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Tunnel boring machine to be installed within a month

The first ever tunnel boring machine (TBM) to be used in a construction project in Nepal will be installed within a month. The TBM will be used to dig the tunnel of the the Bheri Babai Diversion Multipurpose Project. Previously, the project office had estimated that the installation of the TBM would take two months. However, technicians of the US based manufacturer of the TBM, Robbins, are on t...


Chameliya Hydro to start power generation from December end
Source: RSS

Chameliya Hydro to start power generation from December end

The long-delayed Chameliya Hydroelectric Project (30 MW) is finally starting generation by the end of December. According to project officials, the peaking run-of-river project that can run in full capacity for six hours -- three hours in the morning peak time and three hours in the evening peak time - will lower power deficit in the dry months of 2017/18. The latest deadline for starting co...


Trump compares Hurricane Maria to Katrina
Source: BBC World

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...


Bijaya Dashami - 11:55 a.m. auspicious hour to put Tika
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Bijaya Dashami - 11:55 a.m. auspicious hour to put Tika

The 10th day of the Bada Dasain festival is being celebrated all over the country on Saturday with great enthusiasm by receiving Tika and blessings from elders. On the day of Bijaya Dashami, the Goddess of the festival should be disposed of in rivers and ponds as per religious rituals (bisarjan) at 8:01 am and the auspicious hour of receiving Tika is 11:55 am, according to Prof (Dr) Ram Chandr...


Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore
Source: Reuters

Bali's rumbling volcano spurs travel warnings from Australia, Singapore

Fears that a volcano could erupt imminently on the holiday island of Bali prompted several countries to issue travel warnings, while Indonesian authorities raced to evacuate tens of thousands of people living in the danger zone. Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the United States and the U.K. issued advisories on Monday and at the weekend warning that increased volcanic activity at Mount Agung...


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...


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...


KUKL imposes water tariff without supplying water!
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KUKL imposes Water tariff without supplying Water!

Hello, General Manager! Is it mandatory for people to pay tariff though they are not supplied drinking Water regularly? It was not a gross question by any irate customer, but the public grilling of the General Manager at Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd (KUKL) by Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation Prem Bahadur Singh during a programme organizhed to mark the 10th anniversary of KUKL in ...


Nepal's New Ministers assume offices
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Nepal's New Ministers assume offices

Two newly appointed ministers assumed offices Thursday. Assuming the office, Minister for Drinking Water and Sanitation, Prem Bahadur Singh, said the programmes he had formulated during his earlier stint, would be accomplished. Talking to media persons after assuming the office, he would work actively to bring the Melamchi Water soon to solve the growing problem of drinking Water in the Capital ci...


Extreme weather hits Victoria, 1400 SOS calls has been responded
Source: Agencies

Extreme weather hits Victoria, 1400 SOS calls has been responded

Victorias State Emergency Service has responded to more than 1,400 calls for help after wild weather caused havoc across the state. There was flash flooding in several Melbourne suburbs on Thursday and the heavy rain caused flight delays and disrupted metropolitan and country rail services. The roof of a Frankston house collapsed and SES state duty officer Andrew Murton said several motorists ha...


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