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24 roads damaged by floods in Mahottari, Southeast Nepal Wednesday, July 17th, 2019

KATHMANDU: Floods triggered by the week-long incessant rainfall has dismantled the road network in the district. The rainfall since July 10 mid-night has caused damage to 24 roads, according to the District Natural Calamity Rescue Committee. Of the 42 major roads in the district, 24 have suffered..

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Nepal’s Child rights council comes into effect

LALITPUR: The erstwhile Central Child Welfare Board has been dissolved to be replaced by the National Child Rights Council. The Council comes into effect following the federal structure adopted by the new Constitution. The Council will gradually be expanded to all the 753 local government units in..

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Nepal Army at work to provide rescue efforts

KATHMANDU: Nepal Army has been at relentless work to provide rescue and relief efforts and other rehabilitation support in times of troubles facing the Nepali people as a result of flooding and landslides triggered by heaving rains since the past week. The Army force has been deployed to various..

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Performance contract with 14 CIT agencies

KATHMANDU: The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology has signed performance contract with the heads of 14 agencies under the Ministry. This is the first time that the Ministry has signed such contract with its subordinate bodies. Secretary at the Ministry Mahendra Man Gurung signed..

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Landslide buries houses; two go missing in Eastern Nepal Monday, July 15th, 2019

UDAYAPUR: Two persons have gone missing when landslide buried two houses at Rautamai rural municipality, wards 1 and 8 in Udayapur district. According to the District Police Office, Udayapur, landslide that occurred at Rautamai rural municipality-8 at 1.00 pm buried the house of local Rit Bahadur..

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Nepal Army rescues 723 disaster survivors

KATHMANDU: The Nepal Army (NA) personnel have rescued a total of 723 landslide and flood survivors across the country while 183 people were relocated to safer places. According to the NA's Directorate of Public Relations and Information, search and rescue operations were underway at the..

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Kulekhani dam sluices to be opened; locals urged to keep alert Sunday, July 14th, 2019

MAKWANPUR: Preparation is being made to open sluices of the Kulekhani reservoir in view of the alarming water current and level following incessant rain. People living in and around Bhimphedi, Indrasarobar, Bagmati rural municipality, Nunthar, Chandrapur, Canteen of Rautahat, different areas of..

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