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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...


Laiza – A story of the sufferings and impact of the Nepal earthquake
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Laiza – A story of the sufferings and impact of the Nepal earthquake

Laiza Sometimes the end is only a beginning is a novel about the devastating earthquake that occurred on April 25, 2015 in Nepal, and how the naturally rich country was affected due to the disaster. The writer,Kudrat Dutta Chaudhary, a 5th Year Law Student at the Army Institute of Law, Mohali debuts as a writer with this book.The novel highlights various themes of culture, human trafficking, bila...


Award winning documentary Earth Q being screened at ACMI
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Award winning documentary Earth Q being screened at ACMI

Thanks to the help of members of the Melbourne Nepalese community, a Victorian documentary about last years Nepal earthquake has received an international film award. Anjan Tripathi, Kabin Chaudhary and Prem Gautam were part of the production team that helped to translate and shape the content of the documentary Earth-Q, a story about last years earthquake and the struggles communities face to ...


Few takers for subsidized quake loans to rebuild homes
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Few takers for subsidized quake loans to rebuild homes

Though the devastating earthquakes last year damaged nearly 800,000 houses, only 18 individuals have taken advantage of a subsidized loan scheme under which only 2 percent interest is charged. According to data available at Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB), 18 borrowers have so far acquired loans totalling Rs 38 million from various bank and financial institutions (BFIs) for rebuildling their houses. ...


Study of int'l agencies says quake-affected children undergoing various problems

A study of various international agencies have found that a large section of children in five of the 14 districts worst hit by earthquakes last year are still undergoing through serious problems even 13 months after the natural disaster. The study showed that 23 percent of the children are still facing trouble sleeping for fear of another earthquake, 33 percent are living in temporary shelters ...


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