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14 years of NRNA - 'Achievements and Challenges'

Firstly, congratulations to NRNA on its establishment day and as the eighth NRNA Global Conference draws near, it signals we have come a long way. NRN was established in 2003 with a vision to do something for the country, never mind being away. As NRNA takes significant strides in helping Nepal and its citizens, there are challenges within. Feeling the need for an organization which provides world...


Trump compares Hurricane Maria to Katrina
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Trump compares Hurricane Maria to Katrina

President Donald Trump has told Puerto Rico officials they should be proud they did not lose thousands of lives as in a real catastrophe like Katrina. Mr Trump also said the storm-ravaged US territory had thrown the American budget a little out of whack. Before landing on the island, Mr Trump graded his administrations response to Hurricane Maria as an A plus. Puerto Rico officials have c...


Chitwan Samaj Australia welcomes Dashain with a cruise party
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Chitwan Samaj Australia welcomes Dashain with a cruise party

Chitwan Samaj Australia has welcome Dashain with fervour - a cruise party. The cruise started from Dockland and for fours hours, party people sailed watching the Melbourne skyline and the vast ocean. Around 300 guests were present and had a good time dancing to Nepali music and enjoying Nepali food. Societys President Som Gurung said that this was the second time Chitwan Samaj Society hosted a cru...


Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike
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Patients bearing the consequences of Doctors' strike

Hundreds of thousands of patients across the country were deprived of health services for the fourth consecutive day on Monday due to an ongoing strike by doctors who are protesting against a government plan to introduce a new law that aims to rein in negligent medical practitioners. According to a rough estimate, around 400,000 patients visit the outpatient departments of hospitals and clinics ev...


NRB says flood losses not as much as initially estimated
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NRB says Flood losses not as much as initially estimated

The Nepal Rastra Bank, the central bank, has said losses triggered by Floods and landslides in the second week of August will not hit the countrys economy as hard as initially feared. The country suffered record Floods following torrential rain that continued from August 11-14. The Floods killed over 150 people and left 31 districts awash in water. The natural disaster completely destroyed over...


Dhurmus Suntali Foundation to build 45 houses in Flood affected Santapur of Rautahat District

Dhurmus Suntali Foundation has embarked upon a new project, this time building an Integrated Settlement for Flood victims of Santapur, Rautahat. On the occassion of Sitaram Kattels (Dhurmus) birthday, Dhurmus along with wife Kunjana Ghimire (Suntali) and a local 107 year old Ramkaliya Devi Hazara laid the foundation stone. The integrated Settlement will consist of 45 earthquake and Flood resis...


Mumbai inundated for the second time in one monsoon season
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Mumbai inundated for the second time in one monsoon season

Heavy rains battered Indias financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the countrys second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges. Monsoon rains that lashed Mumbai since Tuesday evening delayed services on the heavily-used suburban train network in a city that is home to Indias two biggest stock exchanges and the headquarters of s...


Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst
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Hurricane Maria: Dominica ravaged and Puerto Ricans brace themselves for the worst

It was about midnight, as Hurricane Maria was battering the Caribbean nation of Dominica, that Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit took to Facebook. Roofs everywhere, he wrote, were being torn off by the powerful storms winds. He himself had to be rescued from his official residence. We will need help, my friend, we will need help of all kinds, he said, describing the damage as mind-boggling. ...


Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday
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Cyclone Debbie likely to become a tropical low by 10 am Wednesday

The Bureau of Meteorology warns gales will continue across coastal and inland Queensland in the cyclones path, and heavy rain may continue for 24 hours. Cyclone Debbie is edging slowly inland having crossed the north Queensland coast between Airlie Beach and Bowen about midday on Tuesday as a category four system, bringing wind gusts of 260 kilometres per hour. Some hours later it was downg...


More Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos
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More Turtle hatchlings dying in extreme heat at Mon Repos

Piles of dead turtle hatchlings are lining Queenslands famous Mon Repos beach amid a heatwave which has pushed the sands temperature to a record 75 degrees Celsius. While the majority of hatchlings break free from their nests at night when the sand is cooler, those escaping in the day face overheating. They cant sweat, they cant pant, so theyve got no mechanism for cooling, Department of Env...


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