BANKE, Aug 21: He is too old to endure even minor cold. However, Hardabar Yadav, 75, has his body only partially covered since a week. That is not by choice. Yadav´s clothes, along with his other valuables items, were swept away by the Rapti flood last Friday.
He copes well during the day, but shivers badly as soon as dusk sets. The chill during the night is almost unbearable for his fragile body. Now, Hardabar says it is hard for him to go on like that and that he may die soon, if not provided with proper care.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Nepal has put in place plenty of plans, strategies and mechanisms to deal with disasters in the last five years.
But, is Nepal now well-prepared to manage disasters?
The answer is a big NO. In the aftermath of the recent Sunkoshi landslide and other devastating floods, particularly in the plains of the midwestern region, it seems that Nepal´s disaster preparedness is almost non-existent.
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: Further substantiating police claims that there is huge involvement of foreign rackets in illegal bypass of telehpone calls through through the use of voice over internet protocol (VOIP), the Central Investigation Bureau (CIB) conducted raids in Baluwatar and Khusibu areas of Kathmandu on Friday and arrested three Bangladeshi citizens for operating the illegal business.
The three Bangladeshi citizens have been identified as AKM Fazle of Rangapur Sadar, 36, Kotwali (passport no number- AD4577192); Mohammad Hasan Iqbal, 25, of Maheshpur, Primary School Road (passport no-BB0798853); and 26-year-old Nayan of Dhaka (passport no-BB0816311).
KATHMANDU, Aug 21: A mass formation of people will conglomerate on Saturday at Tudhikhel in the shape of Nepali national flag spreading the message that all Nepali people are under one flag that depicts the emblems of the Sun and Moon.
For the formation, 35,907 people will amass together to create a new world record that will be enlisted in the Guinness World Book of Records.