Posts tagged ‘Disaster



Modi’s Neighbourhood Disaster

Posted on: Thursday, Sep 28, 2017

These criticisms have been most vocal in regions such as Sri Lanka and Nepal- the latter exacerbated by India’s economic blockade of the country in support of the Madhesi community, resulting in severe gas shortages, price hikes in basic commodities etc.

Hurtling towards disaster

Posted on: Thursday, Mar 16, 2017

This failure of politics has persisted, as demonstrated through the Madhesi Morcha’s opposition to the constitution and the subsequent Madhes movement in which more than 50 people lost their lives. However, the seeds of this failure were evident during …

Attendees participated in various activities and logistics drills, including a realistic disaster scenario based on the 2014 floods that severely affected the Mid- and Far-Western Terai districts. The exercise also worked to build skills in decision-making …

Emergency Relief & Disaster Management

Posted on: Friday, Oct 21, 2016

Nepal is a complex geography of flat lands, hillsides and mountains with a stunning natural beauty that belies its danger. Terai, the flatland, is susceptible to flood, while the hill areas will experience landslide. The mountains remain the prey that …

The main objective of the Project (CFGORRP/DHM) is to reduce human and material losses from Glacial Lake Outburst Flood (GLOF) events in Solukhumbu District and catastrophic flooding events in the Terai and Churia Range of Nepal. Department of Hydrology …

NC lawmakers Jeevan Bahadur Shahi and Ram Krishna Yadav, CPN (Marxist Leninist) lawmaker Aaindra Sunder Nembang, Madhesi Peoples Right Forum Democratic lawmaker Subodh Pokhrel, Nepal Workers and Peasants Party lawmaker Prem Suwal also came down heavily on …

One got stuck and failed; neither spotted melted fuel debris. Terai Fujio, a chief research scientist at Toshiba, the Tokyo-based multinational corporation, said that his team has been developing a 10-inch-long robot equipped with cameras, sensors and a …

Ethnic Madhesi groups, protesting that Nepal’s constitution adopted in September marginalises them, have been blocking trucks from India. The blockade has led to acute shortages of fuel and medicine. Ban is used to adapting to harsh local conditions when …

The Madhesi live in the lowlands of mostly-mountainous Nepal, on the Terai plains, as well as across the border in India. Many of them have – with quiet backing from Delhi – shown their displeasure with the constitution by mounting mass protests that …

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Mithila is an ancient cultural region of South Nepal and North India lying between the lower ranges of the Himalayas and the Ganges River. The Nepal border cuts across the top fringe of this region. The Gandak and Kosi Rivers are rough western and eastern boundaries of Mithila. The Ramayana records a dynastic marriage between Prince Rama of Ayodhya and Sita, the daughter of Raja Janak of Mithila. The town of Janakpur, in the northern Nepali section of Mithila, is believed to be Janak's old capital.

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