A tremor measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale was recorded in Sankhuwasabha at around 1.44 Saturday morning.

According to national seismological center at the Department of Mines and Geology, Lainchaur, the epicenter of the quake was around Fungling that lies in the southern western part of the district.


Natural disasters claimed 58 lives in several parts of the country from mid-May to as of now, according to National Emergency Centre under the Home Ministry.

Four members from single family have been killed and other two missing when the landslide swept away their house at Thumki-7 of Kaksi district on Monday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Narmaya pariyar, 65, Dhan Maya Pariya, 60, Mamata pariyar, 13 and Shanti Pariyar, 9.

They died soon after their rescue, locals said.

Likewise, Dhani Pariyar, 36, and Sajan Pariyar, 8, have gon


Twenty-four VDCs in Rupandehi district are at high risk of flood, according to the Butwal-based Natural Disaster Management Centre.

The centre said rapid urbanisation along the river banks and lack of a proper embankment system has made these settlements flood-prone.

Every year, rivers like Rohini, Danda, Pahila and Kanchan Saljhandi in the district wreak havoc, upsetting life of thousands a


After the parliament endorsed the Bill on Solid Waste Management (SWM) following lengthy deliberations, the discussions related to its implementation have now gathered pace.

The bill-passed unanimously by the parliament on May 26 replacing the old law in effect


The government is planning to lift the 11-month-long ban on commercial tree felling and selling of forest products from Monday.

In the wake of massive deforestation reported in the country in the year 2009 and 2010, the Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation had imposed a ban on May 21 last year on cutting, selling and exporting trees and other products in all forests managed by the governme