Traffic along Barhabise-Kathmandu section halted after landslide at Juro

    Post Report, Aug 19 2017
    Anish Tiwari
    Vehicular movement along the Barhabise-Kathmandu section of Arniko Highway has been halted on Saturday after landslides at Mahabhir and Juro of Sindhupalchok district.
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    NOC MD says land purchase deal won't be stopped

    • Challenges journos to 'stop land purchase deal'
    Post Report, Aug 19 2017
    Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) Managing Director Gopal Bahadur Khadka said the land purchase deal made by NOC won't be stopped at any cost and challenged media persons to stop it if they can.
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    Prez calls for prioritising rescue works

      Post Report, Aug 19 2017
      President Bidhya Devi Bhandari has withdrawn the attention of political leaders over the issue of rescue and relief to floods and landslides victims, constitution amendment and foreign policy.
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      Bagmati River Festival kicks off

      Anup Ojha, Kathmandu, Aug 19 2017
      One-day Bagmati River Festival ‘Maha Jal Yatra’ has kicked off on the bank of Bagmati River in Kupondole on Saturday morning.

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      Biratnagar Airport resumes air services partly

      Biratnagar, Aug 19 2017
      An aircraft of Shree Airlines stranded on the tarmac full of flood water on August 12.
      The Biratnagar airport has resumed its services partly from Saturday, more than a week after it was inundated by flood water. The runway including the check-in counters were all covered by mud and sand due to inundation caused by incessant rainfall last week.

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      Main News

      Traffic congestion at TIA stokes safety concerns

      SANGAM PRASAIN, Aug 19 2017
      Air traffic controllers (ATCs) and pilots are bracing themselves for the upcoming peak travel season which begins in September as record high aircraft movements have been projected.
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      MCC board approves $500m grant for Nepal

      Post Report, Aug 19 2017
      Nepal has achieved another key milestone in securing a grant of $500 million (approximately Rs51.5 billion) from the United States, as the board of the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), an independent US government agency working to reduce global poverty through economic development, has approved the proposal to extend financial support to the country.
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      Meagre ration infuriates flood survivors

      CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL, Aug 19 2017
      A litre of bottled water, a small bucket with beaten rice, a packet containing 1kg of savoury snack “Dalmoth”, and a sheet of tarpaulin were what each flood displaced families of Rautahat’s Fatuwa Bijaypur Rural Municipality received as relief from the state on Friday, a week after the disaster.
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      The Under-19 team of Great Himalaya Cricket Academy (GHCA) left for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Friday for the first leg of a bilateral series with Emirates Cricket Training Dubai.

      The exchange programme will also see the Emirates visiting Nepal in 2018. It will be the third foreign-based tour for GHCA having previously visited India in 2015 and Bangladesh (2016 and 2017). The GHCA squad will play four Twenty20 matches from August 19-22. All the matches will be played at the Ajmal Oval Ground in Ajman.

      Ashutosh Ghiraiya will lead the GHCA team that consists of Soham Aryal, Parikshit Dhakal, Saugat Dangal, Ramesh Bahadur Khadka, Punit Kumar Yadav, Harsha Bikram Adhikari, Deepesh Poudel, Bipen Upadh-yaya, Anubhav Karki, Akuch Adhikari, Aaditya Mahata and Abhisesh Thapa Magar.

      GHCA President Sudeep Sharma is the coach, while Tejendra Rajbhandari is the manager of the 15-member team. Sharma said: “We have past experience playing in the tours like this and the UAE trip will give our boys more confidence because they will be competing in completely different conditions,” said Sharma. “More than the results the boys will have a good exposure. Most importantly, the exchange programme means the Emirate team will come to Nepal early next year,” added Sharma.

      Health & Style

      Fiction Park

      Spilled milk

      Jenish Maharjan, Aug 13 2017
      For fourty years, Maila Sahu had had more or less the same daily schedule. He woke up at six in the morning, went to the ghaat beside Shwet Barahi Temple to freshen up, said his prayers, went around the tole and came back home to start his day.
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      Saturday Features

      Unlikely heroes

      CHANDAN KUMAR MANDAL
      When floods triggered by incessant rainfall this week gushed into homes and began sweeping people away, many residents in the flood-hit regions in the Tarai were caught flat footed.

      After the flood

      Manish Gautam
      Floods are devastating but its aftermath can be just as deadly. Even as homes and properties remain submerged, the threat of the outbreak of diseases, many of them life-threatening, looms large.

      Let there be light

      MOHAN GURAGAIN
      Who’s afraid of the dark? Or rather who does not have the fear of facing the star-lit night, staring at them in deafening silence in the midst of their utter loneliness? The breeze caressing one’s shin like a cat brushing past with its fluffy tail, the wind howling, two shiny eyes fixing a gaze on you.

      Lessons learnt?

      Binod Ghimire
      This week, the government imposed restrictions on non-governmental agencies and private individuals from dispensing relief materials to those affected by the floods that have inundated large ports of the Tarai without coordination with the authorities.

      In Government We Don’t Trust!

      Guffadi
      Our incompetent government has decided to release a billion Rupees from the Prime Minister Disaster Relief Fund to our Home Ministry to help the folks affected by floods and landslides in the country.

      Deluged

      MADHAV GHIMIRE
      On Thursday, Sunita Rai of Itahari Submetropolitan City, Gairigaun-4, spent the whole day digging through her home, now caked with a thick layer of mud and debris.

      Hoping against hope

      Milan Poudel
      Even a river flows backwards once every twelve years,” says Parbati Rajak, a 41-year-old tea shop operator in Hatkhola, Biratnagar, quoting a Nepali adage on resilience, “So, is there any option but to pick ourselves up and try to restart all over again?”

      Swept away

      Post Report
      Almost a week since the floods, the water levels in affected districts have been gradually receding. In the past one week, 35 districts were affected, displacing more than 18,300 families, and affecting at least 75,000 families.

      On the streets, my sorrow breathes

      Yukta Bajracharya
      When I walk throughthe always open doors at work,I take off the heaviness in my heart,put on a smile,some kajal,