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Cyclone Ockhi affects Nepal

The first tropical storm of the season has intensified further into Severe Cyclonic Storm, and is likely to make landfall in Gujarat on Tuesday night with heavy rainfall in the state and neighbouring Maharashtra as well. After ravaging South Indian states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka, Cyclone Ockhi in the Arabian Sea has moved northwards, affecting weather conditions in Nepal, according ...


Australia's Big Wet - stay indoors and be alert (Updates and General guidelines)

The big wet, as it is being referred to has hit Australias southern regions. SA was drenched overnight on Thursday, and Melbourne experienced its first showers early Friday morning. The rain is expected to hit Canberra in the afternoon. Sydney should be spared today but rainfall is expected on Saturday and Sunday. Victoria to be hit worst: The worst to be hit by the rain is the state of V...


NRB says flood losses not as much as initially estimated
Source: RSS

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
Source: Reuters

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...


New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal
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New record in 25 years, ADB forecasts 6.2 percent economic growth for Nepal

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has projected that the countrys economic growth will be between 5.2 to 6.2 percent in 2017. The ADB shared this information organizing a news conference here today. It estimated that the GDP increase in terms of basic price in the Fiscal Year 2017/18 will be that much. The Bank also forecast that the inflation will remain be between 6.0 to 6.5 percent, less than th...


Japan plans world’s fastest computer

Japan plans to build the worlds fastest-known supercomputer in a bid to arm the countrys manufacturers with a platform for research that could help them develop and improve driverless cars, robotics and medical diagnostics. The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will spend 19.5 billion yen ($173 million) on the previously unreported project, a budget breakdown shows, as part of a governmen...


Colder days indicate winter around the corner

Waves of westerly winds that started blowing in Nepal after the end of the monsoon period have brought colder climatic condition across the country, heralding a full-fledge winter in the coming days. The chilly westerly winds have brought down both the maximum and minimum temperature across the country, making mornings and nights colder, according to the Meteorological forecasting Division (MF...


Hurricane's blow was less than feared; 'We are blessed'
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Hurricane's blow was less than feared; 'We are blessed'

A weakening Hurricane Matthew lashed Georgia and the Carolinas on Saturday in what appeared to be the last leg of its march up the East Coast, leaving in its wake millions of Americans relieved that one of the most fearsome storms on record in the U.S. wasnt that bad after all. The hurricane was blamed for at least 10 deaths in the U.S., including that of a 68-year-old Georgia man who died when...


Migrant worker departures settle at new low post quakes

The overall departures of migrant workers have settled at a new lower level since the devastating earthquake in April last year, according to the recently published Nepal Development Updates report of the World Bank. From an average departure of 45,000 per month prior to April 2015, migrant worker departures have slowed and are now averaging 33,000 per month, the report stated. Experts say the...


The Latest: Jamaica lowers alert to tropical storm warning

The latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local): 7:10 p.m. Jamaicas government has discontinued a hurricane warning and replaced it with a tropical storm warning as Hurricane Matthews center tracks closer to Haiti. Evan Thompson, director of the Meteorological Service of Jamaica, said late Monday afternoon that authorities believed the island had been spared a bit, considering forecaste...


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