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3.6 Richter strike Kathmandu valley, epicenter Dallu Housing

The National Seismological Centre (NSC), Department of Mines and Geology today recorded a 3.6 magnitudes aftershock of the Gorkha earthquake of April 25, 2015. Epicenter of the aftershock was Dallu Housing in Kathmandu and it occurred at 2:23 am, said Lok Bijaya Adhikari, Chief of the NSC, adding that more than 489 aftershocks above 4 magnitudes occurred so far following the devastating quake....


Management of relief materials after 32 months of quake
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Management of relief materials after 32 months of quake

Nearly 32 months after the 2015 earthquake, the District Disaster Rescue Committee, Nuwakot has just started to manage the relief materials received to distribute to the earthquake affected communities. The relief materials brought during the time of disaster were stored due to disputes among the government officials and representatives of political parties over the locations for distributions....


Melbourne Saptaha concludes, over a million dollars pledged towards Nepali Community Centre

Melbourne Saptaha has officially concluded. The Saptaha which was held to raise funds towards realizing the dream of Nepalis owning their own community centre in Melbourne has raised about 11 lakh dollars (1,100,000). 1032 people became life members families and individuals. The required amount for the land acquisition and construction of a community centre was 15 lakh dollars (AUD 1.5 million) o...


Quake felt in far western districts

A tremor was felt in far western districts including Baitadi, as a 5.5 magnitude earthquake shook Uttarakhand in India on Wednesday night, said the National Seismological Center (NSC). Its epicenter was in Uttarakhand, around 22 kilometers away from Darchula district in Nepal. No human casualties, and property loss were reported howeve, said Deputy Superintendent of Police Heramba Sharma. ...


Budget crunch likely to delay monuments reconstruction

Thanks to budget constraints, the government is likely to miss its own deadline for completing the reconstruction and renovation of historical monuments that were ravaged by earthquake last year. Officials at the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation (MoCTCA) said the five-year deadline for completing the renovation and reconstruction of the monuments is sure to lapse as the ministry...


Nepali documentary on earthquake impresses at int’l film festivals

Bhagyale Bachekaharu, a Nepali documentary featuring stories of the survivors of 2015 Nepal earthquake has won an award under the best international documentary film category at the 2nd Shimla International Film Festival that was held earlier this month. After its world premiere in last years Kathmandu International Mountain Film Festival (KIMFF), the film, directed by journalist Ganesh Pandey...


Fresh earthquake in Darchula
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Fresh earthquake in Darchula

Darchula was struck with a fresh new earthquake at 6:16 am today sending a ripple of panic among the residents. The earthquake measuring 4 on the Richter scale struck with epicentre located at an area across the border in India which lies 43 km north- west of Darchula headquarters. Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Kedar Khanal, of the District Police Office, Darchula said they were y...


Govt to enforce building code in all 217 municipalities and urbanizing VDCs
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Govt to enforce building code in all 217 municipalities and urbanizing VDCs

Almost over 17 months after the devastating earthquakes of last year, the government has decided to enforce the National Building Code in all the 217 municipalities and other urbanizing villages with over 1,000 households. A cabinet meeting held at Singha Durbar on Sunday gave a green signal to the Ministry of Urban Development to publish the names of all the municipalities in the Nepal Gazette...


300 quake-hit families get animal sheds
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300 quake-hit families get animal sheds

Earthquake-affected families in six VDCs of Lamjung have got pens and sheds for their cattle. Most of the villagers were compelled to keep their cattle under the open sky after the devastating quakes last year destroyed their houses and sheds. Aasharam Gurung of Gauda-4 said he shifted his cattle to a shed after a donor agency helped them to construct the structures. Samarth-NMDP, a five-yea...


Earth-Q Documentary Screened in Melbourne
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Earth-Q Documentary Screened in Melbourne

Logged On Foundation, a Melbourne based charity screened its award winning documentary Earth-Q on Thursday, 28 July 2016 at the ACMI Cinema at Federation Square, Melbourne. Earth-Q is an international award-winning, heart-wrenching documentary about the journey taken by Logged On Foundation to help seven schools destroyed in the 2015 Nepal earthquake. The documentary described the struggle...


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