makawanpur on Monday. An overspeeding bus en rout
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Docs deployed in quake-hit areas to control possible epidemic
(May 18) KATHMANDU, May 18: The Epidemiology and Communicable Disease Control Division of the Department of Health has deployed national and international doctors in the earthquake affected districts to contr
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'PM Ready to Incorporate Other Parties to Lead National Government'
(May 18) Kathmandu, May 18: Minister for Information and Communications, Dr Minendra Rijal, has said Prime Minister Sushil Koirala was ready to change the present government into the national one by incorporat
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100s of Janakpur kids return home from quake-hit Capital
(yesterday) JANAKPURDHAM: Hundreds of school and college students from Janakpur region, who were studying in the Capital, returned to their native lands after the devastating April 25 earthquake and its frequent
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Kripasur Sherpa appointed Tourism Minister
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Friday appointed CPN-UML lawmaker Kripasur Sherpa the Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation. The post was vacant after the incumbent Minister De
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Major four parties agree to form national unity govt
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 21: The four major political parties have agreed to draft the new constitution, fight the challenge posed by the devastating earthquake and effectively complete the historical job of na
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DPM Singh inspects devastated TU building
(yesterday) Kathmandu, May 22: Deputy Prime Minister Prakash Man Singh has inspected the central office buildings of the Tribhuvan University devastated by the earthquake. DPM Singh made an on-site inspection of
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Road access brings cheers to locals
(yesterday) Babiyachaur (Myagdi), May 22: There is no bound of happiness among locals after Takam VDC-8, Machhim village of Myagdi got connected to road network on Thursday. The road that reached Shiwang two yea
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Govt won't just let anyone build anything anywhere
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The government today decided that any national and international organisation, individual or agency willing to build any structure, including school or health-post, to assist Nepal’s recons
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Tremors highlight significance of chowks
(yesterday) KATHMANDU: The ‘community courtyards’ known as chowks were prevalent among the traditional settlements of Newars in the Kathmandu Valley until recently. The ubiquitous chowks, conceptualised with ama
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Govt asked to set up separate fund for reconstruction of heritage sites
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: The International Relations and Labor Committee of parliament has directed the government to set up a separate fund for reconstruction of heritage sites. Stating that various dono
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Govt adopts austerity to save funds for quake reconstruction
(yesterday) KATHMANDU, May 22: The government has directed all the ministries and other government bodies to cut down on unnecessary expenses. A cabinet meeting on Thursday took the decision to issue the direct
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Psycho-social counseling to teachers
(yesterday) Bhaktapur, May 22: A psycho-social counseling has been offered to teachers to reduce stress and mental pressure brought in by devastating earthquake. The counseling on quake-triggered stress and ment
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Lawmakers urge to maintain one-door policy in relief operations
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: Lawmakers have urged the government to conduct the relief operations through one-door policy. Speaking in an interaction program organized by the Kathmandu District Development Com
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PM reiterates not to misuse relief fund
(May 21) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala has vowed that there will not be any irregularity in distribution of amount and relief materials contributed to earthquake victims by individuals, organisation
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65 hectares of encroached land returned to community forest
(May 21) Beni (Myagdi), May 21: Locals of Myagdi district have returned over 65 hectares of land they encroached earlier to the community forest. Over 65 hectares of land encroached upon from five community f
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Endangered python spotted
(May 21) BIRGUNJ, Parsa, May 21: An endangered species, Python, has been detected at Subarnapur of Parsa. A python weighing around 4-kg was found at Bagmorcha tole of Subarnapur VDC. A team of Poaching and
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One killed in tusker attack (May 21)
One killed in tusker attack
(May 21) INRUWA, May 21: A person was killed in wild tusker attack at Haripur VDC of Sunsari district. The deceased is Prem Bahadur Magar, 65, of Haripur VDC-5, confirmed Sunsari Police. A wild elephant that went out from the wildlife reserve on Wednesday evening attacked Magar at Haripur VDC-5, Kerabari at around 4.00 this morning leaving him dead on th ... Read Full News
Centuries-old homes face grave risk
(May 21) BHAKTAPUR: Thousands of centuries-old homes could be demolished in Nepal’s historic cities as the government begins the long process of tearing down buildings rendered unsafe by last month’s 7.6-Richt
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Hilly areas' vulnerability to devastating landslides up
(May 21) KATHMANDU: Hilly areas face a high risk of landslides in the upcoming monsoon season, with geologists fearing that such natural events could result in disaster along major highways. Ranjan Kumar Daha
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Either red or green stickers for schools
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 21: Schools are to be marked either red or green with regard to student safety. As schools won't be getting the yellow stickers, they can't run classes temporarily in repaired building.
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NC launches campaign to build shelters for quake-hit families
(May 21) KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepali Congress (NC) has announced the launch of a labor donation campaign to help build temporary shelters for the earthquake victims. The campaign has been named "Himal, Pahad, Ta
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Prez okays army mobilisation in post-quake disaster
(May 20) KATHMANDU: President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday endorsed the government decision to mobilise Nepal Army till mid-July. The Cabinet on Monday had recommended the President to endorse mobilisation of
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Army deployment for disaster relief okayed (May 20)
Army deployment for disaster relief okayed
(May 20) KATHMANDU: A Cabinet meeting on Monday decided to approve mobilisation of the Nepali Army for disaster management. Nepali Army has been actively working for rescue and relief distribution since the devastating earthquake struck Nepal on April 25, killing more than 8,000 people. Minister for Information and Communication Minendra Rijal said governme ... Read Full News
4.4 magnitude aftershock felt
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: A 4.4 magnitude earthquake was felt in Kathmandu valley and other districts on Wednesday afternoon. According to the National Seismological Center, the epicenter of the quake was b
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2 killed‚ 1 injured in Tanahun landslide
(May 20) DAMAULI: Two persons died and another sustained critical injuries after a landslide triggered by the incessant rainfall buried a motorcycle they were riding on
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Natural disaster claims 5 in Tanaun
(May 20) POKHARA, May 20: Five people were killed in a natural disaster in Tanahun district on Tuesday night. According to SP Mohan Kumar Acharya, three people died after being struck by lightning and two oth
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Quake damages houses of over 50 journos in Bhaktapur
(May 20) Bhaktapur, May 20: A journalist had to lose his spouse and the eldest mother while houses of over 50 journalists suffered damages in Bhaktapur due to April 25 devastating earthquake and subsequent rec
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Preparation on to shift 60 plus quake-affected families
(May 20) Ratnanagar (Chitwan), May 20: The Chitwan District Administration Office is making preparation to shift quake-hit 60 plus families in mountainous area of the district to safer places. Preparation is
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PM's Delhi visit likely in early June
(May 20) KATHMANDU: Prime Minister Sushil Koirala is likely to go to India for an official visit next month and seek help from the southern neighbour for the post-earthquake reconstruction and rehabilitation e
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Experts want earthquake early warning system
(May 20) KATHMANDU: Investing $20 million to set up earthquake early warning system based on real time seismology may be a huge amount for Nepal at this stage when it faces the daunting challenge of rehabilita
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Quake victims in Pokhara want to return home
(May 20) POKHARA, May 20: The displaced locals of Gorkha, who have been taking shelter in Pokhara, have expressed their wish to return home, saying they no longer want to stay in temporary shelters. Maya Guru
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1,800 kilos of ghee received as relief found unfit
(May 20) KATHMANDU, May 20: Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) has decided not to distribute 1,800 kilos of vegetable ghee received as relief support from the United Arab Emirates, as it found the item not fit for N
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Geologists to visit six districts hit badly by quakes
(May 19) KATHMANDU: The government is sending teams of expert geologists to six districts badly affected by the April 25 earthquqake and its aftershocks. Experts from the Department of Mines and Geology, ICIM
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Inmates join hands to reconstruct Tanahun Jail
(May 19) DAMAULI: Inmates have started to reconstruct three rooms of the Tanahun Jail which were destroyed by the April 25 devastating earthquake and its frequent aftershocks. The prison has provided Rs 50,00
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Earthquake death toll reaches 8,617
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 18: The death toll from the April 25 devastating earthquake that was followed by a powerful aftershock that struck the country on May 12 has reached 8,617 as of Tuesday morning, accordi
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Lower rainfall forecast this monsoon
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal is likely to experience a moderately dry monsoon season this year. The monsoon clouds that enter Nepal from the eastern corner of the country and gradually spread westward wil
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10+2 exam rescheduled
(May 19) According to HSEB, the exam of grade XII will be conducted from June 3 (Jestha 20) whereas exam of grade XI will be held from June 16 (Asad 1) in the 68 districts which were affected less by the April
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17 dead‚ 62 injured in two accidents
(May 19) HETAUDA/DADELDHURA: Seventeen persons were killed and 62 injured in two separate road accidents in Makawanpur and Dadeldhura today. Nine persons lost their lives and 27 persons sustained injuries whe
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Construction of houses above two storeys banned
(May 19) KATHMANDU: The government has restricted construction of new buildings taller than two storeys (including ground floor) and has decided not to approve the blueprints of new houses until mid-July. The
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Govt bans construction of new house (May 18)
Govt bans construction of new house
(May 18) KATHMANDU, May 18: In the wake of devastating April 25 earthquake, the government on Monday banned construction of new house. The Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) directed the municipalities and District Development Offices across the country not to register application for construction of new house until mid-July. ... Read Full News
FNJ praises disaster coverage by Nepali media
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 18: Federation of Nepali Journalists (FNJ) has appreciated the Nepali media's response after the massive April 25 earthquake and following aftershocks. At an interaction with editors o
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Searches for missing get nowhere, only cause more pain
(May 19) KATHMANDU, May 19: Two grim-faced men stare silently at the notice board in front of the TU Teaching Hospital mortuary to identify the fce of a kinsman missing since the massive quake that hit the cou
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UCPN-M mobilises leaders‚ cadres for reconstruction
(May 18) KATHMANDU: The main opposition UCPN-Maoist has deployed all of its leaders and cadres across the nation to earthquake-hit districts in order to carry out relief and reconstruction works. Extended mee
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Dolpa schools closed as rush for Yarshagumba begins
(May 18) DOLPA (Tripurakot), May 18: The schools in Dolpa district have been closed lately with the onset of Yarsha picking season that begins before the monsoon. Yarsha Gumba with its scientific name Ophioc
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Earthquake death toll reaches 8,604
(May 18) Kathmandu, May 18: The death toll from the April 25 devastating earthquake that was followed by several aftershocks including the powerful one on May 12 has reached 8,604 as of this morning, according
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