RAUTAHAT, Aug 20: Last week, six members of the same family lost their lives when an ambulance they were riding was washed away by flood. While his family members could not escape the mishap, Rajan Yadav was lucky to survive. He along with six other family members was headed for Gaur, the district headquarters of Rautahat, carrying his pregnant sister-in-law who was having labor pains. But they were drowned in the flooded Lalbakaiya River in Rajpur Farhadawa Chowk of India, as the ambulance was swept away.

CHITWAN, Aug 20: It has been a tough week for Bir Bahadur Chepang of Rapti Rural Municipality ward-6, Pyaridhap, who is currently mourning the loss of his 74-year-old mother Phulmati Praja Chepang. His mother died in the flood of August 13 on Saturday midnight.

NEPALGUNJ, Aug 20: As the recent flood swept away his books, copies and uniform, Ramesh Dangi of Rapti Sonari Rural Municipality-4, Lalpur is worried about his studies. As the schools have resumed after the floods, he is wondering how he will go to his school now. He is a grade eight student at Dhampur based community school. "The teachers have already started teaching but I don't know how I will go to the school without books, copies and uniform," he wonders.

GAUSHALA, August 20: Minister for Health, Girirajmani Pokharel, has today directed the health workers of Mahottari district to provide 24 hours service for flood-survivors.

KATHMANDU, August 20: At a time when Dr Govinda Kc was staging his indefinite 11th hunger strike, it has been reported that Senate and Executive Council of Tribhuvan University has given the affiliation to Ghattekulo-based Kathmandu National Medical College.

SURKHET, August 20: The local residents of two villages in Panchapuri municipality located in the western part of Surkhet have fallen ill from a viral fever.

CHITWAN, Aug 20: A teenage girl has tested positive for dengue in Chitwan district which has been battling with the spread of scrub typhus and swine flu virus.

BAGLUNG, August 20: Cases of couples seeking divorce have increased in Baglung district in the last four years. In the fiscal year 2016-17, 138 cases among the total 489 cases filed at the District Court, Baglung were related to divorce cases.

POKHARA, August 20: Chinese love for Nepal was at the peak when the devastating earthquake hit the country in 2015, which subsequently put a halt to their flow. It took pretty long time for the tourism sector to recover from the setback.

MUSARNIYA, August 20: There was no sign that the continuous rain since Friday night would stop till Saturday morning. Suddenly, water from the Bighi river gushed into the settlement. Within few minutes, the entire village was inundated.