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Ratu River has inundated around 900 houses in Tilgadh since Thursday night : The settlement in Balwa Municipality-4 is one of the most affected areas by floods every year (kp 27/08/2021)

When floods strike, it’s the poor who suffer, by Dipendra Gautam (ht 09/07/2020)

Thousands rendered homeless (kp 25/07/2016), Large tracts of land submerged in Jhapa, by Govinda Chhetri (ht 25/07/2016), Several Jhapa, Morang settlements inundated after torrential rainfall (ht 25/07/2016), Entire village under risk of landslide, by Nanda Rai (rep 25/07/2016), Floods leave 2 dead, 1 missing, hundreds displaced in east Nepal, by  Ajit Tiwari, Raju Adhikari, Amar Khadka and Jitendra Kumar Jha (rep 25/07/2016)

Ncell starts providing early disaster warning (kp 25/07/2016)

Hundreds of houses inundated in the East (kp 24/07/2016), Water level soars in Saptakoshi River, by Byashshankar Upadhyay (ht 24/07/2016), Over a dozen villages at high risk of flood (ht 24/07/2016), Landslides displace 118 families in rural Bajura (ht 24/07/2016), Water flow in Narayani River causes alarm (ht 24/07/2016)

Floods inundate hundreds of houses in eastern districts (kp 22/07/2016), Bhotekoshi flood: Children left without schools, by Anish Tiwari (kp 22/07/2016), Thousands affected by floods, landslides (kp 23/07/2016), Landslides obstruct rural roads in far-west (ht 23/07/2016)

Floods swamp dozens of settlements (kp 21/07/2016), Floodwaters with sewage inundate Tikapur, by Yogesh Rawal (rep 21/07/2016)

Flood destroys seven houses in Tikapur (kp 20/07/2016)

Floods, landslips continue as monsoon rages; Taplejung police rescue seven families who were trapped since Sunday after landslides blocked all the exits (kp 19/07/2016)

Relocation of landslide-prone settlements still uncertain, by Sangeet Sagroula (rep 18/07/2016)

Swollen Mahakali River starts eroding banks: Riverside dwellers in fear of settlement being flooded, by Chitranga Thapa and Manoj Badu (kp 18/07/2016)

16 VDCs of Bajura at high risk of landslides, by Krishna Oli (rep 18/07/2016)

60 families displaced, 40 at high risk, by Prakash Singh (ht 18/07/2016)

Six families stranded due to mudslides (ht 18/07/2016)

Floods sweep away bridges, damage hydropower project (kp 17/07/2016)

People refuse to leave landslide-risk area, by Anish Tiwari (kp 16/07/2016)

Flood displaces nine families: Victims taking shelter on premises of Dudhpokhari Higher Secondary School (kp 16/07/2016)

Consultations on GLOF risks (kp 15/07/2016)

Landslides, floods block Roads (kp 15/07/2016)

Bhote Koshi Flash Flood, by Bhimsen Thapaliya (rn 13/07/2016), Liping Bazar turns lifeless again, by Teknarayan Bhattarai (rep 13/07/2016), After Bhotekoshi: The Sindhupalchowk floods serve as a powerful reminder that there remains a high risk of slope failure and landslides this monsoon, by Mandira Singh Shrestha and Arun Bhakta Shrestha (rep 13/07/2015), Raging Bhotekoshi River continues to pose threats (kp 15/07/2016)

21 displaced after Bajura landslide (kp 12/07/2016)

Rockfall dams Tamor River: Riverside settlers downstream fear flooding from possible outburst, by Ananda Gautam (kp 11/07/2016), Authorities mull blast to drain Tamor debris dam, by Ananda Gautam (kp 12/07/2016)

109 killed in floods, landslips, lightning since April 13: Govt (kp 09/07/2016), Nepali Army rescues 58 from Tatopani (ht 09/07/2016), Bhotekoshi sweeps away 15 more houses: Authorities say around 300 settlements at high risk (kp 10/07/2016), 22 families displaced in Solu (kp 10/07/2016)

Floods bring sleepless nights in Holiya VDC every monsoon, by Arjun Oli (rep 09/07/2016)

Swollen Bhotekoshi forces 100 families to flee (kp 08/07/2016)

People in disaster prone areas told to stay alert (ht 08/07/2016)

Quake victims accuse engineers of manipulating data (ht 08/07/2016)

Flood sweeps away 25 houses: Villagers living downstream Bhotekoshi river move to safer locations after timely alert, by Pragati Shahi and Anish Tiwari (kp 07/07/2016)

Eleven killed in landslides (kp 06/07/2016)

Landslide risks: SAC directs govt to act pronto; As many as 32 people killed in water-induced disasters since April 13 (kp 05/07/2016)

Two years on, victims still deprived of aid, by Nagendra Upadhyaya (rep 05/07/2016)

Monsoon mayhem: Rescue, relief yet to reach affected areas (kp 04/07/2016)

21 landslide victims rescued in Dhading (ht 04/07/2016)

Quake-hit abandon shelters, return to whence they came, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 04/07/2016)

Floods, landslides continue to wreak havoc countrywide: At least nine families were displaced by floods and landslides triggered by heavy rainfall in Darchula on Saturday (kp 03/07/2016), Met office issues flood alert for Tarai districts: Rivers originating from Chure like Kankai, Macheli, Duduwa and Mohana are expected to see flooding event (kp 03/07/2016), Landslides, floods displace seven families (ht 03/07/2016)

Landslides kill 3 in Darchula, Sarlahi (kp 02/07/2016), Heavy rains kill 4 in districts, hundreds displaced (rep 02/07/2016), MPs tell govt to act immediately (kp 02/07/2016), Govt told to send rescue teams to landslide-hit areas (ht 02/07/2017), Kerauja VDC at high risk of landslides (ht 02/07/2017)

Two students killed, 25 injured as wall caves in, by Manish Gautam (kp 02/07/2016), Wall built without approval (ht 02/07/2016), Lawmakers seek action against guilty (ht 04/07/2016)

Precious little done to save quake-hit villages: as many as 113 earthquake-affected households forced to flee after debris started falling , by Pragati Shahi (kp 01/07/2016), Landslides displace over 200 families in quake-hit districts (kp 01/07/2016)

Havoc in heaven: Revisiting what used to be Langtang Village, after 17 years, by Mohan Mainali (nt 01/07/2016)

Magnitude 5 quake jolts Bajhang: The main quake, centred near Mayana village was followed by another 4.2 magnitude tremor (kp 30/06/2016), Aftershocks in Bajhang (kp 03/07/2016)

Mid-hilly region at high risk of landslides this monsoon, by Pramod Kumar Tandan (ht 30/06/2016)

Two minors killed in landslide (kp 30/06/2016) [in temporary shelter! Responsibility goes to irresponsible and in active government and administration!!]

Landslides block roads in Rasuwa, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 29/06/2016)

Minister visits flood-hit areas in Saptari (kp 28/06/2016)

Govt ‘ill-prepared’ to tackle landslide disaster in quake-affected districts (kp 27/06/2016)

Monsoon floods: 2 dead; 200 houses inundated (kp 26/06/2016)

Early Warning System in Seti out of order, by Lal Prasad Sharma (kp 26/06/2016)

Need of lightning protection system stressed (kp 26/06/2016)

Dozen villages in Banke at high risk of flood (kp 24/06/2016), Heavy rain affects transport services in Bhojpur (ht 24/06/2016)

Whither forecast: While issuing early warning against floods remains a challenge,  forecasting thunderstorms has emerged as another one, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 24/06/2016)

Monsoon mayhem: Govt response to natural disasters is usually slow and poorly coordinated (kp 24/06/2016)

Education still not a priority in disaster responses: Report:  An estimated 3.2 million children in Nepal were affected, both physically and mentally, by the 2015 April earthquake (kp 23/06/2016), Monsoon adds to earthquake victims’ woes (ht 23/06/2016)

Rs 56.6m released in housing aid for BarpakVictims want fund distribution from convenient sites, by Sudip Kaini (kp 23/06/2016)

150 houses inundated as rain pounds eastern region: One dead n Monsoon in active phase: Weathermen (kp 22/06/2016), Eastern districts grapple with floods, 3 more deaths reported (kp 23/06/2016)

68 families displaced in Doti (ht 21/06/2016)

Two years on, flood victims await aid, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 21/06/2016)

Kaski at high risk of flood and landslip, by Rishiram Baral (ht 20/06/2016)

45,124 households at high risk of flood to be relocated (ht 19/06/2016)

Driven to despair, by Anup Ojha (kp 17/06/2016)

Nuwakot quake survivors seek land to build homes, by Krishna Thapa (kp 12/06/2016)

Penny wise, pound foolish: Nepal needs to go all out in equipping line agencies involved in disaster management (kp 10/06/2016)

Missing in Langtang: No headway in search operation; At least 128, including foreign tourists, still buried too deep under debris (kp 09/06/2016)

Landslide sweeps away five huts, by Anish Tiwari (kp 09/06/2016)

Forecast raises fear of rain-induced disasters in shaken districts (kp 06/06/2016), Hold feet to the fire: Government inaction on dangers posed by rain-induced disasters is criminally negligent (kp 07/06/2016) [!!]

Flood victims in Bajura left without shelter (ht 06/06/2016)

Natural disaster risks: Regional cooperation is vital, by Rensje Teerink (ht 06/06/2016)

Khalanga faces Mahakali flood threat, by Manoj Badu (kp 05/06/2016)

Glacial lake outburst floods: glacial lake outburst floods, by Pragati Shahi (kp 03/06/2016), Nepali Army soldiers in bid to drain giant glacial lake near Everest (ht 04/06/2016), Army releasing water from Imja Lake to avoid flashflood (rep 04/06/2016), Nepali Army personnel drain one metre water from Imja Lake (ht 23/06/2016)

Banepa flood: 2 dead, Heavy property loss (kp 02/06/2016)

Call for law to realise integrated settlement plan: Disaster Management Bill has been in the making for five years (kp 01/06/2016)

Failure to complete embankment construction poses flood risks, by Nirmal Ghimire (rep 01/06/2016)

Lightning strike casualties on rise: 28 deaths, 60 injuries in a month; at least 553 killed in five years (ht 01/06/2016)

Mountain people: The government should declare Karnali as a drought-prone area and adopt policies and programmes suitable for the region, by Geeta Pandedy (kp 31/05/2016)

Strong winds blow away roofs of over a dozen schools (rep 31/05/2016)

Floods disconnect villages (kp 29/05/2016)

DPM Thapa shares post-quake lessons, experiences, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/05/2016) [Thapa's speech reflects a dream., not Nepal's reality!!]

Sudden flood kills two, injures seven in Bajura (ht 26/05/2016)

Humanitarian politics: Nepal should prepare well for the next disaster, build capacity for aid utilisation (kp 25/05/2016)

Govt to build 100 joint shelters in two months (kp 24/05/2016) [??]

Stung by delays, survivors press for time-bound recovery works; Disaster management bill, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 23/05/2016), Enact the law: The Disaster Management Act should be approved without delay (kp 24/05/2016)

Four people killed in Kalikot landslides, three missing, by Tularam Pandey (kp 21/05/2016), Police, locals continue search for Kalikot landslide victims, by Tularam Pandey (kp 22/05/2016)

New technology sought to exhume Langtang missing, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 21/05/2016)

Settlements in Beni-Lete stretch at landslide risk, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 20/05/2016)

Lightning kills four people (kp 19/05/2016)

Risky expansion: Most of the houses are built in cities without sticking to the building code which is after all for the safety of the people (ht 19/05/2016)

Jure landslide victims to receive govt grant, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 19/05/2016)

Armed with drones, aid workers seek faster response to disasters (kp 18/05/2016)

Disaster preparedness: Pre-monsoon rain a ‘wake-up’ call; Flash floods and landslides, triggered by pre-monsoon rains, left at least nine people dead and four missing in the western hills (kp 17/05/2016)

Two-day storm takes toll on Doti schools (ht 17/05/2016)

One dead, another missing in landslip (kp 15/05/2016), Two dead, three missing in flash floods, landslides (kp 16/05/2016), Flashfloods kill three in Bajhang, by Jagat Khadka (rep 16/05/2016)

Experts call for geo-hazard mapping, risk assessment quake preparedness (kp 14/05/2016)

Three dead in flash floods, by Kashiram Dangi (kp 14/05/2016), Shops, streets waterlogged in Salyan (kp 14/05/2016)

Fanned up flames: Nepal may be a global leader in community forestry but it has a long way to go to fight forest fires, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 13/05/2016)

Nepal third in internal displacement by natural disasters (ht 12/05/2016) [see report]

Dozens of villages under threat of landslide, by Bhim Dewan (12/05/2016)

Rains douse raging forest fires (kp 08/05/2016)

Quake damaged trails in disrepair (kp 04/05/2016), Dhading water scarcity hits displaced families most, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 04/05/2016)

Five killed in forest fires in western region so far, by Sanrosh Pokharel (rep 03/05/2016)

Why have our skies been so hazy?, by Arnico Panday and Bhaskar Karky (rep 03/05/2016), Forest-fire haze robs Doti of sunlight, by Arun Bam (rep 03/05/2016)

Wildfires in Dolpa rage for days: Flights cancelled due to haze (kp 02/05/2016)

Forest fires take lives, destroy property: Wild animals driven out to human settlements (kp 01/05/2016), Five incidents of blaze reported in Valley in single day (kp 01/05/2016)

Two killed in forest fire (kp 30/04/2016), Forest fires in Dhading cut off water supply, by Harihar Singh Rathour (kp 30/04/2016), Women politicians criticise envoy recommendations: Inter-party Women Alliance says the envoy nomination list is discriminatory against women and the spirit of the new constitution (kp 30/04/2016)

Forest fires continue: to rage across country: Dhorpatan Hunting Reserve blaze puts wildlife at risk (kp 29/04/2016)

Hot air: Govt needs to devise strategy to deal with weather-induced disasters (kp 29/04/0216)

Punishing heat wave causes misery in Tarai: Number of patients at health facilities up n Weathermen say no rain activity in sight (kp 28/04/2016)

Govt comes under fire for lack of blaze preparedness (kp 28/04/2016), Four killed in inferno (kp 28/04/2016), Forest fire spreading in lack of resources, by Giriraj Baskota (rep 28/04/2016)

Fire turns 13 houses to ashes (ht 27/04/2016)

Fire victims in Rautahat yet to receive relief (ht 27/04/2016), Hajminiya fire victims in dire straits, by Madan Thakur (rep 27/04/2016)

Scale up emergency preparedness: WHO (ht 26/04/2016)

Settlements along Kali Gandaki under threat of landslides, floods, by Santosh Pokharel (rep 26/04/2016)

Kathmandu rocks: Geologically, the valley, composed of fragile thick sediments, is analogous to a bowl of jelly, by Deepak Chamlagain (kp 24/04/2016)

Four houses reduced to ashes (ht 24/04/2016)

Information the key: Although its importance is not recognized in Nepal a strong information management system is vital in disaster response, by Saugat Gautam (rep 23/04/2016)

Barpak, the epicentre, still in ruins: What worries the earthquake survivors the most is monsoon rains, by Sudip Kaini (kp 22/04/2016)

Lessons Learnt Conference begins (ht 22/04/2016)

Increasing forest fire incidents threaten nearby settlements, by Mahesh Kumar Das (rep 22/04/2016)

Riverbank settlements stay put despite flood risks, by Dhruba Dangal and Amar Khadka (rep 20/04/2016)

Fires destroy property in Kathmandu (ht 19/04/2016)

Landslide threatens lives and livelihoods, by DB Buda (rep 19/04/2016)

Recurrent wildfires destroying forests (ht 18/04/2016)

Wildfire sweeps through 77,000ha of forest land, by Amrita Anmol (kp 17/04/2016)

Condition of IDPs worsening after quakes: Report (ht 17/04/2016), Distressing picture (ht 18/04/2016)

Wildfires continue uncontrolled in Khotang forests (ht 15/04/2016)

Helter Shelter: Survivors suffer due to weak regulation and delay in relief, by Smriti Basnet (nt 15/04/2016)

Sindhupalchowk locals doubly vulnerable to natural calamities: Landslide, earthquake still fresh in the minds of locals, by Dhruba Dangal and Amar Khadka (rep 15/04/2016)

Delayed budget hampers work (ht 13/04/2016)

Unclaimed bodies buried on hospital premises: Burials flout unclaimed bodies management regulations, by Kamal Pariyar (rep 13/04/2016)

Blazes raging across country: Experts warn of rise in forest and other fire incidents in the coming days, by Pragati Shahi (kp 12/04/2016), Over 350 forests caught fire every day last week, by Arjun Poudel (rep 12/04/2016), Cooking hours fixed to curb fire outbreaks, by Madan Thakur (rep 12/04/2016), Authorities seek divine help, by Pragati Shahi (kp 13/04/2016), Raging inferno: Preventive and mitigation measures against wildfires need to be strengthened (kp 13/04/2016), 16 houses gutted (ht 13/04/2016), Massive inferno wipes out two Dang villages, by Devendra Basnet (rep 13/04/2016), Saptari fire victims left in the lurch (ht 14/04/2016)

Quake-hit Keraunja at risk from landslide also, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 12/04/2016)

Magnitude 4.5 aftershock jolts Capital (kp 10/04/2016)

Woman dies as fire guts nearly 300 houses, sheds (kp 10/04/2016)

Sindhuli wildfire yet to come under control, by Min Bahadur Dahal (ht 10/04/2016)

Multiple fire incidents cause massive damage to homes, properties (kp 09/04/2016), More than 40 houses gutted in Sindhuli (ht 09/04/2016), Wildfire incidents on rise in Tanahun (ht 09/04/2016)

17 injured in eatery collapse (kp 06/04/2016)

Home ministry issues fire risk warning (ht 06/04/2016), Rising fire risks: Incidents of fire have occurred more recently as people have started storing highly inflammable products such as petrol, diesel and kerosene inside their houses (ht 07/04/2016)

Reconstruction delay: Quake survivors in Gorkha start building houses on their own, by Sudip Kaini (kp 03/04/2016)

Fire incidents up in Saptari (ht 01/04/2016)

Dust storm lashes Capital: At least six people injured; Tarpaulin shelters of earthquake victims blown away (kp 29/03/2016)

Seven shops gutted in Attariya fire (kp 29/03/2016)

Babai Flood victims stage protest (kp 29/03/2016)

Imja water to be lowered by 3 metres (kp 27/03/2016)

Wildfire incidents on rise as summer begins (ht 27/03/2016)

NVP launches mobile app to register national volunteers: Volunteers will facilitate rescue operations during natural disasters (ht 27/03/2016)

Quake-hit villagers face drinking water shortage, by Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 26/03/2016)

Wildfire yet to be brought under control (ht 25/03/2016), Haze attributed to raging jungle blaze: Experts warn of significant deterioration in air quality, by Pragati Shahi (kp 26/03/2016), Valley chokes as air pollution levels shoot up (ht 26/03/2016)

Forecast: more thunderstorms: Climate change and lack of awareness is increasing the number of deaths from lightning strikes in the world’s most densely populated mountain nation, by Om Astha Rai (nt 25/03/2016)

Storm adds to woes of earthquake-hit families, by Sudip Kaini and Krishna Thapa (kp 24/03/2016)

Rapti victims rely on jobs in India, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 22/03/2016)

JICA signs project on earthquake research in Nepal (ht 22/03/2016)

Quake-displaced blind couple gets help to rebuild home, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 21/03/2016) [But only from foreign donors? What about the Nepali state?]

Fire guts cotton factory in Nepalgunj, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 20/03/2016)

NA takes valuable advice on disaster preparedness (kp 19/03/2016)

New policy soon on utilisation of ICT during disasters: Minister (ht 19/03/2016)

More problems likely to rain down on quake survivors this monsoon: NRA mulling ‘transitional shelters’ as rebuilding work fails to take off, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 18/03/2016), Complaints outnumber aid deals (kp 18/03/2016)

Over 470 forests up in flames in last one week: On an average 59 forest fires occur every day, by Arjun Poudel (rep 17/03/2016), Over 500 forest fires have broken out this year: Taplejung authorities struggling with wildfire that started last week (kp 19/03/2016), Locals in vigil against fire, by Ananda Gautam (kp 22/03/2016)

Damaged bridges, trails cuts village off from outside world (rep 17/03/2016)

Aid, resettlement elude flood-hit in Dadeldhura, by DR Panta (kp 15/03/2016)

Plan distributed substandard zinc sheets: Quake victims, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 15/03/2016), Plan promises to replace substandard zinc sheets (rep 16/03/2016)

A looming crisis: There is a real concern that TB would be transmitted to the healthy population residing in the temporary settlements, by Raz Mohammad Wali (kp 15/03/2016)

Home ministry preparing permanent body for disaster management (ht 13/02/2016)

Quake victims get winter relief as summer begins, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 13/03/2016)

Quake survivors exposed to health risks (ht 12/03/2016)

Quake victims in Bhojpur still awaiting aid, by Shahiman Rai (kp 08/03/2016)

Quake victims struggling for drinking water, by Lekhanath Pandey (ht 08/03/2016)

Winds blow away roof of earthquake shelter, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 08/03/2016)

Dolakha victims in dilemma over ‘low’ aid amount, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 06/03/2016)

Rs 4m distributed to quake victims (ht 06/03/2016)

Women learning to build houses in Gorkha, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 05/03/2016)

Dry landslide, wildfires in far-west (ht 04/03/2016)

Groundwater depletion linked to Nepal quake? Researchers say great and major Himalayan quakes  are influenced by the anthropogenic groundwater unloading process in the Indo-Gangetic Plain (kp 01/03/2016)

NRA tightens noose around I/NGOs: Nonprofits barred from engaging in reconstruction work without prior approval (rep 29/02/2016) [?? This reminds of the government statements shortly after the earthquakes! The affected people are still waiting in vain!!], Victims remain in dark about govt reconstruction program, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 29/02/2016)

‘Rs23b spent on relief, rescue’: Out of that, the govt has provided more than Rs 7b to purchase warm clothes for the quake survivors: PMO (kp 29/02/2016)

Disaster assessment guideline enacted (ht 29/02/2016)

People living around NOC’s Amlekhgunj depot at risk: A fire or an explosion at the depot can cause damage within a radius of up to 30km, by Laxmi Shaha (kp 29/02/2016)

‘Do not build houses without govt assistance’: The request from the authority comes at a time when the quake victims have begun to reconstruct houses on their own (kp 28/02/2016) [After almost one year of government non-action??]

TUTH to bury unclaimed bodies of quake victims (kp 27/02/2016)

Quake victims still awaiting relief, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 27/02/2016)

Up to Rs 2.5m loan for rebuilding homes: NRA: NRA to provide subsidised loan of up to Rs 2.5 for  reubilding in cities and  Rs 1.5 in rural areas (kp 26/02/2016)

Viral diseases stalk northern Gorkha: People mostly in the quake-hit settlements down with viral fever, diarrhoea and common cold, by Sudip Kaini (kp 26/02/2016)

Quake-maimed children discontinue education: In Ghumtang village alone there are 15  children who lost their limbs in the quake, by Anish Tiwari (kp 26/02/2016)

M5.4 quake rocks central region (kp 25/02/2016)

Relocation plan: There is no doubt that compensation to be provided to the land owners should be reasonable that is equal to the market price and not a price set arbitrarily by the authorities (ht 25/02/2016)

Dry landslide strikes Annapurna region: Five locals hiding in cave rescued n Dust plumes hover over villages, by Ghanashyam Khadka (kp 24/02/2016), Narchyang landslide caused M 3.8 tremor, by Santosh Pokharel and Hari Krishna Gautam (rep 24/02/2016)

Laprak locals unite to ease water crisis, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 24/02/2016) [Obviously, the government has not heard about the epicentre of last year's first big earthquake, yet!]

‘Geological study before rebuilding’: A preliminary study identifies 143 settlements in need of immediate attention in 14 most affected districts, by Pragati Shahi (kp 24/02/2016)

Bushfire awareness campaign to kick off (kp 23/02/2016)

Post quake vulnerability still persists in 11 districts (ht 23/02/2016), ‘Food insecurity persists’: there remains a pressing need for assistance in mountain and hill areas, according to a UN report (kp 23/02/2016)

Fire guts property worth over Rs 5 million, by Arjun Oli (rep 23/02/2016)

Government support eludes fire victims, by Devendra Basnet (rep 22/02/2016)

Date-expired food sent for earthquake victims (ht 21/02/2016)

Gorkha earthquake: 99 pc of deaths caused by falling objects: NSET (kp 19/02/2016)

Fake earthquake victims disrupt data collection, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 18/02/2016), Caterpillar infestation in quake-hit settlements (kp 18/02/2016)

'Emergency top-up cash used for short-term needs' (rep 18/02/2016)

Fire incidents on rise as mercury soars (ht 18/02/2016), 49 huts, animal shelters destroyed in fire (kp 19/02/2016)

Battered lives, at brick kilns: Earthquake-displaced find no better place to work, live in (kp 17/02/2016)

Govt to appoint section officers as VDC secretaries in quake-affected districts, by Bhadra Sharma (kp 17/02/2016)

High-rises reluctant to submit details of earthquake impact, by Sanjeev Giri (kp 14/02/2016)

Quake-displaced brace for rains as hope for help ‘fades’, by Sudip Kaini (kp 13/02/2016)

Modern humanitarian response: How communication can help, by Surendra Pokharel (ht 12/02/2016)

Disaster mgmt policy lacking: Home Ministry (kp 08/02/2016)

Friday tremor leaves 71 hurt (kp 07/02/2016) [related to KTM valley only], 71 injured in quake panic rush (ht 07/02/2016)

Fire incidents in Ktm up: Firefighters point out public carelessness during and after load shedding hours, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 07/02/2016)

Experts discuss solutions to water-induced disasters (ht 06/02/2016)

With no sight of govt fund, Laprak quake victims unite to rebuild homes, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 06/02/2016)

Nepal quake survivors fight freezing temperatures (ht 06/02/2016)

Quake-hit school runs classes under open sky: Tents received from organisations after the earthquake have torn up, by Aash Gurung (kp 06/02/2016)

Study: Quake, landslides caused great loss of wildlife and habitats; The findings show that 2.2 percent of the forest cover (23,375 hectares) was destroyed in six districts due to earthquake and landslides (kp 05/02/2016)

At your own risk: Earthquake and other disaster warnings could not have come at a worse time for Nepal, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 05/02/2016)

Short-circuits behind 60 pc of fire accidents (ht 05/02/2016)

Single women left in lurch after quake, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/01/2016)

Making it click: Survivors lack information on what kind of support is available, by Saugat Gautam (rep 02/02/2016)

Flood victims denied relief for not having toilets (kp 01/02/2016)

Poor shelters affect quake victims’ health, by Kisan Sangeet Nepali (ht 01/02/2016)

Of Hope and Resilience: Stories of Nepal in Barpak (kp 30/01/2016)

Assaults against women in camps ‘on the rise’, by Pratichya Dulal (kp 29/01/2016)

Living with earthquakes: Fortune favours the prepared, by Dipendra Gautam (ht 29/01/2016)

KMC to extend fire brigade stations (kp 28/01/2016)

Quake victims picket Dhading admin office, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 28/01/2016)

Quake survivors hopeful about digital data collection (kp 27/01/2016)

Koreans to provide therapy to quake survivors of Bhaktapur, Lalitpur (kp 27/01/2016)

Earthquake damages: Insurance companies pay 42.29pc of claims (kp 23/01/2016)

NGO ‘recovers’ loan from relief amount of quake-hit Chepangs, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 21/01/2016), NGO returns relief cash (kp 23/01/2016)

Series of disasters in Nepal: An urgent call for private sector preparedness, by Amit K. Shrestha (sp 22/01/2016)

Food crisis looms over Sindhupalchowk quake victims, by Dhruba Dangal (rep 21/01/2016)

Quake-hit struggle to shake off cold (kp 20/01/2016)

Govt aid may be too little, too late for earthquake survivors, by Pragati Shahi (kp 19/01/2016)

Female quake victims deprived of identity cards: Manu Humagain of National Women Council says the government must reassess the number of earthquake victims (kp 18/01/2016)

Sindhupalchowk villagers cut off from the outer world (rep 18/01/2016)

Delayed campaign: The quake victims will have to spendyet another rainy season in makeshift shelters already damaged by the previous monsoon and the snowfall in Gorkha district (ht 18/01/2016)

CBS collecting details of loss in quake-hit districts (ht 18/01/2016)

Dry landslides pose threat to settlements, by Kumbharaj Rai (kp 18/01/2016)

Earthquake survivors deprived of proper shelter, medical care, by Anish Tiwari (kp 17/01/2016)

Warm clothes distributed in Gorkha village, by Harihar Singh Rathaur (kp 17/01/2016)

Chepangs yet to receive relief amount for warm winter-wear (ht 16/01/2016)

Quake rubbles still not cleared in Dolakha, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 16/01/2016)

Quake victims now reel under soaring prices, by Dhruba Dangal and Praveen Dhakal (rep 16/01/2016)

Not enough: Merely celebrating Earthquake Safety Day will not result in an earthquake-safe community, by Gyanendra Gurung (kp 15/01/2016)

Quake victims of Gorkha still waiting for government aid, by Narahari Sapkota (rep 15/01/2016)

Snowfall adds to suffering of Gorkha quake survivors, by Sudip Kaini (kp 13/01/2016)

Quake fault straining underneath Kathmandu: Study (ht 13/01/2016), Stirred, not shaken: On National Earthquake Safety Day, it is worth remembering that 25 April 2015 was not the Big One everybody had feared; That one is still coming (nt 15/01/2017)

Poor superstructure maintenance led to collapse of Valley monuments: Study (ht 13/01/2016)

Quake-hit in Gorkha wrestle with blizzard: Army helicopter loaded with relief materials returned to the district headquarters as it could not land in the area, by Sudip Kaini (kp 12/01/2016)

No land ownership paper, no quake relief, by Nabin Poudel and Nirajan Poudel (rep 12/01/2016)

Govt tells Army to get into action in Gorkha (kp 11/01/2016), No salt to season, no oil to cook, by Sudip Kaini (kp 11/01/2016)

Quake-hit Dhading farmers compensated for dead cattle, by Dewan Rai (kp 11/01/2016)

Quake survivors shiver as freezing cold bites (kp 10/01/2016), Winter relief package yet to reach the needy (kp 10/01/2016)

Quake displaced left in lurch: Local authorities order them to vacate forest land, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 10/01/2016)

Chepangs in two minds over building new house, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 10/01/2016)

Earthquake destruction: Govt teams start collecting data, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 08/01/2016)

Winter onslaught hits quake-displaced, by Anup Ojha (kp 07/01/2016), Victims return to damaged homes, by Madhav Aryal (kp 07/01/2016)

Pvt properties left with little or no compensation: Munich Re report says the quake had caused the total damages valued at $4.8 billion but only $210 million of that have been insured, by Prithvi Man Shrestha (kp 06/01/2016)

Dolakha quake victims migrate to avoid biting cold, by Ramesh Khatiwada (rep 04/01/2016)

Govt seeks info from I/NGOs working in quake-hit areas: Home Ministry asks agencies to wrap up relief programmes within 10 days (kp 04/01/2016) [??]

Less than half of quake-hit households have received aid (kp 03/01/2016)

‘No cold-related deaths in quake-hit Dolakha (kp 02/01/2016)

Flood victims left in lurch, by Thakur Singh Tharu (kp 02/01/2016)

Govt urged to reach out to quake survivors (kp 01/01/2016)

Moving mountains: As coastal communities are threatened by rising sea level, mountain settlements face the risk of landslides and avalanches, by Navin Singh Khadka (kp 01/01/2016)

Four of a family among six killed in fire in Kaski, Dhading (ht 31/12/2015)

3 persons die in house fires (kp 29/12/2015)

Quake-hit children suffering from cold-related ailments, by Rishiram Poudyal (kp 26/12/2015)

Four workers killed in fire: 6 others hurt as hut is engulfed, by Jaya Bahadur Rokaya and Tularam Pandey (kp 25/12/2015)

Fire destroys 14 houses (kp 25/12/2015)

Quake-hit students deprived of shelter, by Sudip Kaini (kp 23/12/2015), Displaced complain of severe cold, by Rajendra Manandhar (kp 23/122015)

Training for development: Decades-long donor-funded and I/NGOs-driven disaster risk reduction programmes may not be trusted, by Gyanendra Gurung (kp 21/12/2015)

Kavre quake victims await warm clothes, by Raj Kumar Parajuli (ht 21/12/2015), Homeless earthquake victims face harsh weather (ht 21/12/2015)

More than 2,000 quake-hit families get winter succour, by Sudip Kaini and Tika Prasad Bhatta (kp 20/12/2015)

Fire destroys 11 houses, by Dambar Singh Rai (kp 18/12/2015)

7 killed as brick kiln chimney caves in after blast, by Bedraj Poudel (kp 15/12/2015)

Quake-displaced face hardship as winter progresses: Govt, development partners run winter relief programme, Pragati Shahi (kp 15/12/2015)

Quake-hit deprived of shelter, by Bimal Khatiwada (kp 14/12/2015)

Increasing number of quake-hit households raises suspicion, by Nagendra Adhikari (kp 11/12/2015)

Tsho Rolpa Lake to have early warning system by next year (kp 10/12/2015)

Go with a bag: Recognising go-bags as survival tools is just one component of disaster risk reduction measures, by Sanjay Sharma and Ganesh Gurung (kp 08/12/2015)

Team returns bearing lessons from Sichuan (kp 08/12/2015)

Quake-hit families get Rs 7,500 each to return home (kp 26/11/2015) [??]

Damaged houses pose risks to quake survivors, by Sudip Kaini (kp 23/11/2015), Cold adds to woes of quake displaced (kp 23/11/2015)

Census to be done in quake-hit districts (kp 23/11/2015)

M 5.3 aftershock jolts capital: Duck or run: The question remains, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 20/11/2015)

Skeletal remains sent to Capital, by Krishna Thapa (kp 19/11/2015)

Cold hits flood victims in temporary shelters, by Motilal Paudel and Kamal Panthi (kp 18/11/2015)

Gorkha quake victims living in fear of harsh winter: Hopes of government aid to build houses are slowly fading away, by Narhari Sapkota (rep 16/11/2015)

4.2-magnitude aftershock after 12 days (rep 13/11/2015)

Hailstorm damages paddy worth millions (ht 06/11/2015), Rain and hail destroys millions worth crop in Khotang (rep 06/11/2015), Hail destroys paddy in Khotang villages: The hailstorm on Oct 23 destroyed paddy worth over Rs 110 million (kp)

Safeguard rights of quake victims: NHRC (ht 05/11/2015), Quake-hit students battling cold in classes under tents, by Anil Bhandari (rep 05/11/2015), Not romantic: Aren't we being oblivious to sufferings of thousands of earthquake victims by romanticizing their plight?, by Smita Poudel (rep 05/11/2015), Quake victims yet to receive ID cards (ht 06/11/2015), Quake-displaced head for home village amid crisis in capital, by Arjun Poudel (rep 07/11/2015)

Earthquake-affected families grapple with water shortage, by Prakash Adhikari, Nagendra Ahikari and Rajendra Manandhar (kp 04/11/2015), Tenants warn of protest (kp 04/11/2015)

Relief eludes quake victims in Kaski (ht 02/11/2015)

6 months on, quake victims still out in the cold, by Narahari Sapkota, Nirajan Paudel and Madhusudan Guragain (rep 30/10/2015), Six months after quake: Displaced brace for harsh winter (kp 31/10/2015), Nowhere to go: It’s six months  since the April 25 earthquake, and many victims are still living in camps, by Pratibha Tuladhar (kp 31/10/2015), ‘Reinstate NRA to expedite recovery efforts’ (ht 31/10/2015)

Disaster mgmt meet under way (ht 30/10/2015)

Disaster preparedness: Lessons leared, by Rajendra K. Shrestha (ht 30/10/2015)

Govt initiates ‘Baliyo Ghar’ (kp 29/10/2015)

Winter is coming: The Oli govt needs to prioritise the pending reconstruction work (kp 28/10/2015)

April earthquake: What is life like six months on? (kp 27/10/2015)

UN concerned over quake victims’ woes (kp 26/10/2015)

Race against winter six months after devastating Nepal earthquake: UN humanitarian official (ht 24/10/2015)

Dashain brings no joy for quake victims, by Arjun Poudel (rep 19/10/2015)

Quake-hit to mark Dashain in huts, by Gaurav Thapa (kp 16/10/2015)

Mending matters: There should be rescue teams consisting of medical and security personnel who can carry out rescue works should strong blizzards occur (ht 15/10/2015)

Resettling flood-displaced families: Budget crunch delays project, by Motilal Paudel (kp 14/10/2015), Flood-displaced families complain of govt apathy, by Kamal Panthi (kp 15/10/2015)

Rescuers pull out 21 bodies from Langtang: Efforts to recover bodies of about 100 foreign trekkers and locals in Langtang have been delayed by avalanches (kp 13/10/2015)

Quake victims stage protest against relief distribution delay: Local administration says releif distribution process is being delayed due to the dispute among the local political parties, by Prakash Adhikari (kp 13/10/2015)

Govt ‘lacks seriousness in disaster mgmt’ (kp 08/10/2015)

Landslide threatens 160 Bajura families, by Krishna Oli (rep 07/10/2015)

World’s first app on debris management, by Rupak D. Sharma (ht 05/10/2015)

Houses buried in dry landslip (ht 03/10/2015)

Clay mound kills 6 children, leaves 2 grown-ups injured, by Dil Bahadur Chhatyal (rep 03/10/2015)

Insurers settle only 60pc of claims (ht 26/09/2015)

Partnership between int’l and local humanitarian actors crucial: The report says 86 pc of humanitarian assistance goes to international NGOs while only 1.6 percent goes to local NGOs and call