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734 freed haliya rehabilitated in Far-west Nepal Friday, July 26th, 2019

BAJURA: A total of 734 former Haliya families have been rehabilitated through the Freed Haliya Rehabilitation Programme in Bajura. The Haliya is a form of bonded labour, practiced in the region, which is now outlawed. Rehabilitation of all the families that had acquired the identity card has been..

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Four thousand houses destroyed in Southeast Nepal

MAHOTTARI: A total of 4,571 houses have been completely damaged by floods in Mahottari. Likewise, 7,963 houses suffered partial and 5,847 minor damage due to floods triggered by the monsoon rainfall, according to the District Natural Calamity Relief Committee. Furthermore, paddy cultivated in 150..

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Six still missing in Dordi River flood in Nepal Thursday, July 25th, 2019

LAMJUNG: Six people who went missing in the sudden flash flood of the Dordi River on Wednesday were yet to be found. The personnel of Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force along with representatives and locals were involved in searching the missing since Thursday morning, Deputy..

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China wishes durable partnership with Nepal: Envoy Yanqi

KATHMANDU: Chinese Envoy to Nepal, Hou Yanqi has said China wants to have durable partnership with Nepal. She said this during a reception organized by Defense Attaché' of Embassy of China in Nepal, Liu Xiaoguang, on the occasion of the 92nd founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. China..

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Post-monsoon death toll reaches 111, 40 missing in Nepal

KATHMANDU: The number of people who died in disaster-induced incidents following this year's monsoon has reached 111. Likewise, 40 are still missing while 67 were injured in the incidents, according to the National Emergency Operation Centre of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Of them 58 died of..

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Gulmi landslide death toll reaches 13

BUTWAL: The death toll from a landslide at Satyabati rural municipality of Gulmi district has reached 13. The death toll reached 13 after a body of eight-year-old Tara BK of Satyabati rural municipality-4 was found in course of removing landslide debris. The landslide triggered by incessant..

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Floods and landslides disrupt roads across Nepal

KATHMANDU: Roads in the hilly parts of country have been disrupted due to swollen rivers and landslides in the aftermath of the latest monsoon downpour. In Chitwan, the Madi-Thori postal highway has been disrupted due to the increased level of water in most of the rivulets that lie along the..

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11 dead, two still missing in Gulmi landslides in Nepal

GULMI: Landslides at Satyawati Rural Municipality in Gulmi district have killed 11 people while two have gone missing. According to Chief District Officer, Yadunath Paudel, 8 people of the same family lost lives at Limgha, Satyawati Rural Municipality-4 when landslides buried their house and two..

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